Thursday, February 12, 2015

8:120 Panther Prowling by Yasmine Galenorn

The 17th book in the Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn being told from Delilah's POV.  It's the Grand Re-Opening of the Wayfarer and Camille's birthday and the girls are giving themselves a night out to just relax after everything that has been going on lately when their cousin Daniel is thrown across the floor by the ghost of a Viking.  When they get the story out of him, it turns out that he was drugged (or spelled) to steal a sword that has the soul of Einar the Bloody trapped within it.  The sword is then stolen from the sisters and the chase is on to try and find the sword before whoever wants it is able to release the soul and cause who knows what kind of damage.

First, I want to say that I love this series and the characters in it and I love the writing style BUT I feel like these books have lost the main plot.  It's been ages since the main plot with the spirit seals was really moved forward and it was barely mentioned in this again.  Even worse was that this book spent a lot more time dealing with Camille than Delilah and when we really did get any Delilah, it seems like she has taken several steps back from the strong woman she had been turning into and was just back to being a basketcase and weaker, making bad decisions and needing people to help her put her thoughts back in order.  Her voice just seemed to get lost in this one and it's a shame.  I think her character has shown the most growth and this seemed to move that backwards.  I really hope this series finds it's groove again and gets back to its roots.  I'm not sure if the new Fly by Night series is going to help or hurt this cause.  I guess we will see.

Page count: 294p/2,604p ytd/217,538p lifetime

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