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Magic Rises

by Ilona Andrews

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Series: Kate Daniels (6)

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Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them?"no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack??s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there??s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can??t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute?"and they??ll pay him in medicine. With the young people??s survival and the Pack??s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer?"but they have little doubt that they??re heading straigh
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Wow. that series never gets boring. The authors always stay true to their previous standards. As a matter of fact, i think they even raise it a few notches. Action, fighting scenes, beautiful scenery, love and romance, drama and intrigue....Did i mention action and adventure as well as humor. I cant praise this series enough. I cant wait for the next one and i sure hope that the authors will have plenty more material for many more volumes. ( )
  Ivy_Skye | Apr 5, 2023 |
I was worried about this one. A library patron gave me a small spoiler before I started it and I ended up giving myself more spoilers by going home that night and poring over reviews. I ended up going into it a little prejudiced and with way too much information. Silly of me, but a testament to how invested in these characters I've become. So yeah, the series makes me a little obsessed.

It was the Lorelei storyline that had me all nervous. Storylines like that, when I really like the characters, drive me crazy. I was worried it was going to be there for the simple reason to manufacture relationship conflict, and I was fully prepared to be indignant. But in the end, I think it was really well done. I didn't enjoy it, but I don't think either Curran or Kate acted out of character. Although he only accomplished half of what he set out to do-there were still attempts on Kate's life. The only thing that frustrating charade yielded was the contract, which was still worth it, I suppose. And while it was always on Kate's mind, there was plenty more to the plot of this one, and it was nice to see a story set outside of Atlanta with something new at stake. The battles were super; I especially liked the sword fight with Hugh .

I will miss Aunt B. It made sense that they wouldn't all get out alive, given the power of the enemies they faced, but oh how sad!

This series just gets better and better, and I am not looking forward to the long wait for the next one. ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
The first time I read Magic Bites I didn't get why there were so many rave reviews. I mean it seemed pretty average. The world building was cool and Kate seemed alright but a bit standoffish. The romance between Kate and Crest was mediocre - it seemed like she didn't like him at all and it felt forced and awkward. The romance between her and Curran wasn't any better. It didn't make sense why he followed her home while he was on his date. I liked Derek and Ghastek was creepy. There was lots of snappy, witty dialogue and I had a few laughs - but I was just confused. It was good but it wasn't great.

Yeah - read the rest of the series. It gets SO MUCH BETTER. Kate stops being standoffish and starts letting people in. Derek becomes a total badass. Ghastek - well he's still pretty creepy. But also funny and kind and sweet when he wants to be. And Curran - I love him now. He is an absolute ass in this first book. But I forgot. He becomes everything you want in a love interest. There's a ton of new loveable characters; Julie, Andrea, Aunt Bea, Raphael, Barbaras. Some new evil ones; Hugh, Roland. So much action and adventure and intensity and laughs.

So do yourself a favour. Keep reading.


This one made me uneasy and anxious to read. Curran and Kate's lack of communication just irritated me and the whole thing with Lorelai made me angry. They were playing into Hugh's hands and it just vexed me. I was glad when this one was over. ( )
  funstm | Dec 1, 2022 |
I loved the reference to The Diamond Throne (The Elenium #1) by David Eddings....Wonder how many folks caught that. ( )
  Brian-B | Nov 30, 2022 |
I. Adore. This. Series. Another amazing installment. Fascinating, engaging, heartbreaking. New and unique settings and characters, intrigue, (rather gory) battles. Angst and drama (I knew that Curran wouldn't cheat but Kate forgave him for being a complete asshole waaaaay to easily!!!). I am already ready for the next one, please.(4.5 stars) ( )
  Rhiannon.Mistwalker | Aug 19, 2022 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. HTML:

Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them?"no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack??s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there??s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can??t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute?"and they??ll pay him in medicine. With the young people??s survival and the Pack??s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer?"but they have little doubt that they??re heading straigh

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