Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 12th book in The Hollows series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the twelfth book in The Hollows series by Harrison. There are thirteen books planned for this series with the last book in the series expected to release in 2015 (as yet it is untitled). This was an absolutely excellent book in this series. This series lagged a bit for books 7-9, but it is back in full swing again and the most recent books have been spectacular, I am so happy I kept reading it.
Rachel is working security for Trent and when she tries to stop a stray golf ball from hitting him her curse goes horribly wrong and explodes. Quickly she realizes that all over the city magic is going horribly wrong. There seem to be waves of something disrupting magic charms and curses alike. Then it is found out that the same magic waves have caused the Master Vampires to go to sleep. Now not only is magic causing chaos but rogue vampires are too. The tension between the human and Inderlander populations is climbing and threatening to tear the city apart.
This was a fantastic book in The Hollows series. This was a wonderful story in this world involving lots of interesting things. Demons, elves, vampires, and all of their history play a big part in the story. Of course Rachel is the only one with the unique ability to straddle all of these worlds.
Rachel and Trent are in the story a ton and I loved watching the way they have both changed over the course of the series. Rachel has finally started to trust those around her and accept their help. Trent has started to question his place in Elven society and how that runs his life. The tension between the two is delicious, this is a pivotal book for this couple.
Although I will admit watching Rachel and Trent interact was my favorite part of the story, romance wasn’t the only driver for the story. There are a lot of other things going on here too. Politics between demons and elves have always been tense and that comes to a head in this book as we learn more behind the history and reason for their hatred.
All of our favorites are in here too: Ivy, Jenks, David, Bis. It was a wonderful addition to the series. Things end in a great spot and it makes me curious as to what the upcoming (and final) book in the series will be about.
Overall a fantastic addition to The Hollows series. I highly recommend this whole series if you are looking for an excellent urban fantasy series that is action packed, has great world building, and has a fantastic cast of characters. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what the final book in the series holds for us!