Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Kate Daniels,  Book 8

Synopsis: After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

Review: As for each novel in the Kate Daniels series, I was waiting for Magic Shifts with impatient since the end of the previous volume. It must be said that every novel is always a delight to follow and to discover.

We thus find our hero, now separated from the Pack. This is a big change, and even if it is easier for Kate, Curran is struggling to return to a quieter life. Yet, with our heroine, nothing is ever really peaceful. While an army of ghouls is wandering appears in town and that nobody seems to know the reason of their presence, George comes home to ask for help. It seems that her companion, Eduardo, has disappeared and the pack does not really seem interested to save him. Our couple will then embark on a new investigation much more difficult than they thought. But as they come closer to the truth, they may realize that a new enemy is in town, and he seems much more powerful than they would have imagined.

I really liked the ideas of the authors here, including a new type of creature and I admit that I was quite surprised. It must be said that the authors keep us in the dark for a while before revealing the truth. But of course, we also have the presence of Roland and I admit that I’m really curious to understand what he really wants. And it’s true that even if we understand that he is interested in Kate and her family, it is difficult to really understand him. Moreover, this novel will help us to learn more about the mother of our heroine and the events following the escape of Voron. But that’s not all because, now separated from the Pack, Curran finds himself offered the reins of the Guild of Mercenaries and I admit that it was pretty funny to see how people were taking this decision. But I think what made me smile the most was to see Curran trying to adapt to a normal life that is perhaps not necessarily made for him and to see that although Jim is the new leader, all turn to our lion to solve their problems.

You can understand now that it is not necessarily an easy novel for Kate but we find here all the characters we know about with pleasure and as always, it is very difficult to put the book down until finishing it. Besides, if you have not already tried the series, I can only advise you to do it quickly. I’m sure you will love these colorful characters that will take you easily in their adventures and their lives.





37 thoughts on “Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

  1. They always challenge us and make us learn new things by introducing fresh mythology. I love the amount of research that goes into these books, and Ilona and Gordon’s sense of humor is simply amazing.

  2. Ahh! I can’t believe this is almost out. I had every intention of being caught up and I still have two more novels to listen to . I am so glad though that this meet your expectations. Sounds like this series is still blazing on strong.

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