The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, Book 6)
by Kim Harrison
Review by Steve Sawicki
Eos Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061149825
Date: 01 December 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
This is the sixth book written by Kim Harrison set in The Hollows universe, a world where normal human kind and the supernatural have combined so the presence of witches, demons, vampires, werewolves, pixies and elves is nothing so much as common place. Rachel Morgan, the protagonist of the series is a bounty hunter-witch who lives in a church with her vampire roommate, a pixie and his family and more than one curse. This time it's the demon world that gives Rachel grief, primarily in the form of Al, a demon who wants her dead and who is supposed to be imprisoned but is managing to get out--every night. On top of this, Rachel is being asked to go into demon land, the very place where Al lives, to retrieve a sample of elven blood that could hold the key to elven freedom. Just another day in the life of Rachel Morgan. From official release/information:
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!