Bookburners Season 1
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A team of Vatican-backed investigators is on a mission to find and capture dangerous magical books and artifacts to keep them from destroying the world.
Magic is real. And it’s dangerous. It’s locked in books and relics imbued with power. But sometimes, whether by accident or by design, magic escapes and wreaks havoc upon the world. That’s when Team Three is deployed—known by their enemies as: The Bookburners. Tasked with identifying and neutralizing magical threats anywhere in the world, the Bookburners are a cohort of special investigators from wildly different walks of life—a New York City detective, a Guatemalan priest, an indestructible woman from China, a techno-occultist from Ireland, and an inquisitive scholar from the Ivory Coast. But each member of the Bookburners bears the scars of their own past magical trauma. What that means for the team, as they face horrors that threaten their sanity and their very lives, will cause them each to question their mission… and their faith in one another.

Voiced by Xe Sands. Created by Max Gladstone. Written by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery, and Andrea Phillips. Executive Produced by Molly Barton and Julian Yap. Audio Edited by Amanda Rose Smith. Sound Designed by Amanda Rose Smith. Musical Theme by Amanda Rose Smith. Art by Pea the Feary and Jeffrey Veregge.



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Introducing Bookburners

Jan 26, 20231m

S1 E1 - Badge, Book, and Candle, Part 1

NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie, but even the most hardened cop would think twice upon seeing her brother open a strange book and become something altogether different, and infinitely more terrifying.

Feb 14, 202341m

S1 E2 - Badge, Book, and Candle, Part 2

When Sal’s attempts to find her missing brother intersect with those of a mysterious team of occult investigators, she realizes that magic is real—and it’s hungry.

Feb 16, 202340m

S1 E3 - Anywhere But Here, Part 1

No sooner does Sal Brooks settle in with Team Three of the Societas Librium Occultatum beneath Vatican City, than she goes on her first mission: investigate a magical disturbance in the heart of Madrid.

Feb 21, 202341m

S1 E4 - Anywhere But Here, Part 2

A breathing apartment door, two little girls being held hostage, and some furniture that’s far too alive for good taste are just the beginning of Sal’s first day on the job.

Feb 23, 202345m

S1 E5 - Fair Weather, Part 1

A tip from a local antiquarian fails to reach the team in time, and they are left with the ruins of a Rome bookstore, a missing magical tome, very few clues, and suspiciously helpful tour guide.

Feb 28, 202334m

S1 E6 - Fair Weather, Part 2

Tracking the missing book to a luxury yacht, the team gets less of a high-end boating experience and more of a demon-on-the-loose nightmare.

Mar 2, 202341m

S1 E7 - A Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Part 1

Sal and Asanti leave the rest of the team in a lurch when they jet off to Scotland to attend the funeral of the archivist's mentor. But the duo discover something else that is terribly, demonically wrong.

Mar 7, 202342m

S1 E8 - A Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Part 2

An entire city has become preternaturally obsessed with a local restaurant. Sal and Asanti find something sinister in the kitchen, and fend up wishing they hadn’t left their muscle back in Rome.

Mar 9, 202333m

S1 E9 - The Market Arcanum, Part 1

Father Menchú takes Sal to Lichetenstein for the annual Market Arcanum, where the ex-cop gets a closer look into the broader world of magic users, and confrontation with the sinister Mr. Norse.

Mar 14, 202341m

S1 E10 - The Market Arcanum, Part 2

While the rest of the team back in Rome suddenly find themselves under attack, Sal and Menchú are left scrambling to stop a group of techno-cultists who have disturbing interest in Sal.

Mar 16, 202337m

S1 E11 - Big Sky, Part 1

Something too big to fully comprehend is loose in Oklahoma. Team Three touches down in a tiny town under threat from rampaging titans that feed on tornados.

Mar 21, 202336m

S1 E12 - Big Sky, Part 2

As an American town faces total destruction, the Society calls in its big guns against the Tornado Eaters, and Sal gets her first look at the kind of heat the paramilitary Team One is packing.

