Series: Kate Daniels #7
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Published by Recorded Books on 07-29-14
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
Audio | Goodreads
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…
As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.
As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…
I went into MAGIC BREAKS thinking it was going to be an adrenaline filled, bloody fast pace ride. But…I’ve never listened to a book in the Kate Daniels series where I wanted to speed it up because I thought a scene or two was really slow.
The part where Kate was misplaced for a time. I thought it went on too long. I was bored.
All that build up View Spoiler » for a big battle between Kate and her dad and nothing happened. Seriously, Kate has spent her whole life in hiding and fear of her father knowing that she had to get strong with her magic because when they finally meet it was going to be a battle to the death.
When all we got was two scenes of tension between them and then a father that wanted to know his child. Sure Roland is scary. But at the end he wants to be in Kate’s life as her father. I guess we’ll have to wait to see how that goes. There could still be a great battle in the end. « Hide Spoiler
But other than that really slow moment in time and what I talked about in the above spoiler the book was great. But because of those to issues I had to give it a 3.5 rating instead of a 4.
My favorite parts of the book was when View Spoiler » Kate killed that bitch that killed Aunt Bea. She cut her up good. And when Curran walked away from the Keep and the Pack to be with Kate. That’s a true partner. Like he said, she gave up things to be with him and now it was his turn. SWOON! « Hide Spoiler
Since MAGIC BREAKS reads as the last in the series, which it’s not (there is a warning about this in the beginning) it’s only the end of this story arc. I can’t wait to see what the new story arc will be about. Especially since Kate and Curran’s life has change so much at the end. It will be interesting to see what MAGIC SHIFTS brings us.
But until then I have other Ilona Andrews books (The Edge series, BURN FOR ME, SWEEP IN PEACE) to keep me busy until then.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).