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Book burners. Season 1

by Gladstone, Max,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Gladstone
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Gladstone
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Gladstone
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Gladstone
Coraopolis Memorial Library Adult Fiction GLA
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Adult Fiction
Call Number  GLA
Monroeville Public Library Fiction GLADSTONE MAX
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Fiction
The critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic--previously released serially online by Serial Box, now available in print for the first time!

Magic is real, and hungry. It's trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. She joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad--Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum--and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don't like the label.

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in a fast-paced, kickass character driven novel (previously published serially at chock-full of magic, mystery, and mayhem, written collaboratively by a team of some of the best writers working in fantasy.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This volume collects the first season of the online serial fiction project Bookburners in print format, consisting of 16 episodes, with each episode being written by one of four writers. The use of television terminology is appropriate not only for the structure of the book, but also for the overall content and feel of the series. The story follows a team of occult investigators tasked by the Vatican with fighting demons as well as collecting and containing magical artifacts. The focus on characters' personal relationships as well as the ways in which these demonic threats range from the abstractly sinister to the slightly comedic will make comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its many television descendants almost inevitable for readers. However, Bookburners has all of the positive qualities of a good television series, such as a fun narrative and engaging characters, and the print format allows for visuals well beyond the constraints of a television budget. This collection (and the series as a whole) is recommended for those looking for a breezy, entertaining, and exciting fantasy read.--Keep, Alan Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This perfectly fluffy urban fantasy yarn, a compiled "season" of 16 serial "episodes" (all published online by Serial Box as both text and audio), begins with NYPD detective Sal Brooks rescuing her brother, Perry, from demonic possession with the unexpected aid of a team from the Vatican Black Archives: cool ultra-warrior Grace, hunky master hacker Liam, magic-dabbling archivist Asanti, and doubt-tormented moral lynchpin Father Menchu. Perry remains in a coma, so Sal joins the team on their mission to confiscate the books that demons use as portals into our world. The action jumps around the globe, with side trips to other dimensions, while the writing briskly slides between vividly horrific and flippantly camp. The plot becomes agreeably complicated as Sal and her friends frantically tamp down fresh outbreaks of magic even as experience blurs their notions of good and evil. Reading all 16 episodes in one go is as much fun as binge-watching a full season of a Showtime series. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Fiction.
Rare books -- Fiction.
Demoniac possession -- Fiction.
Demonology -- Fiction.
Monsters in literature -- Fiction.
Good and evil in literature -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Other Titles Bookburners.
Contributors Weaver, Mark, illustrator.
Veregge, Jeffrey, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Created by Max Gladstone."
"Originally published in e-serial format online"--Title page verso.
Description 789 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781481485579
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