by Kim Harrison
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Worlds collide when Rachel Morgan of The Hollows meets Peri Reed of The Drafter in this exciting new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.
The paranormal and the futuristic meet in this thrilling novella featuring your favorite badass heroines from two of “the amazingly gifted” (RT Book Reviews) Kim Harrison’s most beloved series: the Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles. The magic of the Hollows runs full force into the technological sophistication of The Drafter when a device capable of carrying a city’s data stream pulls Rachel, the bounty hunter witch of the Hollows, between realities, marooning her in a world where the supernatural holds no sway. To get Rachel and Jenks home, Peri, the dangerous renegade of 2030, must decide what will chart her future: her blind trust in those who grant her power, or her intuition telling her to believe.
Waylaid by Kim Harrison is a fun smash-up of Rachelle Morgan of the Hollows and Peri Reed of the Drifters. Harrison calls it a fan fiction and this short delivered a fun, quick read for fans of the series.
Coffee Pot Review:
The Hollows series takes place in Cincinnati after the Turn where witches, vampires and other supernatural creatures live among the humans. series takes place in a futuristic Detroit in the year 2030. Harrison sets up a scenario where Jack and Peri accidentally pull Rachel Morgan into their world.
I was excited for the opportunity to spend more time with Rachel and Jenks and dove right into Waylaid. As I read Harrison’s introduction, I could not help but wonder if she could really pull this off. Indeed she did! The storyline was clever and I consumed the tale in one sitting. Poor Peri did not know what to think, and kudos to Rachel for mostly handling it like a trooper, our little Rach is all grown up.
I enjoyed the similarities between Peri, her world and those of Rachel’s. Each has to draw on her own strength and talents to get Rachel back to her timeline. I would not mind seeing these two team up again in the future. I loved that Jenks appearance and we briefly see another character from the Hollows. What was with the cat? So curious, and Jack’s taste in TV/movies rocked. We could totally watch Supernatural together 🙂
Entirely too short Waylaid was a clever, fun read and gave me a nice fix. Fans of the series will not want to miss this short.
*Coffee Pot Reviews are reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew.
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