So, today is the release day for Thirteen, the final book of the Women of the Otherworld series. Even though she has many more stories and series in the works, I am sure that Kelley Armstrong fans have to be sad to see an end to the world they have followed for 13 books. I know that when the day comes that Ilona Andrews says goodbye to Kate Daniels, or Patricia Briggs lets Mercy and Adam finally get their happily ever after, or God forbid Jeaniene Frost sends Cat and Bones off into the sunset I will not be a happy girl. At all. But I do applaud an author knowing when enough is enough, and it is time to give their trademark series a fitting send off. I do wish that a few other authors would follow her lead, before the series’ they write become nothing more than shadows of what they once were.
It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.
A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.
Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.
Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans.
What series do you think needs to come to an end? Which ones have gone on far, far too long, and which ones will you miss most when the time does come?