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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

8) Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn

The Blurb :

Low Midnight spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty's most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes.

In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary… a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty's world and all who inhabit it.

With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac's past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future.

My Thoughts :

The Kitty Norville series is a pre-order must read for me so I don't even bother reading the blurbs.  I want to be surprised and I don't want to torture myself.  The torture of waiting for a new installment is enough.  So when I started reading this one I was surprised.  Kitty was present but Cormac was taking the reins this time around.  No wonder the book title didn't have Kitty in it for the first time!

Low Midnight is the thirteenth book in the series and this turn around of character perspective was not a bad decision.  I love this series and it has had its ups and downs but there is nothing like the up of doing something different and making it all fresh again.  Also, like any fan of the series, finding out more about Cormac and his guest, witch Amelia, was not an unwelcome plot change.

However it may also feel like a slap in the face because the next book is the last.  Feel cheated?  Well maybe a little but Kitty is in this book, she takes part and she rocks as always.  She just isn't telling this part of the story and that is ok.  This part of the ongoing plot that will obviously see Kitty saving the world (in the last book) needed to be taken care of by someone else.

The story is good, a little different but good.  It isn't my favourite of course but it is an interesting one.  I think I enjoyed finding out more about Amelia than anything else.  I am very eager to see what role she ends up playing in the last book and if she will get a second chance or or or...

If you are a fan of the series then just go get a copy and delve right in.  If you have been waiting to start the series, weren't sure or have fallen behind,  then now is the time to catch up!  The last installment is coming soon and I am pretty sure you don't want to come across any spoilers.  Kitty has come a long way over the years and it would be a shame to miss out on the final hurrah and conclusion to everything Kitty!

Now I will go off and try not to dwell on the fact that the end of an era is coming.  I just hope Carrie Vaughn knows what she is doing and doesn't disappoint the fans with the last piece of the puzzle.

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