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Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories #1)

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A curious child, Clayton didn’t resist the bite, he asked for it. But surviving alone is impossible, until Jeremy teaches human-wolf balance, gives him a home, and welcomes him to the Pack - hierarchical founding family where bloodlines are all, and members face deadly challenges. Clayton narrates 3 tales, "Infusion," "Savage," "Ascension", and Jeremy tells "Kitsunegari."
Hardcover, First Edition, 369 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Bantam
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Tatiana
Mar 11, 2010 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: existing fans of the Otherworld series
This anthology is a treat for the fans of Clayton, Jeremy and the Pack. Although the title implies that the stories are about all kinds of Otherworld men, they are about werewolves exclusively.

What I like the most about this anthology is that it gives an insight into Jeremy Danvers' past. Although the majority of this collection is written in Clay's POV, this book is about Jeremy more than anyone else.

"Infusion" tells us how Jeremy was conceived and from whom he inherited his slanted eyes and a...more
Kat Kennedy
Aug 03, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the Women of the Otherworld series
Okay, so I only read the first three stories surrounding Jeremy's birth and Clay's childhood. I started on the fourth which was Jeremy WITH A WOMAN! But since I never read past StolenI couldn't deal with a) the spoilers and b) the fact that Jeremy was getting it on... with anybody...ever.

As with most anything Armstrong writes, these stories were well written and intriguing with great characters and complicated relationships. The story provided greater insight into Clay and Jeremy's relationship...more
Heather
I absolutely adore Armstrong’s werewolf lore. Unlike Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld, the men of the Pack can carry a story all on their own. Not a drop of smut or estrogen in sight, still I was riveted.

Having fallen in love with the Pack in Bitten, I pretty much read any mention of them I can get my mitts on. I don’t know what it is, but Armstrong dazzles and delights with her wolfy men. They are clearly humanized while retaining the very essence of being a wolf. Their human form and wolf...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
I ended up staying up WAY too late just to finish "Men of the Otherworld" by Kelley Armstrong. It was worth every bleary-eyed, short-tempered moment I spent at work today! This is mostly Clayton's story. There is a bit about Jeremy, but the focus is on Clayton. For everyone who's ever wondered about Clayton's past...you must go RIGHT NOW, TODAY and pick up this book. Armstrong has done a fantastic job of making snarly, anti-social Clayton real; and the story of how he got the way he is will have...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
That's great that this book goes into Clayton's backstory. I really fell for him hard when I read Bitten.
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Men of the Otherworld is one of the two collections of short stories that Kelley Armstrong wrote as gifts to her fans. And they are, indeed, exciting for those of us who have followed the series and fallen in love with her characters. All but one of these stories are prequels, set before the main novels. But I wouldn't necessarily tell someone new to the series to read them first. The stories come first chronologically, but I think you'd have a better appreciation for them at least after Stolen....more
Jamie
I liked the older stories of Clayton's childhood. They read like the early books in her Otherworld series, which I enjoyed much more than her newer books. In keeping with this trend, I didn't like the newest story very much.

This book includes:
Infusion - a short story, written from Malcom's point of view, telling how Jeremy was conceived. Begins in 1946.

Savage - a novella, beginning in 1967, written from Clay's point of view, that begins when he becomes a werewolf and covers his childhood.

Ascensi...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I loved this! So glad Kelley wrote stories from the guys' POV even if this particular book contained just the wolves' stories. It gave so much insight into Jeremy and Clay and I just loved it.

We got to see the circumstances of Jeremy's birth from the POV of his douchebag father, Malcolm and just why it is he never could accept Jeremy as his soon.

We got to see how Clay got bitten and how Jeremy found and raised him and how Jeremy became Alpha and how the Pack became so small from Clay's POV. I r...more
Ju
This is a treasure for every fan of the werewolf pack and must read for everyone who at least likes Clay.

First, there is a short story about Jeremy's birth hence about Malcolm as well. The man had remained a complete mystery until this book and to see bits of his mind was exciting as hell. He's a polar opposite of Jeremy and he has done some horrible things to his son, but he's not a villain and so far he has been only seen from the perspective of people who are not his biggest fans. This alone...more
Lorre
Infusion 1946 - 4 stars
Malcolm is a werewolf who gets tricked to have sex with a supernatural women so she can conceive his child. From what I've read in the reviews about this story I will meet this child (Jeremy) later on in the series.

