Magic Mourns

Posted 7 February 2017 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Magic MournsMagic Mourns by Ilona Andrews
Published by Penguin
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Series: Kate Daniels #3.5
Genres: fantasy, post-apocalypse
Pages: 77
Source: bought
Format: eBook
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FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from bought in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

from the back cover

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…!

Overall

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

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: 4

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.

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