by Kim Harrison
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering.
Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of The Undead Pool from the publisher with the condition that I help build excitement and give NO spoilers. I shudder to think what will happen to me if I divulge any secrects! *looks around for Al* I also cleared this post with Harrison.
Since there is only one more book left in the series it is time for Harrison to start peeling off those secondary characters and sending them on their way. Some might seem a little abrupt, but with so many characters and very little time left there was no way around that, but the major characters story lines are still open and could take a left (or right) turn at any moment!
Even after 12 books Harrison is still opening our eyes to new things in Rachel Morgan’s world. The Undead Pool dives into that mysterious “wild magic” along with Elf history and the mythology of their goddess, their role in the war against demons, and their plans for the future of the elf race. We even learn about Newt and what happened to her. Al isn’t in this one as much; this is Rachel and Trent’s adventure. The question is what Al’s reaction will be to Rachel becoming friends with the enemy. His scars run deep, but we will have to wait for book #13 to learn about that. Bis is in this one and he just makes me all warm and fuzzy. He is one of my favorite characters now.
Notice I haven’t said anything about Rachel and Trent’s relationship? That one is a big no-no to talk about. Sorry. I won’t even tell my mom.
*still checking over shoulder for Al*
What I will do is once a week post a quote or two from the book, but I can’t tell you who said it!
Quotes from The Undead Pool:
“Oh, for little green apples”
“There are no monsters under your bed, Rachel, or in your closet.”
I can't wait for The Dead Pool to hit the shelves so we can talk about all that stuff I can't say!
*looks over shoulder one more time*