The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, Bk 6)
The Outlaw Demon Wails - The Hollows, Bk 6 Author:Kim Harrison To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking... more » family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge. But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line... and there are some lines that should never be crossed.« less
This is the sixth installment in the Rachel Morgan/Hollows series. The beginning of the book grabs you in, starting up where For a Few Demons More left off. Harrison is a strong author, great at evoking emotion from her readers with the written word. The world that the series takes place in is believable, though fantastic. The characters are well developed and the story lines are, usually, very well plotted. The end of this one felt a little off though...leaving things more open than any of the previous books have. Knowing that I have to wait for months before getting my hands on the next book in the series made me like the ending even less.
I highly recommend Harrison to all that enjoy the Urban Fantasy/Dark Fiction/Romance genre. Start at the beginning of the series, though, because every book has some sort of connection to those that came before.
I love this series. I just posted this book on PBS only because I have the hardback version as well,lol. I love this series enough to buy the paperback too just for the included bonus short in this version =) This book is the best in the series so far, but DO NOT START WITH THIS BOOK! Get "Dead witch walking" and go from there, it's worth it to go in order. Kim Harrison is one of the best authors I've ever had the pleasure of reading. You'll love the series, trust me! It's so fun, with wonderfully written characters. Also, the world she created is amazing.
Not disappointing in the least! Well written, there's action, there's adrenaline, there's emotion, there's humor. It's pretty impressive to me that a bad-ass demon-fighting main character can give this reader misty eyes on occasion. I'm almost sorry that I read the hardcover - it seems like it will be forever now that I'll have to wait for the next book! And for the record: If I were needing to find a name for a young'un of my own, I'd definitely consider *Quen*!
An emotional roller coaster that kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time! Tons of action and some exciting but shocking revelations make this one my favorite book so far! I have a love/hate relationship with Rachel and her attitude in this book (especially towards Trent) is a great reminder of how you can love her one minute and want to slap her the next! She's been through a lot and still has a lot of growing up to do in my opinion but I'm not giving up on her! I don't know what the future holds for Rachel and the gang but I'm sure going to keep reading to find out...with fingers crossed that there's a happily ever after for everyone!
Have really enjoyed reading this series, actually think Bk 6 was better then book 5. I had a really hard time putting the book down... Lot of action and it ended with me waiting for the next book to see what happens...
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This is the sixth book in the Rachel Morgan series. The demon Algaliarept is supposed to be imprisoned in the Ever-After, but someone has been summoning him nightly, putting Rachel and the ones she loves at risk. Rachel joins forces with Glenn from the FIB to find out who, while Ivy investigates a mystery left over from book 5. This was a terrific read, although in some ways less satisfying to me than the earlier books. I wanted answers, and you do get a lot here---everything but the answer I wanted most! That missing answer is also connected to a plot thread I felt was kind of dropped, as though the author lost interest. Having said that, let me say that there were also a lot of things this book did better than earlier entries in the series. It's nice to have some interaction between Rachel and her actual family, in addition to the family of friends she has created. Rachel also becomes aware of how many people really care about her, which is especially nice in a series that has been full of uneasy alliances (I imagine, though, her relations with Trent Kalamack are always going to flip flop around). Rachel is growing up, and trying to leave her thrill-seeking behind her; her new method of reaching decisions is to believe if it feels right, it must be wrong. All in all, The Outlaw Demon Wails is an entertaining paranormal read which ties up some loose ends, but leaves enough hanging that I wanted to read the next book right away!
I love this series, it just keeps getting better with each book. I can't wait to find out want will happen next. The intricate story and complex character personalities made it a really had book to put down. I read this book straight through in one night. :)