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Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Women of the Otherworld Series. She is currently working on a YA trilogy set in the same world, and book two of her hitwoman series.
Armstrong expands her Women of the Otherworld series (following 2008's Living with the Dead) with these tales of the male werewolves of the American Pack. In "Infusion," Malcolm Danvers tracks down a Japanese sorceress who seduced him in 1946. When he kills her and attempts to kill their young son, Jeremy, his father insists the boy be raised with the pack. Armstrong's stories then focus on Jeremy's son, Clayton, as he matures into full werewolfhood. Closing the volume is "Kitsunegari," a tale of encounters between a fox spirit and Jeremy during his time as pack leader. The intriguing tales, originally published as serials on Armstrong's Web site, unfold so fluidly that they read almost like a novel, providing a good introduction to new readers and a real treat for fans. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
'Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite writers' Karin Slaughter
Known for her New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling "Women of the Otherworld" urban fantasy series, Armstrong now jumps the gender divide to satisfy her male fan base with this collection of four short stories, three of which were originally published on her web site, www.kelleyarmstrong.com. Actor/narrator Charles Leggett (City at the End of Time) has wonderful range and adds depth to the male werewolf protagonists, pinning down exactly Clay's Southern accent, Jeremy's calm authority, and Malcolm's volatility. Leggett's vocal skills also add standing to Jeremy's relationship with Jaime Vegas in the fourth, original story, making her a more credible partner. Although lacking the tension of a full-blown novel, this title gives all Armstrong fans just what they've been clamoring for: more werewolves. Highly recommended.-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Salt Lake City Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.