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At long last... The final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series by Kim Harrison!
Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.
But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now.
To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything
*I received a free ARC of The Witch With no Name from Harper Voyager via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review*
The Witch With No Name is simply epic, the perfect ending to my favorite Urban Fantasy series, I was filled with excitement, contentment and, of course, a little sadness as I read the last adventure about Rachel, Jenks, Ivy, Trent, Bis and the other fabulous characters in The Hollows universe that is so beautifully crafted.
I don’t even know where to begin, and how to write a review that isn’t just gushing and fangirling about The Witch With No Name, and the whole Hollows series. So well written, and the characters I love so much fighting the last battles made reading The Witch With No Name so very bittersweet. I wanted to read without stopping even to eat, and at the same time, I wanted this last story to continue on forever. And I feel so utterly satisfied at how things unfolded for everyone. There are no spoilers in my review, so it will certainly be a little vague, but know that I just feel happy and sad at the same time, Rachel is the best heroine with all her flaws and her capability to do what is right even when things are really tough.
The overall story arcs that have been going on since Dead Witch Walking are part of the stories in The Witch With No Name as well, and I am so amazed at the character growth for most of them. The way they have grown up, grown into their power, the friendships, the relationships, the family connections, the love, the hatred, the enemies to fight… It’s all perfectly done, and I actually kind of feel proud of Rachel. Yeah, I know that sounds a little weird, and I know she’s a character in a series I love, but really, she has been through so much heartache, sometimes at the hands of people she loved and trusted, and she still managed to somehow keep her faith in good. Rachel has always been ready to fight, even when it seems more likely than not that she will loose, and that is still the case in The Witch With No Name.
There are quite a few fight scenes, a lot of amazing magic use, demons, vampires, elves all wanting something specific, and Rachel is kind of in the middle of all of it. There are also some truly beautiful and tender love scenes, and my toes are curling just thinking about them. The Witch With No Name managed to completely wow me, and even if I’m sad this was the last story about The Hollows, I am also very happy, satisfied and fulfilled with how it all went down.
I am still waiting with baited breath for the release date, though, because there was no epilogue in my ARC copy, and I can’t wait to see the actual ending, even if I thought this ending was pretty darned perfect. There are so many more things I could say about The Witch With No Name, especially because while I was still in the first chapter, I had already highlighted six passages, and I’m bursting with excitement to discuss this book once everybody has read it!
“Oh God,” Jenks moaned. “You’re thinking about him. I can tell. Your aura shifted.” Embarrassed, I halted at the crosswalk, waiting for the light. “It did not.”
“Stop it, Rachel,” I whispered. Nothing was really ending, Jenks, Ivy and I had been through worse. We’d get through this, and everything would return to normal. Better even.
Cormel was frowning, and my stomach clenched. The world was going to change again. I should have worn nicer shoes.
My God, the man might be a business tycoon, but his heart was that of a warlord elf.