Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #0.6
In: Otherworld Nights (Kelley Armstrong)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: Leave for college and we’re through.
About Talia and her son Adam. Adam’s mother discovers what he is.
I can’t imagine anything worse than having a child, and then realising that they aren’t quite the same as everyone else. I know that my own Mum went through this… luckily, I wasn’t a half-demon like Adam, but seeing Talia’s concern and worry over her son in Demonology is a great insight into not only the bond that they share, but also the fears that I’m sure many parents go through. Although she refuses to say that her son is “not normal”, she knows that there is something different, and this drives her throughout this fantastic short story.
Talia’s gumption at finding out the cause of Adam’s peculiar talents show what all good literary mothers are about. She protects him no matter what. But, more importantly, she loves him no matter what. It is this love and acceptance that makes her such a wonderfully enviable mother, and the love that she shows her son is a great start to the Otherworld Nights collection.