The Outlaw Demon Wails is Kim Harrison’s 6th and most recent book in the Rachel Morgan series. I’m caught up! In book 6, Rachel is still reeling from Kisten’s death, and she and Ivy are feverishly trying to solve his murder. She also discovers even more secrets about her family, including revelations about her father. In order to help elves Ceri and Quen, Rachel agrees to a dangerous mission to the ever-after to retrieve an important sample from the demons for Trent Kalamack. Oh, and did I mention that a certain demon is actively trying to kill her? Rachel manages to muddle through, but what she learns about herself and the origin of some of her abilities will cause her to reassess everything.
I liked this book a lot and think it may be the best on in the series so far. There’s a lot going on in it as usual, but it moved quickly. I loved the development of Rachel’s mother’s character. She is a great character, and I hope future books have more of her. I still wish that Rachel wasn’t quite so unforgiving of Trent. It’s a little bizarre that she has managed to come to terms and accept her growing use of demon magic and realizing that things aren’t black and white, but she stubbornly sees him as evil. Because I’ve never been a big fan of the Ivy/Rachel…relationship?, I was glad to see it somewhat resolved