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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Review: MAGIC BREAKS

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Book 7 of the Kate Daniels series
Genre: urban fantasy

About Magic Breaks:
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe — especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…
Source: Info in the About Magic Breaks was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12119529-untitled on 31/10/2013.

Roman and his magic stick.
Art By: Beardy
My Thoughts:
The beautiful Beardy drew Roman with his magic stick for us!! Isn't she just absolutely marvelous?! Okey, so I am sooo a Kate Daniels rabid fan that I dig anything Kate Daniels, but that doens't mean that this artwork is any less beautiful just because I'm crazy. Crazy or not, I could still see the little holes in this book though. And there are a few little loose ends that didn't get quite tied up neatly. Like for example, it was never really said if Gene Monroe was Hugh d'Ambray's lockey or not. And then there is the ending. Of course it might be the most favourable outcome. However, I still feel that it is kind of anti-climatic. Maybe my expectation bar has been raised so high after waiting for so long that it is just not possible to meet anymore. So I got a bit disappointed. However, it cannot overshadow the fact that this series is such a wonderful read! And the fact that Ilona Andrews' story telling quality is masterful!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 5
Pace = 5
Plot = 4.5

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries


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2 comments:

Librarian Lavender said...

I can't wait to read this book! I'm a big fan of the series ever since the first book came out. It's true everyone's expectations are sky high now, mine as well...

Blodeuedd said...

DYING to read this one

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