Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris, Book 2) by Jim C. Hines

By Jim C. Hines

Years in the past, Johannes Gutenberg came upon the paintings of libriomancy, permitting him to arrive into books to create issues from their pages. Gutenberg's energy introduced him many enemies, and a few of these enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which starts with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo within the northern Michigan city of Tamarack, a original werewolf territory. Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is a part of Die Zwelf PortenÆre, higher referred to as the Porters, the association based by way of Gutenberg to guard the area from magical threats. Isaac is termed in to enquire the killing, in addition to Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and their dryad bodyguard and lover, Lena Greenwood. Born a long time in the past from the pages of a pulp delusion novel, Lena used to be created to be the final word myth lady, powerful and lethal, yet formed via the wishes and wishes of her partners. Her powers are detailed, and Gutenberg's enemies desire to take advantage of these powers for themselves. yet their plan may possibly unharness a much darker evil...

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He felt sore and bruised all over,. but with the meal and a little rest, not particularly tired. "I move we go on down now," he suggested, walking to the edge of 'the huge crevice in which they were sitting. " "Perhaps we might as well," agreed the Doctor, rising also. " The incongruity of his last words with the scene around made the Doctor smile. Overhead the sky still showed a narrow ribbon of blue. Across the valley the sunlight sparkled on the yellowish crags of the rocky wall. In the shadow, on the side down which they were climbing, the rocks now shone distinctly phosphorescent, with a peculiar waviness of outline.

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