Sunday, January 29, 2006

Beginnings by Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld online novella)

Author: Kelley Armstrong
1st published: 2005

Beginnings is the 3rd online novella & prequel to Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. It charts how Elena & Clay first met in Toronto, where Elena was at university & Clay was teaching Anthropology, right up to the point where she is bitten.

Having read all the Women of the Otherworld series, I’ve often wondered about the start of their relationship, knowing how betrayed Elena felt for years afterwards. The story is written in chapters which alternate between Elena’s & Clay’s point of view, so you constantly get both sides of the story – a nice twist, as all the other stories, both books & e-fiction, have been from one character’s point of view only.

Reading it felt like getting to know old friends even better, getting all the secrets out in the open & seeing into their past in a way we have been unable to until now. It was such a good read that I managed to whiz through it all in one day, despite having a jam-packed schedule – I couldn’t wait to get back to it!

Excellent – even better than the previous 2 online novellas & a wonderful lead-in for those who haven’t yet read Bitten, as well as a nice look back for those who have.

Rating: 8


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