For really the first time in a while, this book brings the werewolf pack back into the thick of things. But what I think Armstrong did really well was integrated the werewolves in with the other characters that have taken centre stage the last few books, bringing them together to sort things out as a group.
For the first time in the series, this book doesn’t touch on any of Anita’s work as either an animator or a Federal Marshall. It’s all about vampire politics, Anita’s relationships with those around her, and the possibilities that she is both pregnant and some kind of a wereanimal.
The last few books in the series have really been delving more into the supernatural – and the erotic – side of things, and away from Anita’s roots as an animator/necromancer. I really liked that this novella brings back that side of her, reminding us of where the series began.
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I loved the series, and was excited that I’d get to read more about the adventures of the main characters. I was also, I admit, hoping for a bit more on the romance angle, either between Henry/Vicki or Celluci/Vicki.
Title: Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid Author/Narrator: Jimmy Carter Publication Year: 2006 Pages: 288 (audio length: 5 hours 2 minutes) Genre: Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer of the Palestinian elections in 2005 and 2006. In this book, President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the principal actors, and he addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism. The general parameters of a long-term, two-state agreement are well known, the president writes. There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key U.N. resolutions, official American policy, and the international…