author: Ilona Andrews
series: Kate Daniels #3.5
published: 17 May 2011
genre(s): fantasy, postapocalypse
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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.
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!
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