“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas … except when it doesn’t. Kitty and Ben return to their werewolf pack in Denver only to discover an invisible evil that smells of brimstone and plays with fire has followed them home. Stalking the whole pack, it leaves a charred trail of ashes and death across the city. Kitty seeks help from Rick, the master vampire of Denver, as well as from the paranormal investigators on a popular reality TV show. But when a mysterious vampire who claims to be a demon hunter – and the only one who can help them – suddenly arrives, Kitty and her allies won’t be able to predict what he really wants … or what they must do to extinguish the terror that can torch them all.”
This is another very enjoyable installment in the Kitty Norville series. In each book, it seems that Kitty is confronted with a horror she doesn’t really understand, so that she has to both figure out what’s going wrong and solve the problem that is plaguing her so much. We think we’ve got a handle on Kitty’s world and Carrie Vaughn seeks to convince us that we’re just never going to know about all of it.
I also really liked that these books are involving increasing degrees of continuity. A shadow of Kitty’s past shows up here and several of the people from Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand are around either to make Kitty’s life miserable or help her out. I’ve come to feel very comfortable in this universe and I like it a lot. Also, always glad when the series ends with a slight hook but not enough to make me NEED the next book now. Good thing because I have to wait until 2010 for the next installment!
I’d definitely recommend this entire series. I’ll be reviewing the first 4 over the next few weeks. If I knew urban fantasy could be this much fun, I’d have been reading it a long time ago.
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Special thanks to Miriam at Hachette for my copies!