Release Date: 10/09/12
Fans have fallen for bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan. Through banishment and road trips, deadly supernatural duels and lost loves, they have avidly cheered her on, eagerly awaiting the next installment in her adventures. This collection of short works, published together in once volume for the first time, adds a whole new dimension to the Hollows saga, featuring tales involving Rachel and her coterie of friends and enemies. Untitled contains original works, including:
"Million Dollar Baby"-original novella about what happens when elven tycoon Trent Kalamack and Jenks the pixy team up to rescue Trent's daughter;
"Spider Web" and "Grace's Fall"-original novelettes set in brand-new fantasy worlds;
Here, too, are reprinted short stories, including:
"Undead in The Garden of Good and Evil"-an Ivy novella from Dates from Hell
"Dirty Magic"-a Mia the banshee short story from Hotter Than Hell
"The Bridges of Eden Park"-a Kisten/Rachel short from the mass market edition of For a Few Demons More
"Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel"-a Robbie/Rachel/Pierce novella from Holidays from Hell
"The Bespelled"-a Ceri/Al short story from the mass market edition of The Outlaw Demon Wails
"Ley Line Drifter"-a Bis/Jenks novella from Unbound
My thoughts on the book:
I'm usually not one for short stories, yet I keep requesting the collections of them. However, Into the Woods was a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed each story, and this collection is a must-have for the millions of Kim Harrison fans out there! These stories will grab you and not let you go! There are some new and some old stories in here, and while you may have read some of them, you haven't read them all. Also, not all of these are Hollows stories, and it's nice to see Harrison branch out and create other worlds. You won't want to miss this anthology.
My favorite story was "Ley Line Drifter," mainly because I love Jenks so much. I really enjoyed getting to see Jenks and Matalina interact. It added a whole new level to the series for me. I also enjoyed "Million Dollar Baby," even though it also crushed my hopes a bit. I enjoyed seeing things from Trent's perspective, and I adored his interactions with Jenks. As far as the non-Hollows stories, I think I liked "Pet Shop Boys" the best, and not just because it reminds me of the band. I really liked learning about new vampires. These guys were extremely interesting, and I'd love to see her write at least one full-length novel about them.
Overall, I'd recommend this to all Kim Harrison fans. I really believe there is something for everybody in this collection. I enjoyed each of the stories, and I hope to see Harrison branch out further into some of these new worlds in the future.
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