Blood Work (Hollows Graphic Novel)

Blood Work (Hollows Graphic Novel)

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by Kim Harrison, Pedro Maia, Gemma Magno
     
 

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When Ivy met Rachel, the result wasn’t exactly love at first sight. Sparks flew as the living vampire and the stubborn witch learned what it meant to be partners. Now Kim Harrison, the acclaimed author of Pale Demon and Black Magic Sanction, turns back the clock to tell the tale—in an original full-color graphic novel.

Hot-as-hell, tough

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When Ivy met Rachel, the result wasn’t exactly love at first sight. Sparks flew as the living vampire and the stubborn witch learned what it meant to be partners. Now Kim Harrison, the acclaimed author of Pale Demon and Black Magic Sanction, turns back the clock to tell the tale—in an original full-color graphic novel.

Hot-as-hell, tough-as-nails detective Ivy Tamwood has been demoted from homicide down to lowly street-crime detail. As if rousting trolls and policing pixies instead of catching killers wasn’t bad enough, she’s also been saddled with a newbie partner who’s an earth witch. It’s enough to make any living vampire bare her fangs. But when a coven of murderous witches begins preying on werewolves, Rachel Morgan quickly proves she’s a good witch who knows how to be a badass.

Together, Ivy and Rachel hit the mean streets to deal swift justice to the evil element among Cincinnati’s supernatural set. But there’s more to their partnership than they realize—and more blood and black magic in their future than they bargained for.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Rochelle Garfinkel
Harrison's venture into the graphic novel format is a prequel to her Hollows series about vampires, witches, and werewolves living among humans in modern-day Cincinnati. Blood Work is not a stand-alone piece, and a reader with no knowledge of the series will be lost from the beginning, even with the brief introduction to the city's history and the nonhumans revealing themselves to "save humanity from a deadly virus." Blood Work is the story of young Rachel Morgan, series protagonist, when she first meets Ivy Tamwood, a fellow runner for Inderland Security, the organization of nonhumans policing other nonhumans throughout the city. Harrison spends a lot of time trying to convey the sexual tensions and vampires' blood lust between many characters. Clearly, these steamy romantic encounters are what her fans enjoy and make this book best suited to a mature audience. The artwork is a great complement to the text, as the vampires' auras can be seen when they lose control, exposing their inner emotions to the reader as the dialogue continues. The art is somewhat inconsistent, sometimes making it difficult to tell which minor character is which from one frame to another. In line with the steamy romance and blood lust, nearly every spread has at least one frame dominated by a gratuitous glimpse of someone's ample breasts. While it is not a book to suggest to a new fan of paranormal romance, it will likely draw in plenty of Harrison's current fans to get a peek of the Hollows in full color. Reviewer: Rochelle Garfinkel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345521019
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Series:
Hollows Graphic Novel Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
380,576
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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