Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.
But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.
For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight, freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls. But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and in the fight for survival that follows, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.
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©2011 Kim Harrison (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
High school teacher; cat & horse lover; jewelry maker
I looked forward to this book so much that in order to prolong the pleasure I reread the previous book before starting it. Unfortunately it was a disappointment. The only reason this book "went anywhere" was because they were on a road trip and went from Cinci to the West Coast. I read about the idea that MS Harrison had for the road trip theme but it was weak at best. The action seemed sort of random like she had to find something for someone to do at intervals along the way. I did enjoy the softening of Al but Pierce was a total stick in this one - going from a hottie to an incidental character with little chemistry between him and Rachel. And then there is the "new" Trent - who seems a bit nicer and apparently also in love with Rachel. She's a lucky gal - everyone (Al, Pierce, Trent, and Ivy) seems to be in love with her but they all wind up disappointing her in one way or the other. You would think after this many books there would be SOMEONE she could count on who won't kill, use, eat her? And her "poor me I'm a victim" attitude is REALLY starting to get OLD!
Let her glory in what she is - live half in both dimensions and kick butt in both - it's about freakin' time!
I'm in love Al now.. hate Trent even more than I did and I just wish Pierce would die or disappear to never return.
It's good listen, but there were moments where things lagged longer than they should and lulled me to sleep. There also moments like with Rachel and Ivy in hotel that made me cry a little, it soooo endearing and I couldn't get enough of Rachel in the Ever after. Just for those chapters alone I would've paid more. Don't pass up, even with the stupid credit hike it a must listen, read whatever...
I am a guy that has become addicted to Audible books, both free and bought. I own many books now both fiction and non-fiction I loved the Rachel Morgan book before this one- Black Magic Sanction. It was witty and had great characters. This one lost me early on and I never recovered. Perhaps Ms. Harrison is not being edited properly. In a scene at an airport early in the book, There are seven comments that Rachel will not get on the plane. One would have been sufficient. It is as if the living characters of the previous book became cartoons, acting out their pre-assigned shticks, like Daffy or Bugs, and are not in a living story. I just did not like it or buy it and would recommend that this will be skipped. I will try some of the others and see if they are better
Two credits? Really? I really wish it had been a bit more affordable since there are so many books in this series already! Now that my frugal side has been appeased i can get onto the story. So much happened in this book! We get to see a lot more of Trent in this book and a more casual side of his character. Rachel is stronger than ever and enemies come out of the woodwork to ensure this book is an exciting ride. I recommend this book. It is essential to the series, but it can stand on it's own.
I'm on my 315th audiobook since 2007. I only discovered Audible in 2010 and I find it's a great way to manage my audiobook budget.
A road trip with an elf, a witch, a vampire and a fairy?????? Awesome! Loved the development of Trent's character and Jinks coming out of his shell. Hoped Rachel would make him big again, I'm still hoping.
The book was par with the other in the series. SPOILER ALERT: It was obvious there was a new love connection forming during the book. But they leave exploring that as a cliff hanger of sorts. Whaaa And I am curious as to what Rachael's decision will be regarding something else at the end of the book. Needless to say I hope the next book in the series comes SOON!! I have to know!
I love this series! Kim Harrison continues to write books that make you sorry the book is over and you have to wait for the next in the series! Start with her first book Dead Witch Walking and you will throughly enjoy the ride!
This is by far one of the best paranormal series going!!! I'm amazed that HBO hasn't picked it up to go along with the True Blood fans. It's that good! Only sad part is that I now have to wait a whole year for the next installment :(
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