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Revue de presse
“Harrison delivers some amazing major payoffs and throws new wrenches into the life of day-walking demon Rachel Morgan....Huge kudos, as Harrison really nails this one!” (RT Book Reviews (top pick))
“There’s a general sensation of closure and imminent climax as Harrison maneuvers toward the end, and patient readers are promised a substantial payoff.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Readers who have followed this series will be overjoyed to have Trent and Rachel finally deal with their complicated history and chemistry.” (Library Journal)
“The world-building is complex and solid....and the cast of characters is immensely engaging. The Undead Pool doesn’t disappoint.” (Tor.com)
Présentation de l'éditeur
It’s Rachel Morgan’s ultimate adventure . . . and anything can happen in this final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series.
Rachel Morgan has come a long way from her early days as an inexperienced bounty hunter. She’s faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She’s crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She’s lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has unexpectedly become something much more.
But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. Rachel has known that this day would come—and now it is here.
To save Ivy’s soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything. . . .
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Un tome final que j'ai trouvé riche, violent, difficile, sans répit, mais Rachel est plus qu'un démon, c'est une super héroïne que rien ne peut détruire, on le savait déjà. Après, il est vrai que le dernier tome d'une saga est souvent difficile à mener à bien. Celui_ci n'est donc pas parfait: qq manques, des frustrations, des attentes, des questions qui resteront sans réponses; c'est comme ça.
La fin peut sembler un peu fleur bleue, tant pis, j'ai apprécié, j'ai adoré ! Après tout ce qu'ils ont vécu, je pense qu'ils ont mérité un peu de paix et j'aime bien savoir ce qui arrive.
Merci à Kim Harrison de nous avoir diverti et tenu en haleine pendant ces années, et bonne continuation. Qui sait, peut-être une petit suite dans qq années, au vu du final ;)
Les personnages sont attachants, l'histoire est intéressante, le monde aussi.
Il y a des choses que j'aurais aimé être approfondies, mais je me suis laissée prendre au jeu et je vais suivre cette auteure avec grand intérêt.
Kim Harrison a su me faire pleurer et rire, sourire et m'inquiéter.
L'histoire entre Trent et Rachel est vraiment marrante. Ce n'est pas le gros cliché habituel et ils passent vraiment beaucoup de temps à se chercher des poux dans la tête, ce que j'adore. Les livres où les deux héros tombent dans les bras l'un de l'autre au premier regard ont le don de me faire vomir. Là, c'est bien mené. Et même un ou deux coup-fourrés supplémentaire de la part de Trent m'aurait encore plus mise en joie.
Ce tome commence par 15% où Ivy est menacée par d'autres vampires, puis progressivement cela glisse vers une intrigue plus globale mêlant les personnages devenus majeurs depuis quelques tomes, les démons et les elfes. Rachel doit encore sauver les mondes. Trent et Al vont l'épauler. Et voilà. Il n'y a quasi plus de scènes du quotidien, si savoureuses dans la série. L'auteur empile les scènes d'action, les dialogues, en essayant de glisser tous les personnages de la série en même temps. Et elle finit par une scène digne de Disney.
Rien ne fonctionne, il n'y a pas de suspense, plus guère d'impertinence (pourtant Jenks est là ) ni d'humour, je ne frémis pas pour Ivy, le sort d'Al m'indiffere un peu et Rachel m'énerve à penser toutes les 10 pages qu'elle ne mérite pas d'être tombée amoureuse et que cela ne va pas durer. Bref, un tome plus que décevant qui m'a fait perdre mon temps, que j'ai du me forcer à lire et qui ne fait pas honneur à la série.
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Kim Harrison brought this novel back around to be about the vamps. She made good on her promise compared to other recent books where they sat more on the back burner. It appears to be for good reason though because vampires are the key to changing everything. There were some revelations that truly surprised me and the unpredictable twists kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time.
I was happy to see the demons and elves get a healthy dose of focus as well. Over the years I have grown very attached to their story lines and was happy to see they wouldn't have too many loose ends.
Rachel and Trent. Yeah, if you're a fan I don't see why that would stop now! They display great teamwork and definitely turn up the heat as they're settling into their relationship together. It's satisfying to see but still hard to believe it's happened considering the long road they took to find one another. Of course it still isn't easy for them. They have very complicated lives, but their determination to make it work just gives a girl all the feels in the world.
Rachel takes her relationships seriously and her friends and family are as strong as ever. We get the answer to the question of whether she is able to save Ivy's soul. That alone is worth the price of admission if you've stuck it out with this series for as long as I have.
The thing is, I was expecting to have the waterworks ready after finishing this final book. 9 years is the longest I've stuck it out with a series. But I finished it feeling satisfied and believing that the characters would be okay. Kim has done her characters justice and she should pat herself on the back for being able to give them what they deserve. And it truly feels deserved with a very fitting ending. They've worked hard and sacrificed so much.
I enjoyed every page from beginning to end in this last installment. We received a lot of answers and many things were wrapped up, but at the same time it also feels like a new beginning so I still want more! I just don't know what I am going to do without my favorite witch, demon, elf, pixy, and vampire team to look forward to once a year.
