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Magic Rises | [Ilona Andrews]

Magic Rises

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute - and they’ll pay him in medicine.
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Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute - and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer - but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap.…

©2013 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    DoberDawn 08-17-13
    DoberDawn 08-17-13
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    "Maiming, Paralysis & Death are not necessary!"
    Would you try another book from Ilona Andrews and/or Renee Raudman?

    I would hesitate now. The first few books in the Kate Daniels series, I loved. The character development, the multiple plots within a plot, the world portrayed and the adventures of the characters, all were something to get lost in and almost mourn when the book was over. But, this book? I won't post a spoiler by saying exactly what happens to who... but the book totally depressed me. I was angry and sad, let down, and yeah... just totally depressed by this book. I kept waiting for something to happen to make it not so... and instead, it just ended, leaving me stranded. A character gets seriously maimed, another gets crippled and a third gets killed off completely. WTH? Was any of that really necessary for the ongoing story arc? Why? I hate that. And, now I'm totally and completely depressed. I bought this book right away in blind faith on the basis of its predecessors in the series. But, after having waiting two long years for this totally depressing episode... I'm afraid to keep reading. I just want to sit down and have a long cry. It was well written... like the first books... but that just makes it worse, because then you can really relate to the characters and mourn their losses even more.


    Would you recommend Magic Rises to your friends? Why or why not?

    I don' t know. I'm warning them right now. It is well written, but it is so (IMHO UNnecessarily) sad that I don't know whether to tell them to read it or run screaming away from it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    "We were coming to save you, but you saved yourself already."


    Do you think Magic Rises needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't know... not if it's going to be full of depressing stuff like this one.


    Any additional comments?

    We, your readers, get emotionally committed... there is no need to kill off main favorite characters..... we don't need such losses.

    Oh yeah... but the performance was spot on for the audio book. The emotions were there in the voice of the reader. You could see, feel and believe all the characters and they all had their own individual and well-portrayed personas. So, awesome audiobook.... just depressing events in the plot line.

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    Lisa 08-15-13
    Lisa 08-15-13 Member Since 2011

    As an artist I find Audio books to be a great way to mulit-task!

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    "Awesome!!! I LOVE this series - Just Amazing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Magic Rises to be better than the print version?

    Don't know as I've never read the series, only Audio and for the record Renee Raudman ROCKS!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything, anything,you name it I liked it! I can't say, because I love the whole book, love the whole series. The roller coaster ride that "Andrews Squared" takes us through in Magic Rise is non-stop, different and more intense than the other books in a most amazing way!


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    OK, you audio books junkies will get this. Now I am going to go a little off topic but it's important. Renee Raudman "IS" Kate Daniels, she "IS" Curran, she "IS" Barabas, she "IS" Andrea. She does an amazing job with these books and always has. I am so glad she's back.

    Audio book producers need to learn, if they have not already, that we Audio Book listener do not appreciate it when our narrators are replaced period! YOU CAN"T DO THAT, NO WAY, NO HOW. We give these books our time and attention. We get attached to characters much more than when reading a book because the narrator has given them a voice and it's not the one from our imagination. She has brought that character to life. Changing the narrator would be like me going from speaking in English to speaking in only Russian, for the rest of my life. It effects the characters we've built in our minds. When narration is done right, they add so much more to a book. In my book, Renee Raudman does it right.

    Had she not come back to narrate "Magic Rise" (and I heard there was a chance of that happening) I would have gone out and purchased the paper back book, no more audio for this series. That's how important a narrator is to me. Renee is important to this series and I think Ilona and Andrew get that!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    YES, it made me say, "finally, it's here" and now I will be walking around with my earplugs in my head for the next couple of days!


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    G. Griggs 08-15-13
    G. Griggs 08-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "An Emotional Rollercoaster."

    I have all the books in this series and love them all.

    Renee' Raudman's Narration is Fantastic! Her voicing even the Males is excellent. She also captures the Ironic and Sardonic in the Voice of the characters.

    I had this Book on Kindle Pre-order with Amazon and it was an Unexpected treat that i could get the Audible the same day.

    I Love the way the Authors have been doing their Magic Research, and all the American and other countries Culture/Pop Culture (e.g. Bugs Bunny, W.E. Coyote, The Princess Bride and other things American, Russian/European, 3AM Час волка).

    I love the Humour and the 3D feel of the characters.

    Any Writer(s) that can actually put me [old cynic] on an Emotional Roller-Coaster have got it together. I love the characters and they are almost real to me.

    Please keep this series alive, Thank you.



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    Let me get this out of the way; I normally do not read fun books or watch fun Movies with sad endings, if this was the only book of the series i had seen, i would have read the end first and not purchased it. This is ME and has nothing to do with the Writing or narration or story, I AM Weird that way. I have never watched the Movie "Titanic" cause the name gives the ending away. So this is not a critique of the Book or Series.

