Series: The Hollows
Published by Harper Voyager on 28 October 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
Source: Kindle Purchase
The origins of the elf and demon war have been shrouded – until now. Told from a demon’s point of view, join Al as he helps Newt spin the curse that caused the elven downfall… and perhaps holds the beginnings of their own reclamations.
Sudden Backtrack is like a little bonus for the Hollows-lovers out there, as we get a little something from Al after the final full story.
My Sudden Backtrack review:
Sudden backtrack is very short, but oh so sweet! We get to see Newt, and the beginning of the war between the demons and the elves, and Newt truly is ready to go all the way to save the few demons who can still live and thrive in the ever after. I have to say that I wasn’t necessarily a huge fan of most of the elves during the whole Hollows series, and my reluctance with them was confirmed in this story.
Newt is shown as an extremely strong character in Sudden Backtrack, and I really enjoyed that Al (or Gally as he was called way back then) was at her side to help her, comfort her and make her stronger. It was interesting to see what happened to make Newt so random, and how she lost part of her memory, because that confirmed my love for her spacey character, and made me feel good about supporting her from the very first time I met her.
While Sudden Backtrack is very short, it is also extremely satisfying, and surely a must for all Hollows fans!
Some of my favorite Sudden Backtrack quotes:
“That’s not Peth. That’s Kalla.” The hunter’s name slipped from Gally with an oily hatred, hot and simmering, just below the point of ignition.
Well aware of it, Newt tugged the sleeves of her red robe down to hide the scar tissue around her thin wrists. It was Dali’s robe, and he was a great deal thinner and shorter than she, but Newt had been on the run the longest and her robe was threadbare, and embarrassment when trying to convince the “Goddess’s chosen” that the demons had a right to freedom.
Goddess. There was no Goddess; he clenched his hands until his nails left dents.