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It’s a rough night for Daniel when the all-powerful Hierarch kills
Daniel’s father Sebastian and eats him to absorb his power. Ten years
later, Daniel has learned all there is to know about osteomancy—the
magical ingestion of animals and elements—and he's going to steal back
Sebastian’s sword from the Hierarch’s vault. It's enormous fun to watch
this adventure unfold in Southern California. An obvious must for fans
of the Mistborn series!

— Andrea

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When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian.

When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern California, devoured for the heightened magic layered deep within his bones.

Now, years later, Daniel is a petty thief with a forged identity. Hiding amid the crowds in Los Angeles--the capital of the Kingdom of Southern California--Daniel is trying to go straight. But his crime-boss uncle has a heist he wants Daniel to perform: break into the Hierarch's storehouse of magical artifacts and retrieve Sebastian's sword, an object of untold power.

For this dangerous mission, Daniel will need a team he can rely on, so he brings in his closest friends from his years in the criminal world. There's Moth, who can take a bullet and heal in mere minutes. Jo Alverado, illusionist. The multitalented Cassandra, Daniel's ex. And, new to them all, the enigmatic, knowledgeable Emma, with her British accent and her own grudge against the powers-that-be. The stakes are high, and the stage is set for a showdown that might just break the magic that protects a long-corrupt regime.

Extravagant and yet moving, Greg van Eekhout's California Bones is an epic adventure set in a city of canals and secrets and casual brutality--different from the world we know, yet familiar and true.

About the Author


GREG VAN EEKHOUT is the author of one previous fantasy novel for adults, the mass-market original Norse Code. He is also the author of two middle-grade SF novels, Kid Vs. Squid and The Boy at the End of the World (a finalist for the Andre Norton Award). He lives in San Diego, California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780765328557
ISBN-10: 0765328550
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: June 10th, 2014
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Daniel Blackland

 

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