Spelunking Through Hell by Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire ‏@dawbooks @penguinrandom

Posted February 21, 2022 by Robin in Book Review / 8 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Spelunking Through Hell by Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire ‏@dawbooks @penguinrandomSpelunking Through Hell by Seanan McGuire
Series: Incryptid #11
Published by DAW Books on March 1, 2022
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
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It’s been fifty years since the crossroads caused the disappearance of Thomas Price, and his wife, Alice, has been trying to find him and bring him home ever since, despite the increasing probability that he’s no longer alive for her to find. Now that the crossroads have been destroyed, she’s redoubling her efforts. It’s time to bring him home, dead or alive.

Preferably alive, of course, but she’s tired, and at this point, she’s not that picky. It’s a pan-dimensional crash course in chaos, as Alice tries to find the rabbit hole she’s been missing for all these decades—the one that will take her to the man she loves.

I have been waiting FOREVER for Alice and Thomas’s story and finally with Spelunking Through Hell, the 11th book of the Incryptid series, we are finally here.  Alice has been on a journey to find her husband, taken by the Crossroads over fifty years ago.  It is her obsession and if all she finds is a headstone, well that is fine too at least she will know.  But, she has loved Thomas since before she was supposed to love a man and she can’t move on until she knows.

With the Crossroads gone, Alice’s quest has been reinvigorated and she is more determined than ever to find the love of her life.  She has confirmation that Thomas is still alive and out there somewhere.  After finding a book from a long ago dimensional traveler and cartographer, she has a new direction and hope to go towards and some doubts about the individual she considered a friend that had helped her all of these years.

Alice will risk everything to be reunited with her husband.  Will she find him?  Well I think it is a sad story indeed if that didn’t happen.  Will he remember her?  Alice is pretty unforgettable and she is going to need all the Healy luck to be able to convince the universe it is time to give her husband back.

The readers get to find out so many mysteries in this series.  Such as:

1 – How is Alice in her eighties now but still look to be 19 or 20.  Let’s just say ewww and ouch.

2 – What kind of impact did this have on her kids growing up? Hard to have mommy bail to go find daddy and never really come home.

3 – What has this life cost her? So much more than she probably knows.

4 – How does dimensional travel work and how can Alice do it?

5 – Where was the Crossroads stashing some of the people it made bargains with.

So many questions answered and so much chaos ensues, but what else would you expect with Alice jumping around in the Universe.

I had so much fun with this book, although I was a little impatient to get to the part where we actually find Thomas.  But patience pays off and I’m really looking forward to how all of these new developments are going to rock the world of my favorite Cryptozoologist family.

About Seanan McGuire

Hi! I’m Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I’m also Mira Grant (www.miragrant.com), author of Feed and Deadline.

Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).

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Posted February 21, 2022 by Robin in Book Review / 8 Comments

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