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For a Few Demons More

For a Few Demons More

Written by Kim Harrison

Narrated by Marguerite Gavin


For a Few Demons More

Written by Kim Harrison

Narrated by Marguerite Gavin

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4.5/5 (77 ratings)
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17 hours
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Sep 4, 2012
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9780062247636
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Description

Despite dating one vampire and living with another, Rachel Morgan has always managed to stay just ahead of trouble . . . until now.

A fiendish serial killer stalks the Hollows, and no one living in or around Cincinnati-human, inhuman, or undead-is safe.

An ancient artifact may be the key to stopping the murderer-a mysterious relic that is now in the hands of Rachel Morgan, fearless independent bounty hunter and reckless witch. But revealing it could ignite a battle to the death among the vast and varied local supernatural races.

Rachel's been lucky so far. But even she can't hide from catastrophe forever.

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Sep 4, 2012
ISBN:
9780062247636
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About the author

The only girl in a large family of boys, former tomboy Kim Harrison invented the first Brigadier General Barbie in self-defence. She shoots a very bad game of pool and rolls a very good game of dice. When not at her keyboard, she enjoys lounging on the couch with a bowl of popcorn watching action movies with The-Guy-In-The-Leather-Jacket. She plays her Ashiko drum when no one is listening, and is hard to find when the moon is new.


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  • (4/5)
    Sometimes you need breaks during a series, but I find that with this one, I just want to continue to read one right after the other. I love that Ivy and Rachel's convoluted relationship is getting a little spicy now, and that Jenk is same old Jenks. Oh but poor Kisten. I really liked him as well. Al will probably always be one of my favorite villains. Basically, I like every single character, no matter how secondary they are. Great job Harrison! Still can't decide if I will end up buying this whole series or not, but probably. Also, I highly recommend this series on audio. So superb.
  • (4/5)
    Another solid offering from Kim Harrison. I would probably give this more of a 3.5/5, but enjoyed it enough to round up. The Hollows stories are all basically books that for half the time talk about Rachel Morgan's emotional angst, and the other half moves the story along. There seemed to be more eye-rolling moments for me this time around, but the action, especially towards the end made the story good for me.

    The character development in this story was good for some of the secondary characters. I also enjoy the world building and the various races/types of the characters and the interplay between them. It keeps me interested enough to want to keep going through the series.
  • (5/5)
    Kim Harrison rocks! Great characters, great story.
  • (5/5)
    Warning: this review contains major spoilers.I'm going to put in a few lines for people who don't want to see the spoilers because they are particularly large spoilers this time and I don't want to ruin it for anyone but it's hard to talk about the book without talking about those plot developments. Everybody good? Good.I really liked this book. I was a little sad to see that Kisten bought it, but at the same time, I'd always hoped she'd finally get together with Ivy so I'm not as sad as I might have been. It turns out that Kist was a good guy, which is more than I can say for her taste in other men and he didn't deserve the end he had. Not that I'm saying it wasn't good for the story, because I think it was. I can't decide if his killer was someone we already know or not. I would think yes or else why bother to make Rachel forget? And yet, with Piscary now dead we need a new big bad to take his place. Ivy's mom, maybe? I almost wonder if it was the living dead who used to be Rachel and Ivy's boss (whose name escapes me).I'm troubled by the idea that Rachel thinks she can manage black magic. Since black magic leave smut on her soul it's clear that black magic is objectively bad. And how does she remove the smut anyway? I get that she can remove the smut from the demon mark by getting the mark removed, but what about the rest of it? Is she even trying to get the rest of it removed or has she just decided to live with it? And she lives a dangerous life, is she really willing to risk being stuck in the ever after forever?Also, did her brother just come out of nowhere or did I just completely forget that she had one?And Ivy... I hadn't really appreciated before (or maybe I had and just forgot) that she'll become this totally different person when she dies. That would be terrifying. And terrifying to love someone like that, too. It's one thing if she'd just die like anyone else, but to have her living but no longer caring about you.
  • (4/5)
    "It was as if a part of me had died, accepting that I couldn’t be who I wanted, so I had to work at making who I was, someone I could live with."Rachel is going to have to accept demons are going to ruin her life. Every time she turns around, a demon seems to be crossing the lines to pester her. Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s learning how to spin curses from Ceri. But if a curse doesn’t hurt someone, it isn’t evil right? As Rachel tries to help the FIB solve a case of suicidal weres, she’ll have to fend off the demons that come knocking. She’ll also have to live through Trent Kalamack’s wedding, and true to Rachel’s style she’ll cause quite the commotion.If you’ve been following along with my reread of The Hollows, then you know how much I love the series. So why did I take away a star? I will fully admit it’s because this book was slower than the previous novels and felt a bit disjointed. There’s a lot less action and a lot more drama.Kim will go into detail on the differences between ley line magic and demon curses. You’ll also learn more about the demons to set the foundation for future novels. There’s not going to be a lot of action as far as runs go. There are quite a few subplots in the story, and I don’t think there was space left over for a run.There’s a lot of moving from place to place. Rachel has a lot on her plate this time, and I just didn’t feel the adrenaline filled character I’d come to know. The FIB calling her in to help investigate was a break from the norm. Even Rachel says she isn’t an investigator. She’s more of a tag them and bag them person.But, this is an important book in the series, so make sure you stick with it. Rachel is slowly becoming a person who is sure of themselves and realizes the world can't be painted in black and white.That being said, this was one of the first books to make me bawl my eyes out. I even wrote to Kim years ago telling her she wrote it beautifully, and she broke my heart in the process. She sent me a memorandum of who we'd lost as a fan base, and to this day I treasure it.Buckle up and give it a try. I feel like every series has at least one book that doesn’t quite sit well, but that doesn’t mean the journey isn’t worth it.
  • (3/5)
    For a Few Demons More
    3 Stars

