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The Cryptid Keeper

The Cryptid Keeper

The Cryptid Duology (Volume 2)

Lija Fisher

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In The Cryptid Keeper, Clivo and the Myth Blasters are back on the trail of the immortal creature in this conclusion to a monstrously funny middle-grade duology by Lija Fisher.

Life has gotten complicated for thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren. After taking up his deceased father’s mission to find the extraordinary creature whose blood grants everlasting life, Clivo is spending his summer not at camp or hanging out with his friends, but jetting all over the world tracking cryptids—while keeping his Aunt Pearl in the dark about his dangerous adventures.

At the same time, a shocking development unveils the truth about Clivo’s enemies, and the cryptids themselves are posing trouble at every turn. With the help of his crew of Myth Blasters, Clivo is going to need all of the tools, gadgets, and training he has to prevent the immortal cryptid from falling into the wrong hands—and to keep Aunt Pearl off the case.


Clivo Wren sat crouched in the dry yellow grass, a tranquilizer gun on his lap, peering through binoculars at the stream meandering through the boreal forest. A frigid breeze blew, and he wrapped his fur parka tighter around...

Praise for The Cryptid Keeper

“Fisher packs her tongue-in-cheek tale with real (or, OK, ‘real’) creatures of myth and legend.” —Booklist

The Cryptid Catcher:

“[Fisher] dishes up an action-oriented romp, puts a resourceful but not superhuman protagonist at the head of a colorful, diverse (of species as well as race) supporting cast, and salts the plot with tantalizing hints that the stakes are about to broaden.” —Booklist, starred review


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Lija Fisher

Lija Fisher is an actor and monster aficionado. She is also the author of The Cryptid Catcher. She lives in Colorado.

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