Life is going well for Kitty for a change, but it’s not last. Denver’s vampires are on the verge of a civil war and the leader of one side seeks her help. Kitty, having no desire to get involved, easily turns him down, but then she finds out her mother is ill and rushes home. This of course comes brings her into conflict with the abusive werewolf pack that forced her into exile. It also doesn’t help that the leader of the pack is caught right in the middle of the vampire war. Soon, Kitty has no choice but to get involved in the plays for power and fears she may become what she hate the most, a killer.
While the Kitty series still has a pulpy feel to it, as always the best part is the character development. This time we see Kitty being forced by necessity to participate in the vampire’s power struggle and consequently to take on the role of pack leader for the good of Denver’s werewolves. Again, Kitty must struggle to control the two halves of her human and werewolf natures. At times it seems that she’s schizophrenic but for the most part it works. It was also good to see some deeper background development as well. We see some more of hints of deeper supernatural elements to the story which will probably have impacts later down the line.
Another strong point of the series is how each book builds on previous books while being inherently stand-alone and this book is a good example of that. The book is based on events from the first and second books yet there’s enough info so that intimate knowledge of both is not necessary.
So some parts of the Kitty series have settled, but the stage is set for later stories. Stay tuned and recommended.