61 points. 3 ¼ stars.
Delilah D’Artigo is half human, and half-fae, and all werecat. Along with her two sisters Camille, a witch with unpredictable magic, and Menolly, a vampire, they have been assigned to Earth from the Otherworld. A woman has gone missing, and when Grandmother Coyote steps in, the case devolves into chaos and danger quickly. And before they can even get there, something terrible happens.
“No, but . . .” She glanced around, then leaned in and lowered her voice. “I didn’t want to worry you but I’ve received two threatening phone calls—the second just a few minutes ago.
Autumn Whispers was a turning point in the series. Things happened! Oh my, I wasn’t ready for things to happen. It has been too long since anything happened, I thought maybe Galenorn forgot it was allowed.
My initial thoughts on Autumn Whispers were that it is “oh my god” levels of disorganized. Everything happens at once. Things happen, then other things happen, and there really isn’t anything that bridges the two events except that..it is happening whether it makes sense or not. And it is all at once. Seriously, complete chaos.
The lasting thought is that this is the first book in the series where something important actually occurred. It took fourteen books for something truly big to happen. Something that will have lasting effects in the series. It wasn’t just something that will get solved by the end of the book or in a few books down the line when we’re finally ready to wrap up that. It isn’t going to be handwaved away. This is a Big Fucking Deal.
This means that the danger is actually real. What Shadow Wing is doing can have actual lasting consequences. Things will be irrevocably changed in Otherworld and Earth for centuries to come because of this war. It is about time.
I just can’t believe it took 14 books for something to happen.