The sixth book in Harrison’s New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series starring Rachel Morgan. A pacey and addictive novel of sexy bounty-hunting witches, cunning demons, and menacing vampires.
Having barely escaped being skewered by the criminal vampire overlord of Cinncinati, Rachel now has even bigger problems to contend with. The demon, Algaliarept, although banished back into the ever after has infected others of his kind with his interest in a witch who can channel demon magic. Rachel soon finds herself with not one but three hellions on her tail - and one of them is even crazier and more dangerous than all the fairy assassins, weres, and vampires on the planet.< /p>
Published as The Outlaw Demon Wails in the US.
©2012 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Action packed chick-lit with a supernatural twist." (The Times)
"A spellbinding blend of sharp wit and vivid imagination. A wonderfully fun romp through the supernatural world." (Kelley Armstrong)
"Discovering a new series like this is like finding buried treasure." (Diana Gabaldon)
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"Change of Narrator"
Like any Star Trek Next Generation Episode its always good when Q Turns up. So when Al turns up again I say yippee.
I like her new voices for the different characters but her male voices are just two high. The only thing that bites his her pronunciation of ley line and Piscary
Cant stand the voice of the narrator. Its loud, hi pitching whining/moaning sound. Hard to hear and listen to. Bad performance.
Gigi, find another job, please. Listening to your voice was a painful experience, God bless this is the only book from my favorite series narrated in a way that almost killed the story.
Despite your criminal choice of the narrator I am not returning this book, I bought it to listen to the story and I want to keep my collection complete. Please do not switch narrators in the middle of the series, I am paying for this terrible experience.
"Glutton for punishment"
This series is driving me crazy, the sheer stupidity and indecisive behaviour of the main character is beyond belief. Rachel constantly takes one step forward and then two backward, considering she is supposed to be a 26 year old woman she acts like a braindead teenager with no ability to educate herself. Please let the character grow up because at the monent she is just tedious.
"Where Demons Dare"
I have enjoyed the previous books in this series. However, beware that the narrator on this book is different to that than of the previous volumes. Although she is not bad, I found the differences in pronunciation and the accents/voices for the characters to be so different as to be rather off-putting.
I have really enjoyed the series and am unsure why they changed the narrator for this book. Her voice is annoying with some of the characters and she pronounces things completely differently to the original narrator...so much so that on occasions I didn't know who she was talking about for a while. I am also getting fed up with the blood balance thing between rachel and Ivy, it detracts from the story and is going on too long. Hopefully the next book will be back on form.
Kim Harrison is an amusing writer, all series have there good and bad points.
The narrator who reads all the other books in the series..Marquette Gavin.
I hope so as the series hasn't finished!!
"Dreadful narration! story is okay though"
I don't understand why this book was produced and narrated by a different person to the first 5 books! This narrator is dreadful, you would have thought someone would have told her to listen to a previous book so she could get the pronunciation right, some of the names she says don't even sound like the same person from the previous books. At one very important part I got totally lost as the way this narrator said the characters name I hadn't recognised it as the same person from a previous book, so I was left wondering why Rachel was so familiar with the character! eventually it dawned on me who the character actually was. I'm forcing my way through this book as I want to keep in touch with the story, but if I wasn't so precious about that I would skip this book and go straight to the next one. All the rest are read by the original narrator so this is the odd one out. INCREDIBLY ANNOYING!!
Unlike many other reviewers here I actually thought the story in this one was okay and interesting in parts, though Kim Harrison dwells way too much on the minutia of Rachel and Ivy's relationship to the point where it's overkill and very boring. It becomes a laboured point!
Finally the musically interludes between chapters, WHAT IS THAT? again makes this book worse.
"Preferred previous narrator"
Gigi Birmingham not as good as previous reader. And why the music? But the story is engaging as usual.
"Good continuation of the story"
This story does pick up well were the last one left off with Rachel in mourning for the lost of a key person in her life and trying to piece everything together again. There is an easy continuation of the story with good character development.
The introduction of a new narrator is very jarring and feels like she hasn't really listened to the first books to get a sense of what the names of the characters has been. The changing of Lay Line to Lee Line was probably the most annoying. Also the occasional slip of character voice makes me wonder if it was checked before being published.
"Change of narrator is a problem."
I've been on a Rachel Morgan bender, Having been following this from book 1 -5 as my previous five books, and now on book six.
The narrator isn't bad, but she just feels wrong, Jenks voice is badly chosen - you need to be able to say 'tinks knickers' and mean it (apologies for the coarse language to any pixies reading this)
Halfway through I checked who would be reading book 7 and was pleased to see it was the book 1-5 lady - but it is rather telling that I was considering not bothering with 7.
The jarring narrator change wasn't all that bothered me, Several unresolved issues from previous books, - the blood balance in particular- need to be resolved, or at least if they aren't stop having long monologues where Rachel worries about the situation. Such exposition might be needed for people reading the books out of sequence but it became a drag.
Al the demon. Its about time the guy got a break, he's not all bad.. Well OK he's all bad, but I am sure he has feelings too,
No, she doesn't seem to have done any, I'm sure she'd be fine, and I might have liked her more here if she wasn't following so quickly after I'd listened to 1-5
This was the weakest book in the series by far, I'm hopeful book 7 picks up and gets back to the standards of 1 - 5
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