    Private Investigator and Ley Line witch, Rachel Morgan, has her hands full dealing with a mentally unstable demon breaking into her house, an apparent serial killer preying on newly turned female lupines, and Trent Kalamack who wants to hire her as security for his wedding. There is truly no rest for the wicked in The Hollows.

    What is it with this series?! The storylines have such wonderful potential, but the angst between Ivy and Rachel simply ruin them. Their exasperating co-dependence is unhealthy to say the least, and their hot/cold relationship is in dire need of a resolution sooner rather than later.

    The secondary characters are much more appealing. Jenks is as hilarious as always and it is worth reading the book if only for his colorful epithets. Trent's "the ends justify the means" approach certainly tests the boundaries of moral action, yet it is also clear that Rachel's biased view of him taints her perspective (alas a limitation of 1st person narrative). The demons play a larger role in this book with Al's return and the intriguing dynamic between Newt and Minias.

    There are also some incredible twists and turns in that latter half of the book that are both shocking and compelling, and open up intriguing avenues for future installments.

    Despite my issues with the characters, the ongoing story arc is interesting enough to continue the series and Marguerite Gavin's narration is superb.
  • (3/5)
    pros: skimmer is breath of the fresh air.

    cons: Author again teases Ivy/Rachel relationship, that goes nowhere, and prolly never happens because their romance could detract from marketability of next books in the series, or at least as it looks, Kim haven't made her mind yet.

    In one interview she says, she decided when she was writing book 4, they will never be together, then in another, she says if they will get together it won't be before last book(teasing), which is rather sad. I think books like these are more about journey than the end, and Rachel's journey slowly gets tedious and boring.

    I also feel dead of Kisten was rather unnecessary. Book has slower beginning, as usually it gets better later on, though, there is less action than in previous books.

    Story and charactes, especially Rachel get stagnant. She is still the same naive girl, with the same moral dilemas, doing the same dumb decisions.
  • (5/5)
    Great series! Rachel is snarky and a kick a$$ chick! Jinx is hysterical and Ivy is a real bada$$! I may be crushing on Al, I know he is a demon but he is just so funny!

