Libriomancer

Libriomancer By Jim C. Hines Brian Eslik, Libriomancer 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 fo
  • Title: Libriomancer
  • Author: Jim C. Hines Brian Eslik
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  • Libriomancer By Jim C. Hines Brian Eslik, 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 haveIsaac 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.
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    1. Jim C. Hines Brian Eslik

      Jim C Hines is the author of the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy, and the Fable Legends tie in Blood of Heroes His latest novel is Terminal Alliance, book one in the humorous science fiction Janitors of the Post Apocalypse trilogy He s an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children Online, he can be found at jimchines.

    706 thoughts on “Libriomancer”

    1. I love it when I pick up a book and it surprises me What s even better, is when I pick up a book and it s got some sort of fresh idea, something I ve never read in a book before Even than that, I like it when I pick up a book and it s clever through and through When a book does all three of these things well Then I end up telling my friends and writing gushy reviews Now I m not surprised that I liked Jim s book I ve read some of his other stuff, and even got a little gushy about him back in 200 [...]


    2. I m enchanted by the idea behind Libriomancer really, what book lover wouldn t be Mass reading belief in a book enables specially trained book loving readers, known as libromancers, to bring parts of the book into life Widely read readers will be further amused by multitudes of book references, creating a little nudge wink action Short summary Isaac is in the library cataloging books when he is attacked by angry Sanguinarius Meyerii aka sparklers They re looking for information behind attacks on [...]


    3. i read this because the author wrote this author_blogd because I thought I d quite like to read a fantasy written by someone who isn t blind to white, het, male privilege.well, i m glad i did.a hyper dense, info dumpy start turned out not to be much of an impediment to my enjoyment at all this thing went up like a rocket, and never came back downeat action, great nods to great books, and a heroine who isn t an emaciated underwear model.what s not to love and that fucking ending spectacular.


    4. In our crazy, ranking obsessed world, it is sometimes hard to remember that those three stars up there are not absolute, but a loose representation or summation of many different factors, and that three stars here and three stars there does not necessarily mean that all of those factors line up I have given books I enjoyed a lot than this one the same ranking, and books I liked a lot less a better one Because context matters.And in this case, that context included, perhaps, the worst profession [...]


    5. I picked this book up in a book sale because it looked interesting although I had not previously heard of the author Well I am very glad I did because it was really good It has many similarities with the Dresden Files except this magician is a librarian and all his magic is drawn from books That aspect of it reminded me of the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde So this book reminds me of two of my favourite series of course I liked it There are lots and lots of literary references throughout t [...]


    6. Taking place in Michigan, Libriomancer posits a new form of magic that appeals to bibliophiles everywhere Founded by Guttenburg himself, the porters possess the ability to magically reach into books and retrieve items created in the story by the author What happens when vampires go rogue and begin attacking the porters Isaac Vainio, librarian to the porters, must find out who is behind the attacks and why they are happening to prevent a war between the porters and the vampires He enlists the ass [...]


    7. Originally posted at The BiblioSanctum.This was a book I had high hopes for, ever since finding out what it was about At some point in our childhoods, I m sure all of us bibliophiles have wished that the worlds in our favorite books were real, and wondered what it would be like to interact with with its characters and objects.This book features a magic system that plays around with the general basis of that idea The protagonist Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret organization wh [...]


    8. I really, really wanted to like this.but.Unfortunately the cross between Dresden and Thursday Next is accurate, and In t like either of those series I actually had a similar reaction to reading the Next books I thought there would be a lot literary in jokes, and instead it was sort of focused on geeky cleverness.


    9. RESE A COMPLETA EN EL BLOG 3 Este libro es una fantas a friki En serio, todo friki que se precie deber a leerlo porque va a ahogarse en babas entre tantas referencias e ingenio Es genial.Al principio me cost engancharme porque no conectaba para nada con la narraci n, sin embargo, la trama es extraordinariamente original y pasa de ser una especie de parodia minada de referencias a una historia muy inteligente, diferente y entretenida Me termin gustando mucho, no se parece a NADA que haya le do an [...]


