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.

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.

1 comment:

Teddyree said...

This one sounds good, will look it up. Thanks for sharing!