The Year in …
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books
In 2001, Kelley Armstrong introduced female werewolf Elena Michaels in Bitten, an unplanned first installment in what would become the popular Otherworld series.
Eleven years and 12 books later, the urban fantasy of werewolves, witches, vampires, necromancers, half-demons and more reached its impressive finale with Thirteen (444 pages; Dutton; $26.95). And not without some wide-ranging changes.
In the series’ second volume, Stolen, we met 12-year-old witch and sorcerer Savannah Levine. Thirteen is the grown-up Savannah’s story, an epic that has heaven and hellhounds, good and evil, at war. But Savannah has help; Armstrong reunites readers’ favorite characters, living and dead.
And she begins the book where it all began: the prologue to Bitten.