MAGIC BREAKS (A Kate Daniels Novel) A Review

by Ilona Andrews

Published by Ace Books

A review by John Irvin


“I stood in a small concrete room and watched the undead blood lying in a placid puddle at my feet. The magic in it called to me, eager and encouraging, whispering a soft seductive song. Sometimes the Universe smiled. Mostly she kicked me in the face…” –Kate Daniels

            From the back cover blurb:

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, but she must now deal with the affairs of the Pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel, ancient being with godlike powers.

            As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend a gathering of leaders from Atlanta’s supernatural factions. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered by a shapeshifter, Kate is given less than twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war that could destroy everything she holds dear…

Magic Breaks (Book 7 in the Kate Daniels series) by Ilona Andrews. A kick-butt urban fantasy.

            Book seven in the Kate Daniels series has a special history with me. This book, in fact, was the book that got me interested in the series. I can remember when it first came out—I was still in college—I saw it at the bookstore and thought, woah, that’s a good looking cover. I read the back and the opening on the inside.

But, the fact that it was book seven in a series sort of deterred me. I don’t know why, I think maybe because I was struggling with finances as usual and didn’t feel like spending so much on the first six books just to get to this one.

            Well, then, almost seven years later, I made the smart decision of buying the first book. I finally made it to book seven.

            I consider Magic Breaks to be a climax of its own for the series. It’s also a conclusion in several of the subplots. But, being the seventh in a ten book series, there are plenty more questions raised.

            Sticking to the Kate Daniels dark urban fantasy theme with her amazing dry humor, Ilona Andrews satisfied my expectations. I was up late flipping pages, feeling like I couldn’t read fast enough.

When it was over, I felt bittersweet—as I have with all of the Kate Daniels novels—in the fact I finally finished a book I’d taken over half a decade to finally buy, but then, it also means I’m that much closer to finishing this amazing and brilliant series that ranks in my top three!

Seriously, if you like this genre, you must collect this book and the rest of its family that I’ve already listed in my Archives for my Book Review Blog!

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: MAGIC BREAKS.

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