For a Few Demons More is the fifth entry in Kim Harrison’s series about Rachel Morgan and the Hollows. I would say that this book is easily the best since book two — the action kicked off literally from page one and there were enough plot twists, complications, heart-pounding sex scenes, arguments, comedy moments, and terror to keep the pages turning at a vigorous pace!
Here Rachel realises that the Focus isn’t quite as securely hidden as she originally thought — she wakes to find herself being possessed by scary mad demon Newt, who seems to be searching for the Focus. This, alongside the murder of various Weres, starts a plot that takes Rachel to some very dark places.
For a Few Demons More was the first of the Hollows books that caused me outright emotional turmoil. One of the issues was Trent — I had been enjoying the enigma of the elf who has done some seriously naughty things but was becoming a character who seemed to mean well. This was all thrown on its head in this book. We see the depraved levels that Trent is capable of reaching, and this disappointed me. I liked him as a character prior to this, but now find myself feeling about him the same way that I feel about Nick. I did love his first meeting with Ceri, though, something that we’ve anticipated for the past couple of books. Quen’s reaction to Ceri was also lovely, and I’m glad I can still see Quen as the honourable warrior.
The second character to suffer in this book was Kisten. I LOVED Kisten, and found myself very upset by the resolution that Harrison introduced to his story. I don’t want to say anything more, for fear of major spoilers, but I am keen to see how it plays out.
I am also a little scared by the fact that Harrison keeps suggesting how indispensable Jenks is to Rachel, but also shows his son taking over more and more duties, and keeps emphasising how old Jenks actually is. Also, Matalina spent most of this book off-stage ill, and I hate the thought of these two lively characters being missing from future books.
By the end of the For a Few Demons More, Rachel has openly dealt with demons and seen the people of Cincinnati develop prejudices against her. She’s interrupted Trent’s wedding to Ellasbeth spectacularly. She has been invited to join a demon cult. She’s had a taste of what life might be like with Ivy on a more permanent basis. Altogether, this was an action-packed and exciting book and was possibly my favourite so far because I really enjoyed the new emotional punch that Harrison added.
Rachel Morgan (The Hollows) — (2004-2017) The Outlaw Demon Wails has also been published as Where Demons Dare. Publisher: All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party… and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining — and it’s Rachel Morgan’s job to keep that world civilized. A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead… or undead.