Retrievers

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 445 ratings

Staying Dead Publisher's Summary

It starts as a simple job - but simple jobs, when you're dealing with the magical world, often end up anything but.

As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing - and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while....

Case in point: A cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and there's a magical complication. (Isn't there always?) Wren's unique abilities aren't enough to lay this particular case to rest, so she turns to some friends: a demon (minor), a mage who has lost his mind, and a few others, including Sergei, her business partner (and maybe a bit more?).

Sometimes what a woman has to do to get the job done is enough to give even Wren nightmares....

©2009 Laura Anne Gilman (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Staying Dead

    • A Retrievers Novel
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing - and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Urban Fantasy!

    • By Anne on 03-11-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Curse the Dark

    • A Retrievers Novel
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Once more Wren Valere's game plan has taken an unexpected direction. She'd agreed to a bargain with one supersecret magic-watching outfit to protect her and her partner on their last job. But now the Silence is trying to wedge them apart. On the one hand, ever since she and Sergei began to talk about their "relationship," things have been tricky. On the other, though... Well, no one better try to stand between Wren and Sergei when danger is near!

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Bring It On

    • A Retrievers Novel
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Wren Valere used to have a simple life. Her partner Sergei would negotiate the terms of the Retrieval--all right, the theft--and she would use her magical Talent to carry it out. Paycheck deposited, on to the next job. Now? Her relationship with Sergei is even more complicated (sex will do that). Her fellow lonejacks are trying to organize against the Mage's Council. The nonhuman population of Manhattan is getting fed up with being ignored and abused. And the Council? Well, they have an agenda of their own.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Burning Bridges

    • A Retrievers Novel
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The best Retrievers go unnoticed: sliding into shadows, gliding through crowds without entanglement. Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she's not only being seen, she's getting involved. Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general - humans included. With the Mage Council distracted by internal power struggles, Wren is guilted into stepping up as spokesperson for the fragilely united Fatae and lonejack communities....

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Free Fall

    • A Retrievers Novel
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The Cosa Nostradamus is in disarray; the Truce holding violence in check has been broken. Magical Manhattan is at war, and Wren Valere is left without her partner/lover Sergei, whose past loyalties keep him from her side just when she needs him the most. Hoping to keep herself occupied, Wren takes a job - but what should have been an ordinary Retrieval instead forces her to realize that it is time to do more. It is time for the Cosa to take the battle to the enemy.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Blood from Stone

    • A Retrievers Novel
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Wren Valere's job is driving her crazy. She's still Manhattan's most sought-after Retriever, but after last year's deadly confrontation with the Silence, all this magic-user wants is a break. With her apartment going co-op and her relationship with the demon P.B. putting stress on her romance with partner Sergei, is Wren finally ready to settle down to a more stable existence? Not likely....

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