Danyelle AKA Cowgirl’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Series: Seventh book
Length: 402 Pages-Ebook
The book was publish on July 29, 2014.
This is an urban fantasy book. Before this book, I didn’t know entirely what urban fantasy was. But after this book, I do understand it now. I have taste urban fantasy now. What is Urban Fantasy? It is set in the real world with some aspects of fantasy elements in it. Usually between humans and paranormal beings, other changes in city life, coexistence or conflict that happens between them. As I was reading this book, I was kind of skeptic about it. But when I ended the book, I like it. Then I read the next one. After that I decided that I better start at book one of series. This book is book eight. Why I started in the middle of the series cause I had a dream. All I remember about the dream was a lady in a red shirt with a white background. It was a book cover. I looked for a book that had that cover on it. And I found this book. I think something or God wanted me to read this book. So I did. That was back in July, 2018 when I had that dream and read the book. Don’t do what I did and start in the middle of the series. This is not a stand alone book. Start at book one, Magic Bites. I bought book one and have tried to read it but I can’t get into it. What stopped me was the Throne of Glass series a while ago.
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…
This book is fast paced with action, romance and heartbreak. I thought it was it good. The readers will see a side of Kate that they probably have not seen before. She has shake off the last remaining of her youth and embrace of who and what she became in order to save her beloved city. That’s because her boyfriend goes out of town. This book is dark, gritty and violence. I am surprised at myself cause I don’t do dark and violence books. Because this series is so dark that I don’t know if I will ever finish it. Maybe that’s why it’s taking me so long to read it. This book takes place after Magic Rises. I have not read that book yet.
Almost everybody knows why Kate is hiding and who she is. She has a very good reason to be hiding. Kate can be funny, trusting, and very loyal. I like how she was loyal and loving to Curran. They love each other very deeply. They very open to each other so they have no other versions of each other to who they sleep next to every night. Kate will do anything for the pack and does not believe that the pack will do anything for her.
Overall, it was a good book. I also read that old plot lines got wrapped up in this book, giving freedom for exploration. Many Kate Daniel’s fan had been waiting for this book. Illona Andrews has wrote a few more books after this book with her husband. Magic triumphs was the last book of the series. Her and her husband are a writing team. The plot kept you involved until the end with a great cast of characters.