Magic Triumphs

Magic Triumphs

Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can't-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart,...

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Title:Magic Triumphs
Author:Ilona Andrews
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Magic Triumphs Reviews

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    WHAT AN ENDING TO A SERIES

    Anne and I both read Magic Triumphs and also listened to the audio version. I was on the beta team. Anne was fortunate to get an eARC and we both received the audio for review. It is hard to do such an amazing book justice. I've said many times how it is my favorite series. So we decided to try to answer some questions for you (without spoilers).

    1. If you could give people your reasons for reading the Kate Daniels series

    WHAT AN ENDING TO A SERIES

    Anne and I both read Magic Triumphs and also listened to the audio version. I was on the beta team. Anne was fortunate to get an eARC and we both received the audio for review. It is hard to do such an amazing book justice. I've said many times how it is my favorite series. So we decided to try to answer some questions for you (without spoilers).

    1. If you could give people your reasons for reading the Kate Daniels series, what would you tell them?

    How much time do you have? Getting right to the point, though, I love the action, the mythology of the world-building and the "villains", the amazing growth and development of the characters, the touch of romance, the smart battles, Kate's compassion for others, her collection of allies (even ones who don't like her or believe her) and the humor. Reading the Kate Daniels series is fascinating, exciting and an emotional journey.

    Kate Daniels is a book series I totally push into everyone's hands. I almost feel a little pushy about it but console myself that they will thank me later. Kate's a strong woman with a very clear morale code and she sticks to it. I love that she is who she is and for the most part is really comfortable with that, plus she has a sword and kicks some ass. Even though Kate is so awesome (she is my spirit animal) the real magic in these books comes with the supporting cast of characters. The humor they add to the story and the relationships Kate build make ending the series bittersweet. Plus the cool Magic/Technology tides world is just amazing.

    2. Name 2 characters in the series you love and why? Name a character you don't like and why?

    Two??? How can I only pick two? It is almost impossible as it is hard for me to think of characters I don't like. Even the ones I hate I love. There are characters I love for the comic relief and others I love for their devotion to Kate.Okay *deep breathe* I love Curran, to be sure, but besides him I really love Kate's BFF Andrea. They are what true great friends should be. Andrea calls Kate on her bullshit but would still back her up against anything. If either of them needed anything the other would drop everything to be their for them.

    The other character I'm completely obsessed with is Derek. I've loved him since he made Julie a metal rose and threatened Red. He is totally in Kate's corner. That guy will always have her back and protect her and anything she loves with his life, no questions asked. He is like a best friend and a son all rolled into one and I love how simple life is to him when it comes to Kate and Curran.

    Gah...I love them all. Even the villains I love hating. Voron maybe, I'm super mad at what his plans for Kate were. While I love how he trained her to help her be the person she is in this series, I really hate how he planned to use her for some kind of revenge.

    I love them all! I'm going to highlight Christopher because he is so smart, so broken and so devoted to Kate. She saves him, as she does so many, and then they become part of her life and circle of allies. Another one is Ghastek. He fascinates me, although his motivations are rather transparent. He has such a hard time with Kate for many reasons, but their interactions always make me laugh. He is skilled but it is so easy to tease him.

    I don't like Jim, at least how he treats Kate. He can be an asshole who uses Kate for his own purposes when he needs her but offers no support or loyalty unless he must. But he is our asshole, as they say.

    3. Did you think Ilona Andrew would be able to do a series finale which would be amazing?

    Yes. I have complete faith in Ilona Andrews. They never disappoint. Magic Triumphs is amazing!

    I get nervous anytime a series I love is ending. I mean I've read a few where the last book totally ruined the magic for me. But in IA I Trust. I knew they could do it. For one, they had a clear plan of when the series would end instead of just popping out more books just because they could. It almost feels natural that this is where the story went. That said, I was a little worried Kate being a new mom was totally going to hijack everything and I'd loose interest in the story. *Pfft* I was so wrong -Momma bear Kate is even better.

