Series: InCryptid #0.9
Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: November 19th, 2013
Next up on the list of Seanan McGuire short stories, we have We Both Go Down Together, part of her InCryptid series. This is number 0.09 in the series, which means I really am making progress in their story! Though I’m not sure how great that is, all things considered. At this point, I don’t want to have to say goodbye to them. (I’m so bad, I know).
If you enjoy the InCryptid series and want to see what a mermaid would look like in this world, it is time to dive into it! We Both Go Down Together reminds me of a blend of mermaids and Innsmouth, which feels about right.
Johnny was all set to go off on this mission by himself, but Fran is a stubborn woman. So even though she is due to give birth within the month, she is very insistently coming along for the ride. Only to find that they’ve been summoned for a concern that feels very personal for the two of them.
Okay, now THIS is my favorite Fran/Johnny story to date. I love the subject/critters, I loved the plot, and I loved the action. It was a perfect storm of events, and frankly, I would love to see more of this town. I know that it probably isn’t possible, but it has captured my imagination, so I can’t help but hope.