The third exciting novel starring the unforgettable antiquities thief Owl—a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world. From the pen of rising urban fantasy star Kristi Charish (The Kincaid Strange series) and for fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, Jenn Bennett, and fantasy lovers everywhere.
The International Archaeology Association (IAA) is responsible for keeping all things supernatural under wraps. They’re also responsible for ruining the promising archaeology career of Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl.
Needless to say, Owl’s still a little sore about that.
Just to keep Owl’s life lively, the IAA has opened a bounty on the two designers of World Quest, the online RPG that is much, much more than it seems. Owl needs to locate the notorious gaming duo before the other mercenaries do. But finding the gamers won’t be easy since every clue points to them hiding out in the legendary lost city of Shangri-La. Not to mention that the last time Owl and the game designers spoke, their conversation didn’t exactly end on the best note…
Meanwhile, undercurrents of supernatural politics are running amok in Tokyo, dragging Owl and her friends into a deadly game of wits with an opponent who calls himself the Electric Samurai. The cost of losing? All-out civil war between two powerful supernatural factions.
All in all, just another great day on the job.
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the quirky is back
Owl is in the hot seat again. The IAA (International Archaeology Association) wants the designers of World Quest (an online video game) and mercenaries have been hired to find them and remove any obstacle in their way…Owl’s in the way. While the elves have made a deal with the dragon and want Owl to find an ancient suit of armor. And if that wasn’t enough, Owl is tap dancing her way around the dragon’s person assistant and Naga that has taken Owl’s cat hostage.
Charish brings the quirky Owl back into our lives with OWL AND THE ELECTRIC SAMURAI.
I found this installment a little more serious then previous novels. Don't get me wrong, Owl still has the that spunky attitude we've come to expect but the overall tone is much more subdued. It seems that Owl is finally taking what is at stake more seriously. Some character growth but I feel its time for more.
Enjoyable, easy, entertaining and chuck full of adventure.
I received this ARC copy of Owl and the Electric Samurai from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books - Pocket Star.