Pale Demon – Book Review


PaleDemonHCcFinished reading:

Pale Demon (The Hollows book 9) by Kim Harrison


Last book in The Hollows series surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. I keep forgeting how much I love this series and I’m reminded with every book I read just how awesome it is. I read the Black Magic Sanction almost a year ago and it was a bit heartbreaking. As it turned out I keep to slow reading when it comes to these books. Part of the reason is that I missed the hype when the books were coming out – Pale Demon came out in 2011. The other part is savoring and enjoying my reading.



“The car was full of unhappy people heading west. It was the Great American Family Road Trip, all right. Whaaa-hoo!”
― Kim Harrison, Pale Demon

I have much respect for the characters in this book series. Rachel Morgan is one of the most amazing characters in the urban fantasy series genre. She is a shunned witch on a quest to get back her rights and prove herself. She sets on a road trip of sorts trough the post-apocalyptic America. The thing is I never really understood just how much the world she lives in was torned apart by a disaster. This jurney helped me to see the book series in a different light.

One of the things that intrigues me is how value of money is viewed in the books. It is important and not having it sucks. It is a neccesity of life and a means to an end. It ensures one’s existence.

So there she is our heroine driving her mother’s car (hers was blown to bits if I remember correctly) sharing on the adventure with four passengers. A pixy, a vampire, an elf and a witch they pick up along the way.

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What I appreciate about this series is the character comunication. The way some of the characters react toward one another. Most of the scenes are brimming with tension and suspense. Rachel as a hero has many flaws and vulnerabilities and I love how author uses those in character growth. I love that she is a girl who can kick ass.

“Come on, Rachel!” Jenks shrilled. “You’re a badass, not a bad witch!”
― Kim Harrison, Pale Demon


I cant make my mind about Al! I have to admit I loved that character right from the first book. And I’m not entirely sure what happend with him in this book. I don’t do spoiler when I can avoid them, but in this book his behaviour goes trough a major change. Love Al!

Whats next?


Next book is called A Perfect Blood and I’ll probably let it wait a bit more on the shelf. I could not resist to avoid spoilers on the final books and i’m curious about the budding romance with Trent – a major villian trough most of the books so far.

“Tink’s pink dildo, all that money and he can kiss, too,”
― Kim Harrison, Pale Demon