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When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world, he dreamed of a utopian future, a new millennium of magical prosperity. One year later, things aren't going quite as he'd hoped. An organization known as Vanguard, made up of magical creatures and ex-Porters, wants open war with the mundane world. Isaac's own government is incarcerating "potential supernatural enemies" in prisons and internment camps. And Isaac finds himself targeted by all sides. It's a war that will soon envelop the world, and the key to victory may lie with Isaac himself, as he struggles to incorporate everything he's learned into a new, more powerful form of libriomancy. Surrounded by betrayal and political intrigue, Isaac and a ragtag group of allies must evade pursuit both magical and mundane, expose a conspiracy by some of the most powerful people in the world, and find a path to a better future.
Publisher: New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2016]
ISBN: 9780756409708
Branch Call Number: HINES J
Characteristics: viii, 344 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 13, 2017

This is one of those series that I'm going to have a hard time letting go of (this was the final novel, though Hines has indicated he might self-publish some additional material for this universe at some point). I've gotten really attached to Isaac (he reads even more than me!), and to the whole concept of libromancy.
Isaac struggles with the consequences of having revealed magic to the world, and with his own personal responsibility in the wake of that action. Hines does a good job of showing the gradual shift from avoidance (Isaac doesn't even like people calling him "boss"), to resigned acceptance, to determination to be the best leader he can be.

Jun 30, 2016

If you liked the others, you'll like this one. For me, they're somewhere between comfort reading and candy in book form.


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