Magic Burns the second book in the Kate Daniels series has solidified this audio series as a favorite. While still gritty, Andrews’ added depth smoothed out some of the rougher aspects and endeared me to Kate. If you have not tried the Kate Daniels series, I urge you to do so. Magic Burns is fresh and original with a storyline and characters that will have you casting the real world aside and losing yourself within its pages!
Squee! I am almost at a loss for words. Andrews’ world and its characters are complex and kept me engaged. Narrator, Renée Raudman brings Magic Burns to life and her interpretations of the characters are brilliant.
Kate Daniels is kick-ass as a mercenary. Her job cleaning up magic gone wrong is dangerous, unappreciated and intense. Kate resides in an alternated Atlanta where magic ebbs and flows. In this installment, Kate does battle with a divine one and the tale that unfolds held me tightly in its grips. What starts out as a simple task of retrieving stolen maps for a shape-shifting clan quickly becomes complicated. Kate soon finds herself in a battle to save them all.
As a heroine, Kate is fantastic. The girl has tude and her snarky; quick-witted comments had me smiling like an idiot while I listened. What makes it so epic is that most of the time she does not do this deliberately. It is just Kate pure and simple. Her interactions with the smexy alpha male Curran are among my favorite. Anytime these two shared scene time, I was completely smitten.
The storyline is intense and action packed with a heaviness that weighed on my heart. Death, loss, and change all affect the tone. Andrews continues to flesh out the world and the characters. We gain insight into Kate’s past and see growth in her powers. There is so much more to Kate and her gift. Magic Burns is fast paced, and with the magic flare that is occurring we see many fascinating creatures. Andrews’ world is utterly fascinating and complicated without overwhelming the reader. In fact, they only make me crave more. The ending was nail-biting and climatic making me immediately download the next audible, Magic Strikes. Eeep!
this story gets better and better! Love the interaction with the characters and the narrator is excellent! I blazed thru this book and ready for more!
This has got to be one of my favorite reads. If you like Hamilton, Briggs, Harrison, or Moning you will love this. No, it's not filled with sex but it will grab you and not let go. The only thing that could make these audios perfect is if they used a guy's voice.
This is a really good second novel in the series. I am not sure how this novel falls into the writers' overall bibliography, but it demonstrates a growth and development of the authors' story craft and overall was a really solid second book in the series. Character development continues to improve and impress. Overall, this was a 4.5 star book. Narrator is amazing.
I love the story, its characters and the narrator. But I have to admit that I liked the first book a bit more. And 'Magic Burns' had too much near-romance story line for my taste. Still can't wait to listen to the sequel!
After shying away from this series for so long, I am so glad I gave it another try. I love having an audiobook & e-book combo because I can read the book when I'm relaxing, and I can listen while on my commute.
All the books in the Kate Daniels series are well-written and love the voice for the audio books. This series has become one of my favorite audio books. I have listened to this book and others in the series several times and can't wait for more books.♡ ♡
I love Ilona Andrews, but I found the narrator's rendition of the male characters in the books to be terrible. The main character is done well, but the rest of cast... Oy. I'm not inclined to buy any more of the audio versions of the books if the performance remains the same.