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Pale Demon

Posted by spragujs on March 17, 2011

Pale Demon cover textKim Harrison’s most recent Rachel Morgan novel, Pale Demon, number 9 in the series, certainly brought about a change in where Rachel’s life could go!  But, before I get there, here’s the blurb:

Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches’ conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after . . . forever after.

But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car going across the country?  Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight – freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls.  But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and in the fight for survival that follows, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.

I’m not really even sure what to say about the novel.  Most of what I want to talk about would be fraught with spoilers!  😉  I loved it.  The last book I felt was strongly a filler novel, and literally that’s almost all I remember about it.  I don’t think that will be the case with this one.  Lots of interesting changes in relationships with Rachel.  (I do have to admit I kinda wish there was one guy (well, more really) out there that she wasn’t attracted to, even though he be hawt in some way.)  Other than that, I have no complaints!  There was lots of action in this novel, the aforementioned relationship changes.  Revelations.  Yeah, a lot! 

I have to say, a decision Rachel made at the end I don’t see lasting very long for a myriad of reasons.  I can’t decide myself if it’d be interesting to read a whole novel with her decision intact…  It actually could be!  I’m sure Harrison could pull it off one way or another.  In any case, I’m really looking forward to reading the next one, which will be almost a whole year from now (which is actually very fast, but feels very slow) if Harrison’s publishing pattern holds!

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