MAGIC SLAYS (A Kate Daniels Novel)

by Ilona Andrews

Published by Ace Books

A review by John Irvin


“The ringing of the phone jerked me from my sleep. I clawed my eyes open and rolled off my bed. For some reason, someone had moved the floor several feet lower than I had expected, and I fell and crashed with a thud.” –Kate Daniels

            From the back cover blurb:

            Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name. Plus, many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

            So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. But it turns out that this is not an isolated incident. Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—and fast, or the city and everyone dear to her may pay the ultimate price…

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews. Book five in the Kate Daniels series. A kick-butt, dry humor, paranormal urban fantasy of intrigue and bad intentions.

            Magic Slays is book number five, five times even better—just like its predecessors, this book amplifies the comedic, deadly and dangerous, kick-butt action of the series. I seriously cannot explain my enthusiasm for Kate’s new start.

            Being an entrepreneur myself, I feel Kate’s chagrin for the struggles that comes with starting a new business. But, there is always hope, right?

            But when the Master of the Dead gave her a job, I was a bit on the edge of my seat. I could just sense there was something deeper below the surface. On the edge of my seat, I held on with Kate, watching the mission play forth.

           Laughing at her and Curran’s new level in their relationship, it felt good to see they were coming along. If you tension, you’ll enjoy their …alliance.

            This ubran fantasy, just like the rest of the paranormal adventures of Kate Daniels, did not disappoint in the least, exceeded my expectations.

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

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