Sixth book in Seanan McGuire’s funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy series
As the youngest child of the current generation of Prices, Antimony Price has always been looking for her place in the world. She lacks her sister’s single-minded drive toward stardom, and her brother’s comfortable desire for knowledge. Instead, she has a restless spirit, a fierce temper, and a tendency to set things on fire with her mind when she gets uncomfortable. Not the best combination for a young cryptozoologist trying to make a name for herself.
With war looming between the Price family and the Covenant of St. George, an ancient society of monster-hunters and witch-finders, Antimony is the best choice to go undercover and infiltrate her family’s ancient enemy... except for that whole “starting fires” thing, but no one needs to know about that, right? She quickly finds that the Covenant is bigger and wilder than she could ever have believed, and is sent undercover again, this time to find out whether a small traveling carnival is harboring inhuman creatures. Will she betray her family’s need for information, or the very cryptids she has sworn to spend her life protecting? Worse yet, if she blows her cover, will she make it home alive?
Details updated May 20, 2022
Seanan McGuire is a native Californian, which has resulted in her being exceedingly laid-back about venomous wildlife, and terrified of weather. When not writing urban fantasy (as herself) and science fiction thrillers (as Mira Grant), she likes to watch way too many horror movies, wander around in swamps, record albums of original music, and harass her cats.
Seanan is the author of the October Daye, InCryptid, and Indexing series of urban fantasies; the Newsflesh trilogy; the Parasitology duology; and the "Velveteen vs." superhero shorts. Her cats, Lilly, Alice, and Thomas, are plotting world domination even as we speak, but are easily distracted by feathers on sticks, so mankind is probably safe. For now.
InCryptid :: Series
Series contains 10 primary works and has 10 total works.
These urban fantasy adventures focus on the Price family of cryptozoologists as they seek to protect the cryptids of the world from humanity... and humanity from the cryptids of the world.
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