Savage 1967 - 5 stars
I didn't have to wait long to read more about Malcolm's son! As I suspected in "Infusion" Malcolm is an ass! Good thing Jeremy's grandfather took care of Jeremy!
Savage is the story of a 5 or 6 year old boy, Clayton, that gets bitten by a wer...more
Roxie
Okay, I am a HUGE fan of Kelley Armstrong. She is the only authour I've come across so far who can make me totally love her werewolves. I'm not a werewolf fan, really, but hers are irresistable, and the reason THIS particular book is rated a wee bit higher than the others (despite the fact that it's actually two short stories and two novellas) is because the novellas in question feature one of my favourite characters of all literature: Clayton Danvers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there are a million femal...more
Louisa
Such a great collection of short stories, from Malcolm and how Jeremy was conceived and born, to Clay, from when he first met Jeremy to being around 11, then his teen aged years, and then Jeremy's being part Japanese fox, and yeah, great collection of short stories to novellas!

*First read January 1st 2011*
I loved the beginning of this!!! Clay as a child, it was REALLY, REALLY, REALLY FUNNY!!!!!! There were parts that were sad, like his pain, and what he had to do to build his rep, but he did th...more
Jodi
This is a collection of 4 short stories about the men of the Otherworld. More specifically, they are short stories about Jeremy and Clay. Two, Savage and Ascension, had been on Armstrong's website until she decided that the interest was strong enough to publish. Except for the last story which should provide fodder for a future novel, these are all back story. We learn about Jeremy's birth, Clay's arrival in the pack, Jeremy's ascension to Alpha and lastly, more about his mother's people. The re...more
Steven R.
This book contains three related stories about Kelly Armstrong's characters. The first and third were three star, but the middle story (most of the book), was amazing. It chronicled the life of a werewolf as he grows from boy/animal to college student. What makes it interesting is the elaborate way Kelly works through the implications of his werewolf nature.
Seanan
Kelley Armstrong's Men of the Otherworld is made up largely of stories previously offered for free on her website, and while I miss being able to point people at them as a free scoop of bad-ass, I'm so happy to have them in print form that I really don't care. I love this book like burning, fire, and pie.
Jody

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Feb 25 2010
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Fantastic! That's what I think of Men of the Otherworld! As a fan of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, I was very excited to read this collection of stories told from the men's point of view. I was definitely not disappointed! For someone who loves continuity and a good back-story, (both of which Men of the Otherworld has in spades!) it's a perfect addition to an already great s...more
May Mostly Romance
ครั้งสุดท้ายที่แม็กซ์ลงทุนซื้อหนังสือปกแข็งก็ย้อนกลับไปเมื่อสองปีก่อน แม็กซ์ซื้อเรื่อง Natural Born Charmer มา ซึ่งจนถึงบัดนี้เราก็ยังไม่ได้แม้กระทั่งหยิบขึ้นมาอ่านเลย

หนังสือ ปกแข็งเล่มสุดท้ายที่แม็กซ์อ่านจบต้องย้อนกลับไปไกลเกินกว่าสองปีค่ะ เพราะนั่นคือเรื่อง Cover of Night ของลินดา โฮเวิร์ด ที่ีทำเอาเราผิดหวังขนาดเลิกซื้อหนังสือปกแข็งของลินดาไปเลย

ที่พูดไป ทั้งหมดนี้ก็เพื่อจะให้ทุกคนรู้ว่า แม็กซ์ตัดสินใจครั้งยิ่งใหญ่ขนาดไหนในการควักเงินเกือบพันซื้อหนังสือเล่ม นี้มาอ่าน เพราะเราเคยพูดเสมอว่า แทบ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
I can't believe it's taken me a full week to read this book! Darn work commitments getting in the way! I'm a big fan of Kelley Armstrong, especially her books in this series that deal with werewolves. Clay Danvers made my Top Ten Fictional Crushes list. So of course I was happy that there was more!

