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Witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan needs to save the demonic realm of the Ever After in the eleventh entry in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series from supernatural adventure master Kim Harrison.

When Rachel sets off a chain of events that could lead to the end of the world—demonic and human—she must use her gifts to save those closest to her while preventing an apocalypse.

Satisfying and sexy, a visit to the Hollows will take readers on a wild journey that will capture their imagination. Fans of Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer won''t be able to resist Kim Harrison''s alternative universe—urban fantasy Cincinnati complete with vampires, witches, and other enchanting creatures—where spine-tingling adventures and fast-paced action are the norm.

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“I couldn’t put it down.” -- Wired''s GEEK MOM

“Tense and thrilling.” -- Miami Herald

“Harrison’s gift has been the emotional growth of her characters. This is no exception.” -- Tulsa World

“Fast-paced and entertaining.” -- Publishers Weekly

“The world-building is incomparable” -- Fresh Fiction

“Longtime fans will find their emotions running the gamut, as events for many of Harrison’s familiar characters take new and sometimes tragic turns this time around. Rachel’s journey of self-discovery is hard, frightening and definitely life-threatening; it also makes for fantastic entertainment!” -- Romantic Times BOOKclub

“…for fans of her work, this lengthy and complicated volume will be a welcome new addition to her universe.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“The pace and tone of A Perfect Blood reflects its protagonist: a little more cautious, reflective and purposeful, and the book is more powerful as a result…Harrison provides the strongest and most self-assured Rachel we’ve seen yet.” -- Miami Herald on A PERFECT BLOOD

“Harrison’s colorful cast of supporting characters keeps the story moving among the fast-paced action scenes. Longtime fans will obviously be standing in line for this one. However, readers with any interest in urban fantasy can easily jump into the story.” -- Library Journal on A PERFECT BLOOD

“With the end of this popular series coming soon, fans will be savoring the remaining episodes all the more, and those who have delayed entry will begin jumping on board.” -- Booklist on A PERFECT BLOOD

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The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and it''s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to stop it before the fragile balance between Inderlanders and humans falls apart.

Of course, there''s also the small fact that Rachel caused the ley line to rip in the first place. And the most powerful demon in the ever-after, the soul-eater Ku''Sox Sha-Ku''ru, has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage in his quest for vengeance. If Rachel doesn''t give herself up for execution, they will die.

Rachel must team up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack— a partnership fraught with perils of the heart and soul— to rescue those she loves.

About the Author

Kim Harrison is best known as the author of the #1 New York Times best selling Hollows series, but she has written more than urban fantasy and has published more than two-dozen books spanning the gamut from young adult, accelerated-science thriller, several anthologies, and has scripted two original graphic novels set in the Hollows universe. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim is currently working on a new Hollows book between other, non related, urban fantasy projects.

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Mandy
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Dynamic and real
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2013
First, I must admit that the level of error in the text was distracting - "beamer" for "Beemer" and "if"s for "it"s - that kind of thing. However, since Harrison''s work has been relatively clean grammar-wise (and I speak as a professor of... See more
First, I must admit that the level of error in the text was distracting - "beamer" for "Beemer" and "if"s for "it"s - that kind of thing. However, since Harrison''s work has been relatively clean grammar-wise (and I speak as a professor of composition), so I am going to blame it on poor conversion to digital text and a lazy copy editor. I did not detract from my rating for the small errors.

Now, on to the book, which was dynamic. I have to explain that I have read all of the Rachel Morgan series and love them (to varying degrees). I purchased it really, really late considering it came out last January. I didn''t want to read it and have to wait too long for the next one. I saved it as my special holiday break reading.

Ever After may rank up there with 3, 5, and 9 as absolute favorites in the series. I''ll tell you why focusing on characters rather than plot to avoid giving away spoilers:

Rachel - amazing, dynamic Rachel. She has grown and really come into her own. She knows what she wants and is willing to go for it (mostly). In this book, she really asserted herself and didn''t take any gumption from anyone. She''s now the leader and everyone recognizes that; she handles the role with grace (mostly). This is not to say that she''s become arrogant - in Rachel, Harrison has created quite possibly one of the most human characters I''ve ever read.

