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When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it's a job for Kate Daniels...

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot.

But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games - an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament - she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community...

©2009 Ilona Andrews, Inc. (P)2017 Ilona Andrews, Inc.

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  • Suzanne
  • New Orleans, LA USA
  • 10-22-17

This is my favorite so far!

I like all of the Audible books in this series so far, but this is my favorite right now (I plan to listen to all of them). The evolution of the characters and story is absolutely great and the narrator is just delightful to listen to. It seems to get better every time. If you love magic, supernatural creatures and action, you’ll likely enjoy these books.

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A Fantastic Third Installment!

This is one of my favorite books of the series. Things start off quickly with Derek sustaining irrevocable and brutal damage that is the impetus for a series of decisions and actions of several key characters in the series. I enjoyed the action-packed plot, how the authors set it up from beginning to end, and how I didn't ever feel rushed through anything. But, it's the smoldering, slow-burn connection between Kate and Curran that really heats up this series in this installment, without giving everything up all at once, so you still feel just as invested in their relationship as when you started the book. Curran continues to do his dominate, alpha persona without ever crossing into intolerably overbearing or patriarchally insulting, and Kate is just as loyal, headstrong, and courageous as she has been in previous books. I also appreciated the introduction of some more secondary characters and further exploration of others we already know. The ongoing series foreshadowing is done well by giving the audience just enough to know significant things are still in motion but nothing more than just enough.

Renee Raudman finally seemed to hit her stride with this book with better differentiation and consistency with accents and characters, so I was happy to go up to four stars with narration. There still seems to be the occasional mispronunciation, but when they are few and far between, I can ignore them more easily.

A whole-hearted recommendation to fans of paranormal fantasy, fantasy romance, the authors, and the series.

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Second reading and it’s still so good!

After reading Iron and Magic I wanted a review of earlier novels in this Series. It’s still so good even now knowing what’s going to happen in future books. Curran and Kate smolder and I love it!

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Amazing!

Kate is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is so kickass and the urban fantasy world she lives in is unique and endlessly interesting. The narrator is fantastic as well and I am impressed by the way she is able to differentiate her voice to accommodate so many characters.

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Bad Ass.

Gods I love Kate. Stubborn AMAZING will power. And a snarky retort ??? This female is everything.
I lurves her. Little spite fire.
And thank you all the holy letters that help wrote a story, for Andrea! She’s a heterosexual life mate that matches Kate for sure!

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  • DawnG
  • Clayton, NC, United States
  • 06-20-18

Magic Strikes

I REALLY enjoyed this series. It was awesome. Totally enjoyed the banter between the main characters and the imagination of the author to create the world they lived in. I laughed out loud a few times and found myself smiling a lot.

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Love this series and narrator!

Every one of the books in this series gets better and better! There's plenty of action, sarcasm and awkward sexual tension to keep me wanting more.

I love how this book draws us closer to some more of the fringe characters we've started to love already. The narrator is amazing at conveying the emotions and attitudes of every single character.

This is my second time to listen to this series and I'm just as excited for the next book, as I was the first time around!

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  • FemDragon
  • PIKESVILLE, MD, United States
  • 05-31-18

My favorite in this series so far

These books are getting better and better. The dialog between Kate and Curtin is great.

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Clap........clap.......clap

That’s about all I got right now. Just the satisfaction of a full and happy reader, and listener.
I hate to add even a hint of criticism to this book or series so far- I’m flying through it and haven’t had the time for the retrospection that would let me find any niggling mistakes. It feels like Raiders of the Lost Ark 10 minutes after screen went dark. Mistakes? Who knows? Don’t tell me if there are. You get the idea.
The only times my mind snagged a bit from its full submersion in the story was Derek’s accent. I say an authentic southern accent is one of most impossible to imitate, at least once you’ve heard the real thing, or maybe it’s just I prefer the more buttery regions - the hints of hick just kind of grate and I love Derek too much to want him to grate. BUT, maybe it really is the accent they were going for with Derek, maybe that is Atlantean Southern and I’m the stupid- because it did distinguish him well from other characters and was very consistent.

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Great Continuation

Great continuation of the story. The characters continue to develop. The story is very engaging.

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  • luke lashmar
  • 09-11-18

Simply purrrrrfect

amazing books, fast,funny and freakishly addictive. if I had the time I would listen/ read it all in one go.

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  • Spinolli
  • 10-12-17

these just keep getting better

onto number 4 now, i hope they catch up with turning the rest into audiobooks. they are one's to reread and relisten too for sure.

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  • Ruth Fleming
  • 08-15-17

the very best

master oration by renee! the book comes to life! can't wait for the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-17

Loved it

Great story and narration. I'm thoroughly enjoying the series. I enjoy getting to know Kate more each story.