    Terrific concept and truly entertaining tale!
  • (4/5)
    Well, here we start the fifth book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison with Rachel dealing with the same problem as in the fourth book. The werewolf artifact. I still find the idea of this artifact and what it does just... weird. However, For a Few Demons More shoots back up to the quality of the first few books in the series.Harrison writes characters that you can completely love, hate, like, loathe, or anywhere in between. She creates them in 3-D. Even the villains have soft sides. Everyone is constantly evolving. I have to admit, though, that sometimes I want to slap Rachel upside the head because she doesn't learn very quickly. She runs head-on into danger without a plan, she constantly wavers on her relationship with Ivy. It would be nice to see her grow up some.For a Few Demons More is a gut-wrenching, action-packed book. Be ready for anything, because that's what's going to happen!
  • (3/5)
    I stopped reading this series about 8 years ago because I got bored with it. I decided to give it another try as I love the world it is set in. I ended up with mixed feelings for this book, some of it just droned on or felt not right/weird, while some was great. I'll keep reading the series, but slowly rather than racing through it like I did the first few books.
  • (4/5)
    I love the whole hollows series. Rachel, Ivy and Jenks pull it off time and time again. Magic, mystery and danger follow them where ever they go.Harrison just keepings getting better. Fantastic series for people who like urban fantasy but find the sexual overload necessary. I look forward to each and every book.
  • (5/5)
    Not quite as compelling as the previous book in the series, but the series remains one of my favorite in the genre of paranormal urban fantasy. I'm particularly fascinated by the relationship between Rachel and Ivy and am curious to see where the author takes it in the remaining books of the series.
  • (4/5)
    Ugh! It made me cry!!!
  • (3/5)
    I can't believe she did that is all I'm going to say.
  • (4/5)
    It normally isn't very hard for me to put my thoughts about a book into words... But I'm finding it is with this one. At the end of A Fistful of Charms I was actually looking forward to reading this book and seeing a change in Rachel and Ivy's relationship because I figured it had to change after what they went through together. They are the most stubborn characters I have ever met. My emotions while reading this book went from one extreme to the other. I seriously didn’t like Rachel for a good bit of this book.. and was annoyed with Ivy. A lot of the characters are being shown in a new light in this book. It’s nice to see the characters grow and change with the storylines. The story twists were interesting and made it so I didn’t want to put it down. The ending was sad for me, didn’t like that it ended on that note.. but it served its purpose, I want to continue to see what happens. I enjoyed this book more than any other in the series. I’m happy I have continued this series.
  • (3/5)
    I think I have determined why these books feel so all over the place. They're not so much novels as slices-of-life - there's not really an overarching plot, just a bunch of events that all happen in the same week-or-two time frame. This one was a return to that format, with a major wedding, a big arrest, some demon drama (featuring a couple of demons, not necessarily related to one another) the wrap-up of the artifact plot from the last book, some significant movement on the vampire front, and the death of a major character.

    Sound like too much? It kind of is. None of the individual events are uninteresting, but there's just too many of them and there's no real connection between them. The impact of all of them is reduced because there's just not enough room for any of them to breathe. I've given all the volumes of this series so far three stars, because they're all fine in the same low-expectations way, but this isn't great writing by any stretch.
  • (4/5)
    This series continues to keep my attention; there's something new(ish) in each book. I was surprised that a scene in this book brought tears to my eyes - quite a feat for a "monster" book!
  • (5/5)
    Subplots end and new subplots start. Characters die and characters are introduced. Ivy's girlfriend, Skimmer, shows her teeth to Rachel, so to speak. Trent's wedding is a big scene and quite exciting. Rachel has a birthday this book. Kisten gives her a present she really likes. The weres still want that focus. The focus turns out to have a power Rachel didn't suspect. It leads to tragedy. We also meet more of Jenks' kids. I hope Ms. Harrison is keeping a list. Rachel does find a good use for four of those kids' names. The reason she picked those four should amuse anyone with siblings. Rachel gets to be shocked by a conclusion a powerful were has made about her based on things that happened in earlier books. Another witch with another wrong idea gives Rachel an invitation that surprises her.There's a bit of a turf war between the FIB and the IS over some deaths that may not be suicides after all. The plural of 'demon' in the title is justified. How much would covering demon damage drive up the cost of insurance? I'm guessing it would be well worth the price for Rachel.Cat lovers, Rex the kitten remains a part of the Vampiric Charms household. Dog lovers, you'll have to settle for weres.For some series, I'm content to just check out library copies. The Rachel Morgan series is one I want to own. I'm glad this is one of the ones I own.Larry Rostant is the artist for the cover [dust jacket] that has a black band with the author's name in red letters taking up more than the top third and Rachel, knife in hand, walking away from what appears to be a church. We can see Rachel only from the bottom of the bustline to a bit above the ankles. (Even if the cover didn't include New York Times best-selling author of A Fistful of Charms , you could guess that Ms. Harrison is a best-selling author because the letters in her name are about twice the size of the capital letters of the title.)
  • (3/5)
    This book has still not completely resolved the Ivy issue, but I do feel that the question has shifted from Rachel`s hormones to an actual matter of the heart, and that is encouraging. I found that Harrison began to hold Rachel accountable for her actions in this novel, a move that is long overdue. What I really want for Rachel, and what Harrison seems tbe pushing at as well, is the stability of a primary bond. I had high hopes for Kisten. His loss is a big gripe of mine about this novel...
  • (5/5)
    The story is amazing, totally unpredictable. So far that book is my favorite in the serie.

