Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #5.1
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
Format: Free online short story
Publisher: Kelley Armstrong online
5th sentence, 74th page: A spark of fury, like a tiny firecracker exploding, and she fell silent.
Adventurer is a short story about “Silent Kenneth”, the shaman of the interracial councel.
Kenneth is such a peripheral character within the Women of the Otherworld series that it took me half of this short story to actually place him in the greater reality of this series. But, once I did, and, even beforehand, this short story was very enjoyable and a great insight into how the supernatural council works through daily issues. Kenneth’s place within this and how his powers as a shaman are able to assist help to provide a further look into the daily lives of these people who have something extra.
Kenneth’s spirit guide, or personal tinkerbell as he often thinks of her, is the complete opposite of the slow, easy going man who is telling the story. And his frustration at being saddled with such a spiritual partner is tangible from the very first word. Yet, the underhanded way in which he pursues his own adventure shows that he isn’t necessarily as different to his guide as he seems to believe. After all, he likes adventure too, he just doesn’t need her hovering over his astral shoulder to go on one.