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- Print Length: 84 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Star (April 4, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 4, 2016
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AS3WJXY
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I love Rachel from The Hollows and Peri Reed from The Drafter and I was ready for a perfect blend of both worlds.
So how does it work?
Well, I don't want to spoil the fun but let's just say itchy witch Rachel is in trouble and Peri agrees to help her despite this leading to big trouble for Peri if she is found out.
I do love the way Kim Harrison was able to connect these two very powerful women. They live in completely different worlds. Rachel in a world full of magic with elves, witches, demons and vampires and Peri in a world where you could go back in time to fix a mistake.
One of the things I liked the most about this short story was that these two women despite being very different and from different worlds were able to get along quite well and even trust each other. They seemed to recognize each others souls.
On a plus note and in one word : Jenks!!
After a night of many drinks from some special wine purchased while in Cincinnati, Jack and Peri are feeling pretty silly. When Jack tries to recreate a scene from his favorite paranormal show, he accidentally summons Rachel Morgan, like for real! It's the Equinox, what do you expect? Rachel, Jack and Peri in an apartment, what could possibly happen next? Well some pretty hilarious shit, that's what! Peri refuses to believe what Rachel really is, Rachel is dumb founded by how she ended up in another time line, and Jack, well Jack has been knocked out and therefore has no clue what's going on. As Rachel tries to figure out the how's and why's of it all, she ends up squeezing Jenks through a lay line, and the two just crack me up through the rest of the story. Although Peri says she doesn't believe, she still finds herself helping the two misfits find their way home...reluctantly. Rachel and Jenks have until sunup to get home or and I quote Jenks, “ so, we doing this, or do we go down to the post office for some change-of-address forms?”.
If you were to ask me could the meshing of these two worlds be done, I would have said no. Until I read the story. And how the writer used Rachel as the segway into the existing story line of the Peri Reed Chronicles series was genius! I just love how Harrison makes it look like writing this story was easy, cause it is so flawless. The only down side is how long it took me before reading it! My only advice is, stop waiting and read this now!
Timeline wise, I'd estimate that in Rachel's world it was post Witch With No Name, and in Peri's world it was just prior to The Drafter.
I should have known better than to worry. The two universes didn't so much collide as they beautifully meshed together in a story that left me wanting more. My initial concerns were a bit one sided, that the Hollows wouldn't be portrayed without somehow coming up with excuses, but Kim kept the integrity of both worlds intact.
It's been a while since I read about Rachel. I actually never read more than four books in the series but I want to get back to it soon. So I thought it was so awesome to finally read about her again. I actually missed her. And Jenks! Oh my god, I totally missed Jenks. My favorite pixie ever!
But anyway, I really liked the story and how these two worlds of the paranormal and the futuristic came together. It made for the perfect entertaining read. It was also pretty short so I went through it in no time at all. It only made me want more of both The Hollows and The Drafter world.
Anyway Waylaid tells the story of how Peri Reed somehow summons Rachel by accident. She has no idea what she did or how she did it and Rachel is pissed, she'd been having dinner with Trent and getting time with Trent is difficult. If they don't figure it out, Rachel and Jenks will be stuck in Peri's world.
It was a lot of fun to go back to the characters from one of my absolute favorite series. It was a good story, but I wished it had been full length, and it made me hopeful for the possibility that we might see Rachel again someday. I've missed her.