My thoughts: Staying Dead, the first book in the Retrievers serise, was published in 2004. I was lucky to have found it while browsing at the library. It was a great addition the the whole Urban Fantasy genre with its unique characters. Do yourself a favor and look it up. I'm going to get the next one soon. I'll have to buy it since our library just caved in.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman
About the book: Manhattan's nightlife just got weirder. . .It starts as a simple job - but simple jobs, when you're dealing with this magical world, often end up anything but. As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing - and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while. . . Case in point - a cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and there's a magical complication. (Isn't there always?) Wren's unique abilities aren't enough to lay this particular case to rest, and so she turns to some friends: a demon (minor), a mage who has lost her mind, and a few others - including Sergei, her business partner (and maybe a bit more?) Sometimes what a woman hasto do to get the job done is enough to give even Wren nightmares.