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Pale Demon (The Hollows, Book 9) (edition 2011)

by Kim Harrison

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Title:Pale Demon (The Hollows, Book 9)
Authors:Kim Harrison
Info:Harper Voyager (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
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Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

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I get serious satisfaction from reading these books about Rachel Morgan. She is always getting into ridiculously difficult situations and there's a lot of creativity involved in resolving all the conflict. This is book...9?...and the series is still fresh and wonderful to read. The characters actually change and grow as the series progresses, and already I'm looking forward to book 10. What will Rachel do next?! Awesome! ( )
  camibrite | May 25, 2014 |
I love the whole hollows series. Rachel, Ivy and Jenks pull it off time and time again. Magic, mystery and danger follow them where ever they go.

Harrison just keepings getting better. Fantastic series for people who like urban fantasy but find the sexual overload necessary. I look forward to each and every book.

Rachel has to really learn trust and acceptance in this book. As her power grows her sense of responsibility grows. Fantastic addition to the series. ( )
  NicolefromCarmel | May 5, 2014 |
ROAD TRIP! Pack your bags and fasten your seat belts, it's gonna get freaky! Pale Demon by Kim Harrison is the 9th book in The Hollows series. It has all the charm, action, fun, and snarkiness that all the other books in the series have.

With everyone stuck in a car together, there's a lot of interaction between the ones making the trip - Rachel, Ivy, Trent, and Jenks. Although with ley line jumping, plenty of other characters get in the mix. They may even pick up a hitchhiker or two. The intense forced closeness of a car journey brought out a lot of bickering, but also some surprise revelations about the characters. They couldn't help but do a bit of bonding.

The story is full of demons, pixy dust, and Rachel's trademark experimental magic. In my opinion, this book is better than the last. Kim Harrison never disappoints! ( )
  NCRainstorm | Mar 17, 2014 |
I have to say this is probably my favorite of the series. I haven't been a fan of Ivy & Rachel in the past but I found their big scenes in this one to be very emotional. So much is revealed about Trent, Rachel and the demons (most importantly the demonesses). It did start out a little slow but once the revelations stated coming, and the plot really picked up, it kept the pace up until the end. It's hard to say a series reaches a turning point after 9 books but for me the end of this one definitely represents a potential turning point in the series. Both for Rachel and for many other characters. ( )
  CCleveland | Nov 27, 2013 |
One of the things I have grown to love about Rachel Morgan through all of these nine books is her constant positive and hopeful perspective with others, despite how contrary their behavior. Though her friends and partners are telling her in so many ways that the rulers of her kind, the witches' council, will never let her make it to the coast and are more interested in killing her than anything else, she won't believe it until she sees for herself. And then there is her odds-defying ability to always find a way to survive against all attacks - she truly has become one of a kind, as is revealed in several ways in this book, with her match-up against the just-released demon creation that is her genetic match, as well as the sad speech that Ivy gives her about how Rachel is leaving her and Jenks behind with the way she can create change across all species.
And if that is not enough to keep her busy, Rachel's love life only becomes more complicated, since Pierce has professed his love for her in the previous book, and Rachel feels a certain obligation to him. Of course, Al continues to pursue Rachel despite her refusals, and one violent-turned-steamy moment showed the kind of lust-filled potential that exists between them. Towards the end of the book, Rachel also makes a rather interesting observation about demons in general that could put Al in the potential category for future books. If two men is not enough to keep her busy, a very obvious growing attraction between her and Trent seems to show the most promise, and is ironically the one I found myself most rooting for, especially with some of the scenes in the book.
Trent's part in the book is an elf quest of sorts that he is particularly silent about, but gets him in all kinds of trouble and just creates more work for Rachel and crew. Of course, the outcome of this quest makes Trent more likable in the end, but he has to do much to prove himself to Rachel. The newest element to the series in this book was the use of wild magic by the elves, which has an untamed, old world quality that Rachel dislikes immensely. Trent wields it well, though often secretly and against Rachel's wishes.
In the end, the revelations that Rachel undergoes regarding herself and the people around her mark a major turning point for her and the series. I only wish I knew when the next book was due for release! ( )
  JacobsBeloved | Nov 25, 2013 |
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Condemned to death for practicing witchcraft, bounty hunter Rachel Morgan is given three days to clear her name and get to the annual witches' convention in San Francisco, an effort that forces her to endure a cross-country drive with a motley crew of supernatural companions.… (more)

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