55 points, 3 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. The sisters have found their family, but their cousin may have stolen a magical sword that calls to him. A Sword with a soul trapped inside desperate to cause chaos.
“I wish… but if wishes were raindrops, we’d be in the middle of the fucking ocean.”
Ah, Panther Prowling. We’re back to Delilah and I had such hopes because the last Delilah book was so delightful. I thought the author started to favour her as a character. And even this book wasn’t bad.
It’s just too bad that it was yet another side story as the author runs out of ideas or desire to make this seem like it is connected to the actual plot of the series. It isn’t, but she’ll hope you forget that.
In the previous few books, the D’Artigo sisters found out they had some family left, Earthside. Because why not, there weren’t enough things going on in this story already. Nope, we needed more. And now this entire book is about their cousin, and how he is a professional thief (…no you know what going to drop that one just let it go by). And now he has stolen a sword.
A sword that contains a ghost hellbent on destruction. And this sword calls to their cousin. For no real reason other than to give the book something to be about. And indeed Panther Prowling is pretty much entirely about this sword. About how something evil is inside. How there are a bunch of people who want it to reign destruction. And it really just was boring.
I just wish this series would get to the point already.