Series: Hollows #8
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Published by EOS on February 23, 2010
Source: Library Copy
Also in this series: Ever After
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Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter--and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind . . . until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment--at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery.Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.
Another wonderful effort from Kim Harrison. I keep waiting for the quality and depth of writing that I’ve come to expect from this series to decline with the number of books published, but it hasn’t! Rachel still remains a fresh character, with her numerous foibles, along with her cohorts Ivy and Jinx. Ivy doesn’t have as significant role in this book as she has had in other ones, but Jinx’s storyline is heart wrenching and wonderfully written and Rachel’s relationship with Al is front and center in the book and is such fun.
In this book Rachel deals with her being shunned as witch that occurred in White Witch, Black Curse, continues to deal with her inner demon, begins a budding relationship with Pierce, confronts her past with Trent, and deals with her old ex –boyfriend Nick. There are so many threads and storylines in the book but none of them feel rushed or forced and Kim Harrison handles them with deftly. All in all, just another day for Rachel.
I thoroughly enjoy Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series. This is a must read book series and author for me. If you haven’t read this series, I would strongly recommend them, but they should be read in order.