Wednesday, 30 September 2009

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Frostbitten - Kelley Armstrong


The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it's downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the American Werewolf Pack's chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc "mutts" can wreak. When the Pack learns of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside of Anchorage, Elena and her partner Clay travel to Alaska in the dead of winter, expecting to hunt down a pack of dangerous werewolves. But, trapped in a savage, frozen realm, it is their own untamed nature - and their werewolf heritage - they have to confront ...A gripping thriller with a magical twist, Frostbitten is a brilliant new novel from an international bestseller and a writer at the very top of her game.


After a little bit of a disappointment from Kelley’s Living with the Dead, I was really hoping that this one would get back on side for me. However, when an author has three series on the go (with an offering from each being released in the same year) you tend to find that one or more suffer from lack of time. Recently I reread her Men of the Otherworld novel (which comprised a number of short stories) which I personally feel is as an absolute triumph just to get me in the for Elena and Clay’s latest adventure whilst hoping that I wasn’t building myself up for a fall.

Typically I needn’t have worried as not only was Kelley firing on all cylinders but this is one hell of a ride, there’s something in it for everyone be it combat, high adventure, mystery and above all a touch of evil. As usual Kelley’s blend is spot on to my own personal tastes making this a classic offering from her. The writing is crisp, Elena continues to grow and future exploits are going to place her in even graver danger. What more is a Supernatural fan going to want than that. I look forward to the next novel (and secretly hope that it’s a Paige and Lucas novel.)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The next two are about Savannah. Waking the Witch and Spellbound.