Book Review: 2 Free Shorts by Seanan McGuire

Posted August 8, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: 2 Free Shorts by Seanan McGuire

The Ghosts of Bourbon Street, IM


Seanan McGuire

It is part of the , series and is a urban fantasy in eBook edition that was published by the author and has 62 pages.

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Home Improvement: Undead Edition, Indexing, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Half-Off Ragnarok, Midway Relics and Dying Breeds, Games Creatures Play, The Winter Long, Sparrow Hill Road, The InCryptid Prequels, Pocket Apocalypse, Black as Blood, Blocked, White as a Raven's Wing, "Good Girls Go to Heaven", A Red Rose Chain, "Full of Briars", Reflections, Once Broken Faith, "Dreams and Slumbers", Shadowed Souls, Chaos Choreography, Magic For Nothing, Indigo, Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, The Brightest Fell, "Of Things Unknown", Beneath the Sugar Sky

Series: Incryptid

“The Ghosts of Bourbon Street”, 3.1
“IM”, 3.2

It’s two free short stories (PDF, MOBI, and ePUB) that occur between Half-Off Ragnarok, 3, and Pocket Apocalypse, 4, in Seanan McGuire’s Incryptid urban fantasy series; see the chronological listing of the InCryptid books on my website for the complete list).

The Short Stories

“The Ghosts of Bourbon Street”

Verity is taking Dominic the long way home to get him adjusted to the strangeness of her family. In New Orleans, she’ll be introducing him to the raw Aunt Rose from Sparrow Hill Road, Ghost Stories #1 (this short takes place after Sparrow Hill Road). And it’s due to Rose that a ghost asks for help with the vandalism being suffered by the ghost krewes. Interesting bit of selfish and N’awlins culture.

“‘He means he defected,’ I said. ‘I didn’t defect. I was born defective.'”

I had hoped for more on the Aeslin mice in this, well, besides how much Verity enjoyed the wording on that holy ritual for “Look It’s Another Goddamn Cattle Ranch”.


A sad tale as Artie is freaking out over Sarah’s injuries and not being able to see her, speak to her. Great-Aunt Angela holds all the cards and is keeping Sarah close. And warning Artie that it may never get any better than this. It’s a shortie. A very short, shortie.