    The characters continue evolve. I will miss some characters :( in the next book but I can't wait for the next one ;)
  • (5/5)
    I quite enjoyed this installment - lots of angst... LOTS of it. Angst between Rachel and, well, every other character in the book! I like how Trent's character is being developed over the books - he waffles between medium-bad and bad-bad and I keep wondering/hoping that he can be "redeemed". I like Ceri's role too... and Jenks is his usual helpful self.I was a bit, err... concerned... with the events surrounding Rachel's "memory loss". As I was reading about her having a sore foot, and kinks from "sleeping", I thought it was not really very believable that Rachel wouldn't have clued in that this had to mean more than it did. And Jenks' role in this whole thing bothered me to, but I suspect this is sorted out in future books.I'm also a bit surprised at what happened with Piscary - it seems as though that whole thing was too easily wrapped up; I think it should have taken more effort/time/loss to deal with, but anyway...Overall it was either my favorite or 2nd favorite of the series and I'm starting the next one immediately.
  • (5/5)
    I am slowly getting caught up with this series - this time, Rachel gets herself in trouble right at home. She's dealing with demons, literally. It was a fast paced story, full of twists and turns that I couldn't see coming and I thoroughly enjoyed it.I'm glad the pace is picking up and can't wait to see what else comes next for Rachel, Ivy and Jenks.
  • (4/5)
    This was my first Rachel Morgan novel. Even though this wasn't the beginning of the story-line, Kim writes enough history into the story to fill in the gaps. She continues writing in the manner through the entire series so new readers can pickup any of the hollows books and get started.
  • (5/5)
    This was the best installment of the Hollows yet! Rachel is smart and endearing to readers but that doesn't mean she doesn't make her share of mistakes. On this joy ride we meet new Demons, find a home for the focus and get our hearts broken. I cried real tears and I am not a softy. If you have not you must read this series.
  • (5/5)
    Things from Kim Harrison just keep betting better. More in depth, more twists, more developed and new charcters, and new thrills. Her 5th book in The Hallows series can easily be listed as her best yet - that I've had the pleasure of reading anyway.For those of you who know Rachel Morgan, she's in over her head again. For those who don't know of her, she's a natural born witch, who was born with a gentic defect that would have killed her before she reached a year old, but was saved by research of a friend of her father's, and picked up another trait in the process - the ability to cast demon magic. She lives in a church with a pixy and his family, and a living vampire. she is what is called a runner - much like a bounty hunter - only of supernatural beings - Weres, Witches, Vampires, etc.In For a Few demons more, Rachel finds that her plan to hide the focus - a statue imbedded with demon magic to help turn human to full Weres just simply failed. Dead Were's star shwoing up everywhere, and her friend David thinks he is to blame. She gets a visit from Newt, who has lost her mind and is searchign for something, and Rachel meets Newt's "keeper" Minias. Both demons, Rachel finds thier church suddenly de-sanctified, and subject to other demons, like Al. Trent invites her to his wedding, as a guard as a bridesmaid, and Ivy challenges her desire for a blood-balance between them. Thrills, danger, worry and heartbreak lace thru this installement of the Hallows in Harrison's best work yet.
  • (3/5)
    Good book, not the best in the series, but over all a fun read. Can't wait to start the next one.
  • (4/5)
    This was probably the best of the series so far. Rachel Morgan is a flawed witch, in fact it’s sometimes hard to remember she’s not human, which is one of the strengths of Kim Harrison’s writing. In For a Few Demons More, Rachel faces demons, literal and metaphorical, as she tracks down who is killing random Werefolk in Cincinnati and tries to keep an all out war between Interland Species and demons from breaking out. Her losses and near losses are deeply personal as she learns more about what it is to love and protect those around her. What I like most about this series is how Harrison makes us believe that Rachel’s world does exist and makes us care deeply about what happens to it. She also has a way of making me stay up way past my bedtime because I have to know what happens next.
  • (3/5)
    I have to say, it was a darker kind of super-natural book, all "doomed" characters and heavy destinies, blackened souls...yadayada. I liked the characters, though it took me until like 3/4 of the way in to stop trying to understand what they were saying and just go with the story, not being up on Black magic talk, and not really interested in it.
  • (4/5)
    **spoiler alert** Wow. What a ride. I'm still reeling. I am upset at how this book ended. I don't like it at all. Rachel deserves better. I don't see a relationship with her and Ivy ever really working out to mutual satisfaction. Why then.... Why Kim Harrison did you do what you did? I really liked her and Kist. . I'm glad that Piscary was taken care of. There were too many bad guys gunning for her.I was furious at Trent. Furious. I really thought he wasn't as bad as Rachel first thought. I thought it would be good for him and Ceri to get together once Ellie was out of the picture... lol but... DAM. He was a badmamajamma in this book.I don't like how one book he is good, and the next book he is bad. I'm all for toeing lines, but his character was over the top in this book. Murdering people, trying to Kill Rachel? All the while asking for her help? can you say Irony? or just bad plot?
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this latest in the Rachel Morgan series as much as the others, but was dismayed with some of the turns taken and agrieved by the loss of one of the main characters. I will be interested in seeing where Harrison goes with the series from here.