Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week, I'm doing the happy dance for Libriomancer by Jim Hines. I heard about this amazing-sounding book from one of my favorite authors, Patrick Rothfuss, who gave it a glowing review on Goodreads! Anything that Mr. Rothfuss deems five-star worthy is definitely going to be added to my TBR list. Also, Libriomancer is a bookish fantasy novel - what more could a bookish, fantasy-loving gal want??
Isaac Vainio has spent
the past two years working at the Copper River Library in northern
Michigan, secretly cataloguing books for their magical potential, but
forbidden from using that magic himself . . . except for emergencies.
Emergencies like a trio of young vampires who believe Isaac has been
killing their kind, and intend to return the favor.
Isaac is a
libriomancer, brilliant but undisciplined, with the ability to reach
into books and create objects from their pages. And attacking a
libriomancer in his own library is never a good idea.
vampires are only the beginning. This was merely the latest in a series
of attacks against members of Die Zwelf Portenære, a secret organization
founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg to protect the world
from supernatural threats. Among the casualties is Ray Walker, Isaac’s
friend and mentor in magic.
Complicating matters further is the
arrival of a dryad named Lena Greenwood. Lena packs a pair of wooden
swords and proves to be quite adept at helping to beat down various
magical threats. She also seems to be a little too interested in Isaac .
. . not that he minds. Yet Lena’s nature could make her a greater
threat than any vampire.
Along with a neurotic fire-spider named
Smudge, Isaac and Lena set out to find and stop whoever is behind the
attacks. But things are worse than Isaac imagined. An unknown killer of
unimaginable power has been torturing and murdering humans and vampires
alike. And Gutenberg, now more than six hundred years old, has
As Isaac searches for Gutenberg and the murderer,
hoping they aren’t one and the same, he uncovers dark secrets about
magic’s history and potential. Secrets which could destroy Die Zwelf
Portenære and loose a magical war upon the world. If Isaac is to have
any hope of preventing that war, he will have to truly master the magic
Assuming he doesn’t lose control and wipe himself from existence first.