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by Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Could various historical figures have been members of the supernatural club? That’s what werewolf Kitty Norville would really like to know. However, it is the vampires’ “long game” that takes center stage in this book. What makes Vaughn’s terrific stories really pop is how she manages to combine outright thrills with an offbeat sense of humor and then mesh it with Kitty’s dogged determination. The result — entertainment exemplified!

An obscure historical reference sparks Kitty’s investigation into whether William Tecumseh Sherman was a werewolf. However, before she gets too involved in her historical research, she is contacted by the vampire Anastasia. It appears that scheming, evil vampire Roman is after a powerful artifact that is hidden in San Francisco. Anastasia warns Kitty that Roman must not obtain the Dragon’s Pearl, so Kitty, Ben and Cormac (who still shares his body with the spirit of the wizard Amelia Parker) head to San Fran and enter a strange new realm that contains much more than they bargained for! (TOR, Jul., 320 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: TOR

Published: July 2011

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