By Jim C. Hines
Years in the past, Johannes Gutenberg stumbled on the paintings of libriomancy, permitting him to arrive into books to create issues from their pages. Gutenberg's strength introduced him many enemies, and a few of these enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which starts off with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo within the northern Michigan city of Tamarack, a normal werewolf territory. Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is a part of Die Zwelf PortenÆre, higher often called the Porters, the association based through Gutenberg to guard the area from magical threats. Isaac is named in to enquire the killing, in addition to Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and their dryad bodyguard and lover, Lena Greenwood. Born a long time in the past from the pages of a pulp myth novel, Lena used to be created to be the last word myth lady, robust and lethal, yet formed by way of the wishes and wishes of her partners. Her powers are exact, and Gutenberg's enemies desire to exploit these powers for themselves. yet their plan may unharness a miles darker evil...
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He sat at a table of acolytes, whose eyes were so wide that Celaena could only assume his presence at their table was an unexpected surprise. She waited and waited for him to stand, and when he did, Celaena made her best attempt to look casual as she, too, stood and bid everyone goodnight. As she turned away, she noticed that Mikhail took Ansel’s hand and held it in the shadows beneath the table. The Master was just leaving the hall when she caught up to him. With everyone still eating, the torch-lit halls were empty.
The right shoulder was fashioned into a snarling wolf’s head, and her helmet, tucked into the crook of her arm, featured a wolf hunched over the noseguard. Another wolf’s head had been molded into the pommel of her broadsword. On anyone else, the armor might have looked flamboyant and ridiculous, but on the girl . . There was a strange, boyish sort of innocence to her, and that was what made her so striking. Still, Celaena wondered how it was possible not to be sweltering to death inside all that armor.
Come,” Ansel said, her hair shimmering in a ray of sunlight. “I suppose you’ll want a bath before you do anything else. ” Ansel gave her a smile that stretched the splattering of freckles across the bridge of her nose and cheeks. Celaena glanced sidelong at the girl and her ornate armor, and followed her from the room. “That’s the best thing I’ve heard in weeks,” she said with a grin. Alone with Ansell as they strode through the halls, Celaena keenly felt the absence of the long daggers usually sheathed in her belt.
Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris, Book 2) by Jim C. Hines