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Book Discussion: "Half-Off Ragnarok" by Seanan McGuire [Mar. 31st, 2014|10:02 am]
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Time for the next March book discussion! This time we're looking at Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire, the third book in her Incryptid series. Who here has read this one? Any thoughts?





Cover Copy: What do gorgons, basilisks, and frogs with feathers all have in common? They're all considered mythological by modern science, and some people are working very hard to keep them that way. Alexander Price is a member of a cryptozoological lineage that spans generations, and it's his job to act as a buffer between the human and cryptid worlds--not an easy task when you're dealing with women who have snakes in place of hair, little girls who may actually be cobras, and oh, right, brilliant, beautiful, distressingly curious Australian zookeepers. And then there's the matter of the murders. . . .

Alex thought he was choosing the easier career when he decided to specialize in non-urban cryptids, leaving the cities to his little sister, Verity. He had no idea what he was letting himself in for. It's a family affair, and everyone--from his reanimated grandfather to his slightly broken telepathic cousin--is going to find themselves drawn in before things get any better.

There are some things that you can train for. And then there are the things you have to figure out on the fly.

This is definitely the latter.
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[User Picture]From: controuble
2014-04-01 01:14 am (UTC)

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Even better than the first two, IMHO.
I love the way she describes Australian wildlife/incryptids.
[User Picture]From: jpsorrow
2014-04-01 01:04 pm (UTC)

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I've read the first one, but haven't gotten to the second (it's in my short stack for my TBR . . . in fact it might be my next read once I finish the book I'm on now). If it's like her October Daye series, then the books will improve from book to book.
[User Picture]From: pony
2014-04-01 02:21 pm (UTC)

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Loved it! The mice were always my favorites, but I'd love to have a Church Griffin, too. Was kinda iffy about reading from a guy's POV, but she pulled it off. Love Alex, and love the return/cameos of some characters from the previous books. Can't wait for the next one!