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    • ISBN:9781472113214
    • Publication date:07 Aug 2014

Half-Off Ragnarok

An Incryptid Novel

By Seanan McGuire

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The third instalment in New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire's InCryptid series

When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn't expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend--Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats--is starting to get suspicious.

Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone...

The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner.

Of course, so do the talking mice.

Biographical Notes

Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about any place capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren't). The October Daye novels are her first urban fantasy series, and the InCryptid novels are her second series, both have put her in the New York Times bestseller list. Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also writes under the name Mira Grant. She is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year. You can visit her at www.seananmcguire.com.

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  • ISBN: 9781472113153
  • Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Corsair
Smart, whimsical and bitingly funny, Verity Price is a kick-ass heroine that readers will love. — Molly Harper
Verity is a winning protagonist, and her snarky but loving observations on her world of bogeyman strip club owners, Japanese demon badger bartenders, and dragon princess waitresses make for a delightful read — Publishers Weekly
Incredible fun. — Charles Stross
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