Audie Award Finalist, Paranormal, 2014
The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails.
Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. And that the most powerful demon in the ever after - the soul-eater Ku'Sox Sha-Ku'ru - has vowed to destroy Rachel, and has kidnapped her friend and goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die.
Forced by circumstance, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack - a prospect fraught with dangers of the heart as well as betrayal of the soul - to return to the ever after and rescue those she loves.
Both worlds teeter on the brink, one on a possible interspecies war, the other for its very existence, and it’s up to Rachel to keep both from being destroyed.
©2012 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes and Yes and just in case you're not sure YES! This was a long awaited book for me, I was so excited i literally had Audible up waiting for the release counting down from 5 hours.Fabulous listen, never a dull moment, exceeding it's predecessor and that takes an amazing imagination.
The rest of the Hollow's, Kim Harrison has a very unique way of writing. I'm a very big listener and reader of fiction and I just haven't listened/read anything close.
Wonderful as always, voices are spot on and continuity is excellent.
Yes! but I'm not telling you where.
There seems to be a little issue with production, I noted that in order to listen comfortably I have to turn on the treble reducer on my iPod. It's sort of like the radio's not quite tuned. But to a fan, that's minor.Thank you very much Ms Harrison, I re-listen to The Hollows a lot as they give me such pleasure.
the "Ever After" is one of the best and most comprehensive and refreshing book of the Hollows series written by kim. Many things long talked about and speculated over were brought to light; showing the true power and emotional fortitude of Rachel when it came to making tough decisions that could either demonize her or humanize what she thought about herself. this was one of the book I eagerly anticipated for 2013 and it didn't disappoint,seeing the true faces of both demons and elves and the long war the raged for eons.
who started the war????
how was the lay lines created???
the strength and power of the wild magic... etc
Unlike other books with this many installments, Harrison has been able to stay true to her characters and not get sidetracked by arbitrary story lines to keep the readers interested. Book 11 was just as good as book 11. Character development is one of the most important things i cherish in a book series. Harrison makes sure to touch on the lives and the changes in each of the people in her books.
The only thing I don't like about this series is waiting for the next installment to be released. and that's just me being an impatient baby. Oh how I envy the person who is reading this series from book one to the latest for the first time. I remember when I first read "Dead Witch Walking". and how impressed I was. I have to admit I never actually held a paper copy of any of the books in this series, and really don't feel the need, in my mind Marguerite Gavin is Rachel Morgan. It's hard to listen to a great story with a narrator who doen't quite match the characters that he/she are reading about. Heck A great narrator can make even an average book better.
So to sum up this review,(Appluse! Appluse, APPLUSE!!!) I aboslutely recommend not only Kim Harrisons "EVER AFTER" but all 10 books that came before.
All I can say is YES lol .Kim Harrison puts out another non stop action plot with occasional catch your breath pauses.The moment I 've been waiting for Trent and Racheal recognizing there attraction...sparks are igniting in this book, Can't wait for the next book..a whole year away :(
Todd W. Brown
By far, this was the most edge-of-the seat book in the series (to date). I was actually concerned for the well-being of key characters; especially after a couple (no spoilers) of heavy duty supporting characters come to a gruesome end. For the first time, I wondered if Rachel and Co. would escape this one intact.
My ONLY negative here (and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5) is the Rachel/Trent relationship tango. Enough already. Either they are or they are not, but you can drag things on a bit too long/too far, and I believe that is the case here.
Harrison's strength is adding depth to even the minor characters that populate her world. It is one of the reasons that she has set a benchmark for the genre.
This is a very entertaining book with a complex storyline. But, Harrison handles it well and you never get lost or bored. Rachel is at her best with the help of her friends. There is a lot of action and character development. This is one of the best examples of an urban fantasy series.
WOW what an amazing issue to this series.So many ups & downs.Lives & Loves lost. Harder choices to make & trusting people Rachel had originally thought not to trust.She is not alone though,Jenks & Ivy might be moving on with their lives but Rachel has found new foes with the Elves & the Demons,reconnecting two long time enemies to fight one powerful enemy. Will there be love or heart ache with the new relationship showing itself between Rachel & Trent.I can't wait to find out:)
5 by 5 by 5. Marguerite makes this story come alive as usual.
Kim wrote a great addition.
I am not sure how I got out of order, but I listened to 12 (The undead pool) before this one. 12 Aggravated me to no end for uncommon stupidity. In 11 (Ever After) the bad guys bests bests them through wit and ability. In 12, I really wanted Rachel to just die already so the rest of the characters in the story could move on and have a great series without epic stupidity
(I.E. sure let's trust this guy who has been saying he wanted you dead at every previous encounter. Maybe this time he is nice. Gawd idiotic. )
Anyway, enough about book 12. This one... excellent story line, excellent good guys. excellent bad guys (you really want to hate them all), great twists and turns.
I realize Harrison does not actually read these reviews, but pretending she does... Kim, please, re-re-read this one to see how you should do them and then re-re-read 12 to see how you absolutely should NOT. Rachel is a train wreck but not stupid.
She sounded very similar to Wendie Malick (except more dramatic). The fluctuations in her voice were irritating and extremely distracting. The voices she gave to the characters were disappointing. I expected more from someone who has narrated so many other books.
The story was disconnected and rambling. It would go chapters about seemingly unimportant subjects. When it did come back to the original story line, it was confusing and vague. The characters talked over each other and it became irritating and confusing. I felt this was one instance were the written book might have been more enjoyable. The voices of the different characters were distracting, and seemed to be at odds with each other.
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