Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Kate Daniels, Book 6

Synopsis: 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 straight into a trap…

Review: Wow this book is awesome, but it’s always the case for any Ilona Andrews book. It’s pretty terrible because once started we do not want to read everything at once because we know very well that the end will come too quickly. And this is the case here of course, whatever we want, it is impossible to put it down before finishing it. Some series fizzle with each new volume and others become more amazing. The Kate Daniels series is part of the last one. One of the best series I have had the opportunity to read and I recommend you, no, I order you to read it if you haven’t yet. I do not even understand how it is possible that the sales were not good in France to the point that they stop publishing it. It is really a sad news for all readers who can not read English.

We were waiting for this new volume for a long time, and it was completely up to my expectations. So many things are happening here, good ones as bad ones but what is certain is that there are also many surprises. Curran and Kate are invited to keep a young pregnant woman far from Atlanta where everyone dreams to kill her, starting with her own father. In fact, she bears two babies from two different fathers and the first one out will have the chance to recover the territory of her father. Saying “no” was tempting if the key wasn’t a cure known to prevent shapeshifters to become crazy. Kate and Curran don’t need more to accept the request even though they know it’s a trap. But they will not only travel alone and for our greatest pleasure, we also see Derek, Raphael, Aunt B., but also Andrea, our dear doctor and a few others. It was very pleasant to find them all in this volume.

Our small group is in a story that is totally beyond them and where everyone has a hidden idea. Taking care of a young pregnant woman is hard enough but when everyone tries to kill her and that the master of the house is none other than Hugh, Kate’s enemy, the problems are only beginning. And when some bodies are found mutilated and that some strange creatures are responsible, they must quickly understand what is happening.

This is a volume rich in adventures for Kate. I did not expect that at all. Her meeting with Hugh was a total surprise and I admit that I was curious to see what he was trying to do now that she was away from her people. And I confess that I was really surprised. This is a very intriguing and twisted character and yet he knows Kate and I look forward to a future meeting. But there is more and Kate will face many doubts about her private life and some things will not be pleasant to discover. Yet she will also allow us to learn more about her past and Roland’s and perhaps even change the situation for the rest of the story. We meet many new characters here, some much secret than they appear to be and I’m very intrigued to learn more about them. I also had many questions about Curran and his actions and even if we are convinced that there is a reason about his behavior, we aren’t sure. But as always it is a pleasure to follow our little couple and see them on a mission such as this one.

The end of the novel was impressive and I loved seeing what could happen. I admit that I was very surprised by the outcome of a character and I can not seem to realize that we won’t meet him/her again … But it’s up to you to discover what is really happening. It was a splendid volume and I admit that it’s always a treat to follow Kate. Once again I look forward to the release of the next novel to see what will happen.

A series that I recommend and re recommend! I’m sure you’ll love it!






24 thoughts on “Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

  1. I’m so happy you enjoyed this one. I have read only the first book in this series and I cannot wait to continue with it. I like that thing about couples! Darn, I need to read this asap! Great review, Melliane 🙂

  2. This book . . . just about killed me. Seriously. It physically HURT me to read it. And that is just further evidence of how amazing the Andrews are. Kate and Curran don’t feel like characters in a work of fiction. They feel like FAMILY. Aside from that whole situation, I also really enjoyed learning more about Hugh. I CANNOT wait for book 7. Great review, Melliane! I’m glad you love this series as much as I do 😉

  3. Yay! I love seeing your 5 feather rating! I need to get caught up on this series. I think I only read the first 4 books, I am behind! So very happy though to see it is still going strong.

  4. Okay- I haven’t read the series, but I’ll have to check them out! 🙂 Awh, such a shame they stopped publishing it though, and definitely for those who can’t speak/read English. Not fair at all. But, at least it was so good you didn’t want to put it down, and want to put it down at the same time so it doesn’t end, haha.

  5. I really want to read this series but it intimidates me quite a bit. But I don’t know, I’ve been in a reading slump lately and maybe starting a series will cure this. Great review!

  6. I can’t remember if I posted my review of this book yet or not. I know I wrote it… hmm, I’ll have to look. But yes, so enjoyed it! 🙂

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