Magic Strikes (A Kate Daniels Novel)

by Ilona Andrews

Ace Books

A review by John Irvin


“You didn’t answer my question,” Curran said. “What will it be?” “No.” I said. Curran grinned and my heart made a little jump. I didn’t expect that.”

            The Knights of Merciful Aide hire Kate to take care of some paranormal problems. She feels in over her head.

            But when Derek, her werewolf friend, is found barely alive, she has a worse struggle to deal with. Her investigation leads her into what is known as the Midnight Games. These are invitation-only, to-the-death, ultimate preternatural fighting tournaments that are actually illegal in Atlanta.

            Kate and Curran, the Beast Lord, find a dark plot that will change the shapeshifting community forever.

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            As always, Ilona Andrews did not disappoint me in this third book in the Kate Daniels series. I was laughing, almost screaming, venting, and catching tearjerker moments in this page-flipper. Kate already felt like a friend of mine, all that we’d been through in the first two books and with this one—I felt I grew to know her better.

Her romance with Curran also flustered and grew, I have to say, I’m rooting for these two kids.

The paranormal, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, with streams of dry humor and sprinkles of aggressive romance will have you licking your chops when you join Kate in her uncovering of the darker sides of the shapeshifters.

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

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