Felecia "Trisk" Cambri is determined to continue her work
as a geneticist rather than falling back on the security
work normally pursued by her people. As a dark elf, Trisk
has experienced her share of discrimination and none so
much as by fellow graduate Trenton "Kal" Kalamack.
Unfortunately, things are about to go very wrong for both
Trisk and Kal as these two rivals are now being blamed
for a plague that could destroy humans and Inderlanders
Kim Harrison's The
Hollows is one of my favorite
series so I couldn't resist reading the prequel to how it
all began. You don't have to be familiar with any of the
characters or situations in The Hollows series to
appreciate THE TURN. Those who have already read the
series know how THE TURN will end but the journey itself
is definitely one worth taking!
THE TURN starts off slowly as Kim Harrison introduces us
to the rivalry between Kal and Trisk. In fact, I hated
Kal throughout THE TURN as his deviousness is nothing
short of nasty. Surprisingly, however, I didn't like
Trisk all that much either. I'm normally a fan of the
underdog but Trisk's impulsivity frustrated me throughout
However, THE TURN does have some very likable characters,
particularly Orchid and Dr. Daniel Drake. I love Orchid-
but then, who doesn't love pixies? Orchid may be tiny in
physical stature but her heart is clearly in the right
place. I hope we see more prequels in the series if only
so I can visit with Orchid more, particularly since I
want to see how her story ends. And Daniel... who can't
help but love him and his courage when facing the
THE TURN is an intriguing, albeit slightly uneven,
prequel to a well-loved series. Despite a slow start, THE
TURN kicks things up a notch once the plague starts and
you'll want to keep the pages turning quickly to see what
happens next. Readers get to meet a whole new host of
characters while seeing other characters, such as
Algaliarept, Quen, and Piscary. And let's not forget that
we have pixies, which are always the most endearing part
of any book in The Hollows series!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison
returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn,
the official prequel to the series that will introduce you
to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've
never seen it before!
Can science save us when all else fails?
Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save
their species from extinction.
But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically
modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the
government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected
host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the
paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow
humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.
Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal
flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders
of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly
weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be
saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to
prove that not only does humanity have something to offer,
but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic,
and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when
people are at their worst that the best show their true
strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new
balance is found.