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Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret society founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. As such, he is gifted with the magical ability to reach into books and draw forth objects.

But when Gutenberg vanishes without a trace, Isaac finds himself pitted against everything from vampires to a sinister, nameless foe who is bent on revealing magic to the world at large... and at any cost.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 21mm | 229g
  • Del Rey
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091953456
  • 9780091953454
  • 817,009

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wildly entertaining ... a lot of fun
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incredibly readable * Wired * wildly entertaining ... a lot of fun * Booklist * a rollicking adventure story full of ridiculous little touches. It's a seriously fun ride for anyone who's loved geeky books their whole life * i09 * a fun start to what promises to be a thrilling urban fantasy series * Locus * Butt-kicking librarians, pyrotechnic spiders, and vampires that don't suck - Jim Hines serves up an incendiary and fun new urban fantasy! -- Charles Stross
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About Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines' is the author of Libriomancer as well as a number of other fantasy books. His short fiction has appeared in more than 40 magazines and anthologies. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. He's currently hard at work on Codex Born, the second book in the MAGIC EX LIBRIS series. Online, he can be found at
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12,155 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 24% (2,941)
4 41% (5,042)
3 26% (3,194)
2 6% (764)
1 2% (214)
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