Antimony "Annie" Price is on the run, both from the Covenant of St.
George and the crossroads. New Gravesend, Maine, seems like the
perfect place to hide, especially since Cylia's luck, due to her jink
heritage, has brought them here. Annie, Fern, Sam, and Cylia hope to
have a moment to rest after their escape from Lowryland but the
crossroads have a different idea. Can Annie regain her magic without
committing the dire act the crossroads is demanding of her?
THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT is the
eighth book in the InCryptid
series and completes the story arc first started in MAGIC FOR NOTHING. While it isn't necessary to have
read the entire InCryptid series, I would suggest at least reading the two prior books
featuring Annie to fully appreciate the story line. THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT picks up shortly after the
conclusion of TRICKS FOR FREE
and takes off quickly, as there is never a dull moment in a Seanan
Annie has quickly grown into one of my favorite Price family members
in the InCryptid series. At
first, she appeared a bit immature, more concerned about her roller
derby games than the cryptozoological work of the Price family.
However, much of that impression came from earlier books which
featured the point of views of her older siblings. Annie isn't any of the
things her siblings think she is though. She's caring, loyal, and
determined to do the right thing no matter what the personal cost to
herself. She's sacrificed a lot already and THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT puts her to a horrible test.
The easy way out is to do what the crossroads want her to do but Annie
knows it's not the right thing. I love seeing her strength of will, even
when faced with something unimaginable.
Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite urban fantasy authors and THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT showcases
so many of the reasons why. Full of action, humor, and magic, THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT tackles a
whole new enemy as Seanan McGuire puts a whole new twist on the
urban fantasy genre. THAT AIN'T
WITCHCRAFT and the InCryptid series are must reads for any urban fantasy fan!
The eighth book in the funny and fast-paced
urban fantasy series returns to the mishaps of the
family, eccentric cryptozoologists who safeguard the
of magical creatures living in secret among humans.
Antimony Price has never done
without a support system. As the youngest of her
she has always been able to depend on her parents,
and cousins to help her out—until now. After fleeing
the Covenant of St. George, she's found herself in
the crossroads and running for her life. No family. No
No way out.
Lucky for her, she's resourceful, and she's been
allies as she travels: Sam, furi trapeze artist turned
boyfriend; Cylia, jink roller derby captain and
driver; Fern, sylph friend, confidant, and maker of
breakfasts; even Mary, ghost babysitter to the Price
Annie's starting to feel like they might be able to
things out—which is probably why things start going
New Gravesend, Maine is a nice place to raise a
make a binding contract with the crossroads. For James
Smith, whose best friend disappeared when she tried to
precisely that, it's also an excellent place to plot
revenge. Now the crossroads want him dead and they
Annie to do the dirty deed.
And that's before Leonard Cunningham, aka, "the next
of the Covenant," shows up…