New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed Pale Demon!
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.
She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.
©2012 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
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.
Not yet, though I plan to; she is a fantastic narrator.
I don't understand the harsh reviews, and I can't wait for the next book in this captivating series.
NO. I have read/listened to this series from the beginning and have not been disappointed until this book. The author was uninspired and the story just lays there. This is a great dissapointment. Why Audible thinks this book is worth 2 CREDITS. Really? Marguerite Gavin is like always an amazing narrator.
boring. nothing new.
She gives each character the depth of personality i think the author intended.
no. The series maybe, not this particular book.
Why did you kill off Kisten and then give her poor replacemnts?
i like the narrator and she brings life to the books and she is both good for male and female characters,
I would have to say it is one of the better stories I have heard in a while
I would say I would compare this book to Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. Because this is when the female lead, really embraces who she is
Her voice really adds to the characters. It makes the vision of this world easier for me
This is one of my favorite series. I am enjoying the whole Rachel as a demon and what that's going to mean going forward for not only Rachel, but for the world as a whole. I like the dynamic of Rachel and Trent and the whole will they or won't they thing. I am also intrigued by what may happen with Al and Lucy and Rae. Marguerite Gavin is great as narrator.
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