Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison

Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8)

Published: April 6th 2010 

Publisher: HarperCollins

Length: 500 pages

My Rating: 5 stars


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, Rachel’s best hope is life imprisonment – the 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

My Review:

In this edition, we discover not only can Rachel’s blood kindle demon magic, but she can also be summoned like a demon. This was a real turning point in the series, with Rachel finally starts to accept what she is, and understanding that it’s who she is that matters.

Al and Rachel grow in their new roles as teacher and student, this is my favourite pairing. I love the dynamics between the two, and I was always secretly rooting for Al. I am not a fan of Pierce, so I enjoyed Al knocking him around like a rag doll.

This book sees a lot of loose ends wrapped up and the departure of some annoying secondary characters along with one heartbreaking one.

This is one of the best urban fantasy series, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads. 


1 thought on “Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison”

  1. Your fab reviews keep reminding me that I still haven’t read any of Harrison’s books. I know it’s a gaping hole in my library.


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