Another enjoyable read from Kim Harrison. Events move along nicely in White Witch, Black Curse, though I wouldn’t say this is my favorite of the series. New, memorable characters are introduced and Algaliarept is as wicked as ever.
As in previous paperbacks, Harrison includes the opening chapter of the next novel and having read this sneak-peak, I think Black Magic Station has lots of possibilities for Rachel Morgan.
Something that is perhaps rare, if not unique, to Harrison’s vampires is the twist on the vampire virus. In her post-Turn Cincinnati, the vampire bite is lethal to other vampires — so if a vamp bites another vamp, the virus-laden saliva will deliver a painfully deadly payload. Certainly not the way I write my vampires.
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5 thoughts on “Finished White Witch Black Curse”
I love Kim Harrison. In fact, I’m offering the next book in the series, Black Magic Sanction, as a free giveaway on my blog this week.
I picked up book 5 and liked it. So I’ve read them all and while it’s not very involved writing, the books themselves are enjoyable to read.
Thank you for commenting. They are enjoyable to read. What do you mean by “not very involved writing”?
I’m wondering if that was one of my brain-hands misqueues. I might have meant ‘reading’ but honestly I can’t recall.
I could have meant ‘writing’ for the fact that writing in first person (IMO) is easier to do than third. Everything in the story is through the perception of one character. For example, if Ivy disappears for a few days, we don’t know why unless Rachel finds out. Some of the methodology to Kim’s writing gets on my nerves but I try and look past it because so far it’s been a good story. I’m up to the last one published thus far and I just wonder how much further this series can go,
I understand and agree. First person is considered the easiest to write. With each P.OV. there are pluses and minuses. First person narratives are great for mystery/thriller novels since the reader is as in the dark as the protagonist. Of course for novels that require the reader to know more than an individual character, third-person is necessary. But with third-person, you lose intimacy with the protagonist(s).
Anyway, the series is enjoyable to read, thought the craft itself may not be of the same level.
Thank you for clarifying and checking back!