Sci-fi/Fantasy geek :)
Dawn Cook (a.k.a Kim Harrison) does not disappoint! Some authors let you down after 2 or 3 books, but this is book 8 and this one is just as good as the first. Some witchcraft, demons, pixies, vampires, demons, romance, action, comedy, and some top notch voice-acting make this series a pure joy to listen to.
Each book seems to have a similar story arch: starts off with Rachael in some trouble, things get much much worse, and then by the end things are a little better (but worse off than the beginning). I guess just once I'd like to see Rachael have a few things go her way.
There was an ending?
Rachael and Jenx
I'm kind of teetering on abandoning the series. I'm enjoying the books less and less.
I have really enjoyed this series. The potent mix of satire, sensuality, and action really appeals to me. I was however disappointed by all the whinning of the main character in the book. I was very taken aback by it as the other books hardly had any! I hate to say so but at several momemts I stopped the book and because I couldn't take the victim attitude the main character was portraying. I hope and trust the next in the series will not be so bad as this is one of my favorite in the series.
On a positive note, Mrs. Harrision did lay the groundwork for the series continuation and I look forward to see where she's going with it. I won't give any spoilers but the hints are pretty exiting!
I thought it was me. I too am/was a big fan. This book made me angry from chapter 5. The whining was beyond belief. Sadly the narrators voice just made it worse. At a point I was actually rooting for the villain. Disappointed
Okay, so maybe a year is a long time to wait for a book, but it was totally worth the wait. Can't wait for the next book to see what happens with Rachel and Al.
I love books, it's my great escape.
An exciting rollercoaster ride is the best way to discribe this book. From the start to finish, I was on the edge of my seat. Even if this books would have costed three credits, I would purchase it again....it was just that good!
I wish u could comment on other peoples comments, add a new dimension on what people write, some reviews deserve more than a 'yes or no'
I compare Rachel Morgan very much to Harry Dresden because both start off nowhere near as powerful as they are in the later books, it doesn't seem like much, many books involve characters improving they're skills as they grow older & stronger, learn new techniques to a talent they never knew they had (Sanderson books), or given new talents by unlocking a vast amount of knowledge instantly...
That is obv a generality so there are plenty of books that are based off a characters progress as they essentially level up like in a RPG. I Believe this book is the strongest out of all the Morgan books because u get many things answered, suggestions of romance where u thought it might go, & a cast of characters that are very good.. 'Pale Demon' is another great book & glad they ended up decreasing the credits to 1 instead of 2 credit. I love strong female characters although Rachel almost seems to have a lot of help from other friends until she finally gets so pissed she does her thang & taps into the power she has but is afraid from a moral standpoint to use
I honestly don't know where this series is going after reading 'Ever After' which is not a bad thing but if u want to choose a good female series I think Morgan is it.... Mercy Thompson is cool as well but a wild coyote vs werewolf no matter how clever just ain't the same lol, Paks is not bad, I just think paladins are boring... too much of goody goodness...
Overall in the end, I'm rambling about the series as a whole being good because reviewing this book after I read it was obviously a missed opportunity lol, it was awhile ago, but I keep up with all her books, Harrison & Gavin are a great combo... Gavin is also great in another series I won't mention that is very good as well... but this book is 2 thumbs up for what happens to Rachel, the character involvement & how it ties into the future
The series slowed down a little in the last book, but the story is moving forward and new in this one.
I love the reader. She is always a good listen