Wednesday, 10 August 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Rachel Morgan 9: Pale Demon - Kim Harrison

Release Date: 04/08/11


The latest stirring instalment of the urban fantasy-thriller series starring Rachel Morgan. A pacey and addictive novel of sexy bounty-hunting witches, cunning demons and vicious vampires. Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after ...forever after. But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination. For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight -- freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls. But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and in the fight for survival that follows, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.


I’ve really had a lot of fun with the Rachel Morgan series and loved a lot of the thoughts and idea’s as the series has wound its way into the imaginations of Urban Fantasy readers the world over, but perhaps this has been the best one to date for a little while as you get a large chunk of the cast stuck together on a cross country journey from hell in a car.

It’s got everything that the reader could want from smouldering sexual tension to well, just plain smouldering, as the journey’s fraught with all types of peril with the worst perhaps being that a number of the car’s occupants want to kill each other. Add to this Kim’s trademark snark, some great prose and a wonderful sense of pace as this title really does make the time fly by. All in a wonderful addition and one that I absolutely loved. Great stuff.

(Sidenote: Thanks for the number catch Jethro.)


Lisa Forget said...

Sounds like someting I'd love to sink my teeth into!

Thanks for the review, this book will be on my list to be purchased!

;) Lisa

Angela Addams said...

I read the first book of this series and kind of forgot about it but perhaps it's time to start up again.