    4. Does Magic Triumphs meet your expectations for a series finale?

    OMG yes!!! This has everything in it I've come to expect from the Kate Daniels series. It has humor and heart, action and substance, good moments and hard moments. Magic Triumphs is Triumphant!

    I completely agree with Robin. Magic Triumphs is everything I wanted and expected.

    5. What do you like best about Magic Triumphs (without spoilers)?

    I feel like I say the same things over and over. Nothing beats great world-building, amazing characters who grow and develop, intelligent plots, action, and the emotional savvy of compassion, courage and caring brought to each book in this series. Humor is the crowning jewel. I also feel the wrapping up of various plot lines was ingenious. It was done in a way they could keep their moral integrity.

    Momma Bear Kate! I totally loved how, having a child, she had some of the same first time parent issues everyone has. All the worries and concerns of a new parent but then she has to contend with Roland coming for her. I thought it was so well done and added to the story instead of sidetracking it.

    6. How do you feel about the series ending?

    Bittersweet for sure. I'm so happy they ended it well and before the series became stale. I think this series is still at the top of its game and so it is ending at a high. I'm just sad because I love this world and the characters in it, I don't want to say goodbye completely. I'm really hoping *crosses fingers and bribes Ilona with yards of yarn* Ilona and Gordon revisit the world and want to write more stories in it. We get more Hugh/Elara stories and I'm really excited about that, for sure, but I really hope Julie and Derek get their own series eventually. I'm holding out hope inspiration will hit after they've written some other things and Ilona Andrews will want to come back to the Kate Daniels world too.

    I'm surprisingly not sad. I know I can go back and reread these amazing characters and stories any time, and I'll always learn and find new details. Because Ilona Andrews did it right and ended it perfectly. Plus we still have Hugh in the Iron Covenant series, and probably Derek and Julie, Grey Wolf series stories. There might even be some novellas or Conlan stories! I'm also excited to read other series and new ones by Ilona Andrews.

    I Laughed...so many times

    I was emotional, a lot

    I was stumped on occasion

    I loved every minute of reading it

    I was blown away by the ending

    This was everything and wanted it to be and so much more. The Andrews have done it again and surpassed every expectation I had. This was better than I hoped for and my hopes were HIGH

    I always go into the last book of a series with a lot of trepidation. For one I’ve had entire series that I love ruined by the last book of the series and so it is always a bit nerve wracking. But in Ilona Andrews I should have trusted and known that they would do their readers proud and end the series with everything I as a reader have come to expect from them.

    .

    But Conlan is a cute kid and does great stuff and uptight overprotective momma-bear Kate is hilarious. I think having the kid actually increased the enjoyability of the story instead of detracting form it.

    Don’t look at me like that. I know that it is Urban Fantay. But you know what I mean, Curran and Kate being indestructible. But there is real fear for them in this without thinking that no biggie they can’t be killed. I had some genuine fear for the characters in this and no not everyone will make it to the end.

    You know how it is…all this build up for books and books and then poof we win, you lose and lets’ go get cake. But the plot was great and I loved how this ended. But the ending was worth it. The journey is definitely the best part but the ending did justice to the entire series and I’m so happy with it all. Well maybe there is one thing I’m unsure of but I’m thinking spin off series one day so totally fine with it.

  • Steven

    OH NO. It's over. The series is over. *dies*

    *remembers two more Hughs and potential same world books and kind of perks up a little tiny bit*

    *throws temper tantrum*

    Review to come on release date. And if you thought there was even a chance this would get less than five stars, you're delusional. ALL THE STARS.

    NOTE: READING IRON AND MAGIC BEFORE READING MAGIC TRIUMPHS IS REQUIRED. DO IT. DON'T SKIP IT.

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    Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest

    OH NO. It's over. The series is over. *dies*

    *remembers two more Hughs and potential same world books and kind of perks up a little tiny bit*

    *throws temper tantrum*

    Review to come on release date. And if you thought there was even a chance this would get less than five stars, you're delusional. ALL THE STARS.

