Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Dead Witch Walking
by Kim Harrison
Pros: Great characters
Cons: Not really romance
This book falls into the Dark / Urban Fantasy category, which is really more adventure than romance, but has just enough romantic elements to be included on this site.
Dead Witch Walking is a perfect example of this type of book. Ms. Harrison has created a rich and realistic world packed with fun, believable characters. You find yourself rooting for the heroine right away as she travels from one mishap to another. Despite things not always going her way, she still emerges as a strong, self-sufficient heroine who’s willing to go toe to toe with the bad guys.
The supporting cast is also strong in this book. Ivy, our heroine’s living vampire partner and roommate, is perfectly mysterious. My favorite character, though, is Jenks, the third partner at the firm. Jenks is a pixy – 4 inches tall, with dragonfly wings and still all man.
Although this book is not a cliffhanger – it wraps up acceptably well – it is very obvious there is still a lot of story to be told. I look forward to discovering where Rachel Morgan will head next.