Seventeen-year-old libriomancer Jeneta Aboderin is a prodigy, determined to move on from the horrors she's faced and use her power to create a better future. To show the world that magic isn't a threat to be feared, but a tool of hope. After eight months, she's ready to present the Venture, a magically-created ship capable of reaching Mars within hours. It will mark a new phase of human exploration and discovery.
But at a crucial moment, her spell is wrested from her control and twisted against her. As Jeneta recovers, whoever sabotaged her magic begins to strike down those around her. The attacker haunts her thoughts and dreams, reviving Jeneta's past traumas. And the most powerful magic-users at New Millennium are unable to help.
How do you stop an enemy who strikes from within your own mind?
This 15,000-word novelette is set eight months after the events of Revisionary.
About the Author
Jim C. Hines has been a paid juggler, earned a black belt in two different martial arts, performed yo-yo tricks at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and lived with a brain-damaged squirrel. (Only three of those are true.) One of his earliest stories earned first place in the Writers of the Future contest.
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Imprinted is a novella in the Magic Ex Libris series by American author, Jim C. Hines. On stage with Isaac Vainio for a press conference during which she will use libriomancy and 3D-printing to produce a Mars shuttle, Jeneta Aboderin is nervous. But that doesn’t explain the meltdown that occurs before their construction is complete, nor the unconscious state in which her colleague is left. Could this be something to do with the evil Meridiana? Or does it have to do with the attempted theft of their system? And what are those black shapes that Jeneta (but no one else) keeps seeing? If there is danger, her fire-spider isn’t detecting it. A small but tantalising taste of clever Hines magic.