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The outlaw demon wails by Kim Harrison

The outlaw demon wails (edition 2008)

by Kim Harrison

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Title:The outlaw demon wails
Authors:Kim Harrison
Info:New York : EOS, c2008.
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I absolutely adored Rachel in this installment! She's finally growing up, learning from her poor decisions and carrying herself with more confidence. She's also going through a LOT of changes. There wasn't quite as much action in this book compared to the others, but it was an important installment plot wise for the series and still highly entertaining. Rachel learns the truth about her father along with a few more surprises concerning her family. I thought she handled it well and could identify with the mixture of confusion, grief, and betrayal she felt. She kept her chin up and forged ahead. I was proud of her for a change, if one can be proud of a fictional character.

Meanwhile, it's all hands on deck. We see almost all of the characters (at least for a little while). I do hope Harrison addresses Kisten's murder in the future so Ivy and Rachel get a little resolution revenge for him. It was great to see Marshal and I was tickled to death that Rachel didn't screw everything up by sleeping with him. That would've really destroyed any warm fuzzies I had left for her after so much waffling between Nick/Kist/Ivy and back again.

This is not a book you want to skip in the series. We are given so many answers, or partial answers, to our questions. Things are set up now to take Rachel in a new direction, yet the door is wide open for all kinds of trouble and excitement. Loved the scenes with Rachel's mother, thrilled about Ceri's surprise, a little worried about Rachel's latest bargain, but it'll make things interesting. I still don't care that much for Ivy, but at least she's not quite as mental as she has been. Trent ticked me off. I've always thought of him as a "bad guy" with "good intentions." Either he's hiding something really big, or his true character is coming out. He was so selfish and abrasive and in some place downright mean! I've been harboring hope that somehow, in the crazy scheme of things, Rachel and he would have a crazy, passionate, life changing romance. Now he'll be lucky if she doesn't kill him in the next book! Ah, well... I can dream.

This would've been a five star read for me if it hadn't been for the narrator. I couldn't tell some of her voices apart and she did nothing to try and mimic what Marguerite had created in previous books. It was like space aliens had replaced the characters with different inflections and attitudes. Listening to Jenks dialogue was a PAINFUL shriek. I almost sent it back to the library in lieu of the e-book. Thank goodness they went back to the original narrator for the next book.
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  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
I mistakenly thought that she had another book just published. The title kept sounding familiar and I forgot all about her saying that they were printing in hardbound her older books. So anyway I didn't want to be behind so I jumped in and started reading the first chapter of this. Of course it's awesome! But I really do need to finish Elijah because Damien is coming from the library this week.

Awesome read! So looking forward to the next one to see how Rachel deals with Al and Trent. ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
Another awesome Rachel Morgan book! A LOT of past questions are answered, which gave this book a different feel than some of her previous works, which tended to open more doors than close them. Even though many questions were answered, there are definitely more out there that are still a mystery, so it's clear this series has no end in sight. Which is fine by me! It's by far my favorite of the genre. :D ( )
  chessakat | Feb 5, 2016 |
I also nearly could not read this book after what happened to the character K in the last book. That shows what a great writer Ms. Harrison is, she developed such a fantastic relationsip with me as a reader. I became so envolved in her story, I felt the pain of a loved one lost. When I started this series, I was not sure about it, but the story built into this fantastic world of strong willed characters with interesting details at every turn, it keeps getting better with every book. I can't recomend this series enough. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
I stopped at 44%... I have tried, and tried to read this series.... I have friends that say, "keep reading it, keep reading it... it's awesome." But, it just isn't clicking for me. And, I have been trying for a while. Books should be fun and this isn't fun for me. I just don't like Rachel nor Ivy and I find the books super boring. It just isn't for me. I won't read anymore in the series.... I'm done. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
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When you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line . . .

In the Hollows, where the natural and the supernatural co-exist—not always peacefully—desperate times often call for unorthodox measures. But bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan did the absolutely unthinkable to save the lives of her friends: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins have come home to haunt her.

As Rachel hunts for the truth behind a terrifying murder, the discovery of a shocking family secret is about to throw her entire life into question. And the long-lost ancient knowledge she seeks resides in the demonic ever-after.

But there are some lines that should never be crossed—like the one Rachel Morgan's stepping over . . . again!

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To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge. But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line ... and there are some lines that should never be crossed.… (more)

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