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    MJ Baltimore 08-15-13
    MJ Baltimore 08-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Best Kate Daniels yet"
    Any additional comments?

    Although I always enjoy the Kate Daniels books, in some there's simply too much emphasis on long, drawn-out battles, one after another. (I had a hard time getting through the one where they wereconstantly fighting in the arena.)

    That's not the case with this story. Kate (and Curran and the pack members) are all given opportunities to kick ass, but relationships dominate this book. What does it mean to be a member of the Pack? Can Kate ever be truly accepted? Where will Kate's choices take her in the future?

    My one disappointment in the audio version of this series is the narrator. Kate's okay, and so are many of the other characters, but Curran always sounds to me as if he's got a case of laryngitis or a bad sore throat.

    But that's only a minor flaw. This book has only been out a week or so, and I'm already searching for the release date of the next book in the series!

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    Tracey Murfreesboro, TN, United States 08-15-13
    Tracey Murfreesboro, TN, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Latest Kate Daniels is not to be missed!"

    No spoilers here but will just say this has been the most exciting book in the series so far. The storyline advances to a level that left me satisfied & dying for the next installment!. Some authors only give you a nugget at a time to stretch out their books but not so with this author. This is by far my favorite UF series.

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    Amazon Customer BRONX, NY, United States 08-14-13
    Amazon Customer BRONX, NY, United States 08-14-13
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    "Very Remarkable"

    Magic Rises as been the most expansive of the series, giving a greater view of what a world full of magic waves would be like. the plot also includes many of our favorite characters has they struggle cross the Atlantic to the black sea on a mission they know is a trap and a situation they may not survive so far from the heart of their stronghold.
    there was tragedy, love, mystery, war,Joy new discoveries that would shock many

    while listening to the audiobook i didn't believe Kate would win in the end, with the overwhelming odds stock against the Atlanta group and with new and old powers rising from all around them.

    the narration was well performed by Renee, Magic Rises is an excellent book to add to any reading list for the summer.

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    George Moureau hartwell, Ga 08-08-13
    George Moureau hartwell, Ga 08-08-13 Member Since 2010

    George

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    "Moves the story along, but barely"
    What did you like best about Magic Rises? What did you like least?

    I really enjoy the Kate Daniels Series. What I love about a good book is the development and growth of a character especially when given ongoing clues of the character's developmental potential. Kate Daniels is such a character. Throughout the series we're being promised great things to come, and so far she's developed nicely towards these promises. I look forward to continued growth and a satisfying confrontation and the end of the story's arch. Magic Rises, however a bit of a disappointment, but still entertaining. Renee Rodman, as always, is a wonderful narrator giving her usual excellent performance, so nothing against her. I thought this book stalled a bit in the development of Kate. It didn't move her forward very much toward her potential. I thought there was a lot of build up for Hugh Deombrey which didn't quite meet expectations. All in all I thought this book seemed to stall and sputter a bit on the story arch. Hopefully Illona and Andrew pick up the pace a bit in the next installment.


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    Amazon Customer 08-07-13
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    "Hurt, Trust, and Honor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. It presents one of Kate's more significant challenges. Is everything she believes in a lie? Her strong relationship with Curran and the pack - faltering? Her perception of her father and his supporters - mistaken? Kate is both emotionally and physically hurt. Honor and trust are called into question - what does the future hold?


    What other book might you compare Magic Rises to and why?

    Only thing I could compare it to would be the previous books in the series...all containing interesting characters, action, and intrigue.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved Kate sparring with Hugh - stunning!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Was it all just a big mistake? What if everything you thought you knew was wrong?


    Any additional comments?

    One note - Hugh's 'voice' changed from the previous encounter (Magic Strikes). He had an odd, noticeable voice previously. The new voice is not bad, just a distinct change.

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    Alysanne New York, United States 08-05-13
    Alysanne New York, United States 08-05-13

    Hello! I’m a twenty-seven year old, avid audiobook listener. I prefer listening to a book instead of watching television. I usually read a book first and then listen to the audiobook instead of rereading it. That way if I get pulled away from the story I’m not missing too much.

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    "Another Hit for Ilona Andrews"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend. Renee Raudman does a masterful job bringing Ilona Andrew's world to life. She is the voice of Kate Daniels and is a master a storytelling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The surprises never stop coming. Ilona Andrews takes you on an emotional trip with everyone of her books. This one had the most interesting plot twists coming around every corner.


    What about Renee Raudman’s performance did you like?

    She gives Kate Daniel's life.


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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 08-05-13
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    This was sooooo good. Loved every minute of it. Kate and Curran are wonderful. Can't wait for the next one.

    AS always the narration was wonderful.

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