Kelley Armstrong Books

Kelley Armstrong is a Canadian novelist who writes fantasy novels. She is the oldest of her other four siblings and was born on December 14th, 1968 in a middle-class family in Ontario. After graduating from Western Ontario University, with a degree in psychology, Kelley joined Fanshawe College to study computer programming, and this gave her ample time to write novels.

Order of Age of Legends Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Sea of Shadows 2014 Description / Buy
2 Empire of Night 2015 Description / Buy
3 Forest of Ruin 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Casey Duncan Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 City of the Lost 2016 Description / Buy
2 A Darkness Absolute 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Kelley Armstrong Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Drokenzian System 2000 Description / Buy
2 Angel: Aftermath 2009 Description / Buy
3 Freedom Love (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
4 Hunting Kat (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
5 The Masked Truth 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Secrets Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Unquiet Past 2015 Description / Buy

Order of The Blackwell Pages Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Loki's Wolves 2013 Description / Buy
2 Odin's Ravens 2014 Description / Buy
3 Thor's Serpents 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Women of the Otherworld Short Stories Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Angelic 2009 Description / Buy
2 Counterfeit Magic 2010 Description / Buy
3 Hidden 2011 Description / Buy
4 Chaotic 2012 Description / Buy
5 Amityville Horrible 2012 Description / Buy
6 Brazen 2013 Description / Buy
7 Forsaken 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Women of the Otherworld Collections Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Witch Magic 2004 Description / Buy
2 Men of the Otherworld 2009 Description / Buy
3 Tales of the Otherworld 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Hunter and the Hunted 2012 Description / Buy
5 Otherworld Nights 2014 Description / Buy
6 Otherworld Secrets 2015 Description / Buy
7 Otherworld Chills 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Women of the Otherworld Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Becoming 2011 Description / Buy
2 Bounty Hunt 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Women of the Otherworld Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Bitten 2001 Description / Buy
2 Stolen 2002 Description / Buy
3 Dime Store Magic 2004 Description / Buy
4 Industrial Magic 2004 Description / Buy
5 Haunted 2005 Description / Buy
6 Broken 2006 Description / Buy
7 No Humans Involved 2007 Description / Buy
8 Personal Demon 2008 Description / Buy
9 Living with the Dead 2008 Description / Buy
10 Frostbitten 2009 Description / Buy
11 Waking the Witch 2010 Description / Buy
12 Spell Bound 2011 Description / Buy
13 Thirteen 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Nadia Stafford Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Exit Strategy 2007 Description / Buy
2 Made to Be Broken 2009 Description / Buy
3 Wild Justice 2013 Description / Buy
4 Double Play 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Darkest Powers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Summoning 2008 Description / Buy
2 The Awakening 2009 Description / Buy
3 The Reckoning 2010 Description / Buy
4 Darkest Powers Tales 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Darkness Rising Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Gathering 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Calling 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Rising 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Short Story Collection Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dates From Hell 2006 Description / Buy
2 Many Bloody Returns 2007 Description / Buy
3 By Blood We Live 2009 Description / Buy
4 A Fantasy Medley 2009 Description / Buy
5 Vampires 2011 Description / Buy
6 Subterranean 2011 Description / Buy
7 Gifted 2014 Description / Buy
8 Led Astray 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Cainsville Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Omens 2013 Description / Buy
2 Visions 2014 Description / Buy
3 Deceptions 2015 Description / Buy
4 Lost Souls 2016 Description / Buy

Kelley Armstrong Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon 2007 Description / Buy
2 X-Files: The Truth Is Out There 2016 Description / Buy
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Bitten is her first novel sold which was published in 2001. However, the novel had already made some good sales the previous year, 1999. Following the success of her debut novel, since then she has had over 20 distinct fantasy novels published, 13 of these novels are Women of the Otherworld, 6 are the Darkest Power series, while Cainsville series makes up 4 of these novels.

Women of the Otherworld series is a contemporary fantasy that contains the supernatural characters of the modern northern American life and with some active elements of love. Some of the characters in this series include werewolves, witches, necromancers, vampires, shamans, sorcerers, demons, and others. This aspect of using various supernatural characters makes Kelley Armstrong a unique writer; this is because many of the current writers only limit themselves to one or two supernatural characters when writing.

Women of the Otherworld series characters gain their supernatural powers either through heredity or via an existing a supernatural being of the same type. Those not familiar with the series would expect it deals with the battle between evil and good, however, this is not the case, but rather the author makes these novels mostly episodic with a continuation of the plotline and the development of the characters.

Other books authored by the same writer include The Age of Legends series, Darkness Rising Trilogy, Darkest Powers Trilogy. Kelley has also written over five collections as well as short stories.


Kelley Armstrong several novels have been nominated for some awards. For example, The Calling was nominated for 2013 Aurora Awards for the Young Adults book in English prize, the following year The Rising won the same award for the same award. Sea of Shadows was nominated for Aurora Awards for Young Adults novel in 2015.

Earlier in 2002, Bitten was nominated for International Horror Guild Awards for the best first novel category. Later in 2009, The Summoning was nominated for Sunburst Award for book YA novel by a Canadian.


Bitten Television series is an adaptation of the Otherworld book series by Kelley Armstrong. The popular tv show features popular television stars such as Greyston Holt, Laura Vandervoort, and Greg Bryk.


These are the best novels by Kelley Armstrong.

It is the debut novel Bitten that Elena Michaels, 30 years old came to terms with what lay ahead for her future, and accepted the fact that she was the only living lady werewolf. Now in stolen, she is lured into a trap by a rude internet tycoon Tyrone Winsloe, the man responsible for the funding of a scientific research of other races and their supernatural capabilities.

However, it turns out that the other races are being captured studies in an underground lab in Maine Woods and then released into the real world where they are hunted down in a real-world video game. However, when the tycoon captures Elena, it turns out that he finally gets a chance to meet his match. Elena will stop at nothing to ensure her survival and also to see that justice is served.

Exit Strategy Outside of the Women of the Otherworld series, we have another amazing character created by Kelley Armstrong: Nadia. The owner of a nature lodge, Nadia also has a secret identity that is pretty dangerous and very profitable. You see, Nadia is a hit woman for a mafia family. If any of her guests found out what she did, she’d have to kill them. Or so they say. The truth is that Nadia is an ex-cop who was put into early retirement after a tragic incident.

In Exit Strategy, Nadia’s contacts put her on the hunt for a serial killer on the loose. This serial killer is ruthless and efficient, a little too good to be an amateur. To solve the case and stop the killings, Nadia will have to turn herself into the kind of victim that the killer is looking for. She’ll be the prey, but only until it’s time to once again be the predator. This is a thrilling, exciting novel that will leave you begging for more.

The Reckoning: Chloe Saunders, a fifteen-year-old scientifically engineered necromancer wants to be normal. She is capable of bringing back to live the dead. She and her friends are running away from their creators, an evil corporation responsible for what they are now.

In addition to this, she is fighting against her feelings for Simon, who apparently is tempered sorcerer while his brother is a hot-tempered werewolf. Therefore she must decide where she should lean towards the werewolves or she has to let go of her strong desires.

Kelley Armstrong novels are one of a kind; the plotlines are easy to understand. Also, there is a deep connection between the reader and the characters. If you love fantasy novels with some romance aspects, then you should watch out for Kelley books.

When Does The Next Kelley Armstrong book come out?

Kelley Armstrong doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is A Darkness Absolute and was released on February, 7th 2017. It is the newest book in the Casey Duncan Series.