Pale Demon – Book Review

 

PaleDemonHCcFinished reading:

Pale Demon (The Hollows book 9) by Kim Harrison

Expectation:

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.

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Summary

“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

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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?

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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

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