I am completely in love with this series. Kim Harrison has a background in science that shows throughout the series and makes this urban fantasy world and the writing extraordinary. Other fantasy series that tend to be based around romance and religion can not hold a candle to what Harrison has created.
First of all, I am obsessed with Al and will be heart-broken if they do not end up together. He is my favorite character of any book ever. He is everything that Rachel needs and the only character that is wild, powerful, and unpredictable enough to keep Rachel from being bored during her long life. I also love that life does not come easy for him. He is poor and enterprising and I love that about him.
I am sick of strong women in novels always ending up with the rich guy. The provider. It’s arcahic. Trent is powerful and has money and I have a feeling that he will end up being Rachel’s “happily ever after” but it makes me sad. Reading the reviews it looks like that is what most readers of the series wants. It sucks. Are we in the 1950s where a man needs to be a multi billionaire to be good enough for the heroine? I find him too boreing for Rachel. He also does not have a sense of humor. Let him find a nice elf girl and be done with him romantically. I like him as a friend of Rachel’s, but please give her Al as her “happily ever after.”
Al is EVERYTHING Rachel needs. And they’re both the same species.
I like Rachel poor, wild, funny, and enterprising and I want her with Al!
This book is my favorite in the series (because Al!!!) and I can’t wait to read the next books.
Thank you Kim for being such a smart woman and writer and creating a world that I love so much.