cover image Witch with No Name

Witch with No Name

Kim Harrison. Harper Voyager, $26.99 (480p) ISBN 978-0-06-195795-6

This epic conclusion to Harrison’s long-running Rachel Morgan series (after The Undead Pool) brings Rachel and her allies together for one final world-saving adventure. Rachel has found a way to reunite Cincinnati’s undead vampires with their souls, but that creates a schism between those who want their souls back and those convinced it’s a bad idea. With her best friend’s life at stake, Rachel pursues a desperate gambit that soon escalates into a war to decide the fate of the everafter and the futures of the demons, vampires, and elves. Harrison pulls together many threads established in previous installments, including Rachel’s long-simmering love/hate relationship with former enemy Trent Kalamack. The magical escapades are plentiful and profound, as Harrison goes for one final shake-up of the status quo, and they lead to a satisfying ending for almost everyone involved. A Rowlingesque peek into the future offers some last-minute surprises, and should be enough to satisfy any fan who’s followed Rachel’s journey from its beginning. [em]Agent: Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associates. (Sept.) [/em]