Book Review | Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

July 17, 2013 Reviews 0

Book Review | Pale Demon by Kim HarrisonPale Demon by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #9
Published by Harper Voyager on February 22, 2011
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 528
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after.

Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for his own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail.

A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.

 My Review (3/16/13):

WOW!!! I just blasted through this book – easily the best book in the series thus far. Yes, I have to admit that my love of the book probably had a lot to do with Trent – he’s not just in it for brief appearances like the other books, he is right in the center! But It’s not just Trent – it’s Jenks, Ivy, Pierce, Al, Bis, Newt… Everyone is coming out of their comfort zones, growing and changing. The revelations about most my favorite characters just kept coming in this book – Harrison is finally letting us get answers, though she leaves us with just as many NEW questions!

The story centers on the road trip we’ve all had to take (well minus the demons, vampires, elves, pixies, and witches). You know, that road trip that starts of wrong and just keeps getting worse? You fight with everyone, you have touching heartfelt moments, you sing, you sleep only to wake discombobulated, grumpy and hungry? Well – it’s that road trip. The touching moments are great, intermixed with humor and excitement.

Overall the book is a page turner – even the supposed dips/transition moments in the plot kept you moving along, obviously building toward something. There’s so much to say about this book – but to avoid giving away the amazing surprises along the way, I’ll just conclude by saying: The book is incredible and sure to remain a favorite in the series, regardless of where Harrison goes from here!


About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, dark urban fantasy author of the New York Times bestselling The Outlaw Demon Wails, was born and raised in the upper Midwest. After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she has remained since. When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found chasing down good chocolate, exquisite sushi, or the ultimate dog chew–for her dogs.
other pseudonyms: Dawn Cook


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