Cloudy with a Chance of Dropbears is a novelette in the City Between urban fantasy series I listen to by W.R. Gingell. This tale was available through Kindle Unlimited, so I decided to read it before beginning the next audio in the series. A short and sweet story that was action-packed and a downright treat.
by W.R. Gingell
Series: The City Between #5.5
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Kill the kid and you can come back.
That's what the note says.
Five-Four-One is just a lowly leprechaun, working for the Behindkind Tax Office. He has no idea why he's suddenly been dumped into the terrifying death-trap known as Australia: no idea who the kid is, or why someone wants them both dead.
Nor does he know who else is looking for the kid—which is unfortunate, because out of all the other things that could potentially kill him today, that one is the most likely to stick.
This novelette is short and sweet (approx 41 pages) and doesn’t contain much of a backstory. Therefore, I recommend it only if you’ve read/listened to some of the full-length City Between novels.
Five-Four-One, a leprechaun at the Behindkind Tax Office, has a feeling something big is going to happen at the office today, only it’s nothing like he expected. In the blink of an eye, he is deported to Australia.
The story is told from Five-Four-One’s perspective and I loved it. Apparently, he must kill the kid if he wants to return. Someone is blackmailing him. He does not know who the kid is until he spots our Pet.
Well, this was the only kid in the area; long-legged and long-haired, it had a hopeful sort of expression to its face. I mean, it was still ugly, but it was ugly in a nice sort of way. It looked like you could pat it on the head without being bitten.
I loved getting the thoughts of someone from the Between and their views of humans. Pet is her usual self, which always makes me smile. The author introduced me to Dropbears. Never heard of this Australian legend? Of course, I had to Google it, which sent me down a rabbit hole exploring their legends and myths. I totally recommend you do the same.
The story was delightful and I am glad that I took the time to meet 541 because low and behold he is a character in the next audiobook, book six, Between Walls.Cloudy With a Chance of Dropbears by W.R. Gingell was the perfect fix for between audiobooks. #UrbanFantasy #novelette #CityBetween Click To Tweet
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