- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Ace Books (29 July 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425256227
- ISBN-13: 978-0425256220
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.2 x 23.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels Novels) Hardcover – 29 Jul 2014
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It's a compelling book and Kate is front and centre. Just over half the story takes place in a period of about 6 hours and features only Kate and 5 other characters: none of them Curran. This extended action piece could have gotten stale, but the character detail and non-stop action ensure that's not the case. It also lets us into Hugh's mind again and sets up the events of the rest of the book.
Over the last few books the story has been circling ever closer to the world at large knowing Kate's secret and the final showdown with Roland, so the tack the Andrews take on this is unexpected. I won't spoil, but suffice to say that Roland is going to continue to feature in the world going forward.
These books have always been tightly, intelligently, humorously written and this one is no exception. The authors seem to be able to get the balance between action, plot and character right, the romance is true and real but never sentimental and most importantly of all, the characters are likeable and real in spite of the fantasy world; they grow, learn from their mistakes and talk to each other.
Fans of the series will already know that this book is the cumulation of the long running story arc with Kate's father Roland, that doesn't mean this is the end of the series, just that Magic Breaks is a game changer. This confrontation has been a long time coming and it's fair to say expectations were high for Kate and Roland's first face to face meeting. I've spent a lot of time throughout the books wondering what would happen when they met but I don't think I could ever have been fully prepared for what actually happens. The showdown is nothing like I was expecting but it has totally set things up for exciting things in the future. That ending was epic and I can't wait to see where things go from here.
I love how much Kate has grown as a person throughout this series, she has come such a long way but she still has a lot to learn about her abilities and she doesn't have full control over her powers yet.Read more ›
Magic Breaks starts with Kate being forced into investigating a murder and trying to prevent a war. Then about half way through the book everything changes and from there you have a great ride to the end which concludes with a family reunion to remember. The whole series has been leading up to Kate's encounter with Roland and for me it was perfect.
This book has all the positive attributes of the series; awesome action, a great cast of characters and humorous dialogue. Kate and many of my favourite characters are back in this one. Characters from the previous works make some memorable appearances but this is Kate's story. Kate has truly grown over the course of these books.
On reflection Magic Breaks feels like a series ender with main story threads being resolved. I actually understand now why the authors wrote a disclaimer stating that it is not the end of the series. Thankfully we have at least 3 more books to go and after the ending in Magic Breaks I can not wait to see what happens next.
The story ties up lots of loose ends from previous books and finally get to meet you know who. But it is done in a thrilling and exciting way with great humour. A few twists in the plot along the way so it never gets predictable.
If you haven't read this series, do it now. The first book, magic Bites, can be a bit hard to get into as you have to learn about the world this is set in but after that the books never fail to entertain which is unusual for a long series.
Ilona and Gordon are so skilful at pulling together all my favourite elements in a book - magic, deathly fighting, romance, humour and characters that you learn to love - then they play with your emotions.
They are easily one of the best in the business and hope they get the recognition they deserve.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the tricky final book in a seven volume series set in a magic-ravaged Atlanta and the husband-and-wife duo behind the Ilona Andrews name pretty much crack it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CC Man
Really enjoyed this book, this series is getting better and better. Also Julie's bonus short story at end of book was a good short read.Published 2 months ago by Elle
Another great Kate Daniels book. I've loved all the series and this doesn't disappoint. Kate finally meets her Family.Published 2 months ago by idontknow
Continues to be a fantastic read. Loved the whole series.Published 4 months ago by Miss Penelope Joseph
I love these books always look forward to reading them can't get enough lets me escape for awhile to another worldPublished 4 months ago by Mrs T.
A fantastic instalment. I wish in some ways that this was the end and everyone lives happily ever after but clearly there is more to come. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa B