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Napier's Bones

by Derryl Murphy

ChiZine | March 15, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Napier's Bones is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
What if, in a world where mathematics could be magic, the thing you desired most was also trying to kill you? 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, with two unlikely companions in tow and a numerate of unfathomable strength hot on his tail. Along the way are giant creatures of stone and earth, statues come alive, numerical wonders cast over hundreds of years, and the very real possibility that he won't make it out of this alive. And both of his companions have secrets so deep that even they aren't aware of them, and one of those secrets could make for a seismic shift in how Dom and all other numerates see and interact with the world.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 253 pages, 8.51 × 6.19 × 0.72 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: ChiZine

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926851099

ISBN - 13: 9781926851099

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Book, Bad Editing. This is quite and engaging book. The visuals were fantastic, the places were real, and fun to go to. I really enjoyed reading it. The only thing that killed it for me was the editing job. The grammar and punctuation in some spots really wrecked the story. There is even a paragraph on the last page I had to re-read about 5 times before I got what he was trying to say. If a second edition were to get release that had a better grammar/punctuation/spelling check I would 100% recommend this book.
Date published: 2015-01-10

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Napier's Bones

Napier's Bones

by Derryl Murphy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 253 pages, 8.51 × 6.19 × 0.72 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: ChiZine

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926851099

ISBN - 13: 9781926851099

From the Publisher

What if, in a world where mathematics could be magic, the thing you desired most was also trying to kill you? 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, with two unlikely companions in tow and a numerate of unfathomable strength hot on his tail. Along the way are giant creatures of stone and earth, statues come alive, numerical wonders cast over hundreds of years, and the very real possibility that he won't make it out of this alive. And both of his companions have secrets so deep that even they aren't aware of them, and one of those secrets could make for a seismic shift in how Dom and all other numerates see and interact with the world.

About the Author

Derryl Murphy's stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies over the years. He is also the author of the ecological science fiction collection WASPS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND and, with coauthor William Shunn, of the ghost story CAST A COLD EYE. He has been nominated three times for Canada's Aurora Award, and anticipates that someday he'll be nominated and lose again. He lives on the Canadian Prairies with his wife, two sons, and dog, and vaguely remembers the day when he thought this whole writing thing would be glamourous.