So, human life will be harmonious and full of peace. Phil the publisher hot off the success of the New York travel guide sends his team of writers to New Orleans. Actually, as a reader, you can get many lessons of life. It might just be due to my reading a lot of Jim Butcher lately, but the fun and frolic that should have come about from this just felt flat and plodding this time around. A warning: While the first book felt like a stand-alone with sequel potential, Ghost Train will leave you begging for the third entry into the series.
And what are the dos and don'ts for the visiting minor god or goddess? You should run and get both now. A more traditional urban fantasy series, we follow normal everyday Zoë as she leads her assorted band of undead misfits to New Orleans to write the second travel guide for supernatural beings: gods, vampires, zombies, ghosts, etc. She is the host of podcasts I Should Be Writing and Ditch Diggers. I wish there were more books in the series because she mentions heading to London next! The ending is adrenaline-filled, and satisfying, though not everything is butterflies and flowers. A more traditional urban fantasy series, we follow normal everyday Zoë as she leads her assorted band of undead misfits to New Orleans to write the second travel guide for supernatural beings: gods, vampires, zombi I'd read a few of Mur Lafferty's early shorter stories, in her Afterlife series, where she juxtaposes fantasy stories with everyday, normal joe, characters.
I think if you read the first one and liked it you will also enjoy this book. Those special powers come to light more in this book. I really want the third one to be out already, but sadly, I'll have to wait. Geeky references and jokes galore! I really enjoyed The Shambling Guide to New York City, which was a fun, light urban fantasy about a writer who gets involved with publishing travel guides for the supernatural. After the success of The Shambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel. And this was the weakest part of the novel to my mind. She is the host of the Hugo-winning podcast Ditch Diggers, and the long-running I Should Be Writing.
Come to think of it, what I really don't like is Zoe. This is the same as using the minus symbol. The good new is that Lafferty continues to write other stuff, so she's still getting published. Por supuesto esto no ocurre sin que Zoe quede enredada en conspiraciones y otras situaciones peligrosas. The first book was so excited because of the idea of writing a travel guide for monsters, but it lost some steam in this sequel.
Mur Lafferty narrated this story —and I can only relate it to that kid, in class, who just read the words — pausing at every comma, at the end of each sentence, never once adjusting speed or tone. Before she has time to do this, however, she is sent away to New Orleans by her boss, to write the second shambling guide. I had almost reached the halfway mark before I stopped in disgust. It was mentioned at the end of The Ghost Train to New Orleans that the third book would be set in London, where the Gray Cabal, the organisation that controls the coterie and most of the citytalkers, was located. There was quite a bit of game-related jokes and analogy in The Ghost Train to New Orleans because Zoe was a game geek.
The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. One of online books that will benice for you is book entitled Ghost Train to New Orleans The Shambling Guides By Mur Lafferty. And even the journey South on the eponymous Ghost Train is pretty eventful we learn a lot about ghosts, which feature strongly in this book. This book also tells who dies at the end of the first book and spoils another revelation. The good is that we get a broader explanation and exposition regarding Zoe's powers in this one, but we trade it off with what ultimately feels like more meandering as we move from a ghost train robbery to speaking with the city to riding dragons and so on. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help.
Where can a visiting zombie be assured of decent brains? I love urban fantasy and what makes these books so fun it that it meshes the supernatural with travel. Although it had an interesting concept, it suffered from poor execution with little character development and rather poor plotting. Searches cannot start with a wildcard. It isusually cheaper that you must buy the book in the book store. I thought this was an enjoyable read.
The subtle touches that we've come to love from are still there, and make this short book a pleasure to read. I will buy a single book from an author out of loyalty or interest. There was little action; any action appeared towards the end of the book. On the positive side, the world-building is very clever and the New Orleans setting is well done. Definitely not super difficult to read or understand. Then it was Gwen and Anna. We like to keep things fresh.
Everybody will get much of knowledge by reading a book. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book? Sometimes they don't respect her leadership. Zoe was flat: self-absorbed and far too able to revel in knowing something no others do, in the rare occasions that happened. Por supuesto esto no ocurre sin que Zoe quede enredada en conspiraciones y otras situaciones peligrosas. Probably closer to a 2.