Sunday, February 8, 2015

Review: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7)

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…

Magic Breaks, by Ilona Andrews, is the seventh novel in the Kate Daniels series. Former mercenary Kate Daniels is the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran. She has to deal with the affairs of the pack in Atlanta. Moreover, she has to prepar her people for attack from Roland, an ancient evil being with god-like powers who also happens to be her biological father. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has gone public, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate. As Roland’s awakening draws near, 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, with evidence leading to a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours by her arch-nemesis Hugh 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. With little time to waste, Kate will perhaps embark on her most dangerous mission ever to find the killer and find the truth about her father.

Magic Breaks was amazing and epic. Set in a dystopian world, Kate Daniels and her colleagues face powerful vampires, monsters, and Roland himself in their quest to find the killer of one of the Masters of the Dead. Roland is coming but first she has to head off Hugh (he really needs a whack in the head) who is now trying to start a war with The Pack. That is just NOT going to happen if Kate has anything to say about it. Unfortunately, Curran is busy on another mission and not present to advise Kate. So, she tried to handle things in her own unique fashion, start the fun-o-meter. Magic Breakst includes new characters that add humor and suspense to the storyline. Derek and Ascanio are awesome together, throw in Desandra and you have a full comic tour. Who would have thought of mutant donkeys?? If you haven't read Magic Rises, I suggest you do before you pick up this book. In sum, I can't wait for the epic showdown between Roland and Kate (and her Beast Lord -- Curran isn't missing this opportunity!).

Stay tuned for the eighth novel in the Kate Daniel series, Magic Shifts. In the meantime, check out two novellas about Jim and Dali: Magic Dreams and Magic Steals.

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