For 500 years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters' secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by Pope Sylvester II, a bronze prison that would grant her the power to command an army of the dead.
Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is part of Die Zwelf Portenre, better known as the Porters, the organization founded by Gutenberg to protect the world from magical threats. Isaac is called in to investigate the killing of a wendigo, along with Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and their dryad bodyguard and lover, Lena Greenwood. But their plan could unleash a far darker evil....
"As much fun as the first; eager for more!"
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 have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped.
"A reasonable start"
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.
"Another hit from Jim C Hines"
What would happen if a star writer went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie's Angels? What he'd end up with is The Mermaid's Madness, a whole new take on The Little Mermaid. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale, you can bet it won't be "They lived happily ever after."
"The Disney Princess for Grown-Ups series continues"
When a spell gone wrong shatters Snow White's enchanted mirror, a demon escapes into the world. The demon's magic distorts the vision of all it touches, showing them only ugliness and hate. It is a power that turns even friends and lovers into mortal foes; one that will threaten humans and fairies alike.
"The Princess series finale, a friend gone bad"
Wars may end. But vengeance is forever. Roudette's story was a simple one. A red cape. A wolf. A hunter. Her mother told her she would be safe, so long as she kept to the path. But sometimes the path leads to dark places. Roudette is the hunter now, an assassin known throughout the world as the Lady of the Red Hood. Her mission will take her to the country of Arathea and an ancient fairy threat.
"Disney Princess who will cut you"
What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie's Angels? What's delivered is The Stepsister Scheme, a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale, listeners can bet it won't be "and they lived happily ever after."
"This isn't Disney..."
Für Jig Drachentöter beginnt der Krieg, als Prinzessin Genevieve Welson die Goblin-Höhlen angreift. Jig wird gefangen und in die Stadt Avery verschleppt. Dort zwingt man ihn und die anderen Goblins, bei der Aushebung einer Armee zu helfen: Der Armee von Bila der Blutigen. Jig gelingt zwar die Flucht, doch nach wie vor sind die Goblin-Höhlen von den Menschen erobert ...
In dieser Anthologie erleben Sie die Goblins von ihrer quirligsten Seite. Drei brandneue Abenteuer mit Jig, dem Goblin, lassen den Leser mitzittern. Spannung pur, bei der auch der Humor nicht zu kurz kommt. Ob es um gestohlene Artefakte, bösartige Oger oder hässliche Prinzessinen geht: Hines beweist, dass er zu den besten Fantasy-Autoren der Gegenwart gehört.
Einst galt der Goblin Jig als Versager. Doch diese Zeiten sind vorbei, denn Jig hat sich wegen seiner heilenden Kräfte Respekt erworben. Nur einer hasst ihn wie die Pest: der neue Anführer Kralk. Als eines Tages ein Oger auftaucht und die Goblins um Hilfe bittet, entsendet Kralk den armen Jig. Jemand tötet die Oger in ihren Höhlen! Und der schwächliche Jig soll dem Morden ein Ende bereiten.