Revisionary (#4)

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When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world, he dreamed of a utopian future, a new millennium of magical prosperity. One year later, things aren’t going quite as he’d hoped.

An organization known as Vanguard, made up of magical creatures and ex-Porters, wants open war with the mundane world. Isaac’s own government is incarcerating “potential supernatural enemies” in prisons and internment camps. And Isaac finds himself targeted by all sides.

It’s a war that will soon envelop the world, and the key to victory may lie with Isaac himself, as he struggles to incorporate everything he’s learned into a new, more powerful form of libriomancy. Surrounded by betrayal and political intrigue, Isaac and a ragtag group of allies must evade pursuit both magical and mundane, expose a conspiracy by some of the most powerful people in the world, and find a path to a better future.

But what will that futures cost Isaac and the ones he loves?


“Sharp wit, rapid-fire action, and strong characterization have become Hines’s trademarks, and the fourth and final entry in the Magic Ex Libris series is no exception [...] thoroughly entertaining.”

Publishers Weekly

“Having taken a bit of a break from the humor he is known for, Hines explores cultural and political concerns in a thoughtful manner, leaving the reader with more food for thought than perhaps one might expect. Isaac and his friends and partners must save not just the United States, but the entire world, from the consequences of magic misused, and Hines avoids the pitfalls many writers would struggle to miss in the crafting of this excellent tale.”

RT Book Reviews

“This is darker than previous books in the series, but any decline in offbeat humor is replaced by plenty of entertaining action.”


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