Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 448 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 11th book in The Hallows series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 11th book in the Hallows series by Harrison. There are 13 books planned for this series. It was an excellent continuation of the series, a lot of the characters grow and many exciting things happen throughout.
When Rachel Morgan is off visiting Trent, Quen, and Ceri something horrible happens. A demon attacks stealing Ceri and Ray, leaving Quen gravely injured. Now Rachel is left with a mystery to solve, a psychotic rampaging demon that’s out to kill her and her own, a horribly damaged ley line to fix, and if she doesn’t do it quickly the whole Ever After may collapse.
This was an excellent book. All of our favorite characters are here and they all have major character developments. Bis plays a big part in the this book and we meet a lot of other gargoyles as well as their families. Pierce, Ceri, Al, Quen, Newt, Trent, Ellsabeth, and Ivy all have parts to play. Trent plays a huge role and finds himself in the unique position of playing backup to Rachel. He grows a ton as a character in this book.
This is definitely not a book to start the series on. Things have gotten extremely complicated by this point…and it’s an awesome series…so you should really read it from the beginning.
Harrison does an excellent job of having a main plotline, the fixing of the ley lines and Ku’sox’s involvement in that, and a number of smaller plotlines woven throughout. The plot never feels overwhelming and the plethora of characters is always easy to follow. The book is incredibly well written.
This book is also incredibly engaging. Things are desperate until the last moment and the pacing is fast. There is not a dull moment in this book. I have trouble putting it down and zipped through it in record.
Overall an absolutely wonderful read. Definitely recommended to fans of urban fantasy. This series lagged a bit in books 8 and 9, but the last couple books have been spectacular. I can’t believe there are only two more books in this series!