Publisher: Tor Books
Source: ARC from publisher for review
Low Midnight spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty's most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes.My thoughts:
In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary… a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty's world and all who inhabit it.
With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac's past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future.
If you have been reading this series you know about the enigmatic and taciturn character Cormac. This is his book and his adventure. You get to see what a bit of his world is like as we follow him into solving two mysteries. One, a murder mystery over a 100 years old.
While trying not to spoil things for those that have not caught up to #13, I will say that this is a good addition and important to the over all arc in the story running through this series. I have a feeling some things here could be key into unraveling the long game.
I also enjoyed getting to know Cormac a bit more. Those that may want to know everything about Cormac will be disappointed as he will still retain some of his mystery. However, you feel as if you have gotten to know him a bit better and see how loyal and true he is to his family, Kitty and Ben. You also get to find out that he regrets something I can't reveal because it would be a spoiler for someone reading the early books. :D
I give this installment 4 stars. It is a good addition to the series and I recommend it to those that enjoy UF werewolf stories with a lot of magic and mystery thrown in.