Cover of Jim Hines’ UNBOUND!

June 28, 2014 fantasy 5
The Unbound cover was released on SFSignal on Thursday. I love it! Can’t wait for the book to come out. Oh, wait, it’s not coming out until January. Darn!
Here’s the book blurb: 
For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters’ secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by Pope Sylvester II, a bronze prison that would grant her the power to command an army of the dead.

Michigan librarian Isaac Vainio is powerless to stop her, having been stripped of his power and his place among the Porters by Johannes Gutenberg himself. But Isaac is determined to regain his magic and to rescue his former student Jeneta. With no magic of his own, Isaac’s must delve into the darker side of black-market magic, where he will confront beings better left undisturbed, including the sorcerer Juan Ponce de Leon.

With his loyal fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to unravel a mystery more than a thousand years old as competing magical powers battle to shape the future of the world. He will be hunted by enemies and former allies alike, and it will take all his knowledge and resourcefulness to survive as magical war threatens to spread across the globe.

Isaac’s choices will determine the fate of his friends, the Porters, the students of Bi Sheng, and the world. Only one thing is certain: even if he finds a way to restore his magic, he can’t save them all… 

SFSignal is giving away 3 autographed copies of Libriomancer, the first book in the series. Click the link to see their post and enter the giveaway (via email.)

5 Responses to “Cover of Jim Hines’ UNBOUND!”

  1. Szever (The Dork Portal)

    Love these books. Amongst the “so glad I picked it up on a fantastic recommendation since I never would have on my own due to the complete cheesiness of the cover” kind of books (yeah, I judge a book on it’s cover… what of it?!). But these are just so fun.

  2. Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous

    Ooh…I like and I want! And that January 6th release date is actually GOOD news–the most I had heard previously was that it was slated for “early 2015,” and you can’t get much earlier than January 6th… 🙂