It's been awhile, however, I enjoyed this story. Yes, I did get it on sale, thank you AUDIBLE. It took me awhile to come back to this series. Don't know what was happening then but I wasn't enjoying the series. However Kim Harrison and the Marguerite Gavin are back.
I loved all the twists and turns that happened in the story and I became familiar again with Rachel Morgan's friends, Ivy and Jenks. This is one of her best, I believe. I really enjoyed Book 9 and look forward to more Rachel, the half demon's adventures.
Had to listen to this book twice because the nuances were such that I wanted to really under stand what was happening to Rachel &Trent and how the relationship between them would play out.
Rachel is not slow on the uptake but that kiss she and Trent had should have told her something.....I just didn't think she got it from the story's ending.
Rachel is a very passionate person. She gives her all for those she loves. Trent knows that. Ivy knows that, and yet. . . This ending was a bit flat....
All the books leading up to this one were entertaining but it gets tedious constantly waiting for Rachel to smarten up. In this book she finally realized that everything is not black and white but varying shades of grey. She realizes that others that she considered "evil" were merely doing what they believed they had to for what they cherished, very much the same way she did what she did to end up where she is.
I can't wait to see what decisions she makes in the next book (A Perfect Blood") now that she has cone to terms with who and what she is.
On another note I hope that they keep Marguerite Gavin as the narrator as she is truly the voice of the hollows, they tried to change it up once and I could hardly even make it through the book. She is amazing in the way she captures the essence of each character and I cannot imagine any other narrator doing these books justice.
I Love Rachel Morgan! Kim Harrison+ Marguerite Gavin = A perfect Rachel Morgan! Everyone of these books are so much fun to listen to (With the exception of "The Outlaw Demon Wails', which unfortunately had a different narrator. But was still an excellent story). Marguerite Gavin is one of my favorite narrators. She takes books to a different level. For me, the story teller can either ruin a good book, or can make "a not so good" book better. But when you have a great Author paired up with a fantastic Narrator, it makes the audio book experience superb! Pale Demon, is the most epic book in the Rachel Morgan series yet. Opening the doors for a different kind of adventure in the next book. As always, Kim Harrison writes one helluva story.
Very Good Book, Enjoyed every bit of the entire series. Looking forward to the next book. Best Narrator ever!!
I love listening to audio books because I have little time to read. Faves are paranormal/sci-fi, with romance & inspirational thrown in.
I waited quite a while to listen to Pale Demon after buying it on sale. When I started listening, I wasn't sure if it would be as good as I had hoped. Well, it exceeded my expectations and I think it's the best book of the series. It has a little different feel than previous books but we got to explore more of Rachel and her men.
Even though the book wasn't exactly a cliff hanger, I found myself thinking that it couldn't end this way. I don't want to wait another year to find out what happens (and of course, we all know what path Rachel will choose) and possibly who Rachel's love interest will be.
I'm definitely on board for the next book in the series and I think Marguerite Gavin is an exceptional narrator.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
An alternative reality caused by a GM tomato-induced pandemic with transgenic witches, tycoon elves, and libertine demons? What???s not to love? Kim Harrison consistently writes tight and interesting stories, and Pale Demon is a solid addition to the Rachel Morgan series. In this book, some long-standing issues start to be resolved, but when did Rachel get so dumb? Al and Trent are back and still fantabulous. Pierce is back and still annoying. Unfortunately, Ivy???s character has lost some of its dimension, but Jinks is still full of Tinkerbell love. Of course, Marguerite Gavin is brilliant. Finally, a two-credit price for any book in this genre is ridiculous. Even ???A Game of Thrones??? by George R. R. Martin is only one credit and that is a long, award-winning book.
I was so in love with this series. I listened to books 1 - 7 one after the other. Couldn't wait for book 8. The same for book 9. I'm currently 3/4 through book 9, still slogging through, hoping it will get better. It's so different from the other books in the series. The setting, the way the characters relate to one another. I'll listen to book 10, but if it continues going the same way, I won't be listening to 11.
Todd W. Brown
I can't say that I saw this coming...but I can't say that I didn't either. Rachel has been on this course for quite a while. I will go on record as saying that if she ever gets into a "relationship" with Al, I will probably be done with the series.
There are some poignant moments between Ivy and Rachel in this one. But what made me shake my head more than once was the predictable "yes I will...no I won't" thing that Rachel devolves into every single time that she deals with Trent. Seriously, after a while, this supernatural Rachel and Ross pairing needs to just happen.
The biggest thing is Rachel's quest to get her shunning removed. While there is resolution to this, it may not be satisfying to some. For me, that was actually what made this story better. There was no "simple cut-and-dried" solution. As in reality, the solution is layered and complex.
On to the next one.
Sci-fi/Fantasy geek :)
I have enjoyed listening to this entire series, so far. This book obviously advances the overall storyline and does so in the typically wonderful way of the previous books. For me, toning done the love-lines in this book made it more enjoyable. If you liked the other books in this series, you won't be disappointed. In fact, I think this book lifts the series a notch!