Trent - OMG! Trent is my go-to fantasy guy. I don''t always like him, but I understand him. Trent struggles with big moral issues - it''s constantly a "good of the many versus the good of the few" dilemma with him. In many ways, I sympathize with him because he has to make those decisions and he makes the decisions with grace (more so than Rachel) and is willing to live with them no matter the cost to his tortured soul. More than that, though, I love the way the relationship between Trent and Rachel is shaping up - it''s titillating (if nothing else - just read the last two chapters). They find a nice balance in this book, and Trent makes some fairly big concessions.

Newt - She plays a surprisingly big role in this book. The dialogue between Rachel and Newt is above par - the illogic of their discussions is witty and brings a necessary level of humor. I like the development of Newt''s character; Harrison tantalizes us with glimpses of a fascinating history.

Al - Another winner. Al has changed almost as dramatically as Rachel has. I like him, but I don''t trust him. His role in this book was really cool - less teacher and more mentor. Harrison also uses him to provide history and even helps her audience connect with him emotionally in this book.

Ivy - I''m really glad Ivy''s role in this book was toned down. I was getting a little sick of post-addiction Ivy - it seemed to be a plot line that was spinning and spinning and spinning and not going anywhere. This is not to say that there isn''t a role for Ivy anymore, but I think the role will be much different in the future - less present and certainly not in charge the way she was so much in the early books. Harrison does a nice job through the few glimpses of Ivy of reminding us that Rachel has a duty to find a way to save the souls of undead vampires, a plot-line that I''m sure will manifest in the next book. Even more than Ivy''s presence, I was intrigued by that of Ryn Cormel, who I would like to see more of.

Jenks - what can I say? He''s Jenks, probably the only character who hasn''t made truly dramatic changes. I can''t imagine the series without him; he provides necessary comic relief and the best swear lines.

I know this review provided very little about the plot. The series has reached the point where you need to have read several, if not all, to even address the plot. Let''s just say that Harrison has pulled together several complications and tied up one plot point in a pretty awesome manner. She''s left plenty of room for more, and I can''t wait for it.
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Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2013
The Hollows Series is easily one of my top ten favorites. The characters are compelling, the writing is truly excellent, the action is heart-stopping and the romance is just guh. Gorgeous and swoon worthy, giving you all the feels that good romances should give you. But my... See more
The Hollows Series is easily one of my top ten favorites. The characters are compelling, the writing is truly excellent, the action is heart-stopping and the romance is just guh. Gorgeous and swoon worthy, giving you all the feels that good romances should give you. But my absolute favorite part about this series is that although classified as a paranormal romance, unlike most others of its genre, the romance doesn''t dominate the books. You''re not reading page after page of graphic sex scenes with a splash of plot thrown in. Rather, The Hollows series gives you all the action and character development you could hope for, with just enough romance thrown in to make you fangirl ever time Trent Kalamack shows up. And to be honest, one kiss between Trent and Rachel is hotter than many of the sex scenes I''ve read in other books. Ever After, the 11th installment of the series, is the best yet.

Of course my favorite part of the book is all of the Trent and Rachel awkwardness and flirtation. I''ve been a Trent/Rachel shipper since book one, despite the fact that he''s sometimes also Rachel''s biggest nemesis. This book was filled with the great romantic tension, and of course denial, that has come to define their interactions in the last few books.

This installment was also filled with some serious action and heavy-duty development of not just the characters, but the demon''s world in the ever after. This book gave some great insight into how the demon''s interact with each other, as well as their past and Rachel''s slow acceptance of her place among them. The book was filled with Al and Newt scenes, which brought their own special brand of hilarity. They might be the best characters in the series. I loved seeing just how far all the characters have evolved from the first book, whether it was Trent and Rachel working together, rather than against, or Rachel and Quen''s almost familial interactions with each other, not to mention Jenks living with a fairy. It''s fun seeing all these characters who have worked against each other for so long becoming family to each other, even if they don''t realize it themselves. I also enjoyed the lack of Ivy in this book. An unpopular opinion, I know, but she''s always been my least favorite character and her absence did not bother me one little bit.

