Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #1.6
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
Format: Free online short story
Publisher: Kelley Armstrong online
5th sentence, 74th page: If only I’d made Savannah go to school today…
Eve’s incarceration at the compound.
I’m still in two minds about Armstrong killing of Eve Levine so early in the Women of the Otherworld series. Yes, it was necessary for everything that Savannah (and even Paige and Lucas) to experience afterwards. And yes, even though she was killed, she still manages to partake in the adventures of the series. But, she was such a fun character alive, and, honestly, part of me misses that in my reading of the series – she becomes more two dimensional in her interactions with the others when she is a ghost. Mostly because she can’t actually interact with the majority of the series’ cast.
Having mentioned all of that, it was quite fulfilling to have a short story that detailed the events leading to Eve’s death. She is killed shortly before Elena’s kidnapping in Stolen, yet, the details are vague. After all, they are mostly mentioned as an aside to Savannah’s presence in the story and a source of pity for the young witch. And, after getting to know Eve better in Haunted, it was hard to imagine how foolhardy she must have been to be killed by a group of mercenary thugs. Which meant, that although I still mourn the killing off of such a fun character (even though it is completely necessary to the storyline), finding out how she made such a blunder left me with a feeling of acceptance about the entire ordeal… finally.