Series: The Hollows bk 10
Author: Kim Harrison
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.
She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.
This series is an auto buy for me – it’s probably my favorite Urban Fantasy series that I’ve read. So this review is basically a plug for the whole series, and not just this one book. (This book is #10 in The Hollows Series).
Let me give you a back ground of the characters and why I love this series so much. Rachel Morgan is an Earth Witch, her roommate, Ivy is a bi-sexual living vampire and they live in an old church. Their business partner is a pixie named Jenks. He has 55 or more kids! Basically I would read this series just for Jenks himself. The characters in this series are so complex and flawed. You get to know and love them in each book. There are two bad guys that you love to hate – a demon named Big Al, and a business man, Trent Kalamack (it’s not revealed what he is right away). In each book there is adventure and the trio is usually in some kind of a mess.
If you have read the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher – just picture a female Harry Dresden, that’s Rachel. I think I like this series more because Rachel works with Jenks and Ivy. This last installment is really good with new bad guys that they haven’t come up against yet. My understanding is that there are only 3 books left in the series. I’m looking forward to reading them – but will be heartbroken and sad when no new books will be released.
If you are looking for a new Urban Fantasy series to start – pick this one up. Believe me you will not be disappointed. Disclaimer: after I read the first book I didn’t think I would read the rest in the series. A good friend of mine talked me into picking back up the series. SOOOO glad I did! I think the first book is hard to get into a little and it’s world building. I have reread the first book and got so much more out of it. With each book the series just gets better and better. The characters grow and change and you just can’t get enough. Out of the 10 books Pale Demon is by far the best one. Oh, and you can’t go wrong with books that are titled after old Clint Eastwood movies, right?