Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose.

Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, officially, as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle - especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

When she's called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar on the border between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there's a new player in town. One who's been around for thousands of years - and rode to war at the side of Kate's father.

>This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Beast Lord, to handle. Because this time Kate will be taking on family...

Hot damn! I loved this book! I just finished it so I'm still in that post-awesome book shock mode and all so please forgive all the exclamation points, okay? Bleeds is the best of the four Kate Daniels novels, I do believe, and that's certainly high praise since all four are astoundingly good. Great plot with an even better payoff at the end, Magic Bleeds is urban fantasy at its best.

To finish...The best line in the book comes a little early, page 114:

"Who's diving for clams now, bitch?"

So good.

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