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Early Review: Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish

Apr 24, 2017

The International Archaeology Association (IAA) is responsible for keeping all things supernatural under wraps. They’re also responsible for ruining the promising archaeology career of Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl.

Needless to say, Owl’s still a little sore about that.

Just to keep Owl’s life lively, the IAA has opened a bounty on the two designers of World Quest, the online RPG that is much, much more than it seems. Owl needs to locate the notorious gaming duo before the other mercenaries do. But finding the gamers won’t be easy since every clue points to them hiding out in the legendary lost city of Shangri-La. Not to mention that the last time Owl and the game designers spoke, their conversation didn’t exactly end on the best note…

Meanwhile, undercurrents of supernatural politics are running amok in Tokyo, dragging Owl and her friends into a deadly game of wits with an opponent who calls himself the Electric Samurai. The cost of losing? All-out civil war between two powerful supernatural factions.

All in all, just another great day on the job.



Interesting and unique urban fantasy! The Owl and the Electric Samurai has it all.  Charish delivers a story where evil will stop at nothing to obtain world domination. Mythical Shangri-La and characters with unusual talents and powers drive this story.  The plot thicken as Owl finds herself part of a deadly game.  This was my first novel by Charish and I can't wait to delve in to the previous novels to get a better feel for the world.  If you love urban fantasy you you need to read this book.

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Publisher: Pocket / Simon & Schuster UK
Pub Date: May 8, 2017

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