Seanan McGuire “Half-Off Ragnarok” (DAW, 2014)
This is the third book in McGuire’s InCryptid series. For a change of pace, this time the story is about Alex Price, another sibling in the family. He’s doing research in Ohio when people start turning to stone.
By now you should know what to expect from Seanan McGuire. It’s state of the art urban fantasy – inventive use of the tropes with none of the stuff that makes you feel icky. And here McGuire does what she does. If anything, that’s my real complaint about this book. While I appreciate how switching narrators is a brave move inside a series, I can’t help but feel like McGuire isn’t exactly stretching. The InCryptid books are great fun. But I would like to see a bit more ambition from McGuire’s writing.