Things I didn''t like about the book: The return of Ellasbeth. Mostly because I know Trent is going to choose his duty to his people and marry her rather than choosing his own happiness and being with Rachel. Even outside of that Ellasbeth is just a really bad person. Also was not amused by two characters coming to their demise off-scene. I felt the readers definitely deserved better than that after growing attached to these characters over multiple books. Also, I really don''t understand why Nick isn''t dead yet? HOW DOES HE KEEP SURVIVING? It is a mystery, but hopefully he''ll die before the end of the series. I can''t believe there is only two books left.

Overall it was just a really fun, roller-coaster ride and I can''t wait till next year.
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WOW.... Just WOW
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2013
Summary: Rachel Morgan''s on trial yet again, and this time it is from the demons! She created a ley line, and now it is leaking everywhere. If Rachel can''t find a way to fix it, the line and all of it''s magic will disappear forever. When people she loves starts going... See more
Summary: Rachel Morgan''s on trial yet again, and this time it is from the demons! She created a ley line, and now it is leaking everywhere. If Rachel can''t find a way to fix it, the line and all of it''s magic will disappear forever. When people she loves starts going missing, Rachel, with Trent Kalamack and the demon Algaliarept, has the task that she always has: save the world.

Review: I finished this book hours ago, but it took me awhile to digest the story. Because it was that GOOD. Something happened that I REALLLLLY wished didn''t happen, but it was written in a perfect, heartbreaking fashion. So I grudgingly accepted the incident.

This is book eleven in the Hollows series, so the world is already built and established. Yet Harrison still finds ways to add to the new world without compromising the integrity of the world already built. In this book, the focus is on the ever after, the demons, and the elves. And in the center of it all is Rachel. We have the answer to some questions, and we can begin to see the beloved series winding down. Lot of action and meaningful conversations in this book. And it wasn''t just a roller coaster ride for the reader, but for Rachel as well. There are moments of joy, fear, excitement, and of extreme sadness. We have kidnapped babies, rings, promises, death, love, and of course... Nick-k-k-k.

By book 11, what more can you learn about our favorite characters? Well according to Harrison, quite a bit. This is a book where see all of our characters stripped raw to not just us and themselves, but also to other characters. We see Rachel having a crisis of conscience, Trent dealing with the kidnapping of family, Ivy facing up to the fact that she needs to be needed. We even see Ellasbeth in moments of weakness. Relationships are also under pressure as Trent and Rachel learn to navigate this land where they actually like each other... more than they or the world would like.

Although I am sad that there are only two more books left in the series, I love the way the plot lines are being tied off and things are coming to their conclusion. The last two books are bound to be phenomenal! If you think this series interests you, I would recommend starting with the first two books: Dead Witch Walking and The Good, the Bad, and the Undead .

Violence: Magic fighting, death.
Sex: Kissing

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Series Rating: 4.5 out 5 stars

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His eyes met mine at the soft touch, and a chime seemed to shake the ley line, realigning the universe.
He was mine.
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Conflicted
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2013
I wasn''t really sure how many stars to give this book. The first 1/3 was soooo slow and hard to get into. Then it really picked up and by the end I couldn''t put it down until it was finished. But there were some things that really bothered me.... See more
I wasn''t really sure how many stars to give this book. The first 1/3 was soooo slow and hard to get into. Then it really picked up and by the end I couldn''t put it down until it was finished. But there were some things that really bothered me.

******SPOILERS******
I know KH has no problem killing off main characters (poor Kisten), but to do it totally "off screen" was a bit odd. I was also pretty surprised at one of the characters she chose. The other, not so much, and he won''t be missed by me.

Why on earth is Ellasbeth back? And why did Trent let her take the girls, especially when she''s not even related to Ray?? It made no sense after he had worked so hard to get Lucy away from her. Why the big change in his attitude that now he will marry her again?

Seriously, why would Rachel let Nick go over and over? He has been nothing but trouble yet she repeatedly let him live. Annoying.

I feel like Ivy is being written out of the series and I really like her.
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Will keep you on the very edge of your seat
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2013
The ever after is shrinking, and Rachel''s ley line is at the center of the problem. Her life is on the line if she can''t repair it within the strict deadline. Problem is she doesn''t know how to fix the line and with the clock ticking she''s under a whole lot of pressure.... See more
The ever after is shrinking, and Rachel''s ley line is at the center of the problem. Her life is on the line if she can''t repair it within the strict deadline. Problem is she doesn''t know how to fix the line and with the clock ticking she''s under a whole lot of pressure. Even worse, Ku Sox is back causing chaos and Rachel is the only one who has the guts to stand up to him, at least on the demonic side that is. Her friends are more than willing to stand beside her, but they just don''t have the means to fight Ku Sox and survive. The only one who stands a chance is Trent and that will require Rachel to trust him more than she may be able to. With an entire world at stake can Rachel put the past aside and put her very fate and freedom in his hands?