    NOTE: READING IRON AND MAGIC BEFORE READING MAGIC TRIUMPHS IS REQUIRED. DO IT. DON'T SKIP IT.

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    Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review... I think. I mean, to be fair, it kind of means the series ended sooner for me than it should have... but yes, I definitely appreciate being trusted with an ARC of the final book of one of the best UF series of all time.

    I don't even know where to begin to process my feelings, and I can't say too much without giving away spoilers.

    Conlan - Yes. All the yeses. The way he is written is fantastic and funny and adorable. Bring on the teenage Conlan/older Julie spinoff, please.

    Kate and Curran - plenty of their famous banter, some sexy times, lots of depending on each other, and proof that they are definitely "OTP."

    Atlanta - We get to see so many characters in this one and I love it. Pretty much everyone we've ever met of any importance at least gets an appearance, and not a single one of them felt like a cameo just for a cameo. All felt like they progressed the story or helped Kate or pushed the narrative in some way or another.

    Violence and Magic - lots, duh.

    Iron - Read Iron and Magic before you read this. Just saying. Trust me. It's a great book anyways, but you need to. NEED TO. Thank goodness we have two more Hugh books.

    The Villains - not exactly what you're thinking. Great surprises when you think the book will ONLY be about Roland. Nope. Lots of shit going on, of course, because that's when Kate thrives -- in the chaos and stress of EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE.

    Future Spinoffs - Yes, give me more. Ilona has mentioned more set in this world. I would love a Julie spinoff, especially after the finale of this book. She has aged into a smart, wise, powerful young woman.

    Thank you, Ilona, for this series, for this world, for the time I've spent there (and will spend in future rereads). You are truly talented.

    Now, excuse me while I go weep uncontrollably that this amazing series has reached its finale.

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more

    It’s been a fun ride, Kate. I know we’ll see other again, but it won’t be the same. You’ve fought your battles, and now you’re letting someone else pick up the torch. Enjoy the peace and quiet. You’ve earned it.

    Full RTC.

    BUT. Know this—it’s everything you could possibly wish for it to be.

    B/c why? B/c CURRENTLY READING. *flails* *moonwalks* *booty shakes*

    It’s been a fun ride, Kate. I know we’ll see other again, but it won’t be the same. You’ve fought your battles, and now you’re letting someone else pick up the torch. Enjoy the peace and quiet. You’ve earned it.

    Full RTC.

    BUT. Know this—it’s everything you could possibly wish for it to be.

    B/c why? B/c CURRENTLY READING. *flails* *moonwalks* *booty shakes*

  • Jilly

    The book series that has been my favorite thing ever written on paper has come to an end. I feel so empty inside now. I'll just fill that emptiness with ice cream and booze. Pretty much my prescription for anything that ails ya.

    Try this at home kids!

    This book hasn't been out for very long, so I will just give general quotes to prove its awesomeness. It's basically overflowing with awesomeness. Like spewing it all over the place. Much like you will be doing if you take my ice cream and booze day

    The book series that has been my favorite thing ever written on paper has come to an end. I feel so empty inside now. I'll just fill that emptiness with ice cream and booze. Pretty much my prescription for anything that ails ya.

    Try this at home kids!

    This book hasn't been out for very long, so I will just give general quotes to prove its awesomeness. It's basically overflowing with awesomeness. Like spewing it all over the place. Much like you will be doing if you take my ice cream and booze day-drinking advice.

    Here are some quotes:

    The good news is that there are plenty of storylines left open to be able to do spin-off series'. I want Julie & Derek to have one for sure. *Fingers crossed*

  • Anne

    But the good news is that it's a pretty nice last installment in a much-beloved series.

    I think most fans will be happy with the way everything turned out for the characters, and

    looking forward to any and all spin-offs that team Andrews comes up with from this world.

    Ok, like every series ending, this is almost less about the Big Battle with Roland and some mysterious new foe, and more about ty

    But the good news is that it's a pretty nice last installment in a much-beloved series.

