Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Posted September 15, 2018 by Literati Lovers in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Magic Triumphs by Ilona AndrewsMagic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
Also by this author: Magic Rises, Clean Sweep, Magic Binds, Wildfire
Published by Penguin on August 28, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Urban, Romance, Paranormal, General, Action & Adventure
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698136823

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Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can't-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.

Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.

Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.

For her child.

For Atlanta.

For the world.

I keep hearing the Frank Sinatra song “My Way” as I type up this review of Magic Triumphs, the last of the Kate Daniels series; but luckily not the last of the world that was built by magic. The Andrews certainingly did it their way. They built a world where magic slammed into the modern one and took no prisoners. Where vampires were raving killing machines, who never sparkled. And the beasts of the world not only had bite they had true power.  Then there was Kate, daughter of a megalomaniac god, just trying to survive.  The problem with all this is now we are at an end, and like all great book so and authors the Andrews, built I world inhabited by characters I will always consider friends. The love story between Curran and Kate ranks as one of the best written in any book no matter the genre. They are on par with J.D. Robb’s Eve and Roarke. In fact the emotional commitments amongst the characters the Andrews’ have written ranks up with Rowlings and the Harry Potter series.  As always the Andrews’ have written a good urban fantasy adventure, that left me satisfied if not at times torn, as some key players are missing in action. The omission of these key players,  at times left me scratching my head.  Is this my favorite Kate Daniels book, no,  but it was a good wrap up to the series. Plus the epilogue left the door open for lots more of this world.  Hopefully not a time jump.

Goodbye my literary friends, until I meet we again in the pages of your books.


About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon 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. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

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