Tricks for Free (InCryptid #7) - Seanan McGuire

The seventh book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy series returns to the mishaps of the Price family, eccentric cryptozoologists who safeguard the world of magical creatures living in secret among humans.

Penance, noun:

1. Punishment for past actions.

2. An attempt to pay for what can't be bought.

3. See also "exile."

Antimony Price is on the run. With the Covenant on her tail and her family still in danger, she needs to get far, far away from anyone who might recognize her - including her own mice. For the first time in a long time, a Price is flying without a safety net. Where do you go when you need to disappear into a crowd without worrying about attracting attention? An amusement park, of course.

Some people would call Lowryland the amusement park. It's one of the largest in Florida, the keystone of the Lowry entertainment empire... but for Annie, it's a place to hide. She's just trying to keep her head down long enough to come up with a plan that will get her home without getting anyone killed. No small order when she's rooming with gorgons and sylphs, trying to placate frustrated ghosts, and rushing to get to work on time.

Then the accidents begin. The discovery of a dead man brings Annie to the attention of the secret cabal of magic users running Lowryland from behind the scenes. They want the fire that sleeps in her fingers. They want her on their side. They want to help her - although their help, like everything else, comes with a price.

No plan. Minimal backup. No way out. Annie's about to get a crash course in the reality behind the pretty facade. If she's lucky, she'll survive the experience.

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Release date: March 5, 2018
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy
Average rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 24, 2021

InCryptid :: Series

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.
Discount Armageddon (InCryptid #1)7.16
Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2)8.00
Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid #3)5.66
Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid #4)
Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5)
Magic for Nothing (InCryptid #6)
Tricks for Free (InCryptid #7)
That Ain't Witchcraft (InCryptid #8)
Imaginary Numbers (InCryptid #9)
Calculated Risks (InCryptid #10)9.26