I finally dove back into the Hollows series last month to see what new trouble has found Rachel Morgan.
In For a Few Demons More, book five in the series, every supernatural creature is hunting for the ancient artifact from book 4, which of course, Rachel Morgan has hiding in her freezer! Two werewolf packs, Trent Kalamack her elf nemesis and eventually Piscary the vampire boss start sniffing around for this powerful object.
While ducking the supernatural power struggle, Morgan is asked to help hunt a serial killer is killing women and somehow making it look like suicide. The FIB (essentially the human only police) have asked her to consult as the women are all weres, but the Inderland (supernatural po-po) aren’t interested. Unfortunately, all the clues are leading her to suspect her were alpha, David.
And as the title suggests, her demon “pal” Al is out for her blood, possessing Trent Kalamack’s friend to walk in the sun and torment her. Trent’s second in command begs Rachel to help bodyguard during Trent’s wedding. Rachel wants to refuse, but another crazy demon, this time a female named Newt, has de-sanctified her church making her short on cash.
It’s quite amazing how all these story threads come together. In the end, Rachel is backed against a wall (as usual) and has to cleverly find a way to pit the supernaturals against each other to survive. This book brings her back to her home turf, which was quite welcome after the road trip plot of the last entry. All the characters from previous books begin to clash in same setting, ramping up the stakes with each chapter. And Rachel’s love for both Kisten and Ivy is taken to new levels of tension as she attempts to find a blood balance with Ivy. I won’t spoil the ending, but it’s heartbreaking on so many levels, which hooked me right in for book 6!