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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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Community Reviews
Mike Finn
Mike Finn 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...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.0 Staying Dead
" 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 to...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.0 Staying Dead
" 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 to...
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.
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