And now I'm gonna lay the sap on extra thick. Honestly, reading for me won't be the same again, at least for a while. This is the first series to truly introduce me to the adult urban fantasy genre and it's set the bar so high that nothing else can scratch that itch quite like The Hollows can. Everything else fights for second. This is the first series I have followed for so long, so it will always have a special place in my heart for that reason alone. Of course I'm looking forward to what's next, but it's always hard to say goodbye to history, especially as I've gone through the ups and downs with the characters year after year, and I've made quite a few friends in my real life along the way, including Ms. Harrison herself. So goodbye Hollows! Thanks for the ride! Thanks for the memories! Thank you, Kim Harrison! I'll be first in line for your next book!
And the finale does not disappoint. I must confess I had some trepidation, like most 'modern magic' series a lot of mythology and additional mumbo jumbo had been added since the beginning of the series. Unbelievably, Harrison manages to pull together not only the characters but the mythos to make a coherent and epic story.
There are only a couple of wee beefs - the story is heavy on talking rather than action - I guess being the last of the series there is much focus on relationship resolution (also handled brilliantly) rather than snappy action (there is still a good dose)
Also the epilogue is a block of cheese, then again after 13 odd best-selling books and several much loved characters, how else to end?
The scariest thing is it doesn't seem that long ago I picked up the first two books of The Hollows and delighted in a decent alternative to the Anita Blake series (which everyone wishes ended) Harrison it seems has picked the perfect time to exit The Witch, before fans tire and/or she evolves into ridiculousness.
I'm seriously disappointed. I had such high hopes for the feisty Rachel Morgan when I was introduced to her a couple of years ago. I've been laboring through the entire Hollows series since. I loved the characters (like Al), the title themes corresponding with Clint Eastwood movies, the urban fantasy.
Over time, the series started to suffer from wash, rinse, repeat with the details and descriptions, pointless situational filler, wishy-washy internal dialoguing as Rachel constantly struggles with being a dark witch, then a demon, then whether or not she's good enough to be with Ivy, or later Trent. These last few books have been a struggle to get through. I almost gave up a few times. I'm primarily upset with how Harrison went about telling some of the story - using copious amounts of filler (30 chapters that could have been told in 20) in lieu of gee perhaps unraveling the happenings surrounding the deaths and disappearances of a few major characters. Pierce and Ceri, for example, get an honorable 3-minute mention of how they died after the fact. Like it was an afterthought of, "Oh, yeah. Remember these two. They are dead now." While other, less interesting characters, get prime print real-estate languishing in painstaking detail to their unfolding plots, meetings in the shadows, and later demise.
To sum up: had I known Rachel's story would end with the typical all she needs to be happy is to be married to the guy who treated her like crap for most of the series, have kids, and set her business/career aside, I would have passed.
Like with so many others,this series holds a special place in my heart. It's been a while now but I believe my introduction to urban fantasy went something like Twilight, ( cring, but hey it was new stuff to me then!) Sookie Stackhouse ( I gave up after book 9 I believe?) and then I discovered The Hollows and I knew from the moment Kim introduced Rachel I found a heroin I could actually relate to. She Ivy and Jenks instantly won me over.
I've stuck through a few series although I usually bail once it starts getting too romantic and predictable between the heroin and her dude. I bailed on Sookie S Anita B, Kate D, Dresden ( sorry, can't do a man perspective) and a few others that I'm trying to get back into. I've stuck with a select few (most noteworthy being the Fever Series which shares my bookshelf space alongside The Hollows). But NO series has ever given me the kind of satisfying closure that Kim literally gifted to her adoring fans. She didn't have to write that epilogue but she did because she is a wonderful author and human being. She has never forgotten her fans and she has always stayed true. Always listening to the thoughts and opinions of her readers.
I'm not going to summarize the book as other reviewers who wrote before me have already done a great job at that but here are a few of my highlights:
Ivy is back and Nina won me over.....eventually :)
Al is back and I love him more than ever.
Trent and Rachel action and mist importantly kim in my eyes redeemed her steamy sex scene writting abilities with thus book. I was left feeling kinda, well actually I felt like most real women feel after the first time with someone you've known for a while, a little uncomfortable, embarrassed and unsatisfied. But round two was hot. ;)
The most impressive thing was how Kim managed to kill like a flock of birds with one stone the way she ties up vampires and their souls, elves and Demons, lay lines, everafter and smut, Ivy and true love then she ties up the last loose end in her epilogue. I mean I'm babbling her and it's 4:30 in the morning acvirding to my iphone that I'm currently typing this review on but you get my freakin point! No unanswered question or stuff that just don't sit right. No. It's a perfect final book.
Oh and Just when you thought you heard them all " Tinks last will and testicles" Wtf Jenks!? I llmao!!!
Seems like she had to have it end. Period.
Many of the characters could/ maybe should have had stories of their own.. Not the "footnotes" of this or that happened to them.
Really, really disappointed. Loved this series. But to abruptly tangent into a romantic novel end is like she is walking on the graves of them all. In essence, killing them off from any future which might have evolved at a later time.
No hope to be had here readers.
What a sloppy, disrespectful way to go.
Thumbs down'. Do not recommend this to any other Hollows fan. Stop with the Undead Pool. A much cleaner way to leave.