Monday 11 September 2017

Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7)

*Minor spoilers ahead!*

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…


Full length novel.

First person.

Yes. You need to read the others.

Happy for now.

Lots and lots... It's the Kate Daniels way!

What I Liked: 
6 books and multiple novellas have been building to this moment and it didn't disappoint! 
Roland finally arrives! 
Hugh is as deliciously twisted, sexy and evil as ever! 
We actually 'meet' Kate's grandmother!
The shit hits the fan and the world will never be the same again but OMG, it was awesome!
So much happens with the Guild, the People, the Pack... It was the business!

Magic Breaks brings lesser known characters to the forefront, such as Robert the Rat Alpha, and develops other known characters of lesser prominence such as Ghastek which was a refreshing change from the status quo, but fear not fans of the usual crew for they are still very much in existence.

This book was fast paced, even for a Kate Daniels novel, and it drives the story forward with major changes for several characters, not just Curran and Kate.

I'm so excited for what comes next!

What I Didn't Like: 
Roland's "I own the world" attitude. He's a complete prick and I disliked him as intensely as Kate did. I really hope that in future books someone stabs him in the eye, rips out his soul and cooks him on an eternal fire. 

Other Thoughts:
The world of Kate Daniels will never be the same! 
I don't know what's going to come next but I hope it works out for everyone for I really do love these characters, this series and this world! I'll be gutted when it all ends and I hope that when Kate's story concludes that other characters will pick up the world. (Derek? Hugh? Or even better, both!) 

“Do you know what most people have from their grandmother? A tea set. Or a quilt.” Curran smiled. “If your family had a quilt, it would be made out of chimera skin and stuffed with feathers from dead angels.” 


“You can’t blame me,” Ascanio said. “Anybody in my place would be concerned. You don’t even have a proper horse. You’re riding a mutant equine of unknown origin.”
“Don’t disrespect my donkey.” 


“My father knew he was a bastard. He was the venomous serpent in a bed of roses. Apparently, he didn't just acknowledge that fact, he beat people over the head with it. All that was missing was a neon sign that read EVIL AND CONFLICTED ABOUT IT with a flashing arrow pointing at his head.” 


“Fortune favors the brave,” I told her. It also kills the stupid, but I decided to keep that fact to myself.” 



  1. Replies
    1. Totally! I don't know why so many people, on GR, were grumpy about it.


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