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Ilona Andrews can't write a bad book!,
This review is from: Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel (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. Take the day off to read Magic Rises, because once you start you wont be able to put it down and if you're new to the series don't start here because you have missed soooooo much character development, start with Magic Bites: A Kate Daniels Novel: 1 and enjoy the ride!
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Initial post: 1 Aug 2013 08:45:26 BDT
J. Robertson says:
Love to know how to got a kindle version in uk.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2013 17:23:00 BDT
I didn't, I got the paperback from Book Depository. They are far better at releasing imports on the release date than Amazon (it actually arrived on Saturday - 3 days early) . I didn't realise I was commenting on the Kindle page when I posted, but I was posting on the content rather than the format so I can live with that.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 15:43:55 BDT
It is available for kindle in the uk. I bought it, read it, loved it, and now I want to buy it as an audiobook. I love Renee Raudman's narration of this series.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 16:13:54 BDT
J. Robertson says:
Thanks. I have the kindle edition now also. But it was unavailable in this country until after its release in USA. I was checking amazon half a dozen times daily hoping it would be there before my hols. LOL
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 16:25:43 BDT
Cool, I hope you enjoyed it. If you haven't tried them, I really recommend the audible editions of this series. The narrator, Renee Raudman, is fantastic. I love this series and I've listened to it on my ipod too many times to count over the years.
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