It’s written by a feminist and examines gender roles in a fantasy setting as well as gender slippage and a variety of sexualities. It also examines power outside traditional forms (money, might). Out September 17th.
Elena the protagonist is smart, driven, and likeable without the need to be perfect or reasonable on all occasions- she’s also a female werewolf. Armstrong never falls into the trap of the woman needing rescued- friends (male and female alike) may be on their way but Elena and all of Armstrong’s female protagonists rely on their own inner physical and mental stregnths to get them through just about anything.
This is book one of a very large wonderful series full of terrific women. Look for Otherworld Series.