Have you ever wished you could reach into a book and pull out one of the objects described? How about Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak? Excalibur? The Hope Diamond? The possibilities are nigh endless. Isaac Vainio is a libriomancer, basically a wizard who can reach into books and create the objects found within. He is also a member of Die Zwelf Portenaere (the Porters), a group who keep magic in check and train people with magical abilities. After an incident where Isaac’s magic got dangerously out of control, Isaac is now a cataloger working at a small library in Michigan and not allowed to use his magic, except in order to defend himself.
When three Sanguinarius Meyerii (Twilight-style vampires) show up at his library and try to kill him, Isaac is drawn back into the world of magic and a conflict between the Porters and the vampires.
The creator of libriomancy, Gutenberg, is missing. And the vampires believe he is behind the attacks that have been perpetrated against their kind. If Gutenberg isn’t found and the attacks stopped, it means all-out war between the vampires and the Porters and the possibility that the mundane world will find out about magic. The Porters are doing their best to contain the conflict with the vampires, but they don’t have anyone left to send after Gutenberg. Isaac, his fire spider, and a dryad named Lena Greenwood are the only ones left who can find Gutenberg and prevent a war.
This is a great book for any bibliophile, particularly ones who enjoy science fiction and fantasy.