“I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.”
—Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels
Black Magic Sanction is the most complex and emotionally charged adventure yet in author Kim Harrison’s New York Times bestselling series featuring bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan. A spellbinding story set once again Cleveland’s vampire, demon, and other supernatural beings-infested Hollows, Black Magic Sanction has the intrepid Rachel trapped in a life-or-death battle against her own kind in a sensational urban fantasy that shows why Kim Harrison deservedly stands in the superstar ranks alongside Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, and Laurell K. Hamilton.
The eighth bewitching but overly dense Hollows adventure (after 2009's White Witch, Black Curse) updates the travails of Rachel Morgan, delectable magical jack of all trades. Having recently learned that Rachel is a witch-born demon whose children would be demons, a white magic coven is shunning her and accusing her of black magic. They offer her a terrible choice: sterilization or imprisonment in Alcatraz. Trent Kalamack, drug lord and elf in hiding, offers to get the coven off her back, but her double-crossing "ex-rat ex-boyfriend," Nick, shows up and lands her in more hot water. As Rachel battles those she thought were on her side, her survival depends on a paranormal cornucopia of elves, demons, vampires, gargoyles, pixies, and even a leprechaun. This thrill ride celebrates the can-do spirit of one of urban fantasy's most charming witches.
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I found this book in my college library where people just exchange random books. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! I was upset when it ended and I can't wait to continue reading these stories.
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I have definitely enjoyed the characters in this "mixed" fantasy. Vampires and demons, witches, elves and pixies mix and rematch in this tale of courage, faithfulness, fury,deceit and motivations. and love. Much is written here about ignorance, fear and bigotry. more is said about finding your voice within, learning who you are willing to die to be. No character is entirely black or white; in essence, all seem to have something reachable inside, all have a need to be recognized as special. Oft times hilarious both in self depredations and pratfalls, the novels NEVER sit still. All rumination and despair must be done on the run. The biggest courage and selflessness comes from the tiniest and seemingly least likely characters from the first book. Thumbs up, Ms. Harrison, I'm hooked and anxiously awaiting for the book after Black Mountain Sanction.