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White witch, black curse

1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Eos, 2009.
Physical Description:
504 pages ; 21 cm
Number in series:
Witch detective Rachel Morgan attempts to solve the mysterious death of her boyfriend by an emotion-sucking banshee. To exact her revenge on the killer, she brings in her PI partners--Ivy, a bisexual vampire, and Jenks, a pixie in existential crisis--along with empathic psychiatrist Ford and the banshee victim's father, Federal Inderland Bureau captain Edden.


Call Number
Harrison Hollows v.7

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"The world of the Hollows is fast-moving, funny, harrowing, and scary, and--the greatest compliment to a fantasy--absolutely real."
-- New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon

Kim Harrison is a New York Times -bestselling phenomenon, in the superstar pantheon along with Laurel K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse fame. Return to "the Hollows" in White Witch, Black Curse, as tough-as-nails bounty hunter witch Rachel Morgan seeks vengeance for the death of her lover among the creatures of the night. Indeed, Charlaine Harris herself has nothing but praise forHarrison's peerless protagonist, promising, "You're going to love this bounty hunter!" White Witch, Black Curse is contemporary dark fantasy at its electrifying best.

Author Notes

Dawn Cook, who also writes under the pen name Kim Harrison, was born in Michigan. She is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Under the name of Dawn Cook, her books include The Decoy Princess, Princess At Sea, and the Truth series. Under the name of Kim Harrison, she writes the Rachel Morgan or Hollows series. In 2014 her titles, The Undead Pool and The Witch with No Name made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

Confusion reigns for characters and readers in the complicated seventh urban fantasy outing (after 2008's The Outlaw Demon Wails) for witch detective Rachel Morgan. Rachel's reputation is in tatters-to save humanity, she used powers that are considered evil-and she's still devastated by the mysterious death of her boyfriend six months earlier. Her attempts to solve his murder bleed into a case involving an emotion-sucking banshee, and soon Rachel has to bring in her PI partners-Ivy, a bisexual vampire, and Jenks, a pixie in existential crisis-along with empathic psychiatrist Ford and the banshee victim's father, Federal Inderland Bureau captain Edden. Harrison's unique vampire mythology unduly complicates world-building, and newcomers will be desperate for a glossary, but the nearly nonstop action nicely plays off the poignancy of Rachel's difficult life. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Kirkus Review

In book seven of a near-future urban fantasy series (The Outlaw Demon Wails, 2008, etc.), it's business as usual for Cincinnati witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan: Her personal problems are equally as difficult and dangerous as her caseload. Rachel's sea of troubles include the recovery of disturbing memories about the circumstances of her vampire boyfriend Kisten's murder; a visit by her bossy older brother; confusion about the progression of her relationship with Marshal, the new man in her life; continual aggravation from her demonic instructor in magic; and fears that she might be part demon herself. To top it all off, a murderous banshee family has surfaced, and in the chaos of tracking them down, Rachel gets shunned by the witch community, who (not entirely incorrectly) believes her to be trafficking in black magic. There are certainly pleasures and the occasional giggle to be found here, but Harrison seems to revel in making the life of her protagonist ever more difficult in each successive volume of this series. Implausibly, Rachel keeps bouncing back with a smile. Some readers will continue to enjoy the series, but if Harrison keeps piling on the agony in future installments, others may eventually find the byzantine predicaments tedious. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

Hell hath no fury like witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan when it comes to avenging her lover's murder. Her quest for justice holds some significant realizations for her, too, such as the strength in her bond with vamp partner Ivy, who helps her withstand the waves of power coursing through her body in one of the book's most emotionally gripping scenes. Through a welter of vampires, demons, pixies, and witches, Harrison conducts readers on a suspenseful, satisfying journey of payback, personal growth, and empowerment while setting the scene for Rachel's new romance, which will probably commence in the next of this spellbinding series.--Scott, Whitney Copyright 2009 Booklist

Library Journal Review

There's a banshee out for witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan's aura, and she isn't any closer to cracking her memories of Kisten's killer. Harrison's (www.kimharrison.net) seventh entry in her "Hollows" series-following The Outlaw Demon Wails (2008)-ties up loose ends while setting the stage for new adventures as Rachel's growing powers put her on every supernatural's radar. Series narrator Marguerite Gavin brilliantly channels all the characters. Harrison's following grows with every book, and this one highlights why; fans of urban fantasy fiction will definitely enjoy. [Audio clip available through www.blackstoneaudio.com; the Eos: HarperCollins hc, a New York Times best seller, was "highly recommended," LJ 12/08.-Ed.]-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Salt Lake City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.