Codex Born: Magic Ex Libris: Book Two

By Jim C. Hines

Second e-book in genre-bending city delusion sequence by means of Hugo Award-winning writer Jim C. Hines
“Superior worldbuilding.” —Charlaine Harris “Really, relatively clever.” —Patrick Rothfuss “Magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad experience tale we’ve all been ready for.” —Seanan McGuire
Isaac Vainio’s existence is simply approximately ideal. He may still are aware of it can’t last.
residing and dealing as a part-time librarian in Michigan’s higher Peninsula, Isaac has eventually earned the mystical study place he has dreamed of with the Porters. he's seeing a sensible, enjoyable, stunning dryad named Lena Greenwood. He has been cleared via Johannes Gutenberg to perform libriomancy once more, achieving into books to create no matter what he chooses from their pages. better of all, it's been greater than months considering something attempted to kill him.
after which Isaac, Lena, and Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah are known as to the small mining city of Tamarack, Michigan, the place werewolves have came upon the physique of a brutally murdered wendigo. What starts as a easily monster-slaying ends up in deeper mysteries. the higher Peninsula is ready to turn into floor 0 in a paranormal warfare like not anything the area has obvious in additional than years. 

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Extra importantly, if i'll grasp this trick, I wouldn’t need to lug thirty kilos of books with me at any time when I went into the sphere. The Porters, as they have been recognized to these no longer ok with heart excessive German, additionally labored to conceal the life of magic from the area, and to wrestle an ever-changing checklist of strength magical threats. the opposite Porter researchers have been most likely cursing my identify and attempting to know how Jeneta had ended up operating with me in Copper River, Michigan. i used to be the most recent member of our examine department, having been promoted an insignificant months past, and none of my paintings had something to do with electronics or e-books. Jeneta plucked one other raisin from the e-reader and passed it to the massive spider absorbing the daylight at the deck railing. Smudge and Jeneta had taken to one another immediately. Smudge lazily prolonged his forelegs to take the raisin from her arms. A droplet of crimson hearth seemed among his legs, and he crammed the burning snack into his mouth. “I had one other dream final night,” Jeneta acknowledged quietly, now not taking a look clear of the fire-spider. I reached over and took my reader again. “No extra raisins. you recognize the foundations. You’re on a twenty-four hour magic ban after the nightmares. ” I did my top to maintain my tone comforting, yet to my ears, I got here off extra like a move among a faculty counselor and a babysitter making an attempt too demanding to be cool. This used to be why the Porters had informed therapists on employees. “What have been you doing the day before today? ” “I dunno. I just…after campfire, i wanted a holiday. There’s been much happening, you recognize? 3 weeks in the past i used to be in summer season university, attempting to make experience of geometric proofs. Now I’m doing magic. ” Her mouth softened into the 1st unguarded smile I had visible from her all afternoon. “I went all the way down to the docks to imagine. I received to observing the minnows swimming round. After your time, i attempted analyzing to them. ” “You learn to the minnows? ” “Shut up. It was once outstanding. at the start i used to be simply sitting there, dealing with a suite by way of Sonia Sanchez. i used to be studying ‘Personal Letter quantity 3,’ and that i spotted the minnows have been relocating to the beat of the phrases, even if I’d been studying to myself. while i began reciting the poems out loud, they went nuts. Like they have been dancing. ” I checked to ensure my electronic recorder used to be getting this. Pulling raisins from poetry used to be something. I’d been swiping toys from technology fiction and delusion novels for years. utilizing the emotion of a poem to persuade others, even minnows, was once a complete different institution of magic. “Could you do it back? now not this day, yet in a managed setting the place i'll realize? i may set you up with a few of Smudge’s feeder crickets. ” “Probably. I didn’t do it on goal, even though. It simply occurred. They felt what I felt. Sanchez makes me are looking to circulate. ” “How lengthy did it final? ” “An hour. perhaps . I misplaced song of time. ” She tossed her skinny braids again over her shoulders. “When are you going to offer me a immediately solution approximately those goals? ” “I instructed you they’re not only goals. ” Jeneta groaned melodramatically.

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