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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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The Outlaw Demon Wails - Kim Harrison Rachel Morgan, witch extraordinaire in post-Turn Cincinnati is bedeviled by Al, a demon from the everafter. He keeps popping up at inopportune times, bent, it seems, on doing away with her. Someone is summoning the demon, but who? And why does the summoner want to see Rachel gone? Rachel deals with the hoity-toity of the Inderland world of magical people here, Rynn Cormel, newly installed top vampire and former US president, Trent Kalamack, crime boss and head of a bio-research enterprise that helped make Rachel what she is. And just what is that? Rachel would like to know. He wants Rachel to go to the everafter for him to retrieve some critical material. Why would Rachel want to do that? And what about Marshall, a witch who had saved Rachel’s bacon in a prior book? Is he really only interested in being friends?

The characters are fun, as usual, and mostly familiar. The action continues apace mixing the immediate conflicts with the long-term concerns of our main characters. Harrison does not pretend to literature, although she will toss in enough classical references to add flavor. This is a fun read, particularly for those who have traveled with Harrison and Rachel through the first five books in the series.