Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.
Rachel may have started out as a witch but these days she admits she is a day walking demon and her talents (not to mention soft heart!) have led her to providing security for the elf, Trent. Their relationship has always been an unusual one but times are changing and it looks as if Trent might just be changing too but with so much hatred between the races, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Something strange is happening and magic is out of control. The Goddess who the elves worship is splintering and someone is out to use her power in an all out war. The undead master vampires are not able to wake up and chaos is raining down on the streets which is causing widespread panic. Rachel needs help but her fellow Demons despise the Elven race and will happily sit back and watch their world collapse. Rachel has no choice though as the ley line she created is connecting her to a wild magic that's more dangerous than anything she has faced before. Just who is causing this and how can Rachel stop them? Life, love and sanity are all on the line and time is running out as the Hollows begins to burn!
Wow, just wow. Ms Harrison always grabs my attention but this book just had so much going on. First I must mention the cover, Trent! Oh yes, for the first time we get to see that tricky Elf and there's a very good reason why he shares the cover. This book will please many readers as there's a lot of Trent in it but fans of the Demon Al will probably be left screaming, I'm afraid. Yes, old friends appear loud and proud and without too many spoilers there's a chase that is a thrilling ride featuring all of them! I’ve often had a problem truly understanding the symbiotic relationship between the living and the undead vampires in this series but in this book it's made plain just how important that fine balance is. There's more than one antagonist for Rachel to take on and we are finally getting answers about what really happened between the Demons and Elves; and truthfully it's not a pretty picture. Their animosity has crippled both races and now it looks as if Rachel is well and truly slap bang in the middle of it. Can that girl ever catch a break?
So well written that I am in awe. I didn't want to miss a single word and even though I usually seem to inhale books at rapid speed with The Undead Pool I just had to take my time and enjoy every single second. This book has so much happening and I just don't know how the series will end. Ms Harrison has ripped her readers’ hearts apart in the past and I'm concerned she might do it one more time. It's starting to look as if there's a happy ending for many of these well loved characters but with the Elves and Demons still at each other's throats anything can happen!