Discount Armageddon

Discount Armageddon

By Seanan McGuire

Daw Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780756407131, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Description
"The only thing more fun than an October Daye book is an InCryptid book." --Charlaine Harris
Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity--and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city...
"Discount Armageddon" is the first installment of the highly praised "InCryptid" series.


About the Author
Seanan McGuire is the author of several bestselling contemporary fantasy novels, including the October Daye series beginning with 2009's "Rosemary and Rue, " and (as Mira Grant) "Feed, Deadline, " and "Blackout. "In 2010 she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She lives in California.


Praise For Discount Armageddon

"Smart, whimsical and bitingly funny, Verity Price is a kick-ass heroine that readers will love. Just when I thought she couldn't surprise me again, she would pull some new trick out of her hat - or, in the case of her throwing knives, out of her corset. I would send Verity and my Jane Jameson on a girl's night out, but I'm afraid of the damage bill they would rack up!"
--Molly Harper, author of NICE GIRLS DON'T HAVE FANGS

"Seanan McGuire's DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON is an urban fantasy triple threat - smart and sexy and funny. The Aeslin mice alone are worth the price of the book, so consider a cast of truly ORIGINAL characters, a plot where weird never overwhelms logic, and some serious kickass world-building as a bonus."
--Tanya Huff, author of THE WILD WAYS

"Original, pacy, and hugely entertaining-Seanan McGuire knows how to tell a good story!"
--Alma Alexander, author of WORLDWEAVERS: CYBERMAGE

"Mixing mythology and monster lore (plus a good helping of snark), Discount Armageddon is fast-paced, funny and boasts a salty-sweet heroine who can cha-cha, foxtrot, and kick ass––or any combination thereof––while she sprints her way across the rooftops of Manhattan, policing and protecting the denizens of New York City's supernatural community."
--Amber Benson, author of HOW TO BE DEATH

"Smart, whimsical and bitingly funny, Verity Price is a kick-ass heroine that readers will love. Just when I thought she couldn't surprise me again, she would pull some new trick out of her hat - or, in the case of her throwing knives, out of her corset. I would send Verity and my Jane Jameson on a girl's night out, but I'm afraid of the damage bill they would rack up!" —Molly Harper, author of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
"Seanan McGuire's Discount Armageddon is an urban fantasy triple threat - smart and sexy and funny. The Aeslin mice alone are worth the price of the book, so consider a cast of truly ORIGINAL characters, a plot where weird never overwhelms logic, and some serious kickass world-building as a bonus." —Tanya Huff, author of The Wild Ways

"Original, pacy, and hugely entertaining-Seanan McGuire knows how to tell a good story!" —Alma Alexander, author of Worldweavers: Cybermage

"Mixing mythology and monster lore (plus a good helping of snark), Discount Armageddon is fast-paced, funny and boasts a salty-sweet heroine who can cha-cha, foxtrot, and kick ass––or any combination thereof––while she sprints her way across the rooftops of Manhattan, policing and protecting the denizens of New York City's supernatural community." —Amber Benson, author of How To Be Death