In this sequel to the Nebula Award-nominated and Tiptree Award Honor Book that New York Times best-selling author Seanan McGuire called "exciting, inventive, and brilliantly plotted", Millie unwillingly returns to the Arcadia Project when an impossible and deadly situation pulls her back in.
Four months ago Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner, Teo, to the lethal magic of an Unseelie fey countess. Now, in a final visit to the scene of the crime, Millie and her former boss, Caryl, encounter Teo's tormented ghost. But there's one problem: According to Caryl, ghosts don't exist.
Millie has a new life, a stressful job, and no time to get pulled back into the Project, but she agrees to tell her side of the ghost story to the agents from the Project's national headquarters. During her visit, though, tragedy strikes when one of the agents is gruesomely murdered in a way only Caryl could have achieved. Millie knows Caryl is innocent, but the only way to save her from the Project's severe off-the-books justice is to find the mysterious culprits that can be seen only when they want to be seen. Millie must solve the mystery not only to save Caryl but also to foil an insidious, arcane terrorist plot that would leave two worlds in ruins.
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Just Keeps Getting Better
The series as a whole is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The fresh take on the classic Urban Fantasy with a character that has depth and nuance is wonderful!
The Dresden Files or the Russian Night Watch series for the urban fantasy elements. The psychological elements remind me a lot of The Stranger by Albert Camus
Spoilers? Honestly, the culmination / climax was the best scene for me. I love how the author has a talent for presenting an ending that is unexpected and a-typical. I was all prepared for a "final boss fight" and the author found a way to tell the story with out going this cliche'd route. It was brilliant.
I felt like I could really understand the emotions the character was going through which is a great credit to the author's wonderful ability to present the difficulties of Borderline Personality Disorder and the techniques used to address it. The story was definitely an emotional one which is hard to do in fantasy novels
Nothing but high praise. This series feels is a great entry into the genre but with its own unique spin. I will be recommending this to all my friends.
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