Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #1.5
In: Tales of the Otherworld (Kelley Armstrong)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: Let me go with you.
Jeremy is having flashbacks from the past while Clay and Elena are in Toronto (event in Bitten).
Jeremy’s role in protecting Elena after she was turned is something of an enigma. He banished Clay, and helped Elena through the change. But the impacts of this are only ever seen through Elena’s eyes, years after the fact. Thus, it is immensely difficult to understand the impact that it had upon Jeremy – after all, he is a quiet and withdrawn character. One who Elena admires and adores, but is often confused by. Ghosts helps to give insight into his thoughts and feelings on Elena’s turning, and the important place which she gains in his heart.
Ghosts is a very reflexive piece that takes place in the middle of Bitten. Although it takes place after Elena and Clay travel back to Toronto, he flashes back and forth between that decision and the one to banish Clay. The pain of Elena’s change and her vulnerability at the fact act as depressing counterpoints to an already difficult situation. As does Jeremy’s constant insecurity that he is making the right decision. That he made the right decision in the past, as he reflects upon the ghosts of his house.