Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9)

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this...

Magic Binds, by Ilona Andrews, is the ninth novel in the Kate Daniels series. Kate Daniels is a mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. She knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar.

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person--her mentor--Kate can ask for help is long dead. The odds are not in her favor. The future even looks grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules. And she will show Roland that nothing is impossible.

Another impressive novel by Ilona Andrews in the Kate Daniels series. Just when you think Kate has reached her greatest, she continues to outshine her previous records. Her persona, magic and abilities are unbelievably kickass. Kate and Curran continue to be the most intriguing pair of characters in urban fantasy fiction. These lovers work well as a team. While they are very strong alone, they become incredible together. That is what makes these series so fascinating to read. Not only the kind of trouble Kate Daniels gets herself into in the worse way possible but how she continues to outdo herself through courage and care for others. This is definitely one of the best female warrior protagonists to follow. I don't want this series to end, but from what happened in this novel, I have no doubt that the series finale is very close.

Stay tuned for the tenth novel(and possibly the finale) in the Kate Daniels series, Magic Triumphs. In the meantime, check out the other novels/novellas in the Kate Daniels Universe: Gunmetal Magic (2012), Magic Steal (2016), and Iron and Magic (2017).

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