Rachel Morgan is back! Best-selling author Kim Harrison returns with a new supernatural adventure that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris won't want to miss.
Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master.
But her vampire roommate, Ivy, is off the wagon; her human boyfriend Nick is out of town indefinitely and doesn't sound like he's coming back, while the far-too-seductive vampire Kisten is looking way too tempting; and there's a turf war erupting in Cincinnati's underworld.
And there's a greater evil still. To put the vampire master behind bars and save her family, Rachel made a desperate bargain. Now there's hell to pay: literally. For if Rachel cannot stop him, the archdemon Algaliarept will pull her into the sorcerous ever-after to forfeit her soul as his slave. Forever.
And hear more from the Rachel Morgan series!
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"Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series will be drawn to Harrison's smart, supernatural series." (Booklist)
"The third, and steamiest, Rachel Morgan novel...[features] an endearing cast of central characters, nonstop action, and Harrison's wicked sense of humor...pure, unadulterated fun." (Barnes & Noble Editors Review)
I liked them both and read the entire series before listening to it. Gavin is not my favorite narrator but she did well in this book, except foe a few places where she paused a little to long as if my Kindle stopped working but it did not take away from the enjoyment of the story.
The story is great as it tells the story of a witch who is trying to stay alive a vampire and a pixie that befriend her. The three live together in a church and you can see the friendships develop. The best part is the fact that Ivy (vampire) Rachael (witch) live and work together but Rachael is scarred to death of ivy. It's an interesting story with a lot of mixed emotions. It's a good supernatural thriller with two main characters that have a lot of emotional baggage. I recommend this story and suggest that you listen or read them in order, just like the Bones and Cat books.
art impresario, wonder afficianado and avid reader.
I am a big fan of the fantasy detective genre. And was intrigued when I first signed up for Audible by the Hollow series description. It was not a disappointment. Plenty of twists and sexy turns to keep my interest. I'd of said keep me turning pages but it's an audio book.
I am fascinated by Ivy as her background and relationships grow.
I wish it was easier to back up more accurately. The control tends to over and under shoot.
I'm going to try the next book in the series but if it too becomes R rated I will return it.
One of My Favorite Authors would listen to this one again. I simply love her sense of humor.
Rachel Morgan - Witch and main character
Ivy - Vamp and lives with Rachel in an old church complete with the church cemetery, garden, pixies, and faeries.
Nick - Rachel's boyfriend
Kisten - Vamp and Ivy's boyfriend, or is he?
Janks (SP?) is Rachel's pixie side-kick and provides great comedy situations.
Lots of bad guys
Rachel and Ivy used to work together but Rachel quit and Ivy quit at the same time and they moved into an old church. (First book). In this second book witches are being murdered and Rachel is trying to figure out the "who-done-it" and get the reward. It gets complicated with twists and turns. The story unfolds and the scenes widen as the story develops in interesting side bars.
Rachel and Ivy's room-mate status is always risky for Rachel as she strives to prevent being bitten. Rachel and Nick have a curious relationship.
Little swearing, that makes me happy! However, this second book has more steamy scenarios than I like. I purchased #3 and 4 on sale, I hope that there is not so much vamp seduction in these.
Great part where Ivy is shopping on line for a new pretty casket pillow for her mother for a gift. I do like the comedy in this series.
I'm reading the whole series. I'm on book four now and I am still fascinated by the characters. The plots are fast paced and interesting, but not gory. It’s not a comedy novel, but the snippets of humor keep the book light and flowing.
I reread the previous book in the series and I have to say that I was wrong. Rachel is whiny, complains a lot about the aftermath of her own recklessness and makes bad decision about men, but the world that Kim Harrison has created is good. There are a lot of new and interesting characters in this book that adds to the action and drama. I did find that a lot of the scenes dragged. I found myself skipping forward during a few scenes. Other than that It was good, very good. I have already bought the next book and look forward to listening to it.
As always, Marguerite Gavin was great. She does a wonderful job with all of the accents and voices for the characters.
Hot Adventurous Drama
This is a great first book for those who never listened to audio books.
Gavin's words will stick to me for a long time. Her voice was hypnotizing.
This is a book I could listen to in all one setting! No, and it kept me coming back for more
This is a great first book for those who never listened to audio books.
Seth like books. Books make Seth think of places Seth would much rather be. Dragons better than cars. More dangerous, but better.
I'll be the first to admit, that I'm not normally a fan of urban fantasy when it starts down the paranormal romance road. That being said, I really like this series. So many in the genre focus on the romancy bits at they expense of character and telling a good story. I love the world that Kim Harrison has set up and the characters that inhabit it.
Rachel Morgan kicks a whole lot of ass and has a great progression from novel to novel. The other characters also have their own lives and stories that play into Rachel's life in interesting ways.
If you're a fan of the Dresden Files and maybe looking for a decent female protagonist, you could do far worse than checking out Kim Harrison's Hallows series. Keep in mind, you might want to start with Dead Witch Walking, but you should still check out the series. Things really pick up here in the third book, with the stakes getting higher and the action really picking up.
An avid audible book listener!
Every Which Way but Dead took the plot every which way it needed to go in order to both tie up some loose ends as well as delve into a whole new set of possiblities for Rachel Morgan.
The final scene in the book made me want to start on the next book immediately. It was touching and emotional.
The narrator performed admirably when Trent reveals to Rachel what happened to her father and the reader was able to relive the feelings of abandonment with Rachel when another witch makes her remember her darkest moments.
This series, like most, has some high points and low points. Fortunately inside this particular installment, the listener/reader is treated to some pretty good high points. Love how Kim Harrison has created a world of magical characters.
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