Wednesday, September 7, 2011
She agrees to help with a vampire issue, even though she knows she may be getting over her head- but she has no idea that the ramifications will be so far reaching. To complicate matters, her ward, Julie, has run away from boarding school again, and Curran is having some issues sharing power and responsibilities fair and square with her. Their relationship has certainly progressed in many positive ways, but between Kate's reluctance to accept responsibility for others, loner that she's always been, and Curran's reluctance to share his power, or even delegate, fireworks tend to fly.
This series is an engaging mix of action and adventure, mystery, and romance, with a nice dash of humor thrown in along the way. Each book continues to develop the characters and their relationships with each other, giving the series a welcome complexity that can sometimes be lacking in books of this genre. I continue to enjoy this series, and I always look forward to each new book. The Edge series is fun as well, but it does change focus from one character to another. Sometimes that's fine with me, but I do enjoy coming back to characters I've come to love and seeing where life will take them next.
Books in the Kate Daniels series:
1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
4. Magic Bleeds
5. Magic Slays
Magic Slays (#5 in the Kate Daniels series) by Ilona Andrews (Ace Books, 2011)