In this thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic, a pregnant werewolf may have unwittingly unleashed Jack the Ripper on twenty-first-century—and become his next target.
Ever since she discovered she’s pregnant, Elena Michaels has been on edge. After all, she’s never heard of another living female werewolf, let alone one who’s given birth. But thankfully, her expertise is needed to retrieve a stolen letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper. As a distraction, the job seems simple enough—only the letter contains a portal to Victorian London’s underworld, which Elena inadvertently triggers—unleashing a vicious killer and a pair of zombie thugs.
Now Elena must find a way to seal the portal before the unwelcome visitors get what they’re looking for—which, for some unknown reason, is Elena.
Not her best-but anything with Elena is sure to be good
By Lilly Flora "by Lilo Drandoff" - May 11, 2006
I was super excited for this book to come out-I even ordered it a year in advance. I've loved the Woman of the Otherworld series from the get go, although I have never read another horror novel. This book is about my favorite of the narrators, Elena, the only female werewolf.
Centered around her first (and difficult, seeing as both parents were werewolves) pregnancy this book is the story of what a mess Elena got into because she was bored. There was this letter that a half demon wanted her pack to steal so he could sell it. But somehow the letter contained a time cell, a little piece of Victorian England that pops out in modern Toronto. Including such fun things as zombies, cholera and possibly jack the ripper.
So what will the pack do? Well, naturally they try to fix it. Only to find out that the zombies want something specific-Elena. As usual her narrative and sarcastic observations are the best part of the book, especially since this one is not as sex-scene... read more
Another great Women of the Otherworld book...
By CoffeeGurl - May 3, 2006
I have read all of the Women of the Otherworld books and had enjoyed them all. I loved the first two books about Elena Michaels, the only living female werewolf on the planet, and was thrilled to know that she is back in Broken. Elena Michaels has settled into a stable life after her awful experience as a prisoner at an experimental compound (Stolen). But things get confusing for her after she discovers she's pregnant. She has more than just the average pregnancy angst; she is downright terrified that her change to werewolf form might harm the baby. And there is also the question over whether or not the baby will be a werewolf or not. As if there weren't enough problems, she receives an impromptu phone call from demon Xavier with a very strange request. He wants her to steal a letter that was supposedly written by Jack the Ripper. The assignment seems simple enough, except that the letter has a portal to Victorian London that unleashes zombies, former human beings that had... read more
Werewolf Jumps Shark....
By frfubar8 "joe reader" - June 19, 2006
After enjoying all of Kelley Armstrong's 'Women of the Otherworld' novels...yes, even 'Haunted'...I picked up 'Broken' with anticipation. The lead character in her werewolf series, Elena, was great and I looked forward to another installment of her adventures.
What 'Broken' turned out to be was a big disappointment. Elena went from an action heroine to an 'omigod I'm pregnant and have to clutch my stomach in worry every other page so the reader doesn't forget that fact!!!' wimp. Hence the title of my review. With 'Broken' Ms. Armstrong's werewolf series has in fact "jumped the shark".
As for the plot itself, the combination of zombies and the appearance of Jack the Ripper through a portal in time just didn't do it for me.
If you are diehard fan of the character and of the werewolf series then pick it up & read it. I hope a new book in her 'witch' series is forthcoming, but please can plot make sense and not revolve around Paige getting pregnant?
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