Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publication Year: 2010
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Source: E-book borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
As a half-demon master of the dark arts, Eve Levine isn’t what anyone would call angelic. That’s exactly why the Fates chose her for the job. She’s their secret weapon against the forces of evil. However after five years, Eve is tired of being the designated rebel of the angel corps, expected to break the rules, then penalized for it. When the leaderless djinn stage an uprising, Eve sees the perfect chance to get herself fired. As she plunges deeper into the demon world, though, she realizes she’s in danger of losing a lot more than her job.
(This is a novella in the Women of the Otherworld series, after Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Chaotic (novella), Broken, No Humans Involved, Personal Demon, and Living With the Dead.)
I was excited to read a story from Eve’s point of view again. I really loved her in Haunted, and was looking forward to more of the same.
While this novella does have a bit of that, I thought it was a bit lacking. There was a mystery to be solved, sort of, but the real strength to me of Eve’s character is in her interactions with others, and that wasn’t really the focus here. Her and Kristof were very rarely in the same space together, and there wasn’t even all that much banter between her and the Fates to keep things lively.
Overall, it was a it disappointing, and the series wouldn’t really be missing anything without it.