I have to say that I really enjoy this series. Kate Daniels originally sounded like another uninteresting badass female character, who was perfect in every way but still emotionally vulnerable. I am so glad that I was wrong. Don't get me wrong, she is still an incredible ass-kicker, but the character has more going for her than all that. And she continues to grow as a character, not just in power level either. She is changing her attitudes and actions to deal with the world as it changes around her. And that character growth continues in to this book. I remain pleasantly surprised by this series.
Book reviewer - PNR/UF Addict. Lover of make up and all things cute.
Kate Daniels returns in book six of the Kate Daniels series. This time around Kate and Curran are invited to go across the world to mediate and bodyguard a former acquaintance of Curran's the weeks before she gives birth. You see, the girl is pregnant with twins by two different fathers. Whoever's child is born first gets a prize pretty much. Each wants it, which leads to a lot of tension between everyone involved.
Magic Rises opens with two teens at the Keep running the risk of going loop. Going loop is a death sentence for any shifter. If they cannot maintain control of their shifter side they are putting everyone in danger. Curran is promised a medicine that will help children not go loop, if they go to bodyguard the girl Curran knew in his past. They are hesitant, but it's a necessary risk. There is another little twist to the story though, Kate has been hiding in plain sight for her entire life. A guy that works for her father was introduced a few books back, and I've been waiting for the big confrontation between the two. Hugh d'Ambray wants to trap Kate into showing that she really is Roland's daughter. He'll have ample opportunity to do so while everyone is playing bodyguard. His ulterior motive is to divide and conquer though. I wasn't sure if the shifters brought along would be able to stick together, or if they'd crumble according to plan.
This review is hard to write. There is an epic battle in this book and more than one person was injured. Some of the ones we've grown to care about are injured to the point of death, and some do not survive. So emotional. I immediately wanted to know what happened next, so I've read the next book. I'll post the review for Magic Breaks up later this week. If you're looking for a Urban Fantasy series that just keeps getting better and better, I highly suggest the Kate Daniel's series.
Again the Kate Daniels series adds another wonderful book to the series. So many twists and turns to the book with both wonderfully happy and sad parts. I truly enjoy this series and I'm excited to listen to the next book in the series. Thank you team Andrews for writing this great series.
Great character development. Action scenes are well done also. Favorite series next to Kim Harrisons.
I usually do not review books/audio books because I feel that great books are in the eye of the reader. Tastes vary, what is one person's cup of tea is not necessarily another's.
Audio books can be hard to review because sometimes a voice just doesn't go with the story. I've had some great books that were just ruined.
These books and the narrator put that to rest. I have now found where the two mesh completely and it has pretty much raised the bar for me. Now I expect all books to be the same.
I can't wait for the next book in the series! Some people may not agree with me and that's fine, it's my personal opinion. As Kate would say... Take it or leave it! You won't be disappointed.
Teens in the pack often have difficulty with change and end up going rapid. It is heartbreaking and no lie I was crying right along with Kate and the mothers. An opportunity to act as arbitrators for a European pack in exchange for a miracle drug has Kate and Curran traveling the high seas. Selecting who will go was serious but also hilarious and I loved all the political maneuvering.
We have not even debarked and some little hottie Mc-shifter has set her sights on Curran. Oh but lordy this is going to be fun and dangerous. Kate internal commentary is hilarious let us just hope she keeps her cool. Court politics, death threats, group hunts and a strange beast is going to make things interesting. Hugh D’Ambray is present and his verbal exchanges with Kate were a dance of hate, respect and connection.
Miscommunication, Angst and Heartbreak abound. With all that is happening and trying to fulfill their duties, poor Kate is beginning to doubt everything about her relationship with Curran. It is killing me, well not really. I am annoyed at the lummox and the angst. I personally would have killed the little minx and chewed her to bits. Were-beasts of every type imaginable and not imaginable make it on stage and we see battles, damage and even death. This last date was heinous and had me standing still while cleaning to take it all in. Lords above and below something Doolittle does nearly broke my heart. The book ended and then Andrews gave us a deleted scene addressing something that happens during the actual story that was not fully addressed. I was delighted and appreciative.