" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
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
Marguerite Gavin is a great reader, enjoyed listening to her.
most of the vampire good "chick" books. They are all about the same type of thing, but interesting to listen too while doing cooking, cleaning, and mindless things!
I enjoy the interaction of the characters in all of the books but this one is my favorite so far with a Lot more action and less whining.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Probably, but I only listened...and I feel listening is always better!!!! lol
Pierce! He is cool..and of course Al...and Rachel!!! lol
If it was shorter...sure...but its a long one....and I loved it, I wouldn't have had it any other way!!
This was a good story....sometimes I do not agree with how Rachel acts or what she does, but I still love her....I was appalled with how the coven treated Rachel in this story, Rachel does a LOT of good with her magic as well as gets into a bit a trouble every now and then...I think I laughed more in this book, than in any of the others...and yes I cried a bit too...I cant believe I am going into book 9 now....I better slow down a bit...because I will certainly miss Rachel, Ivy, and Jenks!!! Highly recommend this series.....
Thrilling, Ingenious and Funny
I wouldn't compare it to any other since i found it very unique. But if you like me, like the books about Rachel and the gang you might also like the Georgina Kincaid or Succubus books by Richelle Mead.
I don't know if i have one in particular but i like the part when Rachel and Pierce have to hide in the hole in the ground.
When you're figthing for survival the lines between right and wrong changes.
The Rachel Morgan books are amazing and i hope we will get to se many many more of them.
Harrison is currently my favorite author, so I may be biased. I was disappointed by the previous book, but this one delivers! Gavin's narration is terrific, as always. We get more of all of our favorite characters (except David, who seems to be moving to a much more minor role), and once more Rachel manages to wiggle out of another impossible situation through trickery, a little thievery, and sheer moxie- and by accepting help from the most unexpected sources. Loved it! (Even Pierce has grown on me with additional listens...)
I have been a huge fan of the series so far, but I have to agree with some of the reviews that Rachel's whining and complaining has gotten to be a little much. This has been my least favorite so far. This is the first audio-book I have purchased for the series. I found the narrative painful, very poor sentence structure, pauses and emphases are often totally at the wrong place. It was all I could do to finish listening to the book and not just go out and buy a paper copy. I will likely continue to buy the series, but will not listen to it from this narrator. For a good series about a female heroin with a good narrator, check out the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews!
I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.
I sometimes have not cared for the readers on this series, but Marguerite Gavin is excellent and the books just keep getting better. The characters are becoming increasingly complex and textured, the plots more intricate. And the books are a lot of fun, too ... I'm looking eagerly forward to "Pale Demon" coming out in the spring!