With only three books left in the series afterA Perfect Blood, there were a lot of loose ends left to tie up for Kim Harrison. Her ability to weave a complex story with unfinished business while still giving us a feeling of satisfaction at the end of each novel is one of my favorite things about Kim Harrison.
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In Ever After we get some of our answers – but not a lot of them. With two character deaths and Rachel’s new determination to save Ivy’s soul, Harrison has a lot to fit into the last two books. Not to mention Rachel’s uncertain love life. At this point I’m rooting for Trent – and have been for a few books now – but Kim Harrison did hint in a recent interview that everybody’s happy ending doesn’t necessarily mean romance.
Rachel Mariana Morgan is, above all, searching for place in life. She is a part of many races – raised a witch, biologically a demon, alpha of a werewolf pack, bonded to a gargoyle hero, godmother to two elves and roommates/family with a pixy and a vampire. Rachel is also completely unique for all of these reasons, and so separate from everyone around her. Maybe her happy ever after is finally feeling completely comfortable in her own skin, something she is coming closer to every book.
I have a few book series that I have been following for years now. There is something incredibly special about eagerly awaiting the next release from one of your favorite authors. The burning question of what will happen next is all part of the fun, and Jim Butcher has always done a great job of keeping his readers on thier toes.
The Dresden Files has a lot of the things that make me absolutely adore a story: A tainted hero and characters that lead the story on with swords blazing, wit lashing, and rivalries shining leave me starry eyed and grinning at the end of each of these action-packed, suspense-filled urban fantasy classics.
There aren’t a lot of positives to two and a half days of migraine forced bed rest. Anyone who gets them knows that migraines are a bitch, and the drugs they put you on aren’t much better (I’ve been getting them since I was just a wee lass on a pretty regular basis). There was a very happy positive to this attack of the brain pain, though!
The sweet view from my prison
Every once in awhile you get the migraines without the pain. Sure, there’s the dizziness, nausea, fainting episodes, slurred speech…but without the pain, you can be slightly functional, even if walking or engaging in any semblance of a conversation that makes sense to anyone not drunk off of meds is impossible (see? try to figure out what I just wrote). And that is exactly what I had. Course, I thought I was dying until my doc told me it was simply a symptom-less migraine (excuse me, but I just passed out in your waiting room ten minutes ago! Symptom-less, my ass!). So I have gained a new love for life now that I know it is not a tumor…only to be imprisoned on my couch!
Cat Picture Bomb! Even she thinks I’m crazy.
When I wasn’t sleeping and becoming that crazy cat lady all of us introverts fear will be our future (can I help it if my cat was my only company for much of this adventure?) I’ve been catching up on my reading! Usually all I can do is moan in a dark room when I’m being migrained, but without the horrible pain, I could read a bit. My bridal shower saw lots of nerdy, delicious gifts coming my way, and one of those gifts is the first four novels of the Jane True series.