Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty goes to London! Road trip!

Kitty has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the first international conference on Paranatural Studies, and she's having a very difficult time...writing her speech. She and Ben and Cormac fly first class to London, find lodging with a vampire, Ned, who was a contemporary of William Shakespeare, who is also an ally of the head of the vampire clan in Washington, D.C., Alette.

Kitty just can't help stirring up trouble at the conference, despite the risk of a riot taking place between those who love the paranaturals and those who think they're the devil's spawn - both groups are demonstrating in front of the conference. Dux Bellorum, aka Roman, is also in town, gathering allies in his coming war to dominate the planet. The evil Dr. Fleming will also put in an appearance, as he continues his plotting to experiment on lycanthropes.

Kitty makes the acquaintance and possibly the friendship of the head of all the werewolves in London, Caleb, and seems to earn the title of Queen of the Wolves that the vampires have sarcastically bestowed upon her. The ghost of Amelia, who's still hanging out in Cormac's body (with his consent) takes the group on a trip down memory lane as she introduces them to her old haunts and family ties.

When it's all said and done, nothing earth-shattering happens in this tenth novel in the series, but the scene is nearly set for the final confrontation with Roman and his allies, which I assume will be forthcoming soon.

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