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Women of the Otherworld

Thirteen by Kelly Armstrong is the exhilarating and tremendously satisfying finale to the Women of the Otherworld series. As the book immediately picks up after the stunning ending from Spellbound, Savannah Levine and friends are gearing up to fight the war that Gilles De Rais and his minions from SLM have started. The entire cast of fan favorites from the previous novels are back: Elena, Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime etc. are all united in this epic battle between supernaturals hell bent on destroying humans at all costs. While I say that is a little too long and some of the plot choices are sentimental, it is the only way that I think the series could have ended. It felt like a very long good bye hug from a very important friend, so certain allowances can be made. Thirteen is filled with lots of action and a multi-layered plot that will keep fans of the series on the edge of their seat from the first to the last page.

It has been a long time for Savannah Levine since her powers have worked on a consistent basis. But the resilient and smart mouthed Savannah has grown since the events of Waking the Witch. Savannah has had to concentrate on stopping an insidious group of supernaturals whose sole intent is to bring their world into the forefront. To make matters worse, her brother has been poisoned, the two largest cabals almost on the verge of imploding, agents from both hell and heaven entering into the battle with their own deadly agendas, and being in love with your best friend and finally dealing with those feelings all in the same time frame adds up to be nothing short of normal for Savannah. Yet this time, the tension is been ratcheted up leaving no run for error. Will Savannah be able to get control of her powers and defeat Gilles and SLM before it is too late?

Re-Issued Review: Original from 10/8/2012 - Now in Paperback!

Book Blurb for Thirteen

The gripping, epic finale to the bestselling Otherworld series

A war is brewing and the first battle has already been waged. After rescuing her half brother from supernatural medical testing, Savannah Levine—a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree—is battered, but still standing. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.

Savannah is fighting to save her world as witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, half-demons, and all the forces of good and evil—including the genetically modified werewolves known as hell hounds—enter the fray. Uniting Savannah with Adam, Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other denizens of the Otherworld, Thirteen is a thrilling conclusion to this blockbuster series.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.00