The Hollows is a series of urban fantasy novels, short stories, and comics written by Kim Harrison. The books follow the exploits of Rachel Morgan, a part witch, part demon bounty hunter.
Order of The Hollows Series
|1||Dead Witch Walking||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||The Good, the Bad, and the Undead||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Every Which Way But Dead||2005||Description / Buy|
|4||A Fistful of Charms||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||For a Few Demons More||2007||Description / Buy|
|6||The Outlaw Demon Wails||2008||Description / Buy|
|7||White Witch, Black Curse||2009||Description / Buy|
|8||Into the Woods||2009||Description / Buy|
|9||Black Magic Sanction||2010||Description / Buy|
|10||Pale Demon||2011||Description / Buy|
|11||The Hollows Insider||2011||Description / Buy|
|12||A Perfect Blood||2012||Description / Buy|
|13||Ever After||2013||Description / Buy|
|14||The Witch With No Name||2014||Description / Buy|
|15||The Undead Pool||2014||Description / Buy|
|16||Sudden Backtrack (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|17||Waylaid (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|18||The Turn||2017||Description / Buy|
In the world that Kim Harrison creates, humanity never became embroiled in the space race. Rather, after the DNA Double Helix was discovered, a rogue mutation led to the creation of a virus which, when used to create a genetically mutated tomato, killed a significant portion of the world’s population.
The devastation was such that biological research was outlawed by the governments of the world.
Humanity was, at this point, unaware of the Inderlanders, supernatural beings that lived in hiding.
It wasn’t until the full impact of the virus was made manifest and mankind was whittled down to a number comparable to that of their supernatural brethren that the Inderlanders saw fit to finally emerge.
They revealed themselves to the world and took steps to secure positions of power, bringing about a new age in which witches, werewolves, demons, vampires and the like lived side by side with mortal men.
It quickly became obvious that Inderlanders were too unpredictable to operate under mankind’s law. So, new laws were created to govern these new denizens of the world along with an inderlander security network designed to police inderlanders.
Rachel Mariana Morgan is an inderlander in her mid-20s when readers meet her in Dead Witch Walking. The first novel in the Hollows series, Dead Witch Walking finds Rachel Morgan working as a law enforcement officer in one of the Inderlander security agencies.
But after years spent contending with some of the most lackluster assignments in the precinct, Rachel decides to quit. She joins forces with a pixy called Jenks and a vampire by the names of Ivy Tamwood.
Together, the trio set up shop in a decommissioned church in an area of Cincinnati called the hollows. There Rachel begins to operate her own security firm, working alongside other human and inderlander agencies to protect both human and inderlander lives from forces that might threaten one or both of them.
Rachel starts out as a simple witch that uses earth magic. Over time, she masters stronger abilities in an effort to fend off more dangerous foes.
The Hollows Awards
Kim Harrison won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Dead Witch Walking in 2004. She was also a finalist for the 2014 Audies for Ever After.
Best The Hollows Books
The Hollows books are most commonly commended for their effective blend of fantasy, romance, action, and adventure, not to mention the strength of their feisty female protagonist, with some of the best books in the series including:
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead: Rachel Morgan is dangerous. The bounty hunter’s sex appeal is a façade that hides a keen mind and a hand deft at magic. Rachel knows the darkness that hides in the shadows of downtown Cincinnati.
She has faced the creatures that go bump in the night. And she knows what it takes to bring a vampire or even a demon to its knees. But what awaits Rachel Morgan this time around is something more.
A serial killer is on the loose, one that has it out for those denizens of Rachel’s home with expertise in black magic. If Rachel isn’t careful, she might soon find herself face to face with an ancient evil.
Every Which Way but Dead: Life isn’t easy for Rachel Morgan. The sexy bounty hunter rarely has a handle on her love life, and each new day finds a way to put her existence in mortal peril. When Rachel isn’t fending off deadly Indelanders, she’s busy keeping the desires of her blood-drinking partner at bay.
When Rachel realizes that she must act to bring a raging war in the city’s underworld to an end, it occurs to her that she might have bitten off more than she can chew, especially when she understands the price that must be paid for a deal she made with a powerful demon.
Other Book Series You May Like
A great series to check out is the “Stray Magic” Series by Kelly Meding. Shiloh Harrison is a Federal Marshal in the Paranormal Investigators Unit. She works with other federal marshals to monitor and control the activities of those supernatural creatures that walk her world.
Be sure to check out the “Blood Trails” Series by Jennifer Blackstream as well. Shade Renard lives in a world where humans no longer believe in magic. Their ignorance makes them easy prey for the supernatural. Fortunately for them, Shade is a witch apprentice whose job it is to protect innocent human lives.
What Is The Next Book in The Hollows Series?
There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Hollows Series. The newest book is The Turn and was released on February, 7th 2017.