Kim Harrison has my number. I have loved each and every book that I have read by her. Her Hollows series featuring Rachel Morgan was an addicting must buy. In this novel, she returns to the same world, but it is before the Turn. The heroine of The Turn could not be more different from Rachel Morgan. Trisk is a brilliant geneticist, but her ambitions are thwarted by two facts: she is a female and she is a dark elf. Passed over by the elite elf genetic labs, she works at a human lab.Instead of solving the elf’s declining birthrate, she is working on commercial crop plants. While perfecting a drought proof tomato, she makes sure a new biological weapon will not threaten paranormal species.
But the young scion of teh Kalamack clan has been a life long thorn in her side. When he shows up at the lab, Trisk knows that he is spying on her. What she doesn’t know is how far Kal will go to destroy her reputation.
Trisk is a fascinating, complicated character. She must deal with the sexism of the 1960s and the bigotry of the elf clans. But her greatest obstacle may be her ambition.
It was delightful to read about the young Quen, who silently loves Trisk. As for Kal, who is the father of Trent Kalamack from the Rachel Morgan series, it is easy to see why he is so despised by Algaliarept.
Kim Harrison can write no wrong in my book.