Napier's Bones

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ChiZine Publications, 2011 - Fiction - 250 pages
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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.

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User Review  - cameling - LibraryThing

Numerology takes on a quest. In a world where numbers contain magical properties, certain people possess varying talents in seeing and manipulating numbers in the air or within objects for protection ... Read full review

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User Review  - missyreadsreviews - LibraryThing

Every once in a while, you find a book that confuses you yet utterly dazzles you at the same time. Napier's Bones is that book for me. I really think the confusion for me was all things mathematics ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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