When I think back to who Rachel used to be, I am absolutely astounded at the sheer amount of growth she has gone through in this series. Granted, that growth has been steadily building over the course of the series. In fact in my review of A PERFECT BLOOD I talked about no matter how much growth Rachel achieves, whenever danger comes around she always goes off "off half-cocked like an avenging angel." However, what really shocked me about EVER AFTER was that seemed to be shifting as Rachel is actually taking the time to take a step back to consider all of her options before acting, even while in danger. In fact there was one point in the book where they had to do a rushed job, and Rachel was literally beside herself because they didn''t have time to fully plan things out. And to think, Ivy''s planning used to drive her batty! Also, Rachel''s perception of the world seems to be starting to show shades of gray as she realizes that everything cannot simply be categorized as good or evil. In fact, her shining purity takes a major test towards the end of the book, and if it hadn''t of been a rather unlikely person asking her to not compromise her morals, she probably would have. Of course the object of her anger did deserve the punishment she wanted to give and then some, but it wouldn''t have been worth compromising herself, and I''m so glad the person stepped in to stop her. As much as I enjoy seeing her grow and mature, I don''t want her ever to lose the shinning goodness that drew me to her in the first place.

I''ve always loved this series, but PALE DEMON seemed to be the major turning point where the series went from being very good to absolutely astounding. So much so, that I was rather surprised when A PERFECT BLOOD wound up being even better since I just didn''t see how anything could top that road trip. Now, I''m only even more amazed since EVER AFTER topped them both. I''m just in sheer awe at Kim Harrison''s ability to craft such an enriching story and cast of characters. That being said, I also have an almost love hate relationship going on with her books as she never pulls her punches and the raw depths of emotions leave me reeling.

While it is always very exciting to get an early review copy of a book, there are a few downsides. One being that my wait between books is even longer which is rather rough considering just how desperate I am to get my hands on the next installment. The second and biggest downside is that whenever the book is really good or there are shocking events, I have no one to discuss it with. In EVER AFTER there were several major shakeups that have left me reeling even several days later. And that ending, pure torture. But as far as this review goes, to avoid spoilers, suffice it to say that EVER AFTER will keep you on the very edge of your seat with its heart pounding action, bitter heartbreak, and staggering emotions. Simply put, The Hollows series is one of the absolutely top best Urban Fantasies out there, and you don''t want to miss it!
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A. F. Odom
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Holy LOTS OF THINGS HAPPEN, Batgirl
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2014
Rarely a re-reader, I''m going through the Hollows series for the second time -- finding it enjoyable enough to put it on that short list of repeats. I love our new mostly-grown-up Rachel, with strong convictions in her decision making, settled with who and what... See more
Rarely a re-reader, I''m going through the Hollows series for the second time -- finding it enjoyable enough to put it on that short list of repeats.

I love our new mostly-grown-up Rachel, with strong convictions in her decision making, settled with who and what she is, able to recognize when she needs help and who she needs it from.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK
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* The developing relationship between Rachel and Trent and Algaliarept.

* Bad things happen to the characters. I know this is the case in every book, but Harrison pushes things even further in this one, shocking me but adding some satisfying grit and tragedy to the story.

WHAT I DIDN''T LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK
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* Less Ivy and Jenks, though I know why and understand it. Still, I like those guys.

If you''ve been enjoying the series to date, this one is going to knock you on your ass and leave you salivating for the next. Even on my re-read, I wanted to scream in frustration, agony, and delight at the ending -- and the subsequent wait for the next installment. And at this point, I only have to wait a bit over a month.
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Avalee
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Another Thrilling Ride!
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2013
WOW. Where to begin? First of all, I love this series and I loved this book a lot more than A Perfect Blood. This probably has to do with the fact that most of the book is Trent and Rachel working together to best Ku''sox. YAY! I thought the action was great but the middle... See more
WOW. Where to begin? First of all, I love this series and I loved this book a lot more than A Perfect Blood. This probably has to do with the fact that most of the book is Trent and Rachel working together to best Ku''sox. YAY! I thought the action was great but the middle of the book slowed for me, then picked up again toward the end.

