Magic Burns Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1 2008
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"Fans of urban fantasy will delight in Ilona Andrews' alternate-universe Atlanta." -FRESH FICTION
About the Author
Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together, they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban-fantasy series, including Magic Rises, Magic Slays, and Magic Bleeds and the romantic urban-fantasy novels of the Edge, including Steel's Edge, Fate's Edge, and Bayou Moon. They currently reside in Texas with their two children and numerous pets.See all Product Description
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Illona Andrews has created a world that has a unique spin on old tropes. Were's AREN'T trapped as either mindless animals or tormented humans -- they live by a code to control their instincts. Vampires AREN'T sex on the hoof -- they are undead 'driven' by necromancers & magic hasn't decided if it's staying or not. Every so often technology dies as magic 'flares' out into the world - causing havoc as creatures spawn & others are summoned by humans looking for an easy road to power.
The safety of the populace is in the hands of the cops (if it isn't magical), the mercenary guild (if you can afford it) or the Knights (who do what they deem 'right' whether or not you agree).
To read a sample find Illona's webpage -- you won't regret it!!
This series takes place in the future in a world that is devastated by waves of magic followed by Tech waves. In the magic waves magical things can be done. In the Tech wave technology ( cars, electricity etc.) Work again. Also, these waves have varying degrees of strength.
Anyways Kate is basically an investigator for official order departments as well as a P.I. I don't like giving away plot details in reviews and would rather let the reader discover that for themselves.
These books are very well written and action oriented. That said the characters say kind leave an impression on the readers. Kate is feisty, irreverent,physical and yet has a strong moral centre. She's a kick ass hero of the first degree.
Buy this book and this series. I think the book could be read as a stand alone as their is some explanatory paragraphs here and there but it is, naturally, best to read each book in order.
4 1/2 out of 5. Great series.
Another amazing installment in this urban fantasy that’s slowly climbing its way on my favorite series list. Kate is such a great heroine. She’s got spunk, she’s though and she’s got a big heart. She’s a no non-sense girl that somehow always finds herself in the worst positions possible, and manages to finish on top. I really like her attitude and her lines are at time funny, sometimes sarcastic and less often, but no less important, very touching. I really liked every moment of this second book and I hope she won’t be as lonely in the future. I liked witnessing her mom instincts kicking in with Julie and I hope we will see more of the girl in the future!
Curran, oh Curran, my only complaint is that there wasn’t enough of him. I really love this lion and his attitude. His simple yet magnificent way of showing Kate his interest and two scenes particularly rocked my world. When they fought at about 70% of the book I wanted to get my poms-poms out and do a little cheer dance and the very end when he brew coffee for her, *AAAAAAAwwwwwwwwwwwwww* too cute for words. This is promising, and god I can’t wait for more!
The actions was once again quite satisfying but i have to confess I had a hard time keeping track of all the mythology involved. There were just so many myths blending together that my sleepless brain just couldn’t handle it lol It didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the novel though, so all is well. On the plus side, the characterization was a smooth ride this time around.Read more ›
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I've enjoyed every book in the series. Great writing and interesting stories. I'm really looking forward to the next one.Published on June 12 2014 by CAT