Series: InCryptid #0.21
Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: February 3, 2017
Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series is far from over, and I’m far from getting through all of her short stories! Next up on the list is The Lay of the Land, the first Alice-centric short in this world. Alice is the daughter of Fran and Jonathan Healy and a familiar character to those that have read the main series.
Alice Healy is a Healy through and through. This means that no matter how much her father tries to keep her safe and bundled away from the cryptids of the world, she’s going to head out into those woods and find them.
Keeping her safe and bundled up is a bit more of a challenge than he realizes, but boy, is it entertaining for us readers! While I feel bad for Alice (having to sneak around on her dad could not have been fun), I will admit that the levity was very much appreciated.
Even as a teenager, Alice is looking like the character we’ve gotten glimpses of here and there throughout the main series. I can’t wait to learn more about her.