#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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a huge "Itchy Witchy" fan, I was dying to read The Turn. First, there was the cover lust. Can you believe how awesome this cover is? I just had to have it!
The Turn is a prequel to the Hollows series. It probably starts about fifty years before we meet Rachel Morgan in Dead Witch Walking, so there's no Rachel. Instead, we get to meet Trent's parents: Elyotrisk Cambri (who goes by Trisk) and Trent L. Kalamack (who goes by Kal).
Trisk and Kal hate each other. They were classmates and Trent made her life miserable. Trisk's a very smart dark elf and due to Kal's interference in school, she almost doesn't get offered a job after graduating. In the end, she's sent by the Elven Enclave to spy on Dr. Daniel Plank's research. Daniel's a human who has created a virus which can make people sick without killing them and the Inderlanders (supes) want to make sure it's safe for them as well. After three years of Daniel and Trisk working together and both succeeding...
It's a prequel, so you do know a lot of what will happen- this is the story of Rachel Morgan's world came into being. It's an alternate history of a world very much like ours with shared technology, music and some political events. Reading the Hollows books is helpful, this is a book that's fantastic for the fans but might be puzzling for brand new readers because she doesn't re-introduce or reiterate information that was fleshed out in that series. I'm glad for that, it was able to focus on what was new, which was how this all happened.
Kim Harrison has a talent for writing characters who should be utterly unlikable and humanizing them and making them relatable or at least sympathetic. But this book, even though you knew how it had to end for the original series, there was one character who remained completely unlikable for me throughout the book. It made it somewhat harder to read than the rest of her books have been. It's still very well written and you can understand...
I'm 85% done of the book (according to kindle) and I'm ADDICTED! I adore the author's writing style, it speaks to me, I feel like I'm in the conversions.... I can't even.... I've missed her books so much. And The Turn will have you right back in the mix, I guarantee it! LOVE how she's bringing in various characters and families into this that through out the series! Well played Kim, well played!
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