Book Review

by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Anthology

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Originally appearing in an e-serial on her website, two of Armstrong's most intriguing heroes take center stage in this compilation that explores their unique backstories. Known for her strong heroines, Armstrong also does a fantastic job creating alpha heroes. This is an absolute must-buy for any Otherworld fan!

The book opens with the tale behind alpha werewolf Jeremy's conception and strange birth. It then shifts to the vantage point of curious 6-year-old Clayton, who invites a bite from a werewolf. When the werewolf is unsuccessful in killing Clayton, the little boy is left abandoned in the bayou. Living as a feral animal, he is eventually found by a twentysomething Jeremy. The standard procedure would be to kill a feral mutt like Clayton, but Jeremy takes a different tack and tries to win his trust. Through Jeremy, Clayton is introduced to the werewolf world, where bloodlines, politics and ambition can be a deadly mix. (BANTAM SPECTRA, Feb., 384 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith


Published: February 2009

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4 Stars

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Submitted by Robin in PA on August 27, 2011 - 6:09pm.

This is a collection of short stories told mostly from the point-of-view of Clay.  We find out how Clay became a werewolf, how Jeremy rescued him and introduce him to the pack, and about Clay's absolute loyalty to Jeremy.  This is a good story for fans of Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series.  If you aren't already reading that series, I wouldn't start with this book.  My rating:  4 Stars.