Thursday, January 29, 2009

Review - Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

Men of the Otherworld
A Collection of Otherworld Tales, Volume 1
Kelley Armstrong
Bantam
January 27, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-553-80709-7

Book Blurb:
New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong has captivated readers with her spellbinding Women of the Otherworld series. Now, for the first time, in this collection of four tales she gives center stage to the men who love these sexy, supernatural women—the men who live on the other side of humanity…the wild side.

As a curious six-year-old, Clayton didn’t resist the bite—he asked for it. But surviving as a lone child-werewolf was more than he could manage—until Jeremy came along and taught him how to straddle the human-werewolf worlds, gave him a home…and introduced him to the Pack. So begins this tantalizing volume, featuring three of the most intriguing members of the American Pack—a hierarchical founding family where bloodlines mean everything and each day presents a new, thrilling, and often deadly challenge. For as Clayton grows from a wild child to a clever teen who tests his beloved mentor at every turn, he must learn not only to control his animal instincts but to navigate Pack politics—including showing his brutal archnemesis, Malcolm, who the real Alpha is....

From the nature of fear, weakness, and courage, to the triumph of belonging and the complications of love and loyalty, these mesmerizing tales reveal the trials of a werewolf coming-of-age, and lay bare the hearts and minds of the men strong enough for the women of the Otherworld—and adept enough to take on two worlds.

My thoughts:
Men of the Otherworld
is a collection of short stories, and while fans may have read many of them as they were shared on the author’s website, it’s wonderful to have them together in one bound book. The collection is nicely finished with a new Jeremy and Jaime story in the end.

From Jeremy’s birth that was unwanted by his father Malcolm, to his role as adoptive father and mentor to Clayton, the stories provide many answers. Ms. Armstrong solidly establishes the origins of some favorite werewolves, keeps readers engrossed as the tales unfold, and always leaves them wanting more.

Proceeds from Men of the Otherworld are going to World Literacy of Canada.

To learn more about the men and women of the Otherworld, please visit Ms. Armstrong’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

7 comments:

Amberkatze said...

*Drool*

Amberkatze said...

I just saw what 'you are reading now' and really do hate you ;)

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Amber - It really is a great series, isn't it?

I'll post the review on 'What I'm reading now' later today. If you're following the series it's a must read!

RachaelfromNJ said...

Never read this author before. Gorgeous cover. Sounds good. I think I won this book to review from Library Thing. Hmmm.

Kimberly Swan said...

It's a great series Rachael, I've been reading it for years. Hope you'll enjoy it! :)

Amberkatze said...

I loved this! It filled in so many gaps and I hope there will be more Men of the Otherworld stories in the future.

Kimberly Swan said...

I had read a lot of what is in it, but it's just so great to have it in one bound copy AND I loved getting the new short story.