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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

Overview

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.

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 Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
201,234
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times bestselling Hollows urban fantasy series, was born and raised in Michigan. After receiving a bachelor of science degree, she moved to South Carolina with her husband and two boys, recently returning north to escape the heat. In addition to writing the Hollows books, she is the author of the bestselling Madison Avery young-adult series. Harrison is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. When not at her desk, she is likely digging in her yard or remodeling her Victorian home.

Pedro Maia recently finished college with a degree in art. Blood Work is one of his first full-length projects. He lives in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
 
Gemma Magno was inspired to draw by anime and manga, and received a Presidential Award after winning several art competitions. She lives in the Phillipines.

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Blood Work 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all the hollows books and will probably end up buying this one BUT I wanted to check out the style of art before buying , the free sample gives you nothing. I don,t know why they even offer free samples it usually ehds up like this no real example of what your getting at least in a bookstore you can randomly flip through and get a taste of the books.
pen21 More than 1 year ago
Graphic Novels are not my normal read. Most of my experience being comic books at a younger age. That said, I really enjoyed this book. It takes us back in the Hollow series to when Rachel and Ivy first met on the job. They are at odds and trying to learn what the other has to offer. I would definitely recommend to anyone reading the Hollow series.
TyroneFreeberg More than 1 year ago
I definitely enjoyed reading Kim's newest book. I had a hard time putting it down and even carried it in the kitchen. A must have!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Cincinnati, four decades since the Turn, Inderland Security polices the no-humans. Working for I.S. Ivy Tamwood is irate over her demotion from homicide to street cop and working for a low blood Denon the ghoul. She turns livid when Denon introduces her to her new partner Rachel Morgan the earth witch. Besides not wanting to work with a witch, Ivy also loathes babysitting the new runner. Denon assigns the pair with running down drug dealers. Under a bridge, Rachel talks with Sharps the troll about the nearby corpse of a werewolf. The hit looks like that of a master vampire. While Ivy says not their problem, Rachel insists they investigate. They get into a bit of a tangle and Ivy finds she wants to taste the witch's blood. However, Ivy knows she underestimates her newbie partner when the witch fights back and points out the killer is not a vamp bit a powerful witch. She further explains someone is using dark magic, but erred with the werewolf sacrifice in human form. The pair begins to investigate though knowing Denon will counsel them. This Hollows graphic novel is a great urban fantasy that tells the tale of the first meeting and patrol/case between the witch and the vampire. The story line contains the essence of the series, but enhanced by the excellent muted colored illustrations of Pedro Maia and Gemma Magno. Fans of the Hollows will appreciate Kim Harrison's wonderful first encounter as angry Ivy and goody two shoes Rachel bare their "fangs" at each other and some nasty inhuman slime. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this look into Rachel's earlier exploits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first 9 books of the Hollows series before I bought the graphic novel. I enjoyed reading the graphic novel. The art worked well enough to convey the emotions for the characters.  The three things that are the most important for me in any novel are as follows: story, plot and character developement. The  reviews by people who didn't like the artwork should remember this. The graphic novel would be probably be as thick or thicker than a dictionary if you have to  have precision artwork
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the first five books of this series, this story gets you all worked up about Ivy and Rachele. But before you get too excited, they never get together. Nope, this is just a graphic novel adaption of the heated les-tease that the first four books gave us. Art is pretty good though.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I heard of the book series and started reading more graphic novels. This was interesting. I kind of like the art. Not bad but still good.
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I have a nook tablet. This graphic novel showed up well on it. However, I wasn't a big fan of the art in this book, it left a lot to be desired, more like soft porn. I also feel that the story line wasn't up to par. I won't purchase another Kim Harrison graphic novel. Hopefully I am not so jaded as to discontinue reading further novels by her.
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markintoch More than 1 year ago
Besides having a Simple Touch, I own a MacBook Pro and an iPad. I could not view this on either Apple device. I had to return the book, unread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this on going Gothic Action Adventure Ratchel Morgan has to decide what she will become as she relizes that being an earth witch is no longer an option. As her powers increase she has become a target and she relies on friends to help her escape yet again, this time from a sect of witches who are out for blood. Ratchels relationship with Trent becomes more confusing as he takes part in her protection. This book will leave you longing for the series to continue. Kim Harrison, we are waiting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this not available on my Nook.... Very disappointing....