Magic for Nothing (InCryptid Series #6)

Magic for Nothing (InCryptid Series #6)

by Seanan McGuire

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The sixth book in New York Times-bestselling Seanan McGuire's witty urban fantasy InCryptid series about a family of cryptozoologists who act as a buffer between humans and the magical creatures living in secret around us.

"The only thing more fun than an October Daye book is an InCryptid book." —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Sookie Stackhouse series

Improbable, adjective:
                1. Not very likely to happen; not probable.
                2. Probably not a very good idea anyway.
                3. See also “bad plan.”

As the youngest of the three Price children, Antimony is used to people not expecting much from her. She’s been happy playing roller derby and hanging out with her cousins, leaving the globe-trotting to her older siblings while she stays at home and tries to decide what she wants to do with her life. She always knew that one day, things would have to change. She didn’t think they’d change so fast.

Annie’s expectations keep getting shattered. She didn’t expect Verity to declare war on the Covenant of St. George on live television. She didn’t expect the Covenant to take her sister’s threat seriously. And she definitely didn’t expect to be packed off to London to infiltrate the Covenant from the inside…but as the only Price in her generation without a strong resemblance to the rest of the family, she’s the perfect choice to play spy. They need to know what’s coming. Their lives may depend on it.

But Annie has some secrets of her own, like the fact that she’s started setting things on fire when she touches them, and has no idea how to control it. Now she’s headed halfway around the world, into the den of the enemy, where blowing her cover could get her killed. She’s pretty sure things can’t get much worse.

Antimony Price is about to learn just how wrong it’s possible for one cryptozoologist to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756410391
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: InCryptid Series , #6
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 130,987
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Seanan McGuire is a Washington State-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about anyplace capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren’t). Early exposure to a vast number of books left her with a lifelong affection for the written word, and led, perhaps inevitably, to her writing books of her own, starting somewhere around the age of eleven. The October Daye novels are her first urban fantasy series, and the InCryptid novels are her second series, both published by DAW and both of which have put her in the New York Times bestseller list. Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; Rosemary and Rue, the first novel in the October Daye series, was named one of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Past Decade; and her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast, and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year. You can visit her at

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Magic For Nothing 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series started as a fun and fairly light-hearted read. Each subsequent book becoming more substantial, less romantic fluff. This particular book, though still light hearted and fun, takes the same sort of turn the Mercy Thompson or Alpha and Omega books eventually took. I believe the end of this one was more brutal than any of the endings in the aforementioned series ever were. Loved it, really the series keeps getting better, but heartbroken for Antimony. Excited for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grate story ,wonderful humor, and a hero that shows that some times it's best to be last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series! Each book is 5 stars. Worth the time and money.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A terrific story from start to finish.
floridawildlife More than 1 year ago
Although entertaining. Sean McGuire tends to be a little preachy by jumping on board with today's issues - following the media with social rights.
DMGray More than 1 year ago
The Incryptid series just keeps getting better. This time around, it is the youngest Price: Antimony (or Annie). There's so much to like here... real characters -- no really. The characters are whole, with plenty of room to grow and change. The world building is wonderful. There's just so much fun. A carnival, bad guys, action, some kissing, and Aeslin Mice. A definite winner.