Worlds collide when Rachel Morgan of The Hollows meets Peri Reed of The Drafter in this exciting new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.
The paranormal and the futuristic meet in this thrilling novella featuring your favorite badass heroines from two of “the amazingly gifted” (RT Book Reviews) Kim Harrison’s most beloved series: the Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles. The magic of the Hollows runs full force into the technological sophistication of The Drafter when a device capable of carrying a city’s data stream pulls Rachel, the bounty hunter witch of the Hollows, between realities, marooning her in a world where the supernatural holds no sway. To get Rachel and Jenks home, Peri, the dangerous renegade of 2030, must decide what will chart her future: her blind trust in those who grant her power, or her intuition telling her to believe.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
Waylaid is set in Peri Reed’s world, who’s the main heroine from The Drafter. During a night of celebration after stealing a device known as an accelerator, Jack while in his drunken state decides to summon a demon. Although Peri and Jack believe they are fooling around, they soon learn the hard way that they actually did summon one. Enter Rachel Morgan who knocks Jack out for summoning her. That’s not the only problem, Rachel soon learns Peri’s world has no magic which means she has no way tot return home. This leads to Rachel and Peri along with Jenks into teaming up in order to send Rachel and Jenks back to their world.
Normally, I get worried about how crossovers are going to play out and in this case there were two different worlds so how can they play out? However, Kim Harrison did an excellent job with this crossover between The Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles series. My only complaint is Waylaid was too short. I could not put it down and before I knew it I had reached the end. Although it may have been short, it was a lot of fun to go back to our favorite characters from The Hollows series. My only recommendation is make sure you have read the The Hollows series and The Peri Reed Chronicles because if you have not then you won’t understand the terms used in the novella.