    10. I went into this book not expecting too much, when I read the blurb it just sounded really goofy, but since my library had it and I d read some good reviews I decided to try It turns out I was pleasantly surprised, as I actually really enjoyed the book It s definitely very pulpy, but Libromancer is really a love letter to Science Fiction and Fantasy books, or just books in general The world in this book is of the normal Urban Fantasy style, it s our world, but with a magical world going on behin [...]


    11. 3.5 stars rounded down because I think the ending was a cop out This was an interesting and unique premise which was very welcome I liked the characters, I liked that although the main character Isaac was sort of on the outs with his agency it wasn t because he had a big mouth or was an asshole I thought Lena was an interesting character but she was set up in such a way that she will never be free of her burdens which prevent her from being truly real Some good things Lena is the very beautiful [...]


    12. Libriomancer is the first book of the Magic ex Libris series by American author, Jim C Hines Isaac Vainio works in a small town library, spending the day cataloguing books But Isaac is no ordinary librarian while he may be forbidden to use magic, he is a Libriomancer, a Porter and member of Die Zwelf Portenaere, founded by none other than Johannes Gutenberg A few remnants of his time as an active Libriomancer remain a rather special black 1973 Triumph convertible, and a fire spider named Smudge [...]


    13. Abook for those who love books from any angle Highly recommended to fantasy fans and those who just love a fun yarn with teeth behind the ideas than you expect.This book is so much fun that I don t want to say much in this review to spoil the ride for anyone Let s just say that by page 80 or so, I was hooked Also, the idea of a dryad in the passenger seat and a vampire in the trunk of a magicked up sports car with the title character conjured up Kurt Russell s monologues from Big Trouble in Lit [...]



    14. A man walks into a fight and he is armed and dangerous His weapons of choice are books SciFi and Fantasy paperbacks to be precise, tucked away inside larger on the inside pockets His main allies are a kick ass dryad who can shape any wooden object into a WMD and a devoted spider with spidey senses and the ability to set things including itself on fire.The man is called Isaac Vainio and he is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret organisation founded centuries ago by Gutenberg the inventor of pri [...]


    15. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyAll kids long for special powers like the ability to fly, become invisible, or read minds And while I dabbled with dreams of soaring into the sky, it s the ability so lovingly described in Jim C Hines LIBRIOMANCER that stayed foremost in my mind even into adulthood Libriomancy is the unbelievably cool ability to reach into books and pull out objects Hines treats this idea of libriomancy with as much realism as possible For example, it would make sense t [...]


    16. How could I resist Isaac Vainio, the main character of Libriomancer Not only does he work in a library, but he is a cataloguer like myself, although my job has not yet required me to fight off vampires nor take on the care and feeding of a fire spider Isaac has been banished to just library work, after having a bit of a magical incident and is trying to earn his way back into the action.Nor is Isaac the only character to enjoy There are some great secondary characters who also have interesting b [...]


    17. Interesting bookI know I say that a lot The thing is that here we have an excellent idea, a bit of mediocre execution some iffy characters and a decent version of a familiar plot view spoiler You know,the one where in the end we find it s about the BIG BAD outside THINGS that are trying to get into our reality and the screw ups or just plain evil folk who sort of invite them in hide spoiler.I kind of liked much of this book I think the magic system would fire anyone who s been a life long reader [...]


    18. 2015 Book Awards Hero of the Year Runner UpAwarded to Isaac Vaino information about this award is available on my profile I need books about geeky heroes This story centers around Isaac, a librarian who has the power to pull things out of books Yes, it s a bit like Inkheart but the rules of what can be pulled and the consequences are different in this story Anyway Isaac is a part of a magic organisation run by the real Johannes Gutenberg, though for the past two years Isaac has been suspended f [...]


