Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

The  Hollows, Book 9

Synopsis: 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, and a 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.

Review: Ah there it is, I can not stop myself from reading the whole series and I finally ordered all the remaining volumes which will allow me to read them the ones after the others. By cons it is true that I am very anxious to see the end coming as it means that I’ll have to leave Rachel behind soon. Yes I know I still have a few volumes, but it will arrive anyway.

The conclusion of my reading? I loved this volume! It was just awesome and I had a great time with the whole story. Well I’m going to start with the beginning of the story. The end of the previous volume had left her only with one choice, but to go to the witches annual conference to apologize for using black magic. This is a very important event because it would allow her to take off her shunned situation hanging over her and so return to her life. Alas, nothing is or will be simple.

I was very surprised by reading the summary to see that Trent would accompany our heroine on the way for the witches’ meeting and it is true that I was curious to see why. But fortunately for him, Rachel has a heart of gold and eventually capitulates and takes him on the road to assist him in his own quest. But this way will be far without pitfalls! Oh yes, between a powerful entity who is determined to attack our heroine, Jenks disappearing, elf assassins, Pierce and Vivian present during a part of the trip or the time limit imputed to them, our heroine will have to manage a lot of things at once.

I was completely caught up by the story from the beginning of the novel! I must say that a lot of things happen over the chapters. It was also very interesting to see Trent throughout the history, it’s been a long time since we had seen him that much. By cons it is true that his actions make us want to shake him more than once. He does not realize what he is doing and at the same time he has a plan predetermined all along. As a reader, we are also curious to know what he wants to steal from his ex-fiancé’s family and I confess that I had already read the novella avout that so it’s true that I wasn’t really surprised. But in all cases he will be present for our heroine as much as possible in his own way. Rachel will have to manage her friends, the consequences of her actions and this elf who makes her life a living hell. I was very anxious for her after some choices and some events and I was not necessarily sure she would manage to escape. Treasons, conspiracies and broken promises will be present throughout the story. We will also have the chance to see what Rachel can do and we’ll learn a little more about what she is, something that will not be easy. But do not doubt as Kim Harrison is full of surprises and you will be dazzled by her ideas.

So yes it was a beautiful volume that takes us through several states. The conversation at the end of the novel with Ivy made ​​me terribly sick at heart and it’s true that it’s something that I did not expect that at all, and what Trent did shortly after also surprised me and touched me. I can not wait to see how everything will eventually evolve and to attend all the changes in Rachel’s life, as her life is just going to change completely.

A huge surprise again and I can tell you that I love to follow our beloved heroine.



21 thoughts on “Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

  1. I organized my calendar yesterday and its a mess! I don’t know what I was thinking scheduling books back to back! Its great to binge read though. I’m itching to do it for Kate Daniels. Maybe ill start today since I’m kn between reads.

  2. Wow, a whole of five stars, huh? Your rating alone is enough to make me curious 🙂 But it’s a lot of volumes, which if I’m perfectly honest, it’s a bit intimidating. Still, I heard nothing but wonderful things about The Hollows, and I guess I’ll get to it this summer 🙂 Great review!

  3. Oh, dear! That is so promising! 5 stars is a great number indeed. I’ve heard of Kim Harrison almost in every UF blog I visit and I’m ashamed I still haven’t read a single one from her (although it took me a while to dive into Ilona Andrews, too, and you know how much I regret THAT). Great review, Melliane! I’d love to finally read about Trent and Rachel.

    Faye at The Social Potato

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