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I read all kinds of fantasy novels and it takes new ideas to capture me like California Bones did.
I have never come up against the idea of Osteomancy being the bringer of magic. Osteomancy is the use of bones in magic. That is a simple explanation, but it means that the magic comes from consuming the bones of magical creatures in a kind of soup.
This book takes place in California, a California that has seceded from the United States. The places that we know as Amusement Parks, Disneyland and others are, real places of magic. There is so much magic in this book that you can almost smell it, like the characters can in the story.
I recommend you read California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout if you want to go on a magic carpet ride.
California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout (Tor Books) Recommended by Molly at The Fountainhead Bookstore Hendersonville NC