Mar 23, 202341m


S1 E13 - Now And Then, Part 1

While all the members of Team Three have their secrets, only Grace seems willing to guard hers with fists of fury…until Sal sets out to learn exactly what her deal is..

Mar 28, 202341m


S1 E14 - Now And Then, Part 2

Sal learns the horrifying truth about Grace, and her connection to a cursed candle: a story that goes all the way back to 1930s China

Mar 30, 202340m

S1 E15 - Under My Skin, Part 1

Team Three jets to the Southwest U.S. where the human canvases of a tattoo competition show begin dying under magical circumstances.

Apr 4, 202338m

S1 E16 - Under My Skin, Part 2

Team Three must find the source of demonic ink before time runs out and more victims are stained by its power.

Apr 6, 202336m

S1 E17 - Ancient Wonders, Part 1

Following the latest game of cat-and-mouse with the mysterious Mr. Norse in their hunt for the Codex Umbra, Team Three turns to old friends and even older magic.

Apr 11, 202333m

S1 E18 - Ancient Wonders, Part 2

As Sal becomes suspicious of her own increasingly strange sleeping habits, Team Three seeks out the Oracle of Delphi and learns the dangers of playing with prophecy.

Apr 13, 202341m

S1 E19 - Shore Leave, Part 1

It’s Grace’s one-day-off-a-year, and nothing will stop her from enjoying every last second of it, not even Sal’s sleepwalking.

Apr 18, 202333m

S1 E20 - Shore Leave, Part 2

There’s no rest to be found as a magical artifact spreads a time-slowing bubble across Rome.

Apr 20, 202339m

S1 E21 - Library Card, Part 1

The stage is set for Mr. Norse’s grand move to possess the Codex Umbra.

Apr 25, 202341m

S1 E22 - Library Card, Part 2

Infiltrating a yacht party, the team fights to stop Norse from gaining control of a demonic tome.

Apr 27, 202342m

S1 E23 - Puppets, Part 1

It’s open season on the Black Library as every demon in the world realizes the Codex Umbra is within their reach.

May 2, 202333m

S1 E24 - Puppets, Part 2

Security tightens as the Society prepares for the inevitable assault on the Black Library, unaware of the betrayer in their midst.

May 4, 202339m

S1 E25 - Keeping Friends Close, Part 1

Possessed by the Hand, Sal turns against her friends, and Team Three has to decide if she’s a victim or a threat they need to put down.

May 9, 202331m

S1 E26 - Keeping Friends Close, Part 2

As Father Menchú tries to buy time, Team One and Team Two gear up for battle. And the Hand, with power of the Codex Umbra at his command, begins to assemble an army.

May 11, 202330m

S1 E27 - An Excellent Day For An Exorcism, Part 1

Sal is betrayed and turned over to the not-so-tender mercies of Team Two. Death seems certain, but the Hand has more tricks up its sleeve.

May 16, 202329m

S1 E28 - An Excellent Day For An Exorcism, Part 2

Defying his superiors, Father Menchú leads the rest of Team Three to Sal’s rescue, not knowing if they’ll find a corpse, or something even worse.

May 18, 202334m

S1 E29 - Things Lost, Part 1

With Time running out and the Hand growing stronger inside Sal, the only hope is to banish the demon back to its hellish domain. But to do that, Team Three needs the Book of the Hand, back in the Vatican.

May 23, 202331m

S1 E30 - Things Lost, Part 2

Thanks to a timely offer from Aaron, Sal and the rest of the team stake their freedom on a desperate throw of the dice by venturing back into the lion’s den.

May 25, 202337m

S1 E31 - Siege, Part 1

With the Book of the Hand in their possession at last, Team Three can finally expel the Hand from Sal’s body. But there’s one last soul that needs saving.

May 30, 202335m

S1 E32 - Siege, Part 2

If Sal wants to save Perry, she’ll have to bring him back from the Hand’s dark dimension. Meanwhile, Team One prepares to move against Team Three with guns blazing.

Jun 1, 202336m

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