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Staying Dead - Laura Anne Gilman
Staying Dead
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Manhattan's night life just got weirder . . . It starts as a simple job -- but simple jobs, when you're dealing with the 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... show more
Manhattan's night life just got weirder . . . It starts as a simple job -- but simple jobs, when you're dealing with the 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, so she turns to some friends: a demon (minor), a mage who has lost his mind, and a few others, including Sergei, her business partner (and maybe a bit more?). Sometimes what a woman has to do to get the job done is enough to give even Wren nightmares . . .
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780373802531 (0373802536)
Publisher: Luna
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Retrievers .5 (#1)
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Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.0 "Staying Dead - Retrievers #1" by Laura Anne Gilman - slow start and some unfortunate names but the characters mean I'll try the series.
" Staying Dead" is the first book in an Urban Fantasy series. It has a lot of the right elements for success: originalish magics, sassy heroine, creepy baddy and lots of foreboding but, about a third of the way through I wasn't sure I'd continue. The opening assumes an engagement with what happens...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Staying Dead (Retrievers, #1)
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. . . A cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and Wren’s unique abilitie...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
1.0 Staying Dead
DNF. I just don't care. And the 'romance' between the two mains just rang so false to me. The world building was interesting, but ultimately not exciting or different.
Debbie's Spurts
Debbie's Spurts rated it
3.0 Review of "Staying Dead" (Retrievers, #1) by Laura Anne Gilman
This reader's personal opinion, ©2015, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* I was delighted to read more of main character, Wren, and her current and back story. On that front, the book didn't disappoint. And...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Staying Dead (Retrievers, Book 1)
Gilman has worked out quite a good world in this story of a woman gifted with magic and skills that border on thievery, Wren Valere and her long-time business partner Serge Didier. Both of them have secrets from each other, most of which is what they think of each other. It did suffer from first n...
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