2.7.2017 | Tuesday

Magic Mourns

category: Book Reviews

Magic Mournstitle: Magic Mourns
author: Ilona Andrews
series: Kate Daniels #3.5
published: 17 May 2011
publisher: Penguin
genre(s): fantasy, postapocalypse
pages: 77
source: bought
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | Goodreads

rating: four-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

Andrea Nash of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid - with an assist from her friend, Kate Daniels - tries to figure out why the giant three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades is sniffing around Atlanta.

my review

Magic Mourns is a companion novella in the Kate Daniels series.  This one tells the story of Andrea Nash, Kate’s best friend and a Knight of the Order.

Although Kate is in the book, this story is almost exclusively about Andrea.  While it is possible to enjoy the series without reading this, I personally liked learning more about Andrea.

Andrea’s history is not a happy one, but it goes a long way to explaining who she is as an adult.  She is a woman who feels like she has to prove herself each and every day.  And while her reasons might not be your typical ones, I think it is a response that many women can understand.

There is also quite a bit more romance than in the other books.  But perhaps romance is the wrong word.  Romance among shifters can be a combination of stalking, violence, dysfunction, and love.  Oh, to be a shifter…!

This is a short read, but it a good one.  I enjoyed Andrea’s story!

About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team.

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.

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

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