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Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels Book 10) Kindle Edition
Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.
Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.
Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.
For her child.
For the world.
"A triumph on every level and a book readers won't soon forget! Andrews is truly a phenomenal storyteller!"--RT Book Reviews
Praise for Ilona Andrews and the #1 New York Times Bestselling Kate Daniels Novels
"Ilona Andrews's books are guaranteed good reads."--Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Kate is a great kick-ass heroine."--Locus
"One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy...Ilona Andrews delivers only the best."--Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author
"One of the best urban fantasy series ever written!"--RT Book Reviews
"Andrews's edgy series stands apart."--Library Journal
"Urban fantasy absolutely does not get much better than this."--SF Signal
"I can't think of another series so consistent, so well written, so full of wit and action and drama that always manages to give me exactly what I'm needing."--Fiction Vixen--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B074S38GG1
- Publisher : Ace (28 August 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2117 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 335 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 32,375 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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KATE DANIELS IS A MASTERPIECE OF URBAN FANTASY WRITING.
READ IT THIS BOOK NOW!!!
Seriously though, these two authors are a powerhouse of a writing duo. They bring to the urban fantasy genre a level of confidence and sophistication in their writing that is rarely seen. Their weapons knowledge and research prove to be extensive. And the different myths and religious facts from all over the world, that is peppered throughout this series, is myriad and, sometimes, surprising. Their characters are diverse and bold. Not only do you, as a reader, become attached to main characters, the side characters manage to worm their way into your feelings as well.
The world that Andrews has created in this series is extensive, complex and so real that it feels like it could be waiting outside my doorstep. They make the world building in their writing appear flawless and well thought out.
Magic Triumphs brings to a close this epic series. And as a finale, it managed to hit the nail on the head - for the most part. I love that we get to see many of the characters that have popped up during the series one last time. I didn’t like that it skipped so far ahead, now I know most of the books start a few months after the last one ended but Magic Triumph begins (properly) well over a year after the events of Magic Binds. I would of liked to have gotten a novella, at least, of the time during Kate’s pregnancy, I feel that this would of filled some of the gaps that appear due to the lapse in time.
The tension, dialogue, and banter throughout this book really brings home how good this series is. We get some epic fight scenes too which is in true Kate Daniels style. This is worth 5 stars easily, however, there was one major element to the ending that annoyed me. It felt rushed. We’ve had 9 books to hype the build up of the final showdown between Kate and Roland and when it happens, it’s neither dark enough nor long enough. Saying that, I can appreciate that it was a good way to end Roland’s dark presence over Kate (trying to be unspoilery), I just feel that it could of done with a few more chapters at the end to really tie everything up perfectly.
Every single book of this series is in my FAVOURITES folder. If you’re a fan of urban fantasy, love great writing and an epic series, and don’t mind a bit of blood and guts with some romance and comedy thrown in, then I highly recommend starting this series. Kate Daniels series DEFINITELY needs to be read in order.
I've come to love all the characters in this series - even Hugh (although I had already decided that I liked him after reading Iron and Magic). I never thought I would like Hugh, he was such a major douche in previous books. But I changed my mind - I blame Elara for that.
Conlan added so much to the story - I loved him, surely he has to pop up at some stage with his own series. PLEASE?? that would be amazing. Kate and Curran had me riveted to every page in this story, it was a great ending to such an amazing series.
My hope is that any other spin offs are just as humorous, electrifying, emotional, terrifying, uplifting, heart warming, suspenseful, intense....I could go on and on.
Read the series, you won’t be disappointed.
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I have faithfully followed the Kate Daniels series since stumbling on the first book on the new releases shelf of a by-gone book store many years ago. The writing team of Ilona and Gordan Andrews have crafted a series of such dynamic characters, thrilling action and side cracking humour that it is likely to spoil you for any other series.
Does it deliver? The answer is a resounding yes, while there is the odd anti climatic moment by and large this novel delivers and manages to brings things to a satisfying finish while leaving enough open ended that this doesn’t mean the end of the KD universe.
It’s bittersweet while on the one hand I am delighted to say the authors more or less stick the landing a difficult feat for any series let alone that has become such a sprawling endeavor with a passionate fan base.
I will not spoil and at this stage anyone coming to book ten will know the stories and background anyway I will say on the bitter end of things that in the genre of urban fantasy only 2 other authors deal with the topic of family at the level of Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs in the mercy Thompson series dealing with themes of pack and of the family you make yourself and ml Brennan who in the generation v series posits what it is to be ( more or less ) a decent normal human in a family of monsters who all nevertheless love each other. Ilona in the KD series does both examining the bonds between outcasts and misfits and of the bonds of family of being a monster in a family of monsters and why that doesn’t stop people from loving each other.
When I started reading this series so long ago I didn’t know the journey I would take following one damaged social misfit of a merc on her quest for vengeance and how I would watch that shift and change over time and become a story about friends and family standing up for and against each other I have been thrilled to take this journey and I hope so have you.
Kate has become herself and nothing less. She is not what her surrogate father designed her to be; not what her blood father destined on her skin before she was even born; not what Atlanta, the land she claimed, urges her to symbolise; not even what her husband and son are trying to protect. For that and many other reasons, the readers who have grown up alongside Kate (and all of us have) owe her kinship.
She saves the day, as usual- and we get appearances by almost everyone in her life, without it seeming in any way overcrowded (this is Ilona Andrews we’re talking about, the writing is flawless and then some!). Closure and resolution are of course the words of the day, but it will be achieved in surprising ways. Not everyone is happy, but everyone is at peace.
Including the reader.
Thank you Kate, I love you and I will come and visit you often, my friend.