- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
This is a fun book to read. It introduces the three main characters who live and work together. Rachel is a sassy and independent Witch, she is also a good fighter, Jenks is a hunkie 4″ Pixie who lives in the garden with his wife and large brood of kids. Ivy is a sexy, dangerous undead vampire who has the hots for Rachel. The premise of the book is established where Rachel is setting up as an independent runner (like a private investigator,) working with both Jenks and Ivy. Rachel hasn’t yet been hired to do any work, but she is trying to clear her name, so she can remove the death threat against her. (Hence the name of the book.) In the process she is getting in and out of all kinds of trouble.
Dead Witch Walking is the first book in The Rachel Morgan/The Hollows Series. Currently there are nine books in the series, with another three or four expected to be relaesed in the future. This series is a modern day story that centers around inderlanders: witches, weres, vampires and others including the occasional demon, so it falls into the Contemporary Fantasy or Urban Fantasy genre. It is told in the first person narrative from Rachel Morgan’s point of view, she is the main protagonist.
We learn about the world they live in where Inderlanders and humans live side by side. We also watch the development of the relationship between the three main characters and we meet new characters and experience new situations with the characters. It is highly entertaining, with lots of action. This is a stand alone book with a good build right up to an exciting conclusion.
I really enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. If you enjoy reading contemporary fantasy novels with a sassy witch as the main protagonist, then you will enjoy this book.