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Monday, May 20, 2013

Shannon's Review - Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Title: Libriomancer
Series:  #1 of Magic Ex LIbris
Author: Jim C. Hines
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher:  DAW
Received:  Purchased
Release Date: August 2012
Pages: 308

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Shannon’s Thoughts:

The main character Isaac is a retired libriomancer.  As a libriomancer Isaac has the power to reach into books and take items written about out of the book.  Since he is retired he is now a librarian with a magic spider that when something bad is going to happen the spider  goes up in flames.   Vampires come to beat some information out of Issac, information about the magic community he has left.  This fight brings retired libriomancer back in the magical world full force.

I love books that are about books, librarians, and reading.  Finding a fantasy book about this character, the libriomancer, is probably a power that every lover of books and reader would love to have.  Imagine taking excalibur out to fight with.   A space age stun gun to stun enemies.  Some libriomancer even took characters out of books like a dryads.  

This book reminded me of The Magicians by Lev Grossman but not as serious.  There was a lot more fun and humorous moments.   The fact that the book says this is the first book in a series makes me jump for joy.

The only issue I had with the book is that it seemed short.  I wanted more to read!  I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series and maybe I should check out more books by Jim C. Hines.

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