Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
"Never underestimate the power of a good story."
Good advice - especially when a story can kill you.
For most people, the story of their lives is just that: the accumulation of time, encounters, and actions into a cohesive whole. But for an unfortunate few, that day-to-day existence is affected - perhaps infected is a better word - by memetic incursion: where fairy tale narratives become reality, often with disastrous results.
That's where the ATI Management Bureau steps in, an organization tasked with protecting the world from fairy tales, even while most of their agents are struggling to keep their own fantastic archetypes from taking over their lives. When you're dealing with storybook narratives in the real world, it doesn't matter if you're Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or the Wicked Queen: no one gets a happily ever after.
Indexing is New York Times best-selling author Seanan McGuire¿s new urban fantasy where everything you thought you knew about fairy tales gets turned on its head.©2013 Seanan McGuire; (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Fairy-tales are real folks, yes they are real and the ATI Management Bureau is tasked with preventing them to become full blown. Henry aka Snow White is the leader of the team that prevents these fairy-tales called memetic incursions, from developing into a full blown story which would be catastrophic in an Urban area. This tale was told almost like a collection of short stories but at the same time had a general plot going on. Sloan was the wicked step sister to Henry’s good girl Snow White character. As the story unfolded I became more and more immersed in this world of fairy-tale like characters with their twisted tales. There is a little tiny bit of romance between Henry and Jeff but they are too busy preventing fairy-tales from becoming full blown disasters such as a sleeping beauty causing everyone around her to fall asleep, imagine that happening in NYC??! Or a Cinderella gone homicidal. This was a fun book I quickly downloaded book two from audible since I enjoyed listening to this one so much.