I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #12
Published by Tantor Audio, Tor Books on July 30, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 7 hours 39 minutes
Well blah… Before I complain, I should point out that I did enjoy Kitty in the Underworld and devoured it in just one day. It was GOOD. It could have been great, but I went into it with some expectations, and they were not met 🙁
As Denver adjusts to a new master vampire, Kitty gets word of an intruder in the Denver werewolf pack's territory, and she investigates the challenge to her authority. She follows the scent of the lycanthrope through the mountains where she is lured into a trap, tranquilized, and captured. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a defunct silver mine: the perfect cage for a werewolf. Her captors are a mysterious cult seeking to induct Kitty into their ranks in a ritual they hope will put an end to Dux Bellorum. Though skeptical of their power, even Kitty finds herself struggling to resist joining their cause. Whatever she decides, they expect Kitty to join them in their plot . . . willingly or otherwise.
First off, there’s no way I can complain without spoilers from previous books so just be prepared…
We left off Kitty Rocks the House with a fairly huge revelation that Roman isn’t the leader… He’s just the war chief. According to the DEMON there’s a bigger player pulling the strings. You’d think we’d see some advancement down down that path, right? Not really. Bummer. We’re stagnating. Again.
My other complaint, I missed everyone! I knew I was going to miss Rick, but I wasn’t expecting to miss everyone. I can’t say much more without spoiling, but as much as I love Kitty – I love her WITH everyone I else I love (Ben, Cormick, Rick, etc…).
So that’s why Kitty in the Underworld didn’t quite make the 4+ mark for me. But I did love the role of ancient stories like Gilgamesh and I especially loved learning more about the Regina Luporum (Queen of the Wolves) story, which Kitty has been called over and over since Kitty Steals the Show. I said I thought it was foreshadowing back in that review and, though it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was, I’d like to (humbly) say I called it lol. I hope there’s a lot more to come on that story though, because as it stands I’m still not fully satisfied.
The end was a bit less complete than a lot of the other books – I feel a bit more en media res than usual… Not a cliff hanger really, just not finished. So I’m off to listen to Low Midnight and see if that satisfies.
Oh and I almost forgot, but once again, I’m thrilled to be listening to this series. I’m sorry to be a broken record but seriously how else can I say that Marguerite Gavin nails the narration?
Just two books to go and the series is complete!!! I’m excited and sad all at once… And nervous for how Carrie Vaughn is going to wrap things up.