    I think most fans will be happy with the way everything turned out for the characters, and

    looking forward to any and all spin-offs that team Andrews comes up with from this world.

    Ok, like every series ending, this is almost less about the Big Battle with Roland and some mysterious new foe, and more about tying up all the loose ends and giving our favorite characters a proper send off. And in that way, I think

    does a fantastic job bringing everyone together for a final goodbye to Kate and Curran.

    One of the highlights of this was Hugh and Elara. And if you haven't yet read their book,

    , then I suggest you do that immediately. You don't strictly

    but it will make a lot of what happens in this one a bit clearer. AND you'll be able to nod knowingly along to things that Kate and the rest of the gang are still scratching their heads about.

    Ok. I know I'm probably going to get crucified for saying this, but I

    disliked Kate and Curran's kid, Conlan.

    He was extremely annoying to me, even for a toddler. He just kind of ran wild, doing whatever he wanted, and everyone cooed over him because he was the Chosen One.

    Letting your kid run away, growl, bite, and/or slap at people isn't cute. I don't give a shit if they're a magical being or not.

    And worse, Kate was this weird version of a helicopter parent. I mean, I get what they were going for, but it just came across as a stupid parody of what a first-time parent would look like.

    Taking him to Dr. Doolittle because he sneezed is beyond silly.

    The rest of her reactions were normal, though.

    Plus he was so

    powered it was ridiculous.

    And speaking of OP characters, Curran's new power set was bit much for me. I still don't understand how the hell all of that worked out.

    For the most part, though? I was very satisfied with the way everything came full circle, and I love that it looks like this isn't the end of the road for the other characters. This isn't my favorite book in the series, but I also understand that there was really no way to make the ending

    ...especially since all the fans have their own version of what

    entail. The Andrews have done a fantastic job throughout this entire run and have created characters and a world that will remain one of my favorites forever.

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  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    A

    once said:

    I can’t remember this

    author’s name, unfortunately

    , but one thing’s for sure: those 18th century folks really had

    (IBT™). Too bad their being somewhat dead prevent

    A

    once said:

    I can’t remember this

    author’s name, unfortunately

    , but one thing’s for sure: those 18th century folks really had

    (IBT™). Too bad their being somewhat dead prevented them from reading this last instalment in the series. Life really sucks sometimes. Hmmm…I wonder what sucks more, come to think of it: being a little dead and

    , or being vaguely alive, having read it and therefore

    . Sounds like we’re all

    , if you ask me. But I ever so slightly digress.

    . This book. The Last One. The Final One. The One That Shall Be Followed By No Other. Ever. Not At Any Point In The Entirety Of Our Entire Lives.

    .

    , so this book

    is probably

    the Authorlords have ever written. “Why,” you kindly ask?

    :

    .

    . Haha. Ha. Hahahahaha. And also, HA. The lines/dialogues/banter/whatever in this book are some of the

    (and even hilariousest, imagine that!) in the series. I actually laughed my shapely exoskeleton off several times while reading the book. I kid you not.

    ③ Deliciously

    abounds. The sense of impending doom is strong in this one, my Little Barnacles. Which is slightly delicious. And also a little nerve-wracking. Sometimes.

    ④ It features

    ever. Seeing Kate chop-chop-chopping and slice-slice-slicing away has been one of the major highlights of my reading life these last few years, but this! THIS! This was

    , and, mark my words, shall not be outdone for centuries to come. Except maybe by the Andrews. Who will obviously still be writing books four hundred years from now.

    . And quite fantastically at that. Also, most of the slightly awesome characters that have crossed Kate’s path at some point in the series

    in this final instalment. Well except from Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler (not the character’s real name, in case you were wondering), whose absence pissed me off a teensy little bit. But more on that later.

    . So. Immutable law of the universe #1: kids and teenagers in books tend to either bore me to death and back, or annoy the fish out of me. They have also been known to

    in me once in a while.

    . The Andrews have sold their souls to the devil in exchange for

    (SMSWS™), ergo I 💕lurves💕 all their kids. And