Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn

Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
Otherworld Series: Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Year: 2006
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I've been wanting to read a book by Yasmine Galenorn for awhile, so when I came across the first three books in The Otherworld Series (aka Sisters of the Moon Series) at a local book store, I snagged them up.

The Otherworld Series follows the lives' of the D'Artigo sisters, who are half-human and half-faerie. They have come to Earthside from Otherworld to work as agents for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency (OIA). The beasties of Otherworld have come out of the closet, so humans are now aware of creatures they had always thought were just fairy tales. These beasties are the Sidhe, vampires, weres, dwarves, gargoyles, dragons and many more fairy tale creatures. The OIA are the police to the Otherworld beasties that live on Earthside.

Even though the three sisters share the same parents, a Sidhe father and a full blooded human mother, each sister is different from each other. Menolly is a brooding, tough as nails vampire, Camille is a sexy witch and Delilah is gentle, seemly naive, werecat. But there is a catch to the magic they inherited from their father, it is unpredictable and sometimes has some unwanted results. This happens because they are half-human, which apparently didn't mix 100% with the faerie genes. Like when Delilah gets upset, she uncontrollably turns into a tabby cat and Camille's spells don't always produce it's intended results.

Witchling is told from Camille's point of view. Camille has a sassy and witty personality, a live for the moment but do the right thing, type of gal. Camille and her sisters are given an assignment to find out who murdered another OIA agent, Jocko, at the Wayward Inn. The Wayward Inn houses a portal to Otherworld, a gateway that is guarded by OIA. Camille suspects Shadow Wing, the ultimate bad-ass demon, and his minions of killing Jocko. So with their wishy-washy magic, you can imagine the tasks and situations ahead of them for this assignment but the sisters are smart and very resourceful.

During Camille's investigation, she crosses paths with a delicious, Svartan ex-lover, who she finds she still can't resist, a drop dead gorgeous, dangerous dragon and a mysterious, sexy fox-demon. Camille quickly finds herself in some compromising situations, to say the least.

Witchling was an enjoyable read for me, and moved along at a good pace with some steamy, well placed scenes and plenty of action. Yasmine Galenorn has created a multi-dimensional world that you will find familiar but at the same time unfamiliar. She mixes in various myths and legends as we know them with a nice, wicked twist. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series, Changling, told from Delilah's point of view.

The Otherworld Series - Reading Order:
  1. Witchling
  2. Changling
  3. Darkling
  4. Dragon Wytch
  5. Night Huntress
  6. Demon Mistress

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3 comments:

Mandi said...

This is one author I definitely need to read. Nice review! There are a lot of "creatures" in this book. Sounds really good.

ps - I see you are reading Blood Bound right now..I heart this series like no other!!!!

Grasping for the Wind said...

Just wanted to say heidy-ho and let you know I added you to the SF/F/H Book Reviewers Linkup Meme

http://otter.covblogs.com/archives/2008/12/a-book-reviewers-link-up-meme.html

Fantasy Dreamer said...

Mandi - there are a lot creatures/beasties in this book, it was part of the fun. :)
I am now an official Mercy fangirl!

Grasping for the Wind - Thanks! I'm going to check it out.

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