Tricks for Free

Tricks for Free

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : DAW Books, Incorporated, [2018]
ISBN: 9780756410407
0756410401
Characteristics: 420 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

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ShamaBole
Sep 06, 2020

What made Antimony so attractive in the first novel, her general competence, is missing here - and I blame the monkey boyfriend for this level of retardation. He's like a two year old and it's a bit revolting to think of them having sex, since he just doesn't come across as an adult. He's very clingy (constantly tethering A with his tail) and ranges between truculent and assertive, ugh. She definitely plays more of a clueless victim for the majority of the book, unfortunately.

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pinky0203
Apr 18, 2018

Another great addition to the Incryptid universe. I wish it was real!!!!!!

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