Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond (A Hollows Novella) Hardcover – 22 Oct 2013
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“Hollows fans will be enthralled.....Harrison’s talent for making supernaturals understandable, likable, and engaging is amply demonstrated in this strong collection.” (Publishers Weekly on Into the Woods)
“For the first time, all of Kim Harrison’s shorter pieces are gathered together in one volume...A must read for Harrison fans.” (Booklist on Into the Woods)
“Whether exploring the backstory of Mia the banshee (“Dirty Magic”) or trying out a different sort of supernatural creature (e.g., the dryad in “Temson Estates”), this collection should attract Harrison’s sizable fan base.” (Library Journal on Into the Woods)
“I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.” (Charlaine Harris)
From the Back Cover
Enter the woods . . . if you dare
Into the Woods
For centuries, the woods have been a pivotal part of the wonder and danger of fairy tales, for once you enter anything can happen. Elves, druids, fairies—who knows what you will find once you dare step into the forest?
And now, New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison ventures into these mysterious, hidden lands of magic and mystery in her first short-story collection. Into the Woods brings together an enchanting mix of brand-new, never-before-published stories and tales from Harrison's beloved, bestselling Hollows series.
The tales here include an original Hollows novella, Million-Dollar Baby, about Trent Kalamack's secret elven quest in Pale Demon; two original short stories, "Pet Shop Boys" and "Temson Woods," that explore just what happens when humanity and the supernatural collide; and two novelettes, "Spider Silk" and "Grace," set in new worlds of imagination and adventure. Into the Woods also contains all of the previously published Hollows short stories—together in one volume for the very first time.
Step into the woods and discover the magic for yourself.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
So it's great, then, that all the shorts have been re-released in this format for the super fans to soak up and enjoy.
Here's a quick run-down of the previously released stories, some of which I'd read already.
The Bespelled is about everyone's favourite demon, Al. It was first published at the end of the Mass Market edition of The Outlaw Demon Wails (Where Demons Dare in the UK), and it shows Al in his earlier mind-set of use and abuse, before he met our Itchy Witch. The contrast to the Alycakes we know and love today is shocking! He was a nasty piece of work. It also features Ceri and provides an interesting glimpse into their relationship. This story was very short and sweet.
Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel is a much longer story about how an 18-year old version of Rachel met the forever soggy Pierce (I'm not a Pierce fan, can you tell?). It also provides a glimpse at the strained relationship between Rachel and her brother Robbie.
Undead in The Garden of Good and Evil is another decent length novella, this time following Ivy (and Kisten) and touches on some of the abuse Ivy has suffered at the hands of master vampire Piscary.
Dirty Magic is a short story about Mia the Banshee, who ended up being an antagonist on one of the main hollows stories.Read more ›
If you want to try some good paranormal fantasy that actually relies on character development, rather than covering it up with sex, then give it a go. It does include some sexy scenes when relevant to the plot, so not a book for the kids, but older teens who watch 15 rated films and the occaisional vetted 18 film should be fine. The first book is Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan 1) - how she manages to get away from the paranormal police force who do NOT like people leaving their employ alive....
I loved the story of Al and his snatching of Ceri. All the stories are great but that's one of my favourites in this book.
I really liked all the stories about the dryad's too.
And now we wait for the next in the series.
The tale of Million Dollar Baby was good and I enjoyed it very much. The non-hollows stories didn't excite me and seemed so totally unrelated to the Hollows world that I wondered why they were included.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These fab HOLLOWS series are sadly coming to an end, I will miss Rachel Morgan and her friends and enemies . Read morePublished 23 months ago by G. Symons
think all kim harrison books are excellent, waiting for the next one, love all the rachel morgan stories..hope there will be some morePublished on 15 Sept. 2013 by hazel, hayfever
So happy to finally have the next book of such a great series. Thanks for making such a great transactionPublished on 12 Aug. 2013 by Teagan
The only bad thing is some of the short stories make you want to read more especially the last story in the book however there are currently no further stories to read. Write morePublished on 28 April 2013 by Amazon Customer
great book i love this author and this is another book to accompliment the hollows series just wish they were available more in the ukPublished on 9 April 2013 by Amazon Customer
Love this book, love the whole series, it is worth getting.
Kim Harrison's books always keep you reading till the end can't put it down, till it's finished.
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