Kim Harrison is an American author born in 1966 and best known for the Rachel Morgan books. The pseudonym for Dawn Cook, Harrison was born in the Midwest in a family of boys. Harrison can attribute a lot of the success she has enjoyed to her current agent whom she met at a writing convention.
Order of The Hollows Series
|1||Dead Witch Walking||2004|
|2||The Good, the Bad, and the Undead||2005|
|3||Every Which Way But Dead||2005|
|4||A Fistful of Charms||2006|
|5||For a Few Demons More||2007|
|6||The Outlaw Demon Wails||2008|
|7||White Witch, Black Curse||2009|
|8||Black Magic Sanction||2010|
|10||The Hollows Insider||2011|
|11||A Perfect Blood||2012|
|13||The Witch With No Name||2014|
|14||The Undead Pool||2014|
|15||Sudden Backtrack (Short Story)||2014|
|16||Waylaid (Short Story)||2016|
Order of The Hollows Graphic Novel Series
Order of Princess Series
Order of The Peri Reed Chronicles Series
Order of Truth Series
Order of Madison Avery Series
|1||Once Dead, Twice Shy||2009|
|2||Early to Death, Early to Rise||2009|
|3||Something Deadly This Way Comes||2011|
Order of The Hollows Collections Series
Order of Kim Harrison Standalone Novels
|1||Pet Shop Boys (Short Story)||2012|
Harrison spent several years struggling as a writer before the chance meeting at the writing convention. From there, she was introduced to Editor Diana Gill, this eventually leading to the publication of Harrison’s first book in 2004. Harrison initially toyed with science fiction before finally finding a home in the contemporary fantasy genre.
Harrison is best known for the Hollows series of books which tell of a world in which a significant portion of the world’s population was killed off as a result of a genetically modified tomato. Harrison’s books have dominated the New York Times Bestseller list and also attracted praise from authors like Kelly Gay.
The truth about Kim Harrison being the same person as Dawn Cook was revealed in 2009.
Kim Harrison Awards
Harrison has received some notable accolades for her efforts, this including the RT Reviewers Choice Award (2004, 2007). Along with being a finalist for the Audies (2014), Harrison has garnered starred reviews from websites like Kirkus.
Kim Harrison Books into Movies
Rumors about the Hollows books receiving a movie and television show adaptation have continued to persist even in the absence of any actual signs of progress. Talk of a CW-based television series has proven especially persistent.
Best Kim Harrison Books
Kim Harrison writes sexy supernatural tales like few other authors on the landscape today, with some of the best books in her bibliography including:
White Witch, Black Curse: Rachel Morgan is out for revenge. Kick-ass witch and bounty hunter she might be, but Morgan is just as vulnerable as any other woman. And even after suffering more hits that she thought she could bear, the murder of her lover left her wounded in ways she never thought possible. Now, she will stop at nothing to solve his death, this while a new predator moves to dominate the Inderland Food Chain.
The seventh book in the Hollows series introduces Mia, a banshee, to fans of Kim Harrison. The character, who shares the attributes of a succubus, might have appeared in a few novellas, but this is the first book that throws her into the center of the action.
Rachel isn’t in the best mental state in this book. The previous novel left her with some distressing news about the children she may have in the future. The fact that she doesn’t have that many allies that she can trust only deepens her loneliness.
The story doesn’t take any major steps forward, though. Harrison clearly chose to use this book as a breather of sorts, cutting back on the action and taking the time to explore the softer side of her protagonist.
Fans of the novels get a chance to see Rachel interact with her friends and family in more depth as her relationships are tested.
Pale Demon: Rachel Morgan has a case to answer, and she will do just that at the annual Witches’ conference. Condemned for using black magic, Rachel has three days to reach her destination, lest she remains lost in the demonic for all eternity.
The cross country road trip that ensues is obviously a recipe for disaster, what with an elf, a vampire, and a pixy, not to mention a witch sharing the same car.
Life has always been complicated for Rachel Morgan, and this book sees all her problems come to a head. Rachel has been accused of being a black witch. She earned the accusation because she actually consorted with demons and performed black magic, but she is more than happy to accept salvation when the new head of the coven offers her a chance to overcome her shunning.
All she has to do is attend a Witch’s conference and publicly apologize for using black magic. However, getting to the conference is easier said than done. There are forces working to make the journal as difficult as possible for Rachel.
Harrison uses this book to execute a surprising amount of character development. Fans of Harrison who have been following this series since the beginning are bound to find the revelations in Pale Demon highly satisfying.