The Witch with No Name (Hollows Series #13)

The Witch with No Name (Hollows Series #13)

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by Kim Harrison
     
 

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All good things must end . . .

After ten years and thirteen adventures, at last the triumphant conclusion to Kim Harrison's #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series!

The Witch with No Name

In 2004, Kim Harrison made her debut with Dead Witch Walking, an electrifying urban fantasy novel full of action, mystery, romance, and humor,

Overview

All good things must end . . .

After ten years and thirteen adventures, at last the triumphant conclusion to Kim Harrison's #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series!

The Witch with No Name

In 2004, Kim Harrison made her debut with Dead Witch Walking, an electrifying urban fantasy novel full of action, mystery, romance, and humor, which introduced bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan. Over the course of twelve books, Rachel confronted numerous threats, vanquished a range of cunning and powerful enemies, risked her heart, suffered haunting loss, and nearly lost her life. Now, in The Witch with No Name, Kim Harrison brings back her wildly popular heroine for one final, epic battle.

Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the klutzy runner fleeing a bad job. 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 become something much more.

But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price.

That time is now.

To save her best friend Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever-after and our own world from utter destruction at the hands of fanatics, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/21/2014
This epic conclusion to Harrison’s long-running Rachel Morgan series (after The Undead Pool) brings Rachel and her allies together for one final world-saving adventure. Rachel has found a way to reunite Cincinnati’s undead vampires with their souls, but that creates a schism between those who want their souls back and those convinced it’s a bad idea. With her best friend’s life at stake, Rachel pursues a desperate gambit that soon escalates into a war to decide the fate of the everafter and the futures of the demons, vampires, and elves. Harrison pulls together many threads established in previous installments, including Rachel’s long-simmering love/hate relationship with former enemy Trent Kalamack. The magical escapades are plentiful and profound, as Harrison goes for one final shake-up of the status quo, and they lead to a satisfying ending for almost everyone involved. A Rowlingesque peek into the future offers some last-minute surprises, and should be enough to satisfy any fan who’s followed Rachel’s journey from its beginning. Agent: Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associates. (Sept.)
RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“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!”
Tor.com
“The world-building is complex and solid....and the cast of characters is immensely engaging. The Undead Pool doesn’t disappoint.”
Library Journal
06/15/2014
It's never been easy for Rachel Morgan, who's finally accepted her role as day-walking demon as she battles banshees, vampires, and soul-eating demons, but now she must go one step further to save both the human world and the demonic ever after from destruction. With a 250,000-copy first printing.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-15
In the 13th and final volume of Harrison's The Hollows series, Cincinnati demon Rachel Morgan fights fiercely for everyone's happy ending even if she can't entirely believe in her own. A few months after the events of The Undead Pool (2013), Rachel and Trent remain deeply infatuated with one another, their bliss tainted by Rachel's guilt that their association led to Trent's loss of standing with his people, the elves, and her conviction that their relationship can't last. Rachel's own connection to the elves and to elven magic has estranged her from the demons. Despite those obstacles, Rachel is determined to reconcile the two races, divided by millennia of enmity. Her efforts are further stymied by power-hungry elven cleric Landon, who's goading the undead vampire master Rynn Cormel to step up the search for his long-lost soul, no matter who or what the process harms. There are several moments when the reader will want to give Rachel a good shake and say, "Trent's not going to leave you, you idiot!" And Rachel's unwavering belief that everyone must see the light and get along seems implausible at best. But Rachel's neuroses have always been at the core of these books, along with her unshakable integrity and faith in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles, so why should this conclusion be any different? The resolution of Rachel's and her friends' woes might seem over-the-top idyllic, but Harrison's devoted fan base would expect no less. This is a glorious burst of high-pitched melodrama, epitomizing both the protagonist and her series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061957956
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2014
Series:
Hollows Series, #13
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
236,098
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction; Pale Demon; A Perfect Blood; Ever After; and The Undead Pool, plus the short-story collection Into the Woods, The Hollows Insider, and the graphic novels Blood Work and Blood Crime. She also writes the Madison Avery series for young adults.

