A fight erupts between, Trisk, a dark elf, and Kal, a light elf, at their post-grad school job fair and both end up with careers they didn’t expect. Forced to leave her only friend behind and give up everything she knows, Trisk now has to fight biases against women in both the human and the elven worlds. She forges ahead, mastering her job even while having to work with old equipment and people who are behind on techniques.
Despite her success, Trisk finds herself working with Kal who is there under the guise of checking her work before its release. Tempers flare, plots hatched, and a plague is loosed on the world causing Trisk and Kal to flee. Things get complicated while Trisk fights to save new friends and old against the forces and people working against her.
If you are a fan of Kim Harrison and her Hollow’s series, this book is fun. The knowledge it brings of the past helped me fill in some “I wonder why” type questions about people and attitudes in that series. I found it explained things about the Trenton Kalamack we all know and appreciated. It was a cool backward insight to the Hollow’s series without over indulging. Kim Harrison did a fabulous job on this, and I hope there is more to come. Even if there isn’t, this was a joy to read.
If you happen to be new to Kim Harrison or have only read her Peri Reed series previous to this, I’d say The Turn should be an easy enough read. However, it may not be as satisfactory as if you had read the Hollow’s Series first which builds the world in such significant detail. This book covers some of that, but reading the others first will likely be more fulfilling.