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 😉