The Turn

The Turn

eBook - 2017
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#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, featuring Harrison's signature "spellbinding blend of sharp wit and vivid imagination" (Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author). 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 the human race. 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. Not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, though, and Trisk must fight the prejudices of two societies to prove not only that humanity does have something to offer but also that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst, the best show their true strength; and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Gallery Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781501108846
Subjects: Fantasy
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc


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Jun 02, 2019

I'm a little less annoyed with Trent after reading this book. Dude had bad decisions carved into his DNA. Trisk and Kal are large, dumb children, but not in a fun way like Rachel or their floppy-haired son. The fact that these two crazy kids caused an apocalypse with a massive death toll is part of it, but I also just found them less likeable. The Turn bummed me out, but not in the precise and devastating way of a good tragedy. However, the name "Eloytrisk" is gonna keep me giggling for years.

Mar 31, 2017

My daughter recommended the Kim Harrison books to me several years ago. The Hallows series was entertaining and provided a fantastic escape into another world. As a prequel,The Turn presented a back story for important events and characters in Rachel's world. I recommend all books by Kim Harrison. The Turn filled in some gaps.

Mar 03, 2017

A bit angsty in the middle but not bad. I mean, you knew how it was going to end after all...

Feb 25, 2017

I have been a fan of Kim Harrison and the Hollow Series. This was an interesting book. I knew the characters that have been in the other books and kept rooting for Trisk and hoping that Kal would get what he deserved. I couldn't get over how mean and conniving he was, even as a young child. I was hoping for a better ending, but I still did enjoy this book.

I loved being back in the Hallows. My only complaint is in the series it was such a huge deal no one knew what Trent Jr was (inderlander/human), but in this book everyone except the humans knew what Trent senior was. I don't want to spoil anything, but based on the ending of this book it is not a huge time jump before Dead Witch Walking. How does no one know what Trent jr. is. I will be reading the next book in the series if there is one.

Jess_library Feb 01, 2017

Kim Harrison's The Turn tells the story of the virulent tomato plague that decimated the human populace, allowing the Interlanders (witches, vampires, weres, elves) to break the silence of their own existence and come forth onto the world stage. The world created in this book become to back-drop to Harrison's popular Hollows series featuring Rachel Morgan, witch for hire. Fans of the Hollows will not be disappointed with this book. It's a blend of familiar characters and past events that will give reader's insight to various characters in the Hollows universe.

The story is mostly told from the perspective of Trisk Cambri, elf and creator of the T4 Angel tomato, and no it was not supposed to decimate the humans - a certain arrogant elf (let's call him Trenton Kalamack Senior) did some bad genetic intervention that had some disastrous results. The story does a good job of blending science and magic. For Hollows readers, familiar faces will include Takata, Quen, Piscary, Cormac & Mrs Ray, but even if you haven't read the Hollows, you will find some complex characters that will lead you there. For fans of Mira Grant.


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