Max Gladstone (Author) Margaret Dunlap (Author)
& 4 more


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.

Product Details

Gallery / Saga Press
Publish Date
January 31, 2017
5.5 X 2.4 X 8.2 inches | 1.41 pounds
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About the Author

MAX GLADSTONE went to Yale, where he wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He is the author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Brian Francis Slattery was born and raised in upstate New York. He is an editor for the U.S. Institute of Peace and the New Haven Review. He is the author of the novels Spaceman Blues, Liberation and Lost Everything, and is also a musician. He lives near New Haven, CT.


"Sheer enormous fun!"--Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling Temeraire series
"Recommended for those looking for a breezy, entertaining and exciting fantasy read."--Booklist
"As much fun as binge-watching a full season of a Showtime series."--Publishers Weekly
"[The] breakneck pace never feels rushed, and its balance between the horrifyingly demonic and the hilariously clever never falters."--B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog
"Fast-paced and pulpish...could win a devoted audience and keep going for season after season."--New York Times