Would have been better if Rachel, being demon, kicked more butt, rather than her butt getting kicked. Would like to see her a bit more bad ass. I still enjoyed the book and love all the characters, Looking forward to the next one, hopefully it will come out soon.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
I love this series. It is great for anyone who loves UF (urban fantasy) books. Some of you out there love UF, but are not into the x-rated love stories some UF books have. This series only has one or two love scenes inthe whole series, but all of the passion. The characters are so easy to relate to and absolutly loveable! Kim Harrison's books have never let me down!
THe narrator, Marguerite Gavin is amazing! I listened to the Kitty Norville series (by Carrie Vaugn) mainly because Marguerite Gavin narrated it (it is also an must listen to series!!) You just can't go wrong with these books...If you have not read this series yet...start with the 1st book (Dead Witch Walking). You do need to read them in order, or else it won't make sense. But the growth of the characters is a great ride! I hope this helps and happy listening!!
Definitely, as I do not have much time to read the print and Mrs Marguerite Gavin is awesome, makes the book even better thank u for that :)
All the scenes that have Trent and Rachel also the scenes with Jenks and Al :)
Can't wait for the next installment in this series ,hope its this year :)
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I would recommend it if they were into the series just because once you start it you need to know how it ends. But this book was dreadful. The first half was not to bad, but the second half was so painful. The narration was outstanding as always. Toward the end of the book I was wishing this was the last book of the series. Will I get the next book....yes I will just because I need to know how the story ends.
The tension just about drove me crazy. I was on pins and needles the whole time.
Rachel because she just creates the suspense that drives me crazy.
As a retired person I listened to this all in one sitting and now must listen again to get everything I missed. The third time will be just for fun.
Thank to Marguerite Gavin for making the story such a joy to listen to. Kim Harrison is a wonderful writer and I love her character development especally the new improved Rachel.
Probably not, my friends and I are law enforcement/fighter types and it's too damn annoying listening to Rachel f-up every single time she's attacked. She has ridiculously great weapons and she just freezes and lets the bad guys beat the crap out of her. I can not believe she is supposed to be a trained 'runner'. Kim Harrison can write, but Tink's titties she definitely isn't a fighter. Or even a watcher of Law and Order episodes....The play between the characters is good though, and I'm invested enough in the gang to keep listening. Rachel does seem to be getting better with her choices - not good - but better, and that makes the book much less irritating that some of the others. Honestly, I always think that Rachel deserves the painful situations she gets into and I don't care about her survival all that much. I do love all of the support characters though, and I listen to the books largely to see what happens with them.
*sigh* I'm sure it will be the next in the series. Finishing a series is a compulsion, and I have to get unbelievably bored or upset not to finish one. In fact, it has only happened once.
She is great at giving life to the characters, though I will say that she messed up her voices a few times in this book. She would get confused maybe and say a line in the wrong voice before realizing who was supposed to be talking and switch over.
I'm not sure.
I was on a high when I got through reading "Pale Demon"."A Perfect Blood" started out with Rachel screwed up with who she was as usual. The new threat is humans, and there seems to be a mystery starting, with whom can be trusted. Characters seem to be moving along, on their own paths, away from Rachel. It did get more interesting toward the end, and I think the narrator could have been better. She seems to emphasize the wrong words in sentences, putting comas where they don't belong. Reading the books, is much more satisfying.
What does bother me, is Rachel's relationship with Trent. It hasn't progressed in months, even though, it was left in a positive spot in "Pale Demon". (He lost fingers for her, in the previous book, and now we are back to nothing) Trent does seem to have this protective thing for her, showing up saving her from the newest group of bad guys, but it seems to go nowhere.He even states that he's not romantically attracted to her. So just what is going on? They play up Ceri and Trent raising these two babies, big happy family. Pierce is completely out of the picture, and it seems Rachel will never find any happiness again.
this book really lacked any excitement for me, it was pretty easy to figure out the end way before a fourth of the book was done...Sometimes its just better to end a series than to write a halfway story.. I loved this series, but like all good series they need to end if the writer can't hold her fans any longer. I feel Rachel has reached her peek, now KH needs to close all the gap she has left open and end the series.....
I truly enjoy the Rachel Morgan series. My husband and I read the books simultaneously, sharing funny moments and teasing the one who is currently behind with tidbits of real and false information. This time though... there wasn't as much of that because the book simply wasn't as good as its predecessors. I found myself wondering if we could "just get on with it" now and again and finding it a bit odd that Rachel seems to either be getting weak or old. While reading this book wasn't a waste of my time, I also lacked my usual energy to listen to it.
Oh yes! Harrison's books are some of my favorites. Not all are going to be perfect winners, so I'll forgive her for this one.
I have simply never liked Gavin as a narrator. Her voice grates on my nerves and she has a tendency to mispronounce words which only grates on my nerves even more.
I'm a fan of Sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. I like books that keep me guessing till the end.
I have to say, I enjoyed the series up until this point. Apparently Ms. Harrison feels that she needs to go into Hemingway-esque depth of character in a series that does not need it. This story seemed disjointed and where the hell did a dryad come in?? Did I miss a book?
If you did not like the main character in this series, then this book is for you, she was a strong woman that was able to take down demons and undead vamps, but now a human is apparently the new Uberman and should be able to kill everything else in the series.
If you want a long boring story with little of the magic and power that fans have read the series for, then pick this one up, it's like Harrison turned Rachel into a spineless wuss, and I lost a lot of respect for her writing in this book.
I feel that the is a horrible value for 2 credits.
Something where the main character acts like they are not a helpless wuss. I'm probably going to listen to Monster Hunter Inc.
Marguerite Gavin is always great. She has great cadence and it's too bad the story was weaker then the narrator.
Disappointment and irritation. I finally had to listen to it double speed just to get through it.
I think Kim Harrison needed to make a payment on something and just mailed in the effort for this book. I probably won't get the next one, way to derail what was otherwise an entertaining series.