For a Few Demons More: Rachel Morgan Book 5

For a Few Demons More is Kim Harrison’s 5th installment in her Rachel Morgan/the Hollows series, and it is probably the best book in the series I have read so far.  Rachel awakes one night to find a demon trying to possess her, looking for…something.  At the same time, Were women in the Hollows are dying, and they all have a similar build and coloring.  Does any of this have anything to do with the Focus, the artifact from book 4?  Old “friends” reappear to cause trouble:  Trent Kalamack, Al the demon, and Piscary as well as the Weres Rachel irritated in previous books. 

This book marks a turning point for the series because a lot of loose ends are tied up and relationships destroyed.  A forest fire can make way for new growth, and I have the impression that’s what Harrison’s intention was in this book.  Things have changed dramatically for Rachel, Ivy and Jenks by the end of the book, and I am intrigued to see what happens in the next installment.  This book was long, though, and I question whether it needed to be so long.  It seems like it took a long time to get to the main action.  I’m not sure if any scenes needed to be cut, but I wonder if they could have been tightened.    I still am unsure whether I like what’s going on with Rachel and Ivy.  It seems couterintuitive that a vampire would be so needy, and it annoys me that everyone keeps pushing Rachel to do everything Ivy’s way.  Maybe Ivy should find a therapist.  I do like how introspective Rachel is.  That seems rather novel for most fictional characters, and I am enjoying watching her character develop throughout the series.

A little Trent/Rachel action wouldn’t be unappreciated, however 😉

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One Response to For a Few Demons More: Rachel Morgan Book 5

  1. The style of writing is quite familiar . Did you write guest posts for other blogs?

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