Detective Sally Brooks investigates an unusual robbery, and discovers that magic is real—and hungry! 

NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie—but even the most hardened cop would think twice when they see their brother open a book and become…well…something entirely not their brother. When her attempts to solve the case cross paths with a mysterious team led by a priest, she starts to realize that the world is far more than what is seems, and, just maybe, magic is real—and hungry. 

This episode is the first in a 16-part Serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments. 

Follow along as Sal learns the life changing lesson: some books have teeth. 

To learn more about Bookburners and find out how you can read the whole serial, check out SerialBox.com.  

"Bookburners is sheer enormous fun! Energetic, intense, vivid prose. More soon please."

--Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted and the New York Times bestselling Temeraire series

"Bookburners is the breathless, hallucinogenic love child of Torchwood, the Librarians, and the Laundry Files.  More soon, please."

--Ian Tregillis, author of The Mechanical and Bitter Seeds

"Bookburners is an exciting new take on urban fantasy. Love the premise, love the characters, love the unique (and sometimes wonderfully disturbing) spin on the dangers of magic!"

--Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of The Assassins Curse

"Bookburners has everything I want from episodic storytelling - strong writing, a rich premise, and memorable characters that will keep me coming back week after week." 

--Mike Underwood, author of the Ree Reyes Geekomancy series

"Bookburners satisfies my craving for pulpy, demonic chaos with sharp writing, deliciously sinister magic, stellar black humor, and a kick-ass cast. The serialized story perfectly suits a sorcerer’s codex of baddies while the plucky Sal digs for deeper truths in her work with the Black Archives squad."

--Lindsay Smith, author of the Sekret Series
September 16, 2015  |  44 pages
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