Magic Burns (A Kate Daniels Novel) by Ilona Andrews

Ace Books

A review by John Irvin


“The phone rang in the middle of the night. The magic wave was in full swing, and the phone shouldn’t have worked, but it rang anyway, again and again, outraged over being ignored…” –Kate Daniels

            Second installation in the Kate Daniels series—Magic Burns brings a new definition to the word intense. Because she is a member of the Mercenary’s Guild, Kate is sent to clean up after magic gone awry.

            This adventure is after some maps, stolen from the Pack, but there is more to it than just a bunch of paperwork. There’s a magic flare coming and when flares hit, gods can be reborn and take on human form.

            Kate also has new enemies to battle—the Fomorians, sea demons. With the aide of the Witch Oracle, can she win? Will the Oracle even help? Those coven folk seem to have plans of their own.

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            Not only was this book another page-turner like the first one, the dry humor had me nearly rolling on the laughter. The emotional conflict as well is a titular experience—between Curran and Kate especially. You just know their relationship is building up to something amazing.

            Honestly, it’s such an awesome book, I find myself at a loss for words. I’ve considered sharing a little bit, maybe a page’s worth, of a taste but then, I feel, that would just take away from it.

            If you’ve already bought the first book, then, of course, you’re going to have to buy this second work! Even Patricia Briggs commented on how amazing it is—calling it an “edgy dark fantasy” and said there was just “the right amount of humor.”

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: Magic Burns.

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