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The Witch with No Name 4.7 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 152 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it! All of them get them all, you will laugh, cry, scream, and wish for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damn you, Kim Harrison! I've been dragging out the reading of THE WITCH WITH NO NAME for quite some time now. Really, really dragging it out. In fact, I can't remember the last time that I took so long to read a single book... But alas, finish it I did, and now I have tears spilling down my cheeks. I knew this would happen. Knew it. And it did, despite all of my efforts to postpone the inevitable. It's not often that an author actually makes me ache with loss at the end of a particular series. I don't know whether to congratulate you, or curse you. I want to do both. I can't express just how much I am going to miss Rachel, Trent, Al, Newt, Ivy, Jenks, Bis, and the rest of the Hollows gang. Happily-Ever-Afters aside, I am going to miss my friends dearly. Thank you for that. Truly. But now I'm going to finish this glass of wine and give in to more tears as I mourn my loss in their new beginnings.
LaviniaSM More than 1 year ago
When my book came in the mail today I read non-stop for eight hours. Kim Harrison has created an extraordinary world for us readers to delight in, and she ended it with the same finesse, care, and excitement that has captivated me throughout the years. I giggled and squealed like a fan-girl at the best parts, my heart ached for Al throughout it all, I trembled with anticipation and extreme nervousness throughout the entire second half of the book. I cried every single time that I thought Ivy had died, and exclaimed with outrage every single time Cormel and Landon screwed things up, and I sputtered at how Ellasbeth could be so incredibly idiotic and dense. The best part of it all, however, was the resolution to everything;[ magic renewed, the demons saved from their putrid existence in the Everafter and their place in society, the Elves under control and thinking reasonably, the Goddess being neutralized, so to speak, through Newt becoming, Vampire society restructured for the better and hope for the undead. (hide spoiler)] The last chapter was the perfect ending, an insight into the future, the best possible future, so that we are left with no uncertainties and with the peaceful knowledge that the Demon-Elf war is officially over, and the beautiful possibility of a future for the two species together. That Al helped to create this possibility, but was never able to partake in it with Ceri, the one he loved, struck me the deepest. I am not ashamed to say that once I finished reading every single last word, down to Kim's farewell/thank you note, I sobbed. It kills me that the world that I have enveloped my self in for the last five years is over, that I can no longer look forward to a new adventure with my favorite characters. I know that I can go back and start the series over, but it is not the same because the thrill of the unknown is gone. I will miss this beautiful world terribly, but I will never cease to ignore the blue butterflies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad that the series is ending but at least she ended the series right. Wonderful book. No loose ends. Hope it gets made into a tv series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have followed the Hollows from the beginning, I, along with many of Kim Harrison's fans, was sad when I found out this would be the last that she would pen with Rachael and her family. Yes I use the word family, for truly Ivy, Jenks, Al, Trent and Newt are her family. Many authors who I have read let a series get tired and old for they do not see that it is time to move on. Kim did not, she knew that the time had come to finish the story.  Yes finish, for that it what she has done. One of her fans had asked her if everyone got their “happy ever after” her response I was told was those who survived. Scary for I hoped that everyone did survive. I will simply state that everyone gets their “happy ever after”. For those of you who have followed her books you will be satisfied, because the family that Kim has created stands as just that a family. Thus they all come through it as all families do.  Anyone of you out there who has not taken the step into the world of the Hollows well, please come in you will not be disappointed. To the author, I “tip my hat” to you and will once more say thank you for your words. Not only are you a grand author, having met you, I also know that you are a wonderful person.  Good luck and I do so look forward to your next tail cannot wait to meet Peri and Jack. Blessed Be
AnnieWAW More than 1 year ago
Very happy with the finale of this great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great ending to such a fantastic work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book so much! It was such a roller coaster that had me laughing a crying through out the story. Thank you kim for writing these great books it was my therapy to decompress from time to time. I was sad to see the series over but happy for the characters to finally have they're happy endings.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
The Witch With No Name is the final installment in The Hollows series. Thank you for sharing this wonderful adventure with us Kim Harrison and Harper Voyager, I’ve been here from the beginning and am sad to see such an incredible storyline conclude. But all things must come to an end and I can't wait to see what comes next. I didn’t think it was possible to love an author’s writing more when they are one of your favorites, but Harrison pulls out all the stops and wow’d me with her extremely imaginative storytelling. Furthermore, I was NOT disappointed with any part of the conclusion the series. Can you say, I didn’t see that coming! That happens more than once, and I’m saying it gleefully with intermittent squeals of awe. Rachael has faced it all but now she chances losing everything she holds dear, namely the family she’s made for herself.  Rachael has grown and evolved into magnificence. From the moment I started reading, I will thrust into the world of Harrison’s creation and glued till the end. Bottom line, If incredible paranormal, urban fantasy is your go to reading genre, Harrison’s Hallow series is a must read. Starting a little slow this series exploded into a colossal MUST read for me. The Witch with No Name is the icing on a delectable cake and everyone knows the icing is the best part. 
SandyCilli28 More than 1 year ago
