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Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twentysomething girls—with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird.…

After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isnt always welcome.

 

To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.

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"Andrews's delightful third Edge novel (after 2010's Bayou Moon) returns to the no-man's-land separating the twin planes of the Broken (our mundane world) and the Weird (an alternate, splintered America filled with feuding nations and magic). Against her better judgment, reformed grifter Audrey Callahan undertakes one last job, helping her family steal a valuable magical item. The theft's aftermath threatens to spark conflict between several Weird countries. Kaldar Mar, jack-of-all-trades and agent for Adrianglia's enigmatic Mirror organization, is the first to find Audrey, promptly enlisting her services in order to recover the artifact. With the vicious rival society known as the Hand closing in, the two must use every skill at their disposal: running cons, stealing, donning disguises, and fighting for their lives. The clash of personalities and quick wits fuels serious chemistry, resulting in an appealing blend of madcap caper, spy thriller, and romantic comedy. Agent: Nancy Yost." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost....

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, hes convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

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The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories…

After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…

About the Author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Andrew is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Andrew was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Andrew is still sore about that.) Together, Andrew and Ilona are the co-authors of the New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series and the romantic urban fantasy novels of The Edge. They currently reside in Portland, Oregon with their two children and numerous pets.

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Sandra K, June 9, 2013 (view all comments by Sandra K)
Don't know how good it is or isn't, haven't read it yet, but you've screwed up AGAIN. Does anyone doublecheck these descriptions before posting? The first synopsis you have listed is for Andrews 'Gunmetal Magic', not Fate's Edge. I'm assuming the second one is the correct synopsis.
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emmejo, April 4, 2013 (view all comments by emmejo)
Audrey is done being a thief, tired of using her magic to pick locks, and she is trying hard to live a normal life with an office-based job. But her family is still in the business, and still hassling her for her talent. When her brother gets into bigger than usual trouble she finally snaps and agrees to help her father with one final job in exchange for his never contacting her again. Of course, things don't go that smoothly, and soon she is corralling a motley group through a virtual war in an effort to grab her prize and go back to her law-abiding life.

I'd liked some of the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews, so I picked this up on bag day at the library booksale. It was a disappointing read. Perhaps it would have been better if I had started at the beginning of the series, but I tend to doubt it.

The authors just tried to do way too much in one book. Too many characters, too many POV changes, too many unfamiliar factions, too many info-dumps, too many plot elements to gracefully fit in the book, too many stilted flirting sessions. You get the picture.

Andrews solid writing is what prevented this book from scoring an even lower rating and what kept me reading until the end. It grounds the story just enough to make it readable.

Based on the couple reviews I've seen, the next one improves, so it may simply be an all-to-common case of the authors being unable to figure out how to organize the middle of their story and throwing everything out there in hopes some of it will work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441020867
Author:
Andrews, Ilona
Publisher:
Ace Books
Author:
Robson, Cecy
Author:
Hunter, Faith
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Novel of the Edge
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Andrews's delightful third Edge novel (after 2010's Bayou Moon) returns to the no-man's-land separating the twin planes of the Broken (our mundane world) and the Weird (an alternate, splintered America filled with feuding nations and magic). Against her better judgment, reformed grifter Audrey Callahan undertakes one last job, helping her family steal a valuable magical item. The theft's aftermath threatens to spark conflict between several Weird countries. Kaldar Mar, jack-of-all-trades and agent for Adrianglia's enigmatic Mirror organization, is the first to find Audrey, promptly enlisting her services in order to recover the artifact. With the vicious rival society known as the Hand closing in, the two must use every skill at their disposal: running cons, stealing, donning disguises, and fighting for their lives. The clash of personalities and quick wits fuels serious chemistry, resulting in an appealing blend of madcap caper, spy thriller, and romantic comedy. Agent: Nancy Yost." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost....

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, hes convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories…

After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…

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