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Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5)


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ISBN13: 9780441020423
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No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there's trouble, former mercenary Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only 24 hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she'll find herself embroiled in a war that could destroy everything she holds dear. Magic Breaks (Ace) is the seventh installment in Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels urban fantasy series.


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Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she's still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be — now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate's mate.

So, when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it — fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price...


Kate Daniels has quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but starting her own business isn't easy when the Order starts disparaging her good name. And being the mate of the Beast Lord doesn't bring in the customers, either. So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead asks for help with a vampire, Kate jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, this is one case where Kate should have looked before she leapt.

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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MelHay, July 20, 2012 (view all comments by MelHay)
It's been two months since Kate's Aunt attack on the city. Before the crack of dawn Kate receives a phone call from Julie's school. She's run away, again, and now they agree since she doesn't want to be there they won't take her back, for her own safety. Curran believes Julie will be safe staying with them and with three hundred shafters ready to protect her, Kate has agreed but teaches Julie a little lesson in the way she comes home. Kate has opened Cutting Edge Investigations, only a month ago and no ones called to hire her thanks to The Order has been bad mouthed her name, just bills piling up. Even through the Pack is paying the bills, for a short time, she wants to stand on her own two feet. Her first call, Ghastek with a lose vampire heading her direction, the journeyman had fainted while navigating. Finally when the vampire is under control and Ghastek shows, he passes out himself, of all people to lose control. Something is up. Kate's second call, is Rene from the Red Guard, she was the woman at the guard of Midnight Games, wants to hire her to find her charge and his magical device that was taken from her protection. Even though no useful information is available to find this man, the twenty grand and an endorsement for Cutting Edge Investigation from the Red Guard convinces Kate to take the job. This man and his device could end up being very dangerous to Kate, all her friends and family, and even the whole magical city.

Even though this is two months later, I feel as we are right where we left off from Magic Bleeds. This book makes me smile on the first page, and so happy to see the fun jabs between Curran and Kate are not lost with the love they share.

Kate's family heritage is growing. She learns more of her mother through others here. I found it interesting what Kate learns from the witches.

Andrea is ever present in this book as well, and with her own personal issues. Andrea had left with Grendel, Kate's attack poodle which was in Andrea's care, after the fight with Kate's Aunt. But she's back, and been through a mess with The Order. Saiman is present for a scene as well. We get to see him in his true form, again, and learn of what Curran inflicted upon him after what happened in Magic Bleeds. Oh I am really enjoying Saiman, and his true form. Oh Julie...I love this girl. Kate is raising her to be one strong woman, and had taught her to fight. We get to see Julie and enjoy her humor for a few before we worry greatly for her.

This book didn't hit me as hard as Magic Bleeds. Magic Bleeds was one that hit me all at once with a high point that ran full throttle to the end, and I couldn't stop. Magic Slays was one that kept going. There was so many great scenes and so many different people being affected. Each scene was non-stop. This book was the high hit all the way through. No low. I eat up the action, the happenings, and worries like crazy. All from Andrea to Julie to Kate and Curran, the magic, death, the pack, family, and so many more!

This book has so many balls flying through the air and none are falling flat. One amazing read from the start to the finish.
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TheBooknerd, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by TheBooknerd)
This series is absolutely brilliant. Each book is better than the next, and the wait between is downright painful. If you haven't read this series -- or anything else by this author -- you're truly missing out.
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Jessica Hohenstein, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jessica Hohenstein)
This is the most recent book in a series written by a husband and wife team. I was hesitant about reading a book written by a duo but so far it only seems to make the text richer. It's part paranormal romance, part fantasy and part sci-fi. Yes, it is another bit of escapism but one that is well executed and inventive. I don’t want to say too much about this book because it will spoil the ones ahead of it. The series follows many well-developed characters as their lives unfold in the midst of a world overtaken by battling magic and tech waves. Oh, and of course there are vampires (the scary kind), wereanimals, witches, gods, and creatures yet to be determined. I’m having difficulties writing about the book because I can’t focus on it without explaining the entire series and it is a very rich series. Just read the series! It’s great and Magic Slays is the best yet.
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Product Details

Andrews, Ilona
Ace Books
Fantasy - General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Kate Daniels
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Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
6.86 x 4.44 x 0.93 in 0.34 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Kate Daniels has quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but starting her own business isn't easy when the Order starts disparaging her good name. And being the mate of the Beast Lord doesn't bring in the customers, either. So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead asks for help with a vampire, Kate jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, this is one case where Kate should have looked before she leapt.

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