This novel is divided up into 4 stories that delve deeper into the lives of a few of my favorite werewolf characters. The book begins with Infusion. It's short, only about a chapter, and to the point....more
Nancy O'Toole
Men of the Otherworld is a collection of two novellas and two short stories that give the spotlight to two important male characters in the Women of the Otherworld series. Three of these tales were originally posted online as a gift to Armstrong’s fans. After much pressure from readers, they have been released in a nice hardcover collection, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Although I never got a chance to read the novellas online (well it comes to reading off of screen I can’t g...more
Christina
Men of the Otherworld consists of four short stories, previously published on Kelley Armstrong's website.

The first, Infusion tells of Jeremy's father, Malcom, and how Jeremy came to be born.

The second, Savage is told from Clayton's point of view. It is very much a coming of age story, as we find out how Clayton is turned into a werewolf, and how he comes into the custody of Jeremy.

Ascendence is also from Clayton's point of view, continuing on from Savage, except three years later. This one I...more
Tez
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Cynthia
This is collection of short stories that Kelley Armstrong first published for free on her website.

The first one is about Jeremy's birth and it gave quite a few insights into why his relationship ith his father was never good!

The second and longest part (most of the book actually) is about clayton. From his transformation into a werewolf at a very young age to Jeremy's rise as alpha. It really helps understand Clayton better. Explains why he is so protective of his pack and more specifically of...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Red
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: OMG I’m in love
Characters: Well Written
Plot: A struggle to find your place in the world
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Jeremy and Clay

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
How much do I love the Bitten series, let me count the ways. I wish I would have read this sooner. It answered a lot of back story questions. This author has a way of writing this series that really draws me in. I fell in love with the guys all over...more
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
A wonderful collection of stories of our favorites (Clay, Jeremy, Antonio and Nick) and our not so favorite (Malcolm). I'll admit now that I've only read the first three of the four stories, but only because the latter takes place further along in the Otherworld series than I am at the moment (I cheated and read this one out of order), but I still think I can safely give this five stars. In fact it earns that for Savage alone. The story from little boy Clay's POV was brilliant and had a number o...more
Jessica (Rabid Reads)
Infusion - Meet Malcolm. He's an A-S-S. This one is about Jeremy's mysterious heritage.

Savage - Boy version of Clayton is only slightly less entertaining than Adult Clay. Whether he's screaming during car rides, causing Jeremy to swerve into other lanes of traffic, or taking Antonio's dares to jump out of a tree or down an elevator shaft, Clayton is hilarious.

Seeing him as a child also helped me understand better what it meant that he was closer to a wolf instinct-wise than a human.

Beyond that,...more
Kathy Davie
This was a fascinating read as it fills in all sorts of holes in this series.

Infusion begins with Jeremy's conception and birth and continues on through his ordeals with his father, Malcolm.

In Savage, we learn how Clay turns shapeshifter and, with Jeremy's rescue of Clay from the bayous of Louisiana, we discover a great deal more about how life works in a shapeshifter enclave.

Ascension sets the scene for Malcolm and Jeremy's battle to become Alpha when Dominic dies.

In Kitsunegari, Jeremy enco...more
Jael
Fans of Kelley Armstrong rejoice!

*rejoices*

It only seems like yesterday that I stumbled across Armstrong's book Bitten. One of the things that endeared me to this author was her online fiction. Yes, I have a weakness for author's who have online fiction on their site.

Finally Armstrong has put into bookform the short stories. Fans may have already read these, but included in a bonus new story.

Men of the Otherworld basically centers around Clayton's story. So, yes, this is his origins story. It...more
Liane
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Shardallinee
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If you thought you knew them before.... you were oh, so wrong. And if you thought you couldn't love them more, you were wrong there too.

Four short stories about the werewolf men we fell in love with in Women of the Otherworld series are combined into this book - Infusion, Savage, Ascension and Kitsunegari. The first three are told by Clay and the last one by Jeremy.
And you will fall hard for them even more once you read these... Truly, you get to see the how's and why's you missed in other books...more
=^☺^=mskitty
This book is one of the reason's I love Goodreads, I didn't even know about it until I saw it on someone's list.
I'm a fan of Women of the Otherworld and Jeremy and Clay are my 2 favorite men, so this book was amazing. Until now I only had little snippets of their past and it was wonderful to get the whole story. I really enjoyed the end where we got to see Jeremy and Jamie together for more than a page or two.
If you are a fan of Women of the Otherworld you will love this book.
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