Revisionary

Revisionary The fourth installment in the popular Magic Ex Libris series When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world he dreamed of a new millennium of magical prosperity One year later things aren t g

  • Title: Revisionary
  • Author: Jim C. Hines
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 253
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  • The fourth installment in the popular Magic Ex Libris series.When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world, he dreamed of a new millennium of magical prosperity One year later, things aren t going quite as he d hoped A newly formed magical organization wants open war with the mundane world Isaac s own government is incarcerating potential supernatural enemies The fourth installment in the popular Magic Ex Libris series.When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world, he dreamed of a new millennium of magical prosperity One year later, things aren t going quite as he d hoped A newly formed magical organization wants open war with the mundane world Isaac s own government is incarcerating potential supernatural enemies in prisons and internment camps.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 the key to victory may lie with Isaac himself, as he struggles to incorporate everything he s learned into a new, powerful form of libriomancy.

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    About “Jim C. Hines”

    1. Jim C. Hines

      Jim C Hines is the author of the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy, and the Fable Legends tie in Blood of Heroes His latest novel is Terminal Alliance, book one in the humorous science fiction Janitors of the Post Apocalypse trilogy He s an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children Online, he can be found at jimchines.

    564 thoughts on “Revisionary”

    1. Suffering some withdrawal symptoms here. That closing page sounded suspiciously like the end of the series as well as the end of the book! Please let it not be so although I am very grateful for the four books we have been given. Revisionary was a little hard to get into at first. I think I preferred libriomancy on a smaller scale as it was in the early books and I had to adjust to observing it on the world stage - just as the characters in the book were having to adjust! I did enjoy Isaac's new [...]


    2. NB: I received a free review copy of this book but that has not affected the content of my review.January 2016: Maybe you will understand just how much fun I think this series is if I tell you that I quite literally sent an email to Mr. Hines's publicist begging her for a review copy, when I learned there were a few available. I was a bit nervous, never having done so before, that in the unlikely event I didn't like the book, I would be stuck with the terrible task of giving a bad review to a bo [...]


    3. Isaac Vainio, Lena Greenwood the Dryad, Smudge the fire-spider, and the gang are back in a brand new adventure! When Isaac reveals to the world that magic exists, an evil plot from the government starts a magical war and people within Isaac's workplace New Millenium are involved. Can Isaac and friends stop them before it is too late? Read and find out for yourself.This is the fourth installment of the Magic Ex Libris Libriomancer series and it is a pretty good read. If you like the TNT show the [...]



    4. Revisionary is the fourth book of the Magic ex Libris series by American author, Jim C. Hines. When Isaac Vainio announced the existence of magic to the world, he was hopeful and optimistic: magic had enormous potential for good in the world. He was totally unprepared for the negative backlash, the paranoia, and the endless government regulation. What Isaac would really like to do is get on with business as the Director of Research and Development at New Millennium. Then a series of attacks on p [...]


    5. Oh my heart! This audiobook is excellent, though I don't like Lena's narration. The plot is fantastic and heart-wrenching and nicely wraps up the series while leaving fertile ground for another series. This series gets better and better and is completely worth it for any fantasy fan.


    6. Well, I didn't like it as much as the other books. Why? Because it's been too realistic and too "current" in some regards. The way the world and the US reacted to magic and all people made of and with magic? Yeah, that's realistic but it kind has been too realistic for me at this point of time. :/ I really wanted all of them to react better. But, then there wouldn't have been a book to read. *sighs*I still love the characters a lot and I'd never have thought to love a spider as much as I do. I l [...]


    7. 2.5 stars. It was ok. I started to get annoyed about how all of Isaac's powers made everything so very convenient. Not sure that makes sense - but I definitely didn't get sucked into this one.


    8. I am sad that Revisionary is the last book in Magic Ex Libris series and, while the ending is satsfying, it leaves room for the author to come back to it if an awesome idea strikes him.The year passed since the events of Unbound when Isaac Vainio revealed the existence of magic to the world. To say that things aren’t going as his idealistic self hoped would be an understatement. Johannes Gutenberg is dead, Juan Ponce de Leon disappeared and Porters no longer control the magic or are as free to [...]


    9. Originally published at Reading RealityI dove into Revisionary the second I finished Unbound. I’ve been wondering why I waited so long to read Unbound and now I know. It was so I wouldn’t have to suffer through a seemingly interminable wait to find out how the story continued. Unbound was marvelous, but the ending fairly clearly indicates that the story as a whole isn’t over.Now it might be. It’s not that the author couldn’t continue to tell more stories in this world, but that the arc [...]


    10. I can't help it, I'm still tickled pink by the concept behind this series. It's more than Heinlein's idea in The Number of the Beast, where our thoughts create fictons, and when enough people read the same books, enough fictons come together to create the worlds in the multiverse. Or something like that. Though I love that idea too. I love the idea in this series that the way we love of the worlds in our books, and read them over and over again, get our friends to read them, review them, blog ab [...]


    11. It’s over. My adventures with the coolest fictional librarian I’ve never known are over. Revisionary marks the end of the Magic Ex Libris series. No more pulling stuff out of books to save the World. Unless, of course, I find the time to re-read the series. And I hope I do. Because this series is just plain fun.After finishing Unbound, I jumped right into Revisionary because I had to know how everything would all fall out. Issac was somewhat manic in the last book and I was concerned for his [...]


    12. So I after to admit that I found this installment to be a little of a let down. Hines deserves full credit for actually, seriously, looking at what a revelation of magic could do, and considering how many Urban Fantasy novels skirt around this issue, its nice to see someone really think about it.The problem is that thinking kinda goes out in the end after Lena's confession. Don't get me wrong, it is in keeping with her character, but in many ways, it speaks to some of the concerns that the vario [...]


    13. Diving into this latest installment was as effortless as an old friend that you rarely see but talk as though your conversation never really stopped. I love the world, the rules of magic, and that Isaac is inherently good.


    14. All the stars, all the love, all the joy :DYes this series has had its ups and downs for me, but it was really sad finishing this last book today.I love how this series in each book intruduces new elements to the mythology and not just a plot for the book. I mean the world we were introduced to in the first book could easily have entertained reads for many books, yet hines expands on the world in every new book not taking the easy way out and just blowing the readers minds.This book had no flaws [...]


    15. This volume brings the Libriomancer series into that stage like X-Men when the public knows about magic. I enjoyed it. It's fun, action-packed, and optimistic :)


    16. This series managed to surprise me yet again (not in a bad way for a charge). Author managed to scrape something decent this time, after last two complete flops. Main plot line if not original is entertaining enough to keep me (can’t be certain of other readers) interested, little less whining (artificially “deep” inner monologues of characters that sound completely braindead babble and waste of paper). Even some traces of logic are present.


    17. Thankfully, the addition of political plots in no way slowed down the action or prevented Isaac from getting himself into waaaay too much magical trouble. As usual, it’s delightful to see what sorts of magic he and his allies pull out of their hats–I mean, books–when needed. It’s such a clever magical system, and I love the geeky librarian-as-hero protagonist. There are some parallels with real-world problems, of course, but the story doesn’t beat you over the head with them. Isaac fac [...]


    18. Un buen punto y final a esta serie, con un enfoque algo diferente a los anteriores. En esta ocasion la historia se ha centrado más en las consecuencias de lo ocurrido en el libro anterior, y en como eso afecta al mundo y al futuro de la ambientación. Por ello los personajes principales en esta ocasion parecen haber quedados relegados a un segundo plano en cuanto a desarrollo personal. Tras varios libros donde ha hecho mucho hincapie en la evolucion de los mismos y en como los hechos les afecta [...]


    19. This is a near-perfect ending to a delightful series. Much like John Scalzi's Redshirts, I can almost hear the author cackling maniacally as he gets away with trope after reference after homage, flinging pop culture references left and right as the stakes escalate for his poor characters. It is a love letter to librarians and the craft of imagination. This book cost me sleep three nights in a row. I can think of few books that have earned that sort of praise from me (the aforementioned Redshirts [...]


    20. I can't wait for Hines to write more books in this series. As I have said, magic that comes from books! What could be better for anyone who loves books. Plus good take on history and myth and legend.


    21. This one was a bit slow to get started but eventually had me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the concept if libriomancy throughout this series. Bonus points to Mr. Hines getting me a bit teary-eyed about SmudgeI hate spiders.



    22.    What a way to round out the fourth book in this fabulous quartet! It had me turning page after page, eager to find out what happened next, while simultaneously keeping me guessing as to just what the grand old scheme playing out was all about and who was behind it, and of course, why.   Characterization again was solid for everyone, and it is so interesting to see how people have grown and evolved over the course of this series – human or not. There was not as much introspection or [...]


    23. Things have come to a very sharp point in the world of Magic Ex Libris. Isaac Vainio has revealed to the world that magic is a thing that exists and can be done by certain people. His goal was to create a utopian future where magic and humanity could live happily together. A year has passed and things are anything but . . .Vainio is working at an installation that is looking to help those in need with the use of magic. Meanwhile there is a mercenary group known as Vanguard made up of ex-Porters [...]


    24. In addition to providing a satisfying conclusion to the series (although leaving an open door for more), Revisionary addresses issues of trust and fear that arise whenever there is a perceived disparity of power. In this series, magic and magical humanoid creatures (e.g. vampires and werewolves) exist. This was kept secret for most of history, but when the 'truth' is indisputably revealed, people react in accordance with their natures. It comes down to the answer to the question of what would yo [...]


    25. For security reasons, no books will be permitted in the chamber during your testimony.Revisionary is a fascinating work. It takes the world building of the first three Magic Ex Libris books and explores what happens when magic comes out in the modern world. It's probably the best example I've seen of this, right up there with the Mercy Thompson books (and honestly does a better job of showing the changes from the point of view of humans dragged into a new world). There are a number of really int [...]


    26. Imagine a world where the racial tensions of our world have been escalated ten-fold. Issac Vainio, Director of Research at New Millenium, has informed the world that magic is real. That he himself is a libriomancer--human, but able to work magic drawn from books, magic that comes to life based on the readers and fandoms of the books. The more popular and the more often a book is read, the greater the magic contained therein. He reveals the long-kept secret of the Porters that not only is magic r [...]


    27. I enjoyed most of this book. I really like the magic system and well as exploring the possibilities that magic could do should it ever arise in a real world setting. Isaac continues to be a pretty likable and relatable character, and the supporting characters are good, with the standout for me being Smudge. And I absolutely loved the interactions between Isaac and Gutenberg. Give me a short story with just that.I had two main problems with the book, however. One was the very liberal interpretati [...]


    28. In the last book Isaac Vainio revealed to the world that magic existed. It has been a year since this announcement and we are back with Isaac, Lena, Smudge and all the others to save the world from themselves and the government. I group called Vanguard is being blamed for multiple supernatural creature attacks, but Isaac thinks there's more to it. We follow Isaac and the others through this adventure to stop the groups actions and to save Isaac's dream, New Millennium. There are some new creatur [...]


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