Tuesday, September 30, 2014

99:120 The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

The 13th and final book in the Hollows series.  Cormel is continuing to hound Rachel and threaten Ivy to get Rachel to find the souls of the undead vampires and reunite them with their bodies.  Rachel has been trying, for Ivy's sake, to do just that but Cormel feels like Rachel needs more "persuasion" to hurry up.  When Rachel ends up in the middle of a fight between vampire factions, with an injured Ivy, she makes the only choice she can think of and transports over to the Ever After with Ivy, Trent, Nina, Bis, and Jenks.  While there, Felix starts his crap up with taking over Nina which has the unexpected consequence of having one of the surface demons chasing off all the others as Felix recognizes his soul.  Now Rachel knows where the souls of the undead vampires go, to the Ever After as surface demons, but now she has to figure out how to bring the souls back to Reality and reattach them to their owners.

The problem is, Rachel isn't sure how to capture and reattach souls so Trent asks Landon for help.  While Rachel doesn't trust him, she doesn't see that she has a choice if she wants to save Ivy and get Cormel off their backs.  Unfortunately, Rachel was right not to trust Landon as he now sees a way of getting what he's always wanted, Elven supremacy with the vampires and demons taken out.  He sees that if he can destroy the ley lines, all magic will fall and the other magic dependent species will fall with it while they will have the Goddess to keep their magic strong.  Can Rachel stop Landon and keep the demons and vampires safe from his mad schemes?  And what will it mean for her HEA?

Ms. Harrison promised us that Rachel would get her Happily Ever After with the end of the series and she did not disappoint even if Rachel had to go through hell and save the world once again although would it be a Hollows book if that weren't the case?  I could have done with a little less of Rachel's constant guilt over Trent's situation among the dewar but otherwise, an excellent end to a fabulous series.  I'll miss Rachel, Trent, Al, Ivy, and Jenks.

Page count: 462p/26,864p ytd/207,902p lifetime

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