*SPOILER WARNING*

Losing Ceri and Pierce was so sad and very unexpected. Even more heartbreaking for me though was seeing Quen struggle through it and even Al. I love me some big Al and I loved seeing his softer side and the way he''s grown too like everyone else. Seeing the pain of what his rings represent to him and knowing how he loved his wife, and then grieving over Ceri made me sad for him. I hope in time he will see that he can love again, and maybe Rachel can help him with that. I don''t think they''ll be a couple but there''s no doubt they look to each other for support now. I love how their own relationship has grown from one based on fear to one of trust. Seeing them work together was amazing!

I also of course loved that end kiss between Trent and Rachel but DAMN, did Ellasbeth HAVE to be brought into it and ruin the moment? sheesh! He doesn''t want to marry her but feels he has to for his race...though he also wants to be his own man and not do what others want.. so what happened to that?

Another small issue I had was the fact that Rachel had a hard time trusting Trent during the making of the slave rings. That came waaay out of left field for me since I thought she had gotten past her trust issues with him.. She trusts him with her life but balked at the thought of giving a slave ring to him as if his first thought would be to use it against her! At a point when HE HIMSELF was a slave as Ku''sox''s familiar! I know he''s been devious before but this was reaching to me. She has given him credit in other places so this truly shocked me that she would assume the worst of him. At one point it would make sense, but not now. I mean, if he really wanted her as a SLAVE wouldn''t he have reinvoked them himself before? I''m assuming he would know how since he''s an elf but I could be wrong. Regardless, it just rubbed me the wrong way. I know she trusts him now but it never should have been an issue. Only a monster would use the rings for anything other than what Rach used them for and while Trent may be many things, he''s no monster.

I am also glad the problem with the ever after is solved and that ku''sox is dead, finally! I would have liked Nick to be killed too but when Trent put it the way he did, it was worth keeping him alive. Although.. what was up with Trent saying he wants one pure thing? I mean, I love that Rach is in that category but what about his kids?

All in all a great read and I can''t wait to see what happens next!
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The Epicness continues...
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2013
After waiting a year with bated breath, revving myself up with tidbits, hints, early cover releases (and debates because of the "blonde hair"), early chapters (of which I only read one to prevent further torture since the release was imminent), and even getting the little... See more
After waiting a year with bated breath, revving myself up with tidbits, hints, early cover releases (and debates because of the "blonde hair"), early chapters (of which I only read one to prevent further torture since the release was imminent), and even getting the little collectable coat tag hanger from the author as part of it''s promotion, I must say it was worth the wait, every second of it, and is likely the best yet of the bunch.

We get a slew of returning and main characters and ample time to soak in most of the goodies - Trent is present for nearly the entire book, so Trent fans should be more than happy with events. Al, my personal favorite, was heavily present in the first part of the book, then appears again later, but sadly was not present for the middle and bulk of the story. Ivy makes an entrance and that''s about it, as her story - as Kim Harrison has stated - is leading her off on her own paths. The vampires were thrown in almost as an afterthought, maybe a prequel of things to later come.

Ever After is a double whammy, double tragedy. I won''t spoil it, of course, but as was warned by the author herself, this is a sad one. Those on the top of my suspect list to bite the big one did not necessarily do so, and instead I was surprised as to who really permanently falls.

Kim Harrison has a knack for writing grief and making it convincing without muddling the waters with melodrama, cliches, and unrealistic responses. She did an excellent job having Rachel and others grieve for the loss of another major character earlier in the series. Instead of writing it in one book and then basically moving on, the character was grieved for with several books and is still brought up (as they should be, this is more realistic.) Not all authors embrace this realism but I''m happy Harrison does. This book follows those lines with convincing shock, surprise, anguish, and after effects.

The beginning is not a heady rush into action, but more of a slower buildup into a giant, rolling boil. When the action does ignite, it is nonstop from there, with small pauses for breathing, reflections, and regrouping. The ending was incredibly brilliant, especially with the trio team, and the battle was likely the best of the series thus far. The ending wasn''t an abrupt wrap up - Thank God! - and was an appropriate aftereffect and promises of more to come.

