Synopses & Reviews
As her SyFy
channel series, Bitten
, enters its second season, #1 New York Times
best-selling author Kelley Armstrong is one of paranormal fantasys most popular writers. Featuring two original stories, Led Astray
is the only collection where, in addition to seven Otherworld tales, there are visits to her Darkest Powers (The Summoning
), Cainsville (Visions
), and Age of Legends (Sea of Shadows
) series and beyond.
With her signature twists and turns, Armstrong always gives a fresh spin on city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while also traveling further afield to a post-apocalyptic fortress, a superstitious village, a supernatural brothel, and even feudal Japan. Bold and humorous, romantic and heart-stopping, here is Kelley Armstrong at her versatile best.
Praise for Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong
...excellent escapism for urban fantasy readers!”
...excellently written.... Im impressed, deeply impressed by almost every story in this book.”
Fangs for the Fantasy
If you are a fan of any of Armstrong's series then this book is one that you NEED!”
Night Owl Reviews
Shocks, horror, grief, magic and a little romance  this collection has it all!
Just Talking Books
Frisky. . . . Tells a rather sweet love story, and suggests that being a wolf may be more comfortable for a strong, smart woman than being human.”
The New York Times Book Review
Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rices sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story.”
On The Gathering
She has a great, image-evoking writing style thats fun to read . . .”
Dark Faerie Tales
Author Kelley Armstrong has done it again. . . . In Omens, she has moved to another fascinating tale of paranormal circumstance, and riddled it with feeling and eerie happenstance.”
I was so interested in the characters I could barely put Visions down. Frankly, I enjoyed the hell out of it. . . . I cannot wait for the next installment.”
On The Awakening
The Awakening is one heckuva ridefrom beginning to end, there is not a dull moment or even an opportunity to catch a breath and relax.
The Book Smugglers
Will exhilarate even readers new to the series. . . . Dark alleys, undead bodies and bountiful blood will cause shivers. . . .”
Kirkus, starred review
On Sea of Shadows
Sea of Shadows is a great fit for both the male and female reader who are looking for something more in their historical fantasy, especially if its tinged with enough horror-filled moments to bring shivers to your late night reading.”
Lost in a Great Book
On The Summoning
Teen readers might scream loud enough to raise the dead.”
Kirkus, starred review
Here is the first time that best-selling fantasy, YA, and crime author Kelley Armstrong has had her stories collected from Otherworld and
beyond. Three brand new tales anchor this wide-ranging collection from one of urban fantasy's most successful authors.
With her signature twists and turns, Armstrong gives a fresh spin on city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while also traveling further afield, to a post-apocalyptic fortress, a superstitious village, a supernatural brothel, and even to feudal Japan.
With tales that range from humorous to heart-stopping, these are the stories that showcase Kelley Armstrong at her versatile best.
Welcome to the many worlds of #1 New York Times
bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld, Cainsville). As her SyFy
channel series, Bitten
, enters its second season, Armstrong continues to breathe new life into city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Now travel even further with her, to a post-apocalyptic fortress, a superstitious village, a supernatural brothel, and even feudal Japan.
In Led Astray, youll discover the stories of new characters from within and outside Armstrongs popular novels. Here you will find two original tales from Cainsville, plus journeys to and beyond the worlds of Darkest Powers, Age of Legends, Otherworld, and more.
Bold and humorous, passionate and heart-stopping, here is Kelley Armstrong at her versatile best.
About the Author
is the #1 New York Times
best-selling author of the thirteen-novel urban-fantasy series Otherworld (Bitten
, Dime Store Magic
), the supernatural thriller series Cainsville (Omens
), the six-book YA series Darkest Powers (The Summoning
, The Awakening
), and the Nadia Stafford novels (Exit Strategy
Table of Contents
A Haunted House of Her Own
The Screams of Dragons (original to this collection)
The Kitsunes Nine Tales
The Door (original to this collection)
Dead Flowers by a Roadside
Suffer the Children
Dead to Me
Devil May Care (original to this collection)