Haha, I’m really doing well with this manga blog and then writing about all these not-manga.
I’ve been sort of not as interested lately in Kim Harrison’s novels. I’m not sure when exactly I started losing interest. Maybe when Pierce was introduced. I hate Pierce. Also, whatever happened to Glenn? He just kind of disappeared, which I’m sort of irritated with, as I really found him interesting. I think Harrison’s running into the problem of too many characters and not sure what to do with them.
Quick series summary: It’s our world, but humans have suffered greatly from a virus spread by tomatoes, and creatures in hiding stepped forward to help save civilization. So the world is now stabilized, but humans find themselves surrounded by vampires, witches, weres, demons, etc. Rachel Morgan is a witch, and a private investigator/troubleshooter, with her live-in partners Jenks, a pixie, and Ivy, a living vampire (aka a person on her way to becoming a vampire, but not dead yet).
In this book Rachel is traveling west with her two sidekicks to SF to a witch trial where she’s the defendant. She also is reluctantly traveling with her arch-nemesis (well, one of them, anyways), Trent, a Trump equivalent, and one of the last remaining elves. As always, shit happens, and Trent unleashes a soul-eating demon that rampages through St. Louis and Las Vegas in some weird effort to help Rachel.
Now this is what I don’t get. Maybe I missed something. Rachel doesn’t really seemed bothered by this. Yes, she realizes this is a horrible thing, and it turns out she’s the only one that can stop it (this is Trent’s plan, so the witches stop harassing her), but she kind of is all, “oh well” about the whole mass devastation of people in Vegas from this thing eating everyone’s soul once she realizes Trent did this to save her. I would think she’d be pretty mad about this. Like, “How dare you release this nuclear bomb of a creature in some bizarre way to save me! I’m not worth that!” Instead she ends up making out with Trent in the hospital and having a pretty good time, even if part of her brain is all, “wtf am I doing?”
And then she also had this big goodbye scene with Ivy… and nothing happened with that either. Ivy stayed with her. So… yeah.
I don’t understand what happened with this book. Maybe I need to read it again? It still was better than the last book. I just want to go back to the days with Kisten and Glenn and Ivy and Jenks, and before all this demon stuff moved to the forefront. Which I *think* may be happening if I understand the ending correctly. Maybe. Who knows.