While saving the world is important, it isn't Rachel's only motivation. There's also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It's also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon in the ever after—a terrifying entity who eats souls and now has an insatiable appetite for her. He's already kidnapped her friend and goddaughter to lure her out, and if Rachel doesn't give herself up soon, they'll die.
But Rachel has more than a few impressive and frightening skills of her own, and she isn't going to hand over her soul and her life without one hell of a fight. She's also got a surprise: elven tycoon Trent Kalamack. With this unlikely ally beside her—a prospect both thrilling and unnerving—she's going to return to the ever after, kick some demon butt, rescue her loved ones... and prevent an apocalypse before it's too late. Or, at least that's the plan..
The ever after is where the demons live but it's shrinking and Rachel is held accountable as she created the ley line that's causing it all! It's been tampered with though, by a very powerful enemy but Rachel needs proof, otherwise the demons insist her life be forfeit! As if that wasn't enough to give our favourite witch a headache, the most inconceivable disaster has taken place. Her friend Ceri and goddaughter, Lucy, have been kidnapped and Rachel knows time is running out for them. She needs help, but for once she isn't able to rely on Al or even Ivy to be at her side. This time it looks as if it's Trent who will be with her in battle! Trent is a tricky elf and Rachel would be a fool to trust him, wouldn't she? Rachel is no one’s fool and sees the love Trent has for his family. So take down a demon, rescue loved ones and oh, save the world! Sounds like a plan. Now all Rachel needs is time but it's the one thing she's running out of. Tick, tock Rachel, come on the clock is counting down to the end of the world!
Oh gosh, so much happens in Ever After, I'm not sure what to say! If you are a Trent fan then you will be over the moon as there's a lot of interaction between him and Rachel but it won't please all readers. As for Jenks, well our favourite snarky foul mouthed pixie has well and truly got his lust for life back and it's a wonderful thing! There isn't a lot of Ivy in this book. I don't mind as her needs have often caused too much angst for me, but it's clear there's a huge showdown with the vampires heading towards Rachel.
Ever After is most definitely all about the demons. We learn much more about their history as a race and the war between them and the elves. We start to see, dare I say, a more human side to them, particularly Al. Rachel is finally coming to terms with herself and accepting just what she is.
It's a lengthy read so not nonstop action but I'm fine with it. There are so many plot twists and the world building just blows me away. Sacrifices are made which surprised me, if honest. As for Rachel's love life, well it's always been my opinion she has really bad taste in men so let's hope Ms Harrison can help her make better choices!
This is a truly fabulous series and Ever After just adds to it. Do not miss Ever After, as when the showdown comes, it's going to be very, very bloody!
A huge recommendation!!