Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose.
Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle - especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. When she's called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar on the border between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers that there's a new player in town. One who's been around for thousands of years - and who rode to war at the side of Kate's father. This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curren, the Beast Lord, to handle. Because this time Kate will be taking on family.
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©2010 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordan (P)2010 Tantor
Wow! What a great book! This series gets better and better.
One of the many things, I like about the Ilona Andrews writing team, is that even though this is book 4 in a 7 book series, it doesn't feel like a "bridge" book. When I finished reading "Magic Bleeds" I felt a satisfaction, that I haven't had lately when reading books from other series that I follow. "Magic Bleeds" is the whole enchilada. You get action, romance, and one of the best kick-butt heroines out there. It's a "I can't stop listening" even though it's one in the morning kinda book.
Yeah, it's that good.
Renee Raudman, is the perfect narrator for this series. Kudos, to whomever paired the Kate Daniel, Magic Series with Ms. Raudman. She gets the sarcastic humor of this book, and plays right into it. She is so good, that you forget that she is READING the book. Instead, it feels like she is TELLING you her story.
I cannot stress how wonderful this series is. So underpriced for it's value. (Not complaining) Magic Bleeds is a mixture of action, adventure, love, trust, and fantasy. I would recommend this book to anyone with a taste for Urban Fantasy as well as lovers of Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison. This series has no competition. Ilona and Gordon...a.k.a. Ilona Andrews..you have done it again. Wonderful work and wonderful narrator. I give it a 6 out of a 5.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
Thank you for getting this audiobook so quickly and thank you Tantor for releasing the audio and paper versions at the same time. I love this series and couldn't wait to listen to the next installment. I just finished listening to it and was entertained the entire way. Raudman is the perfect narrator for this series and the authors get better and better with every book. Magic Bleeds is funny and intelligent and Raudman just gets it :)
I'd been half heartedly reading this series, but it had been growing on me. Now, with this installment, I'm actually really enjoying it. Kate Daniels as a heroine is sarcastic, tough, and likable. The narration is perfect. The story is developing well. There's enough action interspersed with explanations of the complex world and inner struggle to keep it interesting. There's a lot of blood and gore, but there's sense to the violence- at least to the heroine's violence- so it's not disgusting. I'm waiting for the next one.
Usually as the series progress, the story gets repetative, relationships boring and stagnant. Kate Daniel series is an exception, it gets better and better. I love the way the authors developed Kate's relationship with other people... When we first met Kate, she was a total loner and now she has close friends who are more like a family to her. It has been gradual and believable relationship development and I enjoyed every minute of it.
This book is the best book, yet. As usual, Ren?e Raudman as Kate does a wonderful job. I cannot wait for the next book to come out!
even though I listen to the first 3 books a year or so ago, I was so happy to see 2 new one come out, I love Kate, and boy did she grow up between book 3 & 4, full of drama, lust, and exciectment, Kate kicked ass...thank you Ms. Andrews, great series...and I love Reene's voice as narrator, she nailed it...
get the whole series, its so worth it...
We’ve come to love Kate Daniels as a fierce fighter and loyal friend, willing to stand up for others even at her own expense. In Magic Bleeds, we finally witness true fireworks between Kate and the Beast Lord, Curran. And, yes, it is quite incredible that together they overcome impossible situations and vanquish seemingly much stronger foes, such as the millennia-old Erra in this book. To all the nay-sayers, I say “Pflghhtt!” Who cares when it is such great writing, with warm sarcasm and lots of action. I love this series. It is a lot of fun. And I love the narrator. In an audio book, a not-so-great narrator can take the shine off a good book. But a great narrator can really bring a good book to life. I’ve listened to this audio series more than once.
yet again i am totally amazed i love this series and love the the reader i can only imagine whats comming next and i cant wait i have hundreds of audio books and this series is one of my favs just enough romance action and magic to make it spectacular kudos on this one
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Kate begins investigates a fight at the Steel Horse. The Steel Horse is a bar that borders two territories those of the shape shifters and the necromancers. Of course, this is not your garden-variety bar fight and Kate soon finds herself battling one heck of a villain. I cannot tell you who because, well, “spoilers darling.” What I can tell you is that we learn so much about Roland and the battle that unfolds is intense, dark and gritty. Lives will be lost, hearts broken, alliances made and whoa, baby is this villain terrifying. Once again, mythology plays a role as we battle this villain and I love how Andrews weaves these into her tales. Thank goodness, Kate is such a smart cookie because her villain has YEARS of experience and she will need to match them with her wit. I was completely engaged and holding my breath.
“Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?”
“Is he carrying the moon on his pitchfork?”
“Nope it’s a pie.”
While this world is dark, and gritty Andrews gives us a romance with delicious, often hilarious banter and swoon worthy moments that just make me melt. Kate and Curran together is magic, even when they are bickering I cannot help but smile. The relationship sees major developments and you will not want to miss even one moment of this courtship. Ooo and Kate picks up another stray..and you will love it. Just sayin’.
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