Bookburners

17 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

Bookburners Season One (16 Book Series) Publisher's Summary

Magic is real, and hungry - trapped in ancient texts and artifacts. Only a few who discover it survive to fight back.

Join Detective Sal Brooks, newest recruit to a black-ops magic hunting team backed by the Vatican, as she travels the world to keep the supernatural in check. Just remember: watch your back and don't touch anything.

Fans of Supernatural, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Da Vinci Code will love this 16-part epic urban fantasy, which is written by a team of writers and presented by Serial Box.

©2015, 2016 Serial Box (P)2015, 2016 Serial Box
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  • Book 1-16

    • Bookburners Season One (16 Book Series)

    • By: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Magic is real, and hungry - trapped in ancient texts and artifacts. Only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Join Detective Sal Brooks, newest recruit to a black-ops magic hunting team backed by the Vatican, as she travels the world to keep the supernatural in check. Just remember: watch your back and don't touch anything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action-packed international magical romp!

    • By shoppinglady on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1

    • Bookburners: Badge, Book, and Candle: Episode 1

    • By: Brian Francis Slattery, Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
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    NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie - but even the most hardened cop would think twice when they see their brother open a book and become...well...something entirely not their brother. When her attempts to solve the case cross paths with a mysterious team led by a priest, she starts to realize that the world is far more than what is seems, and, just maybe, magic is real - and hungry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable, well written, great performance

    • By Julie W. Capell on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Bookburners: Anywhere But Here: Episode 2

    • By: Brian Francis Slattery, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Sal Brooks, newest member of Team Three of the Societas Librium Occultorum, is settling in to her job and apartment in Rome. In this episode, we meet the rest of the team and get a tour of the Black Archives (pro tip: don't touch anything) before being whisked off on Sal's first mission: investigate a magical disturbance in the heart of Madrid, Spain. There they find a breathing apartment door, little girls being held hostage, and some furniture that is far too alive for good taste. First days on the job are never easy....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Liked the descriptions more than the plot

    • By Julie W. Capell on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Bookburners: Fair Weather

    • Episode 3
    • By: Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The team saves on flight costs as the newest mystery happens around the corner. A tip from a local antiquarian doesn't make it to the team in time, and they are left with a once-bookstore-now-rubble pile, a missing magical tome, and very few clues beyond a helpful tour guide (one might even say too helpful). Tracking the missing book to a luxury yacht, the team gets less of the high-end boating experience and more of the demon-on-the-loose nightmare.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth the price of admission

    • By Julie W. Capell on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • Bookburners

    • Episode 4: A Sorcerer's Apprentice
    • By: Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sal and Asanti leave the rest of the team in the lurch when they jet off to Scotland to attend the funeral of the archivists' mentor. However, something is amiss in the dear green place as the pair lands to discover the entire city has become obsessed with a restaurant (which just happens to be owned by the deceased mentor's only living relative). They beat the crowds to get a table, only to find the fight has just begun and they left their muscle at home.

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  • Book 5

    • Bookburners: The Market Arcanum, Episode 5

    • By: Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a mysterious invite arrives in the mail and Father Menchu responds by whisking Sal off to Lichtenstein, the former cop is left on very new ground as she gets more than a glimpse at the broader world of magic users. Unfortunately, they are immediately confronted by a wealthy businessman who is less upset about them blowing up his boat two episodes ago than he is about them stealing his (sludge-demon releasing) book.

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  • Book 6

    • Bookburners, Episode 6: Big Sky

    • By: Brian Francis Slattery, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Weather alert: Tornado-eating titans on the loose in Oklahoma. There might not be much upon the open, wind-swept plains of Oklahoma - but magic, like life, finds a way to thrive nevertheless. In this week's episode, the team is literally blown away when they touch down in a tiny country town, utterly destroyed by horrifying monsters the locals call Tornado Eaters. The town is past saving, but the threat remains - it will take all the society can throw at them, and even that might not be enough.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 7

    • Bookburners, Episode 7: Now and Then

    • By: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Weather alert: Tornado-eating titans on the loose in Oklahoma. There might not be much upon the open, wind-swept plains of Oklahoma - but magic, like life, finds a way to thrive nevertheless. In this week's episode, the team is literally blown away when they touch down in a tiny country town, utterly destroyed by horrifying monsters the locals call Tornado Eaters. The town is past saving, but the threat remains - it will take all the society can throw at them, and even that might not be enough.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 8

    • Bookburners, Episode 8: Under My Skin

    • Bookburners, Episode 8:
    • By: Mur Lafferty
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The team must travel to Las Vegas when the human canvases of a tattoo competition show start dying. The list of potential magical murders is colorful and well-documented across episodes of Ink Stainz: Vegas; but appearances can be deceiving, and the team must check their prejudices at customs and investigate the bristly and well-inked lot before time runs out and more victims fall prey to the demonic ink.

