If you surveyed some passersby and asked them to name the most destructive river flood in American history most of them probably wouldn't know the right answer. It happened in 1927. The swollen Mississippi River had burst through the levee system. 27,000 square miles, an area 50 miles wide and 100 miles long was flooded and under as much as 30 feet of water.
Readers of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels have been feasting on a plenitude of books recently. Kim Harrison is the author of the sizzling hot series known as "The Hollows." Set in Cincinnati, these urban fantasies feature Rachel Morgan, a "witch-turned-daywalking-demon."
Harrison has invented her own unique mythology. In this imagined world demons and elves once fought a war long ago that decimated their numbers. They continue to deal with the consequences.