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Bookburners. Season 1 /

by Gladstone, Max [creator,]; Dunlap, Margaret [author.]; Lafferty, Mur [author.]; Slattery, Brian Francis [author.]; Weaver, Mark [illustrator.]; Veregge, Jeffrey [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Saga Press/Serial Box, 2017.Edition: First Saga Press hardcover edition January 2017; First Saga Press paperback edition.Description: 789 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781481485579; 1481485571; 9781481485562; 1481485563.Other title: Book burners. Season 1.Subject(s): Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Fiction | Rare books -- Fiction | Demoniac possession -- Fiction | Demonology -- Fiction | Monsters in literature -- Fiction | Evil in literature -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Brothers and sisters | Demoniac possession | Demonology | Evil in literature | Magic | Monsters in literature | Paranormal fiction | Rare books | Women detectives | FANTASY | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Paranormal fiction
Contents:
Badge, book and candle -- Anywhere but here -- Fair weather -- A sorcerer's apprentice -- The market Arcanum -- Big sky -- Now and then -- Under my skin -- Ancient wonders -- Shore leave -- Codex Umbra -- Puppets -- Keeping friends close -- An excellent day for an exorcism -- Things lost -- Siege.
Summary: "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"--Amazon.com.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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!<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in a fast-paced, kickass character driven novel (previously published serially at SerialBox.com/Serials/Bookburners) chock-full of magic, mystery, and mayhem, written collaboratively by a team of some of the best writers working in fantasy.

"Created by Max Gladstone."

"Originally published in e-serial format online"--Title page verso.

Badge, book and candle -- Anywhere but here -- Fair weather -- A sorcerer's apprentice -- The market Arcanum -- Big sky -- Now and then -- Under my skin -- Ancient wonders -- Shore leave -- Codex Umbra -- Puppets -- Keeping friends close -- An excellent day for an exorcism -- Things lost -- Siege.

"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"--Amazon.com.

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Library Journal Review

Det. Sal Brooks is always there to bail her brother out of trouble. This time he has been dabbling in dangerously magical books and is possessed by a demon. Luckily, a team of experts from the Catholic Church are there to help Sal contain the book and the evil spirit. She then agrees to join them, traveling the world to track down supernatural texts and store them in a Vatican archive where they can do no further harm. Originally released as an online series by digital publisher Serial Box, this first episodic novel is a collaborative work by four authors: Gladstone (Four Roads Crossed), -Margaret Dunlap (TV's Eureka and The Middleman), Mur -Lafferty (Six Wakes), and Brian Michael Slattery (Liberation). Gladstone is credited as the creator of the project: think The X-Files with its combination of large arc and monster-of-the-week stories. The next "season" of stories is already in progress for this high-octane urban fantasy. -VERDICT Each cast member of the Bookburner crew gets a moment to shine, as does every contributor, offering a different take on the individual characters and their plights. [See Prepub Alert, 8/1/16.]-MM © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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