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.
The one major positive thing that I can say for this book is that it’s well-written. It’s well-researched, well-planned out, and makes a very large effort to be well-balanced.