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Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel

Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel [Kindle Edition]

Ilona Andrews
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

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 shapeshifting 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 shapeshifters 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…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 823 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937007588
  • Publisher: Ace (30 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009RYKYM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ilona Andrews can't write a bad book! 30 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I adore - ADORE - the Kate Daniels series, but I'll admit I was a little worried about it losing it's spark now that our heroine and hero are all loved up. There was nothing to worry about, the book is fantastic. I devoured it in a day and it was so emotionally draining that I was left exhausted by the end.

***** beware spoilers ahead *****

The book is set away from Atlanta for a change, so not every regular character has a big part and we are also introduced to new characters, but the synopsis probably gives a better outline than I can.

Kate and Curran's relationship is believably put under strain (a difficult manouver for the authors to pull off convincingly) and not only did I believe it as a reader, I FELT it. Warning bells went off in my head before they did in Kate's and I shared the feelings of disbelief, loss and humiliation. As a reader they took me from a place of being 100% confident in a Kate/Curran HEA and turned that belief on it's head - not an easy task! I love Curran, but there were times in this book I could have cheerfully strangled him... Luckily it's impossible to stay angry with the Beast Lord.

The story arc is drawing to a close and so it's no great surprise that we meet Hugh again... but how we meet him is ;) Some VERY interesting developments on this front and there were times he absolutely stole the show. The big bad is looming on the horizon and we really start to appreciate how momentous Kate's task is. She felt very human in this book.

Last but not least, there was the unexpected death of a much beloved character - I'll admit it, I cried. Like I said at the start of my review, emotionally draining stuff.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series continues 6 Aug 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
It is important to note that these books are written for a specific audience. I am fairly confident 40+ year old single males are not what the publishers, or probably the authors, are aiming for. As such please take this review in that context.

I have loved the Kate Daniels series since the first book and my addiction has grown with every passing novel and short story.

I do love urban fantasy but I tend to dislike most paranormal romance novels that focus on romance or sex instead of the story.

For the first time in the series it felt like I was reading a paranormal romance rather than an urban fantasy action novel. I sensed the relationship between Kate and Curran was the main focus. In the previous novels their relationship has grown and developed in spite of the story, either comically or epically. I am hoping for a return to violence and less angst in the next in the series. Whilst this is not my favourite in the series it is still very good and a worthy continuation. There is also now a real feeling that Kate and Curran have passed the point of no return and a confrontation with her father is now inevitable. There is still plenty of action and there are several action segments that were simply fantastic plus there is a great reference to David Eddings to watch for.

Overall, if you have read the others in the series you are already, like me, addicted. This is still my favourite series and Kate is still my favourite heroine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Are they short or is it me? 8 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After finishing the last novel I checked out the kindle store and was pleased to see yet another one, needless to say I grabbed that too and was not disappointed, I don't want to ruin the storyline but it does seem that the Ilona Andrews team have something planned for Kate which is making the storyline rather interesting to say the least, I'm liking the way she changes with reveals and seems to be growing.. One minor moan.. Didn't she need to feed the sword previously? No real mention of that now.. Or am I thinking of another book.. Hmmm

Only buy this book if you have 2 days to waste.. Because opening this will delete them from the week!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite book of my all time favourite series 5 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What a book! Book number six in the Kate Daniels series is 327 pages of full on adrenaline I needed serious recovery time after finishing it. Magic Rises is now undoubtedly my favourite book of my all time favourite Urban Fantasy series.

Made and controlled by the European packs Panacea is the only known cure for loupism and is therefore rarer than gold dust in the shifter world. Currently when teenage shifters in the pack go loup the only option available is execution so when friends of Kate's young ward Julie go loup Kate decides that she will do anything to ensure that Julie's friends and other shifter children don't have to face execution. When Curran is offered the dangerous job of protecting Desandra a pregnant shifter overseas in exchange for enough panacea to save a generation of teenage shifters he agrees to the job despite knowing that it's very likely to be some sort of trap.

Magic Rises should see Kate Daniels earn the status of everyone's favourite urban fantasy heroine. Up until now I've probably never really thought of Kate being less powerful as a human in a shifter world because she has shown time and time again that she can more than hold her own. Kate is a warrior, what she lacks in fur and claws she more than makes up with in skill, brains and training not to mention she has a few words of power up her sleeve and some seriously nifty magic to boot. However in Magic Rises I saw a much more vulnerable Kate.

Not only has Kate to protect Desandra the pregnant shifter who's life has been threatened, she also has to investigate the source of some scary new shifter species that are determined to ensure Desandra's babies are never born and not piss any of the European shifters off whilst doing it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!
I really enjoy reading the books by Ilona Andrews. The characters and stories are brilliant! Magic Rises continues Kate and Curran's story - this series is really worth a read.
Published 19 days ago by StumpyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
AN amazing story. Love this series! Just perfect if you like to submerge yourself into a story and lose all sense of your general day to day life.
Published 1 month ago by ArishaIsabella
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book,good series.
very good,big series think we are up to book 7 now?really enjoyed them and be good intro to reading P.Briggs in future if u wish.
Published 2 months ago by P...ed
5.0 out of 5 stars oh....
This must be my favourite Kate Daniel book so far. I loved this book so much.. The relationship issues and loved the baddies persona even more.
Published 3 months ago by TKS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love this series can't wait to the next instalment as a little Prelude it was great looking forward to the next bit.
Published 3 months ago by mrs patricia bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
One of the best books I have ever read. Lots of action and I just love Curran and Kate together
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Yu Gotta Luv This
Having read all of her other books I decided to give this one a try, I read the first chapter and I was stuck, I didn't put the book down, it went everywhere with me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JACQUELINE BUCKLAND
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
OMG! Words cannot describe how much I love this series. I have read many paranormal romances and urban fantasy books but this is one of my all time favourites! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book yet!!!!
Have said how much I love these books!!!! Well I do. Kate Daniel’s is my idol and her “boyfriend” Curran ain’t half bad either. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jezabell Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars A great continuation of the Kate Daniels series
The star rating is within the context of an Urban Fantasy series. If you are looking at this having never met Kate Daniels, stop and look up book 1 in the series (and note the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by lyra
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