Industrial Magic
Author Kelley Armstrong
Cover artist Dominic Harman
Country Canada
Language English
Series Otherworld
Genre(s) Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Publisher Viking Adult (United States), Little, Brown & co. (U.K.), Random House (Canada)
Publication date 2004
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback) & Audio Book (Cassette)
Pages 528 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 1-84149-340-6 (paperback edition)
Followed by Haunted

The fourth novel in the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.

Plot Edit

Think your in-laws are scary? Try meeting Paige Winterbourne's potential father-in-law: CEO of the Cortez Cabal, a multinational corporation...and the supernatural equivalent of the Mafia.

Lucas Cortez has devoted his life to ruining the Cabals, though that doesn’t stop his father from expecting him to take over the family business someday. Benicio’s favorite ploy is to appeal to Lucas’s quixotic ideals by asking him to investigate Cabal cases of injustice.

After years of failure, Benicio finally has the perfect case: a teenage witch attacked and left for dead. Refusing will be difficult enough for Lucas...near impossible for his new witch girlfriend. Paige and Lucas soon discover that the young witch wasn't the first Cabal teenager attacked.

When the infighting among the Cabals threatens to let the killer continue his spree, Paige and Lucas decide it’s up to them to stop him. The chase takes them on a cross-country hunt through the supernatural world, where allies can be found in the strangest places, including a celebrity necromancer, a wise-cracking Celtic deity, a pissed-off ghost, a half-mad clairvoyant, and a group of vampires who’d really rather be in an Anne Rice novel.

Characters Edit

Major Characters Edit

Members of the Cortez Cabal Edit

Other Characters Edit

Deaths Edit

  • Edward Hagen - Vampire lover of the now deceased Natasha, both immortality questers.
  • Jacob - Son of Griffin
  • Dana MacArthur - Witch, Daughter of Randy MacArthur
  • Joey Nast - Grandson of Thomas Nast. Killed outside courthouse after Everett's execution.
  • Stephen St. Cloud - Son of Lionel St Cloud
  • Matthew Tucker - 19 year old son of Lionel St Cloud's personal assistant
  • Everett Weber - Druid and Cabal Computer specialist. Executed by Cabals after being found (incorrectly) guilty of attacks on Cabal children.

Otherworld Series
Novels Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, No Humans Involved, Personal Demon, Living With The Dead, Waking the Witch, Spell Bound, 13
Anthologies Men of the Otherworld, Tales of the Otherworld, Otherworld Nights, Otherworld Secrets, Otherworld Chills, Led Astray
Novellas Savage, Ascension, Chaotic, Angelic, Counterfeit Magic, The Case of El Chupacabra, Beginnings, Bewitched, Forbidden, Hidden, Vanishing Act, The Ungrateful Dead
Short Stories V Plates, The List, Chivalrous, Lucifer's Daughter, Learning Curve, Life Sentence, Twilight, Zen and the Art of Vampirism, Paranormal Romance Blues, Stalked, Rebirth, Infusion, Kitsunegari, Demonology, Birthright, The Case of the Half-Demon Spy, Expectations, Truth and Consequences, Territorial, Ghosts, Escape, Wedding Bell Hell, Adventurer, Bargain, Framed, Bamboozled, Young Bloods