Title: Black Magic Sanction
Author: Kim Harrison
Copyright Date: 2010
Print Date: March 2010
Series: 8th full-length book in the Hollows series
Book Description (from dust jacket):
In New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's most complex and nuanced adventure yet, bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan fights a deadly battle — mind, body, and soulComments:
Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter — and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind . . . until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment — at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.
It takes a witch to catch a witch, but survival bears a heavy price.
This finally came from the library and with perfect timing... I was able to read it during the Read-a-Thon. Anyway...
Rachel's becoming more comfortable taking the "smut" and using black magic. All well and good since she still won't compromise her morals as far as taking life, etc. The combination makes for some nice personal growth.
I have to say, of all the characters surrounding Rachel, the one that gives me the most difficulty is Trent. I find myself liking him, and then he does something horrible, and I'm all, "Self, how can you like this guy?". But then something else will happen to give a glimpse of a characteristic I do like and... I'm sure you get the point. Anyway, I figure this indecision is due to good writing, so... =)
Anyway, I enjoyed reading this and am looking forward to reading book 9 whenever it comes.