Im so sad it's ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author did a wonderful job of ending the series. Loose ends were tied. The storyline was complete. Just wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ending a series is always a tricky proposition, but Kim Harrison pulls it off masterfully. This book is full of the adventure and charm one expects from a Hollows book, and provides a satisfying final conclusion.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog It is a sad day.  To see the end of a beloved series.  But it’s also a happy day when you see the author has dne the series and the characters justice.  And that’s how I feel about this book.  I was so excited to actually read it!  And while I was reading it, as much as I was enjoying it I didn’t want it to end. Just know one thing when you go into reading this book.  Expect the unexpected.  I always wondered how this would end in a way that you would know there’s a final HEA and not more danger coming their way.  I didn’t want to leave them hanging waiting for the next big thing.  I just didn’t know how it could happen.  But Ms. Harrison did that perfectly.  Unexpectedly.  It is action packed where it needs to be, even though it lagged a bit at times.  It’s world breaking! I laughed of course, because well, there’s Jenks.  I also cried with this book.  Because some of our favorites are getting a little older, they also have changed, matured, gone down different paths in their lives.  Found their own HEAs.  I get teary eyed thinking about it again. So here’s a quick final recap: Rachel:  I admit I might’ve gotten a tiny bit annoyed with Rachel and some of her thoughts and attitude.  But those were very minor moments.  She showed us how far she’s come from where she started!  She’s tough, she’s independent, she knows what she can do and has the confidence to get it done.  I can honestly say she’s one of the characters I’ve seen go through the most growth in a series.  Without changing her essence.  She’s comfortable in her love and she loves unconditionally. Trent:  I’m probably one of the few that fell in love with the bad boy business man from the first book.  I have always found his conniving ways sexy as hell.  Cool and understated.  Once he owned up to his feelings for Rachel a few books back, he has made my heart pitter patter more as time passes.  And I can honestly say this book seals the deal.  I fell for Trent harder in this book than I had before.  And that’s saying something.  He’s perfect in his imperfections, and I’m sad to let him go most of all. Ivy: Although I can’t say I’m a fan of where Ivy ends up, I’m happy to see her happy.  Even though it’s not what I envisioned for her.  I can see how this can work. Jenks:  My poor little pixy.  I love Jenks dearly.  He might just be my favorite character of this series!  He’s small but full of personality, and even as he ages, he still packed quite the punch in this book.  He makes me laugh, he makes me cry.  And he too has found his HEA.  Not where I would’ve thought he would end when we started.  He’s gone through heartache and tough times.  And through it all he stood by Rachel’s side.  The loyal companion willing to do anything. Al: Our favorite demon.  The one we love to hate.  Devious, selfish, with a heart of gold.  I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed seeing all the different facets of Al in this book.  And if I could read a mini series about him next, I would.  He’s an integral part of this story, he also made me laugh and cry.  He might’ve even made me swoon a bit!  He’s come such a long way from the evil being in that short story I read about his treatment of Ceri.  Another great character growth for sure! Bis:  Could I just summarize this by saying “Awwww atta boy!”  Just makes me happy to see how much this little gargoyle has grown and what he’s capable of! I have cared about these guys like family!  And I can honestly say I can rest happy with how this got wrapped up!  By the time I finished the book, I didn’t leave feeling depressed to not have more of them.  I felt happy about their journey and where they ended up.  And that’s probably one of the best things I can get out of a final book.  I am putting this series on the Keeper shelf with a smile on my face and a satisfied feeling in my heart.  Job very well done Ms. Harrison!
D-B1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved and enjoyed reading the phenomenal, extraordinary, awesome & amazing, fantastic & fabulous hollows novel The Witch With No Name by the talented Kim Harrison. I highly recommend the wonderfully written, outstanding, engaging, and captivating story about Rachel & Trent, Ivy, Jenks, and Al in Kim Harrison's last book in the Rachel Morgan series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That this is the end is bitter sweet but thankfully it is a very satisfying ending. I had a moment of worry there as Ivy was kidnapped yet again but Kim came through and wrote the final novel in this series that Rachel deserved.
TheTinaFey More than 1 year ago
I'm in the middle of reading the last book in the series and am at the edge of my seat! Can't put it down. Can't wait to see what happens to Rachel in the end and of course I'm rooting for Trent!
mountzie More than 1 year ago
I am very sad that this series has come to an end. I have loved it & the final book has provided closure.
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Loved it
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have seriously lost count of how many times I've read this series from start to finish! The ending was for sure a bitter-sweet one. I would have liked to have just a little more, but no matter what, I would never be able to get enough! This series makes you laugh, and it definitely makes you cry! But no matter what, you'll find yourself always wanting to read just a bit more, before you have to sling yourself back into real life :p I've recommended the series to friends, family, even strangers, and I will continue to do so! This is by far, my favorite series I've ever read!!! ?????????????
purrfectmatch More than 1 year ago
Sorry, this so late in being posted. This is the last book in The Hollows series. The first is Dead Witch Walking. This final installment was beautifully done, seamlessly linking the continuing story lines introduced in previous novels. Unlike certain other series that have come to their ends, this one doesn't leave you feeling like the happy endings were forced, this one ends reasonable real for the characters. This is the typical roller coaster ride one takes when following Rachel Morgan and her crew on their runs and daily life. The end didn't disappoint at all, and I will miss Rachel Morgan and her tapestry of interesting characters that inhabit her world. I'm glad I took the chance on this series, because it was definitely an unforgettable ride.
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I absolutely loved it . ........sad that it has come to an end but having an ending like that is worth it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series !!