[Book Review] That Ain't Witchcraft

That Ain't Witchcraft (InCryptid #8) / Seanan McGuire

Previously reviewed
Now on the run not only from the Covenant but attempting to avoid the notice of some unscrupulous mages, Antimony Price and her friends have left Lowryland far behind and found a place to recuperate in New Gravesend, Maine.

Of course, even with the aid of a jink, nothing ever stays simple with a Price around.  Annie made a deal with the Crossroads to save her friends, and they want to call in that debt.  It seems they're feeling a little threatened by a new friend Annie makes in New Gravesend...

Well, seven books in, I think no one is surprised when someone in this family responds poorly to being pressured into something they disagree with.  Nor at their ability to find allies and opportunities in unexpected places.

This time they're all up against something no one can escape.  The Crossroads are everywhere, and they are old.  This isn't a new threat, but one that's been along since the first act.

It's good to see Annie in her groove, even if that groove involves thinking on the fly and hoping nothing else goes wrong.  We still don't get any Aeslin mice... but we get the hilarity of mundanes encountering the strangeness of being brought into the inner circle.  We get to see the crystallization of Annie's friends as family.  And we get to see her kick some eldritch ass.

Looking forward to the next one!

Advance Reader Copy courtesy of DAW (Penguin RandomHouse) in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.


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