BOOK REVIEW “HALF-OFF RAGNAROK” BY SEANAN MCGUIRE
What do gorgons, basilisks, and frogs with feathers all have in common? They’re all considered mythological by modern science, and some people are working very hard to keep them that way. Alexander Price is a member of a cryptozoological lineage that spans generations, and it’s his job to act as a buffer between the human and cryptid worlds—not an easy task when you’re dealing with women who has snakes in place of hair, little girls who may actually be cobras, and brilliant, beautiful Australian zookeepers. And then there’s the matter of the murders…
Alex thought he was choosing the easier career when he decided to specialize in non-urban cryptids, leaving the cities to his little sister, Verity. He had no idea what he was letting himself in for. It’s a family affair, and everyone—from his reanimated grandfather to his slightly broken telepathic cousin—is going to find themselves drawn in before things get any better.
Half-Off Ragnarok is the third installment of the highly praised InCryptid series.
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HALF-OFF RAGNAROK has well-developed characters and a well-developed storyline. In this book we focus on Alex, Verity’s brother, his life is about to get a lot more interesting. He works in the local Zoo in the reptile department, where his assistant Dee keeps her identity a secret. She is a pliny’s gorgon, and they are able to blend in as human. Then there is Shelby from Australia who works with the big cats, and Alex has broken many dates with her so he can keep secret what he does, hunt Cryptids. After Shelby comes to his house to save him from a cryptid that has brainwashed him, is when he finds out that she is part of a group called the Thirty-Six Society. Now that they have cleared the air of who they really are, they help each other in trying to find out who is behind the killings at the zoo. They know that it is a cryptid called a Cockatrice who can turn some one to stone by looking them in the eyes. This book has a lot of funny moments in it that will make you chuckle. It starts off slow but picks up pretty quickly. I give HALF-OFF RAGNAROK 4/5 STARS. If you have not read this series, I recommend that you do. It will have you laughing with both Verity’s and Alex’s antics.
Here are the books in order: