Carrie Vaughn's Low Midnight spins out of the Kitty Norville series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty's most popular supporting character: Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes. In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town, which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary... a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty's world and all who inhabit it.
With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward but also illuminates Cormac's past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future.
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"Vaughn keeps the twists and turns coming in this fast-paced, delightful paranormal mystery." (Publishers Weekly)
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If you love Kitty Norvelle Novel's and especial the Cormac character, then my friend you will love Low Midnight, so how could I not recommend. it. I have loved Kitty through all her adventures but Cormac has just been a delightful side dish that 1st Kitty, then Kitty and Ben could count on to always do the right thing. He was always the white hat who entered her novels by being hired to kill Kitty on air.. Only Kitty talked him out of it; as only Kitty could. And because basically Cormac is more the hero type.. Even if it is the dark, Wolverine style hero. Still he is kind of cool and now that he has another soul living inside him, who is not always pure; he has to be even more the good guy. Not that she is bad either; her motives are just sometimes cloudy.
That is a hard question, maybe a little Faith Hunter's skinwalker series for the Kitty parts but Low Midnight goes so far off that map into the sorcery, Maybe Ben Aa(something long) Midnight in Soho or over Soho. Only in how he talks to himself. Only Cormac is talking to the other person inside of him. And again there is Patrica Briggs Mercy Thompson Novel's for the Kitty parts, but again you are not into this novel. So it's hard to say who is like this novel. I mean who deals with Sorcery (Jim Batcher) but has the character talk to themselves all the way through because they are really two souls in one body perfectly at home sharing that one body.
I am not sure, I don't know who has done all the other Kitty books, besides this isn't like all the other Kitty books, I love who does all the other Kitty books, I love this book too. Well voiced. A +
Towards the end at the big climax, but I will not spoil it for you, let's just say it rocked. Gavin voiced it well. And it was well written as are all of Vaugh's other books.
Low Midnight while not being about Kitty but set in her universe was the kick in the pants the series needed to keep from being dull, maybe we can have a book about Ben, but I would still like another Kitty book too please, as well as another Cormac book, Even a Rick book, Have fun in Kitty's world for a while.
...but the story itself is so very boring. As with the other stories after Book 2 of the series, nothing much happens over a long period of time. Disappointed and going to ask for my credit back.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
The relationship between Cormac and Amelia...its very intriguing...
When Cormac and Amelia almost kissed in there meeting place...I was like...DO IT!!! I know its strange...but there great together!!
I like MG....I have listen to her in other books...she is a great narrator....very soothing and believable always!
really hate this question...moving on...
I liked this little addition to the Kitty series...I have always like Cormac's character and am glad we have gotten a peek into his life...I would love a Rick book...and a book from Ben's perspective....this is one of my fave series...and hope there is many more books to come...If you like Kitty's world...this is a must read...I give it a 2 thumbs up and a highly recommend!
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
Interesting as the story moves on, but told from Cormick's pov. Big cliffhanger ending, but I was captured by the book from the first word to the last.
The narrator, Margurite Gavin is one of my all time favorites. She is the reason I found this series in the first place. No matter what she reads it's brilliant!
Yes, the narration adds to it.
The ending. It sets up the next book to wrap up the 'long game'.
I liked when Cormac had to confront his past when he ran into people who knew him when he hunted down supernaturals to kill them.
FINALLY! Low Midnight gives readers a peak into the mind of the stoic and mysterious Cormac and his passenger and partner, Amelia.
I find it very interesting that, in a story told first-person, the author has to keep track of what all the other characters are doing and thinking, even though those details don’t come out in the story in a clear, straight-forward way. Vaughn has to know what Cormac is thinking and feeling throughout the whole Kitty series so that his actions and reactions are consistent and believable. But since the story is told from Kitty’s point of view, neither Kitty nor the reader gets to see inside Cormac’s head.
Cormac is such a great character, though — all brooding and stoic, loyal and maybe still a tad in love with Kitty. And when he agrees to let the spirit of a Victorian witch, Amelia, ride sidecar in his brain, he gets even more interesting. What do they talk about? How do they negotiate their separate interests and needs? Just how does that relationship work? Carrie Vaughn knew her readers were all dying to know more about Cormac and Amelia; so, she let us into Cormac’s head for one book.
And it’s a great book! Using various plot devices, Vaughn shows us more about Cormac’s past, his time in prison, and his feelings about Kitty, Ben, and the crazy life all three of them lead. We also learn about Amelia’s past, her love affair with magic, and how she and Cormac interact and communicate with each other. While doing all that, Vaughn ALSO advances the plot of the Kitty series, since this is the penultimate installment and the big resolution is fast approaching.
I also want to mention that I’m SO glad Marguerite Gavin narrated Low Midnight. I wondered if a male narrator might be tapped for this novel; it certainly could have been interesting. But consistency of narrators is SO important in audio books! Gavin’s interpretation of Cormac’s voice *IS* the voice of Cormac in my head, along with the voices of Kitty, Ben, and others. Kudos to whoever made the decision to stay with Gavin for this novel.
I am very impressed with all Vaughn was able to accomplish in Low Midnight, and I enjoyed it immensely. It is definitely one of my favorite books in the series.
If you enjoyed the Kitty series you will enjoy this too. it has been a while since I read it and with the final Kitty book I am refreshing myself with the books. I am so happy I did. I forgot about the ending to this one and it still shocked me! I in a way am dreading the next book, I don't want it to end!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good addition to the Kitty Norville series. This story centers around Cormac (and Amelia, the disembodied spirit that shares Cormac's body) with Kitty and Ben showing up a bit but they aren't in the majority of the story.
In this story, Cormac is working on getting a way to decipher a journal that has some information that will help them all fight against the vampires that are taking part in the "Long Game" (a plan for vamps to take over the world). To get the info he needs, Cormac has to investigate something and this investigation leads him into some encounters with his past. Cormac and Amelia have an interesting time and during their current adventures, we get some more information on the pasts of both Cormac and Amelia.
I enjoyed this story very much. I liked getting the chance to see Cormac in his own story and get more info about both him and Amelia. There's no romance in the story but I was alright with that...Cormac's situation is too difficult for a fast romance to be thrown in for the hell of it. The story was good on it's own but I was especially happy that it did advance the series storyline decently (especially at the very end). The case that Cormac is working in this story gets solved but there is something that's rather significant (but not urgent) that happens at the end...it's not exactly a cliffhanger but it does make me hope that Carrie gets the next book out soon! I'd recommend this to series fans. People that haven't read the series could read this and enjoy it but it would make more sense as part of the series.
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