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The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6)

4.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  44,207 Ratings  ·  1,022 Reviews
To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her.

As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel'
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 455 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Eos (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jul 25, 2015 Laz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: urban fantasy lovers
It's a fact that this book was not as good as the previous novel in the series but in no way is it no good, hence the 5 stars. The plot thickens more and we still have no clue as to who killed (view spoiler) and I will admit I may be a little bit bothered by that. But this book took a complete different turn.

Rachel is still struggling with her feelings and she is extra reckless, I'd say. She's grown so much as a person since book 1 and I'm proud of where she is but I'd lie
Aug 17, 2011 jD rated it really liked it
In a nutshell, this was one of the best I have read so far. Why...
Rachael -- more mature
Ivy -- more sane
Jenks -- still keeping it real
Ceri -- big suprises
Al -- big suprises
Kristen -- still dead
Rachael's Mom -- big suprises
Trent -- whoa is me. I love him but he doesn't give me much to work with.

In this installment, Rachael has to face some rough truths. My heart went out to her as she struggled with so many variables. I didn't get frustrated with her decision-making process as in previous books b
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I mentioned in my review of For a Few Demons More that Al was in trouble with the demons and wanted Rachel to help him out . . .

Yeah, guess how well that went over . . .

It didn't.

So Al's HELLA pissed (b/c he's a total blame shifter) and in demon jail, but only during the day, b/c he's arranged for someone to summon him to the real world as soon as the sun sets everyday.

But who? Hmmm?? Probably not who you're thinking . . .

Regardless of who is doing it, Al's getting ou
Apr 15, 2012 Brighid rated it it was ok
Let me first get the biggest rant out of the way first and foremost. I usually ingest all my books via audiobook format. There are some really good folks that do the reading and lots of so so folks. The first 4 books were read by Marguerite Gavin who did a bang up job with all the characters. As she is a great reader, all the characters had their distinct voice and mannerisms and she kept on target perfectly. Then all of the sudden she is replaced by Gigi Bermingham who screwed it up royally. Ob ...more
Apr 09, 2008 Eliel rated it really liked it
As I said here Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series has replaced Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake series in my mind as top form in the genre of paranormal private investigators.

In this latest outing, she's upped the ante even more by not doing what Hamilton does as her series continues--to wit, regress her plots to the point where they are mere frames on which she hangs her torpidly overwritten soft-core pornography--but instead takes her character the other way. This 6th book of the series takes u
Mar 04, 2008 Schnaucl rated it really liked it
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Mar 17, 2008 Kit rated it it was amazing
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Nov 09, 2008 Dannii (lilbob1980) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
Luckily Rachel wasn't quite as annoying in this edition as she has been becoming. She was actually starting to grow up and take responsibilty for her actions and wasn't whining when things didn't go her way.

In this story Rachel is being stalked by the demon "Al" and she has to find a way to stop him attempting to hurt her and her family whilst saving a elf race all at the same time.

If you have been disheartened by previous books this one should hopefully pull you back into the series.
La Mala  ✌

ACLARACIÓN: Aunque esta reseña tiene marcado 'spoilers' después de cada ítem, no suelo spoilear nada. Es decir, no escribo nada que arruine la trama principal. (En caso de hacerlo, lo advierto previamente con una nueva marca de spoiler!! O sea, te encajo un spoiler adentro del spoiler, porque estoy muy jugada, y soy re heavy y re jodida.)

¿De qué trata? Rachel Morgan, flamante corazón con agujeritos, se ve obligada a meter la nariz en lo que no le incumbe cuando el ¿mentor? ¿empleado? ¿figura
Feb 29, 2008 Seth rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-f-h, modernfantasy
If you've read the first 5 books in the series, you know what to expect. If you haven't, don't start here.

This volume picks up right after book 5, For a Few Demons More, which includes some shockers that I really don't want to mention here for anyone who hasn't read that one and it makes talking about ODW difficult without spoiling FFDM.

ODW is similarly dense in twists, turns, and revelations. The official Hollows mailing list banned all discussion of it until six weeks after publication, an un
Oct 23, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
This series is still going strong, surprisingly. Generally I get bored of them by this point, but she's kept up the quality, expanded the world just enough & kept it strong, without adding a lot of extraneous gore or sex.
Wow, so many twists and turns. Good one!
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May 01, 2008 Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy and those who've enjoyed the series so far!
This is the sixth book in the Rachel Morgan series. The demon Algaliarept is supposed to be imprisoned in the Ever-After, but someone has been summoning him nightly, putting Rachel and the ones she loves at risk. Rachel joins forces with Glenn from the FIB to find out who, while Ivy investigates a mystery left over from book 5. This was a terrific read, although in some ways less satisfying to me than the earlier books. I wanted answers, and you do get a lot here---everything but the answer I wa ...more

Stuff .. happened, in this one. Lots of stuff. Stuff I didn't see coming (but appreciate).

I also got my wish from the last book - more Quen, Takata and Minias - although possibly not in ways I expected. Heh.

