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Napier's Bones
by Derryl Murphy and Erik Mohr and Erik Mohr


Overview - Dom is a numerate, someone able to see and control numbers and use them as a form of magic. While seeking a mathematical item of immense power that has only been whispered about, it all goes south for Dom, and he finds himself on the run across three countries on two continents.  Read more...

 
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More About Napier's Bones by Derryl Murphy; Erik Mohr; Erik Mohr
 
 
 
Overview
Dom is a numerate, someone able to see and control numbers and use them as a form of magic. While seeking a mathematical item of immense power that has only been whispered about, it all goes south for Dom, and he finds himself on the run across three countries on two continents.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781926851099
  • ISBN-10: 1926851099
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 300
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-02-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Murphy (Wasps at the Speed of Sound) introduces some fascinating ideas, but undercuts them with info-dumping and a muddled ending. Dom has the ability to see and control numbers. After running from a desert confrontation between two other numerates, he ends up in a small Utah town with an adjunct spirit called Billy riding along in his head. Along with a raw numerate named Jenna, Dom and Billy head north while avoiding their foes. The magic system itself is fascinating, if dubious at times, but the lengthy explanations often slow the story down. The final 50 pages then turn into a race to cram too much action into a sloppy and chaotic ending. Murphy's nifty ideas might be enough to sustain the plot for some readers, but few will come away wholly satisfied. (Apr.)

 
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