I was looking through some really good stuff that will be coming out in the next month or so. There were plenty that caught my eye, such as the new Melissa Marr novel. However, that novel already has so much hype that I wanted to look for that sleeper hit. I wanted to find myself an underdog, and judging from both the synopsis and the editorial review, Libriomancer fits that so perfectly for me.
Now wouldn’t be just freakin cool to say the words Abra-Ka-Dabra and pull something we invented within our own pages? Sadly I’ve tried and there was just no lover there for me. If you’re like me, you’ll need to live vicariously through Isaac Vainio. But it does sound like he has his work cut out for him. Not only does he have some of the most villainess vamps out to kill him and other magical users, but Isaac isn’t exactly at the top of his game any longer. He left magic a while ago to work at, of all things, a library. Seriously, can this get any better?
Thankfully this doesn’t sound like a one punch and overtly straight forward urban fantasy novel. There are unknown dark powers, which will always get my attention, and dangerous secrets that will be revealed. Do I need to know them right now? Nope. I’d rather read and unravel that mystery alongside of Isaac, his motorcycling dryad friend, and a pet fire-spider named Smudge (gotta love that name).
Libriomancer comes out August 7th in Hard Cover and Nook book. So pick your poison and get ready for what should ban an amusing and action packed urban fantasy.
Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped.
With the help of a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. . . .
This funny and fast-paced series opener, Hines’s first hardcover for DAW, will be sure to surprise and entertain urban fantasy fans. Isaac Vainio is a Libromancer, a rare kind of magic user who can make objects from the pages of books manifest in reality. After leaving the magic field for mundane work at the Copper River Library, he’s sorely out of practice, but a sudden attack by Meyerii vampires forces him to brush up on his magical talents. The vampires are targeting members of Die Zwelf Portenaere, or the Porters, declaring war because of perceived assaults on their kind. Isaac, accompanied by dryad Lena Greenwood and pet fire-spider Smudge (familiar from Hines’s Jig the Goblin books), sets off to put a stop to the attacks and find Johannes Gutenberg, founder of the Porters, who has recently disappeared. The book is amusing and action-packed from page one; Isaac is sure to be an instant fan favorite, and the secondary characters are vivid and multidimensional.