An adventure-packed modern day fantasy for sci-fi and book lovers alike.
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.
“wildly entertaining ... a lot of fun”
“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”
“a fun start to what promises to be a thrilling urban fantasy series”
“Butt-kicking librarians, pyrotechnic spiders, and vampires that don’t suck — Jim Hines serves up an incendiary and fun new urban fantasy!”
“Hines has created a rich backstory and mythology that weaves history and magic and science fiction across centures, between cultures, and around the globe”
“By far my favorite fantasy novel of the year... The world's magic system is something fantasy lovers will appreciate. Plus, all the nerdy book references will have book geeks squeeing with delight!”
“Fantastic... it is the sheer enthusiasm he brings to the story that makes it so fun to read. There are some great action sequences, wonderful fantasy ideas and a group of characters that you look forward to finding out more about in future installations.”
“I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, ‘This is a cool concept.’ The second thing I thought was, ‘This is really, really clever.’ The third thing I thought was, ‘I should have gone to sleep three hours ago.”
“This funny and fast-paced series opener...will be sure to surprise and entertain urban fantasy fans... Isaac is sure to be an instant fan favorite, and the secondary characters are vivid and multidimensional.”
“Pretty much geek porn for the urban fantasy set. It’s meta-fictional and utterly awesome.”
“This may be Jim Hines’s best work. Libriomancer is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It’s a book about loving books. This is the magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad adventure story we’ve all been waiting for.”
Seanan Mcguire, New York Times bestselling author of Discount Armageddon
“All writers believe in the magic of books; Jim Hines has created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe.”
Tanya Huff, bestselling author of Blood Books
“Secret organizations, supernatural threats, and an unknown killer of unimaginable power—Libriomancer is one of the best reads I’ve had in a long time. It’s a lightning-fast race against time and magic to prevent the darkest secrets from history from unleashing a supernatural war on the world. I can’t wait for the next one. Oh, by the way, never piss off a fire spider.”
Lisa Shearin, national bestselling author of All Spell Breaks Loose