Broken (Women of the Otherworld, book 6), by Kelley Armstrong

After reviewing five of her books on Tuesdays and Thursdays, drugs I suspect that at least one of my more pattern-minded readers (OK, well, considering I think I only have two readers, who knows) has figured out that today, being Tuesday, means to expect a review of the sixth book in the Women of the Otherworld series. For those of you who are interested, Ms. Armstrong has posted several short stories and a couple of novellas set in the same Otherworld, generally in between events. They can be found here. I haven’t read all of them, but the one I did read (“Wedding Bell Hell”, regarding Paige and Lucas’s wedding) was funny.

Broken returns us to Elena Michaels’s life; she’s the only female werewolf in the world whose earlier adventures were chronicled in Bitten and Stolen. It’s two or three years on from the end of Stolen, and Elena is pregnant. Unfortunately, as the only female werewolf, being pregnant means being coddled. Naturally she hates it, and when Xavier, a teleporting half-demon with a sketchy sense of morality, asks her if there is a possibility that she can steal something for him, she jumps at it. The item in question is the mythical “From Hell” letter of Jack the Ripper, stolen out of the files of the London Police some eighty years ago. It’s located in a sorcerer’s house in Toronto.

Despite everyone’s objections, the letter gets stolen, but before they can send it off to Xavier’s client, it appears that a portal is opened to Victorian England — complete with cholera, typhoid rats, and unkillable zombies coming after Elena. Yikes! Continue reading Broken (Women of the Otherworld, book 6), by Kelley Armstrong