Book Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong  is the third volume of collected short stories in the Otherworld series. It includes brand-new tales, some that had only previously available on Kelley Armstrong's website, and a few that had been published in previous anthologies. Most of the stories will feature the werewolves of the Otherworld, Elena and Clay, Jeremy, Karl and other members of the American Pack. These are some of Kelley Armstrong's best-loved and most enduring characters, from bestselling books such as Bitten, Stolen and Frostbitten. The short stories included are: 

1) Demonology - Adam's mother discovers what he is
2) Stalked - Clay/Elena honeymoon story from "My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon"
3) Hidden - SubPress 2012 Elena/Clay novella
4) Twilight - a Cass story from "Many Bloody Returns"
5) Chivalrous - Reese's backstory from SubPress's long sold-out "Tales of Dark Fantasy 2" (the Dec'14 SubPress graphic novella picks up this storyline)
6) Lucifer's Daughter - Hope/Karl story from "Blood Lite II: Overbite"
7) From Russia with Love - Elena bonus story included with hardcover of "Thirteen"
8) Vanishing Act - brand-new Savannah/Adam novella set after "Thirteen

As a fan of all things Armstrong I was thrilled to see Otherworld Nights show up on Netgalley. I had read a few of the stories before, but it had been a while so I was glad to see them again If you follow the Otherworld series at all, you will be glad to see these in between bit that give us a better and unique look at some favorite characters. I was particularly glad to read Hidden, which was about Clay and Elena with their children. Vanishing Act was my other favorite oft he collection. All of the stories are solid, with some simply heart breaking (like Reese’s story in Chivalrous) while others just made me happy to get an extra glimpse into the lives of some great characters. 

I think Otherworld Nights is a must read for fans, even if you think you have read everything out there by Armstrong. I was glad to return to the world she has created and am looking forward to the next full novel I can get my hands on. 

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