One thing I've noticed on this board is that while some series get a lot of talk, a lot of series threads come and go very quickly because readership isn't that high. So I thought maybe a hosted thread might be useful. Once a week, or longer if a discussion goes on, I'll post about a different series. Mostly at first I'll probably concentrate on urban fantasy/paranormal romance/that newly ubiquitous genre of mostly terrible covers, simply because there are a zillion of them and I'm not familiar with all that many, but I'll also get to sci-fi and fantasy series both new and old. Anyway, for our first discussion I present Kim Harrison's series The Hollows, also known as the Rachel Morgan series. There are six books in the series so far, with a seventh coming soon. They're told from the POV of Rachel Morgan, a witch detective fighting undead threats in an alternate Ohio. The books so far are: [li]Dead Witch Walking (April 2004)[/li] [li]The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (January 2005)[/li] [li]Every Which Way But Dead (June 2005)[/li] [li]A Fistful of Charms (June 2006)[/li] [li]For a Few Demons More (March 2007)[/li] [li]The Outlaw Demon Wails (February 2008)[/li] [li]White Witch, Black Curse (February 2009)[/li] There are also several entries in this series to be found in anthologies. Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil is a novella found in the anthology Dates from Hell; Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel is in the anthology Holidays Are Hell; and the story Dirty Magic can be found in the anthology Hotter Than Hell. I haven't read any of these books yet, though the first is on my shelf waiting, but from word of mouth I've gathered that they're superior entries in this genre, better written and more interesting than most. Has anyone read them? Are they any good?