    19. Issac Vainio is not your average Librarian He has a Spider that can set fire to stuff as a pet named Smudge and he is a wizard that can pull objects out of books and bring them to life called a Libriomancer When vampires attack him at his library, it is up to him, Smudge, and his friend a tree nymph named Lena Greenwood to find out why the vampires are attacking all the Libriomancers and find out what dark force is behind it all before he loses his sanity altogether Will he succeed Definitely re [...]


    20. This is a fun book based on a novel system of magic Isaac Vanio is a libriomancer, which means he can reach into books and extract magic items to use in the real world This is extremely useful when you are fighting vampires and need a magic weapon or are injured and need a magic potion Isaac specialises in books from Fantasy and SciFi genres and knows his books well Libriomancy was founded by Gutenberg at the same time that he invented the printing press and by way of making himself immortal sti [...]


    21. DNF at 60%.I m sorry to say a book I ve been really been looking forward to ended up being rather disappointing This started quite OK, with a very interesting premise and a promising storyline but somewhere on the way I completely lost interest in the story, so much so I can t tell you what happened in the last half hour Yes, I m listening to this and the narration is decent but even it couldn t save the story for me I might give it another chance in the future but for now I m quits.


    22. I actually finished this a little while ago but I m slacking on reviews I started the next book immediately after though so that should tell you something.One of the most clever ideas for a series I ve read in a long time.Review to come.


    23. I really wanted to like this book Well, obviously I did, or I d never have bought it Jim Hines seems like a good guy, I enjoyed the Goblin books, the premise of this book is fabulous, and the opening sample on was a lot of fun But I ended up having two main problems firstly the characters are a bit shallow, I never had a real sense of who the characters were, what they wanted from life, a feeling that they existed outside of the plot of this novel This is kind of ironic since this book is all ab [...]


    24. Executive Summary A book whose main strength is the interesting magic system, and not the characters or story.Audio book Brian Eslik is a good, but not great reader It s been several audio books now, but my recollection was he didn t really add or detract from the book at all I think this is one of those books that choosing between reading or listening is a matter of which works best for you rather than anything else.Full ReviewI feel kind of bad I had been looking forward to reading this book [...]


    25. I ve said it once, I ll say it again Jim C Hines is America s answer to Terry Pratchett.I love the world in this book It s a world any biblophile will recognize and long to inhabit In this world, you can take things, like say a lightsabre, from books It s Thursday Next in reverse Hines has taken what all readers wish and turned it into a good adventure story.Our hero Issac thought he was retired, but then some sparkily vampires show up And as we all know, a sparkily vampire is not a good vampire [...]


    26. Smudge the adorable fire spider from the Goblin books is back Squee And the ending I loved it It earned the book 4 stars instead of the 3 it would have gotten with a clich ending.


    27. rantingdragon review oI first heard about Libriomancer a few years ago while attending a panel that included Jim C Hines at a convention, and I fell in love with the idea of it As time passed and the book came closer to completion, every time I heard about it, I wanted it It s an urban fantasy with comic elements from a writer already known for doing excellent comic fantasy such as Jig the Goblin series and the Princess series.Isaac Vainio is a small town librarian in the Upper Peninsula of Mi [...]


    28. 2.5 starsThis story about the magic found in books and don t we all know that already and the men and women, libriomancers, who can wield it started off well The premise was exciting and fun and full of possibilities Unfortunately, the magic seemed to get bogged down in itself at times and overall it was one deux ex machina after another That s not an uncommon device, especially in the urban fantasy genre, but this book took it to the extreme and it wore thin pretty quickly The main character, I [...]


    29. Isaac, is a young man, a libromancer who has been banned from using his magical abilities The group that oversees magical uses called The Porters thinks he is a danger He is close to losing his mind to the characters in the books In this world they can take you over, possess you There is a really cool side to this, you can pull weapons, potions, and other really amazing stuff out too Can you imagine do that It had my inner geek girl riveted to the pages Many popular authors books are dragged int [...]


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