The villain - Ku''Sox (yuck) - is truly dark, demented, and hated for ample reasons. He steers the story with his deviousness, but the main act behind everything is always and should always be Rachel. She is growing into her own, not fretting as much about who and what she really is and what she can accomplish, but also still staying true to her main character and the morals which makes her the splendid "itchy witch" she is.

While a clear five writing for pacing, action, characterization, events, dialogue and enjoyment level (let me just say clearly, WOW), there are minor flaws. These don''t derive from the star, the goodies make up for these.

1) One is a small bit of inconsistency from earlier books that don''t add up. There are also questions in my mind such as when she lists the group of people who have her summoning name (one shouldn''t be on the list as far as I can see.) Also, Trent tries to question her on what she would have done with something he did in the first book which she greatly disapproved of, putting a spin on it that wasn''t really there. I have re-read the first book recently, and it wasn''t exactly greed why the guy was running, he was concerned and disturbed about Rachel''s predicament. This new twist to try and making Trent''s action seems a bit nobler now rings a little false.

2) This book was focused on the Ever After big time, but Rachel really doesn''t spend that much time there besides a few key parts. I was expecting from the title, description, and buildup, for that to be a little more sketched out.

3) A small thing, but it kept standing out to me, and became a bit unrealistic, that Rachel kept shouting so much. Strange as this sounds, she seems to shout A LOT in this book. At the trial, at the enemy, on the brink of a whim she seems to respond by shouting randomly without hesitation and at the drop of a hat, when no one else is shouting, making her look a little unwise with how she handles things.

