Men of the Otherworld Hardcover – 27 Jan 2009
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"Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite writers." --Karin Slaughter
"A page-turning thriller. Fans of the paranormal will delight in the eighth Women of the Otherworld yarn, with its ass-kicking, Bollywood-beautiful, former-socialite heroine and full complement of sorcerers, witches, werewolves, and other paranormal beings." "--Booklist"
"Complex...Armstrong excels in depicting Hope's transformations." "--Publishers Weekly"
"Better than sex and chocolate, Kelley Armstrong draws readers back into the Otherworld with a slam-dunk new story...nonstop action with just the right amount of romance and, without a doubt, a winner! Five blue ribbons." --RomanceJunkies.com
"Another great read from one of the masters of urban fantasy. Fast-paced plots and concise, well-drawn characters define Armstrong's work. Her world-building and continuity are flawless. I never miss one of her stories." --FreshFiction.com
"Exciting for readers looking for page-turning action ...This is another series that manages to stay fresh even as the characters change and grow from book to book." --SF Revu.com
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Kelley Armstrong's first short story collection - a gripping medley of tales involving many of her much-loved characters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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'Men of the Otherworld' is a beautifully bound collection of these stories. Two novellas, 'Savage' and 'Ascension' chronicle Jeremy Danvers' perilous rise to the Alpha throne seen through the eyes of his adopted son, Clayton. Clay, a misanthrope whose wit, and delightful moral ambiguity have made him a popular fan favorite since his first appearance in 'Bitten', provides readers with a unique insider's look at Pack life. It's interesting to hear his narrative voice change as he matures from a feral bitten child into an intelligent young man eager to embrace his role as Jeremy's best and most feared enforcer.
Two short stories bookend the novellas. 'Infusion' teases readers with its hints at Jeremy's true parentage, while 'Kitsunegari' actually reveals who, or more appropriately what, Jeremy's mother was before she met her violent and untimely end.
These stories are a real treat, and since all the proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the World Literacy of Canada, it is truly a guiltless pleasure.
If you are a fan of Kelley Armstrong then this collection of short stories should really hit the right note: it's the back story for one of her most charistmatic characters, Clay, the aggressive warrior wolf who protects the north American pack. It also explains the 'secret origin' of the pack Alpha, Jeremy, and just why he is so unusual as a werewolf.
Armstrong's writing is really mature and well paced these days. The stories in this book flew past; I was racing through the pages and feeling thoroughly entertained. Unlike some of the witchy books (which have gotten a little girly at times for my tastes) this is a warts n all view of life as a young wolf -- yes, he'd love a kitten, but not really as a pet... more as a snack!
There's violence, drama, tension and a satifying pay-off. The story isn't weighed down by tiresome adolescent sex scenes or unecessary foul language. Instead you are given a window into a carefully crafted world in which werewolves might really run at night, and if they did, how their day to day life might be different to ours.
Loved it. Would be happy to let a pre-teen daughter read it.
Delighted to see it published in print, too. The Net is great, but some stories work better on paper than they do on screen.
The last story is a story that follows Jeremy after No Humans Involved that explains his own origins and why he is the way he is.
I would now love to hear more from the mens side even having a full novel from say Clays point of view. I seriously recommend this book if you like the Women of the Underworld series. Your missing out on lots of information about the pack before Eleana and why its the way it is now if you don't read it!
I love Clay and Jeremy and learning more about them pre-Bitten. However, I was a little disappointed in the new Jeremy story that was included. It was great reading something new (and giving more incentive to buy the book) but it wasn't her best work. The other stories are amazing, however.
I am looking forward to her next collection that will include all the online stories that didn't make it in this one. If you are trying her for the first time this would be a good place to start as it includes the prequels to her first full length novel, Bitten. You'll enjoy her if you like Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this author!! Always a good read !! Never dissapoints me to read any of her story's. Love kelley armstrongPublished 15 months ago by Abbie
As always another great read! Couldn't put the book down, love reading about Clay and how he started out. Hope there are more.Published 16 months ago by Tracey
Exactly as described by seller, good quality book with no bad surprises. Great service. Many thanks xPublished 22 months ago by Carmen
Just when I thought it was going to be something of an annexation of the Otherworld series,I was surprised to find this is all but. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lucky Charm