“These are four connected stories rather than a novel set in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. As that title for the series suggests, those books, a baker's dozen to date, are almost all told from a female perspective, and usually first person at that. The series is in a connected universe, though with different protagonists and perspectives, although each novel generally following the earlier one's events.
This book is different. The four stories are not just written from a male perspective and third person, but within and about a all-male werewolf pack--the one which Elena, in Bitten, would become the first female member of. Bitten is the first of the Otherworld series, but I could make a case for starting here. The werewolves are generally at the heart of the series but I found Clay in Bitten problematic. This was the first book to really gain my sympathy and liking for him, rather than tolerating him when he showed up in a series I otherwise loved. It does that without pulling its punches about the scary parts of his character either. Jeremy on the other hand *is* a character I always liked, and it made for a good read to have a lot of his background fleshed out here. I also found Armstrong's take on werewolves and their pack dynamics engrossing.”
“A series of short stories that helps tie up some loose story-lines.”Cori Corrente wrote this review Wednesday, August 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderful collection of shorts that give great background to the other stories in the series.”Roxhill wrote this review Wednesday, May 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Definitely worth reading, especially for the background story on Clay and how he became a werewolf and was raised by Jeremy in "Savage" and "Ascension" and the background story on Jeremy and his parents in "Infusion", told from his father Malcolm's point of view. You also got a lot of that history from Clay's point of view in his backstory, being raised by Jeremy when his father was still around. I also liked "Kitsunegari", you learn what Jeremy's mother was, I always thought she was just a powerful witch, the fox and dying race bit was interesting”Tracyseb wrote this review Sunday, December 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I tend to prefer the Witch's story's over the werewolves but this was really good. I even warmed towards Clayton, who although a fan favourite, was always my least likeable charactor. Really enjoyed Jeremey's stories, I've always liked Jeremy and more so now. Can't wait to see what progresses from here!
“I loved this book! It takes place before Bitten. We learn who Jeremy's mother was (sort of) and why his father Malcom never accepted him. We learn how Clay asked to be bitten by a werewolf- and how he came to be raised by Jeremy as his son... I really enjoyed this book!!!”Nerissa H wrote this review Wednesday, October 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very insightful foray into Clay and Jeremy's past/and really the reason why they evolved into the characters that we know from Bitten and the other Women of the Other world books.Also,I really enjoyed learning about the foundation of Jeremy's other super power.”Susan H wrote this review Sunday, September 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Kelley Armstrong – Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling author – is back with a true gift for her fans: an exclusive glimpse into the minds and hearts of the men of the Pack
Kelley Armstrong has made a huge name for herself with her trademark portrayals of the strong, unusually gifted women who populate her Otherworld.
But her fans have always wanted to know more about the men who love these women, and revealed in the pages of this collection are the life stories – and secrets – of Clay and Jeremy, two of the sexiest and most mysterious men of the Otherworld.
Originally published by the author on her website (but since removed), these thrilling tales reveal how Clay became a werewolf, how he came to be adopted by Jeremy, Jeremy’s struggles to become the Alpha of the Pack and his terrible conflict with his father, Malcolm. A brand-new story, written for this collection, reveals how Jeremy came to be a visionary and healer: touchy-feely qualities uncommon in a werewolf.
The result is a perfect companion to Kelley’s bestselling series and a treasure for fa”