Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
““Fortune favors the brave,” I told her. It also kills the stupid, but I decided to keep that fact to myself.”
Author: Ilona Andrews
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…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, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate. As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…
**Includes the bonus Kate Daniels story Magic Tests**
Thoughts: When it comes to a series of books, I have to admit that the Kate Daniels series is one of my absolute favorites! For those who follow it, there are so many things that happen in this book that it is simply a must read. The danger they face is far more potent in this book, as Kate faces not only the not-so-dead Hugh, but also her father. They finally come face-to-face in this book, and that alone would render it worth reading. But will Kate finally kill him (as she has been raised all her life to do)? Or will fate – and Kate’s self-sacrificing personality – choose a different path? In some ways, the meeting with Roland went kind of how I was expecting (though I think it may surprise a few) – but the decisions that are made after meeting Roland is what surprised me. And I have to say lead to some super-sweet moments in the book for me.
For those of you new to the series – OMG, you have no idea what you’re missing! You simply have to read this series – starting from the very beginning! This is one of those series I definitely recommend reading in order, but it is an amazing series – especially if you love urban fantasy.
You honestly keep thinking this series just CAN’T get any better – but (as always) with Ilona Andrews, this husband and wife writing team proves that it definitely CAN.
*The bonus story is worth a read, too. We get a little more insight into Julie and her life, and I look forward to seeing more of her world as well sometime in the future!*