Mar 19, 2009
Kitty Raises Hell - Book Review
Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6) by Carrie Vaughn.Grand Central, March 2009
Kitty and Ben return to Denver after their wedding and a hair raising adventure in Las Vegas. Kitty almost became the werewolf sacrifice for an ages old vampire goddess and her were-tiger followers, the Band of Tiamat. With several unusual helpers she managed to escape but the troublemakers were still out there. Read Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, Book 5) for the full story.
Denver is home, but at the moment is not a safe haven for Kitty. Her friends note how time and time again trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes. Kitty is now a celebrity after outing herself as a werewolf. She hosts a popular weekly radio show called the Midnight Hour where talk of anything paranormal is a legitimate topic.
It so happens that the crew from a popular supernatural reality TV series plans to film in Denver, and Kitty is eager to have the investigators as guests on her program. The Paradox PI people have equipment set up at an old mansion rumored to be haunted. Kitty joins them in their van as they watch the feeds from the cameras inside the house. Suddenly a violent shudder overtakes the van , everyone is thrown around until finally the van falls on its side. No one saw who or what attacked them. This invisible force leaves a telltale odor of fire and brimstone.
The PI investigators agree to help uncover the kind of entity behind the attacks. One night after KItty and Ben's restaurant New Moon has closed, all assemble for a seance using a Ouija board. Contact is made but then,Without warning, a monstrous fire erupts. Those in the group barely escape with their lives. The attacks escalate and people begin to die in a most horrible way. Kitty suspects the Band of Tiamat has set loose a demon capable of infinite evil, and neither she nor her friends know how to stop it.
Kitty Raises Hell is a wild, exciting ride with more than a few terrifying moments. It is a much darker tale than its predecessor. No question, Carrie Vaughn knows how to tell a story!Although Dead Man and Raises Hell can be read separately, to best understand the plot read the books in sequence.
Read my review of Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand