By Jim C. Hines
Third ebook in genre-bending city fable sequence through Hugo Award-winning writer Jim C. Hines
“Superior worldbuilding.” —Charlaine Harris • “Really, relatively clever.” —Patrick Rothfuss • “Magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad experience tale we’ve all been ready for.” —Seanan McGuire
for hundreds of years, the Porters have hid the life of magic from the area. Now, outdated enemies have published the Porters’ secrets and techniques, and a good higher risk lurks within the shadows.
The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for 1000 years, has back within the physique of a lady named Janeta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact that will furnish her command of a military of the useless.
Michigan librarian Isaac is powerless to forestall her, having been stripped of his strength and his position one of the Porters. yet Isaac is decided to regain his magic and to rescue his former scholar Jeneta. without magic of his personal, Isaac needs to delve into the darker facet of black-market magic.
along with his dependable fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to resolve a secret greater than one thousand years previous as competing magical powers conflict to form the way forward for the area.