Anyway, it's good to see Rachel finally starting to take charge of her own life. So far, she's been kick-ass and awesome enough, but far too often in reaction, while here she's finally proactively dealing with stuff (and in some cases, even with some maturity). Also, this is the firs
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Feb 10, 2011 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it it was amazing
I still haven't recovered from what happened to Kisten... and even though three months have passed for Rachel since the events of the last book, she hasn't either. But she is trying. Of course, even when she is trying to piece her life together, more circumstances beyond her control arise to make it all fall apart again. In this case, it's Al. He's back and he is royally ticked off. The demon blames Rachel for the fact that he is in trouble in the ever-after and he plans on punishing her every t ...more
Jan 02, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I didn't know how I was going to make it through this book knowing that Kisten wouldn't be waiting for me on the pages. I tried to console myself - I told myself that with Kisten gone, it clears the path for Rachel & Trent to possibly get together.... But then I remember how much I loved Kisten & how much I'm going to miss him...
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Ok, it's time to move on...
Three months have passed for Rachel since the
events of the last book & like me - she's having a little trouble moving forward
Nov 20, 2008 Angeld01 rated it really liked it
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Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
Still very sad about Kisten, and with all the talk about him, made me miss him even more. However, this was probably the best book of the series. I mean I delved right in and read until I passed out and then read until I finished it today. I still don't like the whole idea of Rachel and Ivy and I think they should move on from that. Marshall I think he's an ok guy. But for some reason even through the whole hate/hate relationship Rachel and Trent have I'd still would like to see some sparks fly ...more
Oct 20, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back to top form, great main characters maturing.
I really don’t know what to write in this review. Amazing? Brilliant? Awesome? There are not enough words to describe this book! Kim Harrison’s talent is beyond words and this book is the perfect example of an urban fantasy story! It’s not easy for a series to be so good after the first books, but this one keeps getting better and better with each installment!

In this book, nothing is easy for Rachel. Secrets come to surface and she learns many harsh truths about herself. But whatever happens to
I thought it was amazing to read Big Al and Ceri's back story. Oh how far he's come since then!

Merged review:

Loved learning about how Ceri became Al's familiar. I think this is my favorite of the short stories.

Merged review:

Still reeling from the shocking end of For a Few Demons More (Book 5), one has to wonder if the series can bounce back. I can certainly say that it does. About the only way to do it is with more action and twists, and we definitely get it in this book.

Everything you thought y
May 07, 2009 Brooke rated it it was amazing
I finally finished The Outlaw Demon Wails this evening, and I must say Kim Harrison has done it again. She continues the Hollows series with unexpected plot twists and new interesting characters. This sixth installment focuses on family, both by blood and her family of friends.
We find out about Rachel's true heritage and learn more about her parents. We see more of Rachel and Ivy working through their blood balance. This is shown in a scene where I had to put the book down, and walk away from th
Jun 14, 2010 Kasia rated it it was amazing
One of the best things about the Hollows series is how real the characters and situations feel, sure there are vampires, elves, werewolves, pixies, demons, witches, you name it and it can appear yet it's still realistic in a way that makes me feel as if everything I read has happened and it all becomes part of my memories. I still vividly remember each and every book, this one hasn't disappointed, and if anything it has sharpened my appetite for the next novel. I read them sparingly, savoring th ...more
Where Demons Dare RATING: 3 stars

Still not sure why I like these series so much, since Rachel never really does anything except wait and whine and nothing ever happens... and it's oh so dramatic. But I just... do.

Portuguese review:

Where Demons Dare(cujo título alternativo é "The Outlaw Demon Wails") é o sexto livro da série "The Hollows", que está atualmente a ser publicada pela Saída de Emergência. Esta sexta oferenda ainda não foi traduzida para português.

Neste livro, temos
Nov 19, 2010 Kat rated it really liked it
I'm not actually sure where to begin this review. There were a lot of revelations in this book that will have far-reaching effects on the books that follow it. It was definitely a turning point in the series. If you're looking for Rachel to find a new love interest, sorry, it doesn't happen in this book. I'm not entirely sure I *like* the way the book ended- but it's got me intrigued enough to continue on. I can't help wondering, though, if Harrison is starting to write herself into a corner. Th ...more
I'm still reeling from the shocking, shocking end of For a Few Demons More, and it made me wonder if the series could bounce back. And yes; it did. In fact, the second half of this book, with amazing action and twists was superb. However, something in this book just rubbed me the wrong way. Rachel is, understandably, still dealing with loss and grief. But you know what: Each time Rachel tries to cope with the pain, it feels like Kim Harrison is just rubbing it in my face: "Haha, I'm the author a ...more

Wow lots of things going on and many I didn't see coming. This was a great addition to the series. Rachel with all her demon drama, trying to figure out her abilities and exactly where they come from. I'm wondering where Marshall will fit in and if we will see more of how him. I'm definitely interested in what happens next for Rachel and company.
Mar 12, 2016 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
Loved it!

That was some adventure Rachel had in this one and the revalations in this book OMG!
I wondered why Takata kept popping up in every book... now I know and waw, didn't see that one coming!
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
I absolutely adored Rachel in this installment! She's finally growing up, learning from her poor decisions and carrying herself with more confidence. She's also going through a LOT of changes. There wasn't quite as much action in this book compared to the others, but it was an important installment plot wise for the series and still highly entertaining. Rachel learns the truth about her father along with a few more surprises concerning her family. I thought she handled it well and could identify ...more
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Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. She's currently working on the Peri Reed Chronicles, and when not at her desk, is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or on the links.
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Other Books in the Series

The Hollows (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2)
  • Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)
  • A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4)
  • For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5)
  • White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7)
  • Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8)
  • Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
  • A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10)
  • Ever After (The Hollows, #11)

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