Dead Witch Walking
Dead Witch Walking is based in a world that is similar to our own, only except in that world there are vampires, witches, were-wolves, pixies and other creatures that go bump in the night.
Kim Harrison has a way of writing her characters that you really feel that they are real and could come walking in through your door at anytime. She has a fluid style that keeps the story going and is able to add just the right amount of action when needed.
This is the first book in a series of books based in the hollows. The book follows bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan as she tries to figure out who is killing other witch’s, avoid a demon that’s out to kill her and avoid the assassins sent by her old bosses at the IS. All in a days work for Rachel Morgan.
Rachel is having problems though; all her stuff has been spelled so that when she touches any of it she will get blown up. She took the offer to move in with her ex-partner from the IS, who just happens to be a living vampire. Let’s just say things get a little bumpy. Her not knowing that some of the things she doing is setting off Ivy’s vampire senses.
A little background info on the story. It takes place on a parallel earth where the scientist was working on genetically engineering tomatoes to make them more nutritious and healthy for everyone. Well something went wrong and the tomatoes actually developed a virus that wipes out almost two-thirds of the human population. This all happened back in the 1960’s.
With two-thirds of the human population dead, the Inderlander races decided it was time to come forward and let the world know they exist. If not for them the earth would have been plunged into a new dark ages for they stepped in and to over governments and maintain peace and civilization.
As you can see it is a very unique vision of our world even though it takes place on an alternate earth. Kim Harrison has a fertile imagination and I must say that I have enjoyed everything she has written to date.
Her other works include:
The Good, The Bad, and The Undead
Every Which Way but Dead
Dates From Hell (anthology of stories from other authors other than Kim Harrison – Undead In The Garden of Good and Evil)
A Fistful of Charms
For a Few Demons More