THE WITCH WITH NO NAME by Kim Harrison

THE WITCH WITH NO NAME

KIRKUS REVIEW

In the 13th and final volume of Harrison's The Hollows series, Cincinnati demon Rachel Morgan fights fiercely for everyone’s happy ending even if she can’t entirely believe in her own.

A few months after the events of The Undead Pool (2013), Rachel and Trent remain deeply infatuated with one another, their bliss tainted by Rachel’s guilt that their association led to Trent's loss of standing with his people, the elves, and her conviction that their relationship can’t last. Rachel's own connection to the elves and to elven magic has estranged her from the demons. Despite those obstacles, Rachel is determined to reconcile the two races, divided by millennia of enmity. Her efforts are further stymied by power-hungry elven cleric Landon, who's goading the undead vampire master Rynn Cormel to step up the search for his long-lost soul, no matter who or what the process harms. There are several moments when the reader will want to give Rachel a good shake and say, "Trent's not going to leave you, you idiot!" And Rachel's unwavering belief that everyone must see the light and get along seems implausible at best. But Rachel's neuroses have always been at the core of these books, along with her unshakable integrity and faith in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles, so why should this conclusion be any different? The resolution of Rachel's and her friends' woes might seem over-the-top idyllic, but Harrison's devoted fan base would expect no less.

This is a glorious burst of high-pitched melodrama, epitomizing both the protagonist and her series.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-06-195795-6
Page count: 480pp
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2014




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