These issues are miniscule compared to the mountains of goodies in this book. It''s dark, it''s demented, and it''s a tragedy. But it''s true to the series, an important turning point, and this series really does get better with age. The longer it''s written, the deeper the world evolves, but the characters all stay true to themselves even as more is revealed as further layers of them peel away before our eyes. Outstanding stuff, I can''t wait for the next one, and sadly there are only two more. With the talented pen of Harrison, this series is a long-running one that deserves to be the length it is, not losing any of it''s steam as it soars, not chugs, along.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Awesome Demons
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2013
''Ever After'' is the 11th installment of Rachel Morgan, demon witch. I had kind of a mixed reaction to this book, but even so it''s still good enough to warrant a 5 star rating. Harrison''s world building skills are second to none, her characters are amazing in their different...See more
''Ever After'' is the 11th installment of Rachel Morgan, demon witch. I had kind of a mixed reaction to this book, but even so it''s still good enough to warrant a 5 star rating. Harrison''s world building skills are second to none, her characters are amazing in their different ways and Rachel''s story always manages to keep me hooked from beginning to end. I won''t say this was the best of the series - I think ''Pale Demon'' was - but it was pretty solid stuff. First off, I don''t like Trent. Never have and can''t really see what Rachel sees in him, aside from his looks which is weird because she''s not generally shallow. He comes across manipulative and self-serving and I actually dislike him more than even Nick. So that was my main complaint with this book. There was too much Trent and I don''t like him for Rachel. I loved all the parts with the demons in the Ever After, those were the best bits for me. Al is a brilliant character and I was glad he was in this book as much as he was, though even more would have been better. I get the impression that he genuinely cares for Rachel and it makes him all the more likeable. He''s also been proving himself more trustworthy than Trent has, I have to say. I kind of like the other demons too, Dali & Newt. They''re interesting and all the demon stuff is always entertaining. More of this would be awesome in the next book! The part with Ivy felt strangely out of place. She doesn''t show up until later on and honestly I didn''t miss her. It feels as though she''s no longer needed and the book could have done without her presence. She was essential to the story way back when the series started but she''s not now and it''s kind of a strange feeling. I think if she moved on now it wouldn''t be as powerful as it would have been had it been done sooner. I still love Jenks and his pixy swearing. He goes through some emotional stuff in this one with one of his kids too. As for the plot, it wasn''t totally riveting if only because there was a lot more explaining things than there was action sequences. There was however a lot of emotion stirred up over everything that was happening, Rachel certainly gets put through the wringer in this book. The big bad guy wasn''t as scary as he probably could have been though he was very powerful. I liked the stuff with the rings and what it all meant. Without giving anything away I liked the ending but cringed at the last few lines.
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2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Kill her off for good, Kim
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 19, 2014
I read a number of the early books in this series. They had a freshness and vitality that held my attention. However after the first few the series started to become repetitive. In search of holiday reading I thought to try a more recent book in the series, hence "Ever...See more
I read a number of the early books in this series. They had a freshness and vitality that held my attention. However after the first few the series started to become repetitive. In search of holiday reading I thought to try a more recent book in the series, hence "Ever After". It did fill the holiday hole - just about - although I haven''t actually finished it and I am not sure I ever will. I found myself wondering if this was ghost written as both the prose and the imagination seemed to have deteriorated. At least it was cheapish on Kindle. Would I read another one - probably not. I would hope Kim Harrison will find her muse again, but maybe that will mean leaving this series behind. Kill her off for good, Kim!
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Miss N S Chowdory
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The Best Yet.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2013
This is probably the best Rachel Morgan book yet. As a character she''s finally coming into her own and accepting who and what she is and has the potential to be. I think what makes Rachel so likable in this book is that she''s not as silly as in previous books. She''s...See more
This is probably the best Rachel Morgan book yet. As a character she''s finally coming into her own and accepting who and what she is and has the potential to be. I think what makes Rachel so likable in this book is that she''s not as silly as in previous books. She''s actually considering the consequences of her actions - even when she''s rather follow her libido instead of her head (case and point - Trent!). One of the most interesting aspects of this chapter, was the delving into, of the history between elves and demons. I will admit to wanting to know more and how precisely the demon rebellion came about. In short, this is the best yet, and if you enjoyed the others, you''re going to love this one!
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Still good, but not the best ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2013
I read the first 9 Hollows books back to back - once I discovered them and started reading them, I found them so easy to read and enjoyable that I just read one after the other. So it was a fairly new experience for me to have to wait for the next installment, and perhaps...See more
I read the first 9 Hollows books back to back - once I discovered them and started reading them, I found them so easy to read and enjoyable that I just read one after the other. So it was a fairly new experience for me to have to wait for the next installment, and perhaps that meant my anticipation - and expectation - was higher than normal. Don''t get me wrong, I was by no means disappointed by this book, but for me in places it seemed to drag just a little too much. The descriptive powers of Ms Harrison when describing the Ever-After and the ley lines are second to none, but I found myself struggling to get through it all to get to the real action and storyline. Like other reviewers, I quite enjoyed that there was more of Trent in this story, and the ongoing relationship between him and Rachel intensifying. There was hardly any Ivy at all, and to be honest that didn''t bother me - vampire based storylines have been done a lot in earlier books (although Kisten remains one of my favourite characters). For me, Rachel and Ivy''s relationship needs to move on or move out. I liked the development of Bis''s involvement and his fellow gargoyles, as well as that between Jenks and Belle, but found the brief aside with Felix (Nina''s master vampire) a little random and can only assume it''s throwing out a storyline for the next book(s). I particularly enjoyed the extended time in the Ever After (hence the title!) and the build up of Dali and Newt''s characters as well as some enticing background information about the land of the demons, and their history with the elves. Rachel seems less conflicted and more accepting of her demon self, so more confident as a character. I missed Al though, and whilst he is still a key character, he was by no means as dominant as usual (that role having been taken by Trent for this story) and his sarcastic and snide little asides weren''t there often enough to make it the usual rip roaring read of previous books. Still a great read (I haven''t bothered with repeating a synopsis - you can see that on the Amazon page) but not top of the pile.
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Good characters. Good plot
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2014
If you have not discovered Kim Harrison, then your library is missing something. This has overtones of Anita Blake, since you have modern day monsters living amongst humans, having come out of the closet (Don''t mention tomatoes OK?) And did I mention the Demons or a...See more
If you have not discovered Kim Harrison, then your library is missing something. This has overtones of Anita Blake, since you have modern day monsters living amongst humans, having come out of the closet (Don''t mention tomatoes OK?) And did I mention the Demons or a dimension where they live calle "The Everafter"? Good characters. Good plot. Lots of magic and, unlike Anita Blake, she doesn''t bed it or kill it. Much deaper characterisation. A good read (Oh yeah, there is a Clint Eastwood thing with the titles).
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