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  • Book 9

    • Bookburners, Episode 9: Ancient Wonders

    • By: Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After being sent on a wild goose chase in the latest game of cat and mouse with the mysterious Mr. Norse, the team decides they need to get ahead of their competition in the hunt for the Codex Umbra. With no other options, they turn to old friends and even older magic: specifically, the Oracle of Delphi. Sal grows suspicious of her own sleeping habits, and Asanti enjoys some field time; but everyone learns the deadly dangers of playing with prophecy.

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  • Book 10

    • Bookburners, Episode 10: Shore Leave

    • By: Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From spin class to a Matrix marathon to saving Rome in the nick of time, it's all in a day off for Grace and Sal in urban fantasy's new hit episodic series. It's Grace's one-day-off-a-year, and nothing will stop her from enjoying every last second of it: not Sal's troubling sleepwalking, not the mysterious tour guide, Aaron, and not even the magical artifact spreading a time-slowing bubble across Rome. The team's troubles may never stop - but sometimes, you have to make time for a spin class.

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  • Book 11

    • Bookburners: Codex Umbra: Episode 11

    • By: Max Gladstone
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An epic smackdown ensues as Sal and Team Three match wits and magic with Mr. Norse in the latest thrilling adventure in everyone's favorite online urban fantasy episodic series. The stage is set for Mr. Norse's grand move in possessing "The Norton Anthology of Evil?", aka the Codex Umbra. The team's plans include infiltrating a yacht party, sneaking into a secret compound, and generally trying to stop an evil billionaire from gaining control of a compendium of demons.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 12

    • Bookburners: Puppets (Season One, Episode 12)

    • By: Brian Francis Slattery
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Intrigue and betrayal await in the latest installment of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series that's taken the Internet by storm. Open Season is declared on the Black Archives with every demon in the world wanting the Codex Umbra for their own. Security tightens and the team prepares for inevitable assault never suspecting the sleeper cell already in their midst.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 13

    • Bookburners: Keeping Friends Close: Episode 13

    • Bookburners, Season One
    • By: Mur Lafferty
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After Sal, possessed by the Hand, turns on her friends and teammates, Team Three has to decide whether she is a victim or a target. As Father Menchu tries to buy time, Teams One and Two gear up for the kind of action usually filed under "extreme prejudice". And the Hand, with the dark power of the Codex Umbra at his command, begins to assemble an army.

    Regular price: $3.95

  • Book 14

    • Bookburners: An Excellent Day for an Exorcism

    • Season One, Episode 14
    • By: Brian Francis Slattery
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Someone has betrayed Sal, turned her over to the not-so-tender ministrations of Team Two's Balloon and Stretch. Death seems certain...but the Hand has more tricks up its sleeve. As Father Menchu leads the rest of Team Three to her rescue, will they find a corpse...or something even worse? This episode is brought to you by team writer Brian Francis Slattery, who would like to assure listeners that no actual demons were harmed in the writing of this exorcism.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 15

    • Bookburners: Things Lost: Episode 15

    • Bookburners, Season One
    • By: Margaret Dunlap
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nothing is what it seems in the shocking penultimate installment of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box. With time running out and the Hand growing stronger inside Sal, the only hope is to banish the demon back to his hellish domain. But to do that, Team Three needs The Book of the Hand, which is back in the Vatican. Now, thanks to a timely offer from Aaron, Sal and the rest of the team stake their freedom on a desperate throw of the dice by venturing into the lion's den....

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 16

    • Bookburners: Siege: Episode 16

    • Bookburners, Season One
    • By: Max Gladstone
    • Narrated by: XE Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Questions are answered and new mysteries introduced as season one of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box, comes to its thrilling conclusion. With The Book of the Hand in their possession at last, Team Three can finally kick the Hand out of Sal's body. The only problem is, if she wants to save Perry, too, she'll have to bring him back from the Hand's dark dimension. That's a tall order, even with the help of Aaron - whatever he is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous.

    • By Geoffrey Thorne on 02-22-16

    Regular price: $6.95