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LEGENDARIUM [Kindle Edition]

Kevin G. Summers , Michael Bunker
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In every generation, certain writers are chosen to be protectors of The Legendarium, a metaphysical library that exists at the nexus of the multiverse. Inside this library are doorways that lead to every world ever created in literature. There are forces of evil constantly at work to destroy the library and send the world back into an age of darkness. Now, in a time of growing illiteracy, two heroes are chosen to defend The Legendarium. Bombo Dawson, newly published author and the hero of Michael Bunker's novella Hugh Howey Must Die!, and Alistair Foley, aspiring author and Bombo's harshest critic, become unlikely partners in a mission to protect The Legendarium. Their adventures will take them across the worlds of literature, but will hostile enemies learn to work together before the accumulated knowledge of all of humanity is lost forever?

Editorial Reviews


"Legendarium is a madcap romp through some of literature's greatest works, at times oddly genius, mixed with a hilarious dose of buddy comedy barbs and witty retorts. You'll have a lot of fun riding along with Bombo and Alistair Foley during their adventures, but where Bunker and Summers really excel is the underlying commentary regarding the overwhelming power of literature to shape history." ~ USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ernie Lindsey

From the Author

LEGENDARIUM is the second Bombo Dawson adventure - after Hugh Howey Must Die! but the books can be read in any order.  LEGENDARIUM is also the first in a series of Bombo Dawson/Alistair Foley Legendarium adventures by Michael Bunker and Kevin G. Summers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2446 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Refugio Publishing; First edition (March 19, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J4TC70E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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While much has been made about this being the second Bombo Dawson book, readers should not be put off thinking that they must read Hugh Howey Must Die before diving in to Legendarium. Bombo is wisely given a 'refresher' introduction to bring new readers into the fold. Bombo, and his nemesis Alistair Foley, are chosen to defend the Legendarium, a fantastic library that contains a portal into every world ever created by a book. Dark forces wish to destroy the Legendarium, and with it, the shared knowledge and experience that comes from reading - plunging the world into a new dark ages.

Using the Legendarium, Bombo and Alistair must travel through pivotal works of literature (both real and imagined) to learn how to defeat the forces of darkness threatening the great books. Along the way, they bicker their way through discussing books, the publishing industry, the impact of literature on our shared culture and whether the great works of the past could survive if published today. Legendarium is a quick read, funny (very funny), smart, full of great references (both subtle and gross) and has great points to make about big ideas, writing, reading and enjoying books.

While I've read many Michael Bunker books, this is my first exposure to Kevin G. Summers. It won't be my last. This collaboration should inspire many fans for both authors. Highly recommended!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bombo is back and in a new adventure March 21, 2014
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Bombo is back in this really interesting collaboration from Michael Bunker and Kevin Summers. The story starts where Hugh Howey Must Die ends, to introduce the main character Bombo Dawson. Although the book had a straightforward theme, I felt like I was reading a combination of Stephen King's Langoliers and Michael Ende's Neverending Story (meaning the story had adventure, the unknown, and a little bit of scare added to the mix). This book has it all: adventure, laughs, plot twists, and mentions of well known authors and their books. This was a fun book to read!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bombo is back and funnier than ever! March 21, 2014
By Hanna
Format:Kindle Edition
Ever since I read Michael Bunker's "Hugh Howey Must Die", I've been itching for more Bombo Dawson. This story doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Adding Alistair Foley to the mix is quite simply brilliant. The duo fit well together because they truly dislike one another, but find themselves working side-by-side to fix the Legendarium (a library unlike any other) before worlds collide and fall apart. However, they must first learn to work together and that's a tall order. Mainly, because Alistair thinks Bombo is a piss-poor writer and doesn't hesitate to leave a scathing review of Bombo's seminal work right before they're thrown together to save every world ever created through the written word, and in turn, our own.

You'll find a little bit of everything in Legendarium. For instance, if you enjoy fantastic writing, laughing out loud while you read and such things as libraries, books, adventures, bungling heroes who finally get it right after a whole lot of wrong, snappy dialogue, and characters whose flaws are all too believable and thus, endearing, this book is for you!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I have no idea where this book came from, and I guess it's only appropriate that I found it only because it was misshelved, (that is, miscategorized), near something I was looking for. You probably don't know how you ended up here, either, but congratulations on a job well done.

I downloaded this kindleunlimited freebie because it was a freebie and because it had a pretty professional looking cover. I thought it might have a laugh or two and I was curious. Well, this time curiosity has rewarded the cat handsomely.

This is a sly, deeply well-informed and broadly aware send up of all things literary - of authors, writing, publishing, self-publishing, criticism, blogging, teaching, marketing and everything else at all related to books, including movable type and papyrus.

There is slapstick and snappy repartee, punning and wordplay, silliness and manic fantasy/action. But most of all there are razor sharp little bits, sometimes only phrases and throwaway lines, that are brutally insightful and funny. I would not have thought that it would be possible to sustain a tone that is both delicate and light-hearted on one hand and yet cutting and seriously critical on the other, but our authors accomplish that very end.
So, if you appreciate barbed humor or if you like literary scavenger hunts or if you like deadpan humor and dry wit, or if you just like witty protagonists whinging about things that may or may not matter, then have I got a book for you. (Oh, and by that last bit I mean this book, here.)

Again, good job stumbling across this. (Please note that I found this book as a freebie. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Congratulations, Michael and Kevin; yours was a match made in heaven, as opposed to Bombo and Alistair, their match must've been made in hell (I mean that in only the nicest way). Legendarium is such a fun read ... and I did catch that reference to Star Trek! Keep Bombo and Alistair stories coming ... we could all use more laughter in our lives.
Carole Natelson
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What if your favorite book had never been written?
In the same way that Ready Player One immerses you in the world of various video games and cool 80's pop-culture, Legendarium dumps you, along with the heroes of the book, into the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Matthew Carl Brinkley
4.0 out of 5 stars a writer's book about books and writers
Rather excellent writing, this collaboration is good but too short. The Bombo and Alistair characters are complex and engaging. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mothmoon
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fast Read
A homage to self-publishing and the importance of storytelling in human history, this book took me on a fun adventure that made me reflect on my favorite novels and how they... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bockachinksi
5.0 out of 5 stars HOPE THERE WILL BE A MOVIE OF THIS!
Ok, I am 66yr. old woman. So when I started listening to this Audiobook About a vampire whose wife chained him to a desk in a library as he was eating classics. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Teresa Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended.
Books about books: yes, please. This novella was a lot of fun, with its nods to classic literature. I will be hoping for more of the same.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Enjoyable
This is a really quick read (under two hours). I feel like other could be so much more to the story an have it be just and engaging and fun- but I think it was short to give the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cloverbay
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Enjoyable
HHMD is the book that introduced me to Bombo Dawson, but this is the book that sealed the deal and made me a fan.

Humor, adventure, and a literary education all in one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by W.A. Romanovicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it.
Legendarium is a fun romp through literature, the business of publishing and the role of art in society. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gary L. Close
5.0 out of 5 stars Six stars, if I could. One of the best I've read in a long time!
This book is far too short. Make sure you savor every page to draw out the pleasure of this hilariously tongue-in-cheek story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Hout
5.0 out of 5 stars The Legendarium - A Modern Allegory
By combining magical realism, science fiction, and satire into one tome, Kevin Summers and Michael Bunker have delivered a powerful vehicle for metaphor and interpretation. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Daniel Arthur Smith
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