Men of the Otherworld: A collection of otherworld tales by Kelley Armstrong
|April 23, 2010||Posted by Colleen McKie under Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Short stories|
Published by Random House, 2009
Delicious, exciting, captivating. These are the first three words that come mind when I think of Kelley Armstrong’s latest offering, Men of the Otherworld. I am a huge fan of her Women of the Otherworld series, so it was a no brainer that I would fall in love with this book from page one.
This book is a collection of short stories, some of them that Armstrong had previous had posted on her website. The stories give readers some background into the male werewolves that are featured in her Women of the Otherworld series, particularly Jeremy and Clay Danvers. The stories start back before Jeremy, Clay’s adoptive father, is born straight through to 2007. And the last story had a bit of a cliffhanger ending, teasing readers with what will come in the series. Armstrong is already planning a second installment of the Men of the Otherworld.
What I loved about this book is that it gives regular readers of Armstrong’s work a chance to fill in some blanks and delve deeper into why these characters are they way they are today. But the stories are self contained enough that a new reader could pick it up and not be lost at all.
And since some of these stories had been available for free on her website, Armstrong is donated all proceeds from the sale of the book to World Literacy Canada.
Browse inside Men of the Otherworld.