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Following the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Son of a Trickster comes Trickster Drift, the second book in Eden Robinson's captivating Trickster trilogy. 

In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David, his mom's ex - a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can't protect him like she used to because he's moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school. 

Even though he's got a year of sobriety under his belt (no thanks to his enabling, ever-partying mom), Jared also struggles with the temptation of drinking. And he's got to get his grades up, find a job that doesn't involve weed cookies, and somehow live peacefully with his Aunt Mave, who has been estranged from the family ever since she tried to "rescue" him as a baby from his mother. An indigenous activist and writer, Mave smothers him with pet names and hugs, but she is blind to the real dangers that lurk around them - the spirits and supernatural activity that fill her apartment. 

As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic, whether he hates it or not - he sees ghosts, he sees the monster moving underneath his Aunt Georgina's skin, he sees the creature that comes out of his bedroom wall and creepily wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. When the David situation becomes a crisis, Jared can't ignore his true nature any longer.

©2018 Eden Robinson (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Great improvement by the narrator

A great improvement on the narration over the first book. Immersive and well read.

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Fun

I enjoyed so much. I just hope there is a 3rd book coming soon !

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Loved it!

This is even better than the first. The characters and the story are excellent and I cannot wait for book 3!

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Great series

Everything about this series is great. from characters to the mytholigies it plays with.

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PLEASE READ THESE BOOKS!!!

I liked this even better than book 1. Jared is going through some really dark and difficult things, but his humour and sarcasm help make it easier for you to read about it. I love this kid, you can't help but root for him.

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can't wait for another novel!

loved her book, captivating. she is a great story teller. look forward to more from her!

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  • 2021-03-15

An Improvement on the First Entry

New scenes and new characters meant that the supernatural elements found at the end of the first novel do not take centre stage until near the end of this book. That being said though, the overall story was great. What kept me from giving it 5 stars is that it took so long to get back into the Trickster part of the story, and that Eden Robinson has a habit of dumping information in a way that breaks up the story for me. For example, when describing the geography of Vancouver, instead of having Jared discover parts of the city during the story she has a whole chapter where the narrator literally describes the layout of the city; it took me right out of the narrative. One other thing that bothered me was the overuse of the word “said.” For example, a conversation between multiple characters might go like this:

“Get out,” Jared said.
“Make me,” Kota said.
“Settle down!” Hank said
“Boys,” Mavis said.
Otherwise, the story and characters captured my attention.


Jason Ryll did a much better job with his narration in this book. I was impressed by his level of improvement.

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great

I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first. It was slightly less depressing and infinitely more weird. Like, the author just... went for it. And I was there for it. The "magic" stuff was at the forefront, here, but there was still the themes of sobriety, generational trauma, and, in this case, dealing with a dangerous stalker.
The worldbuilding is first class.

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Indigenous Excellence

Great story, excellent narration! I binged the first 2 books of the son of a trickster trilogy and can't wait to hear the finale

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I love the trickster series so much

This book was so great! I can’t wait for the next one in the series.

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  • 2021-03-18

entertaining and educational

The storyline was engaging. There were moments when the author broke away from the plot to give historical facts. It had an ending that guaranteed the reader will read the sequel.

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  • 2021-03-13

Slow start, strong finish

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  • Dan Campbell
  • 2018-11-08

Stunning!

Incredible! Can not wait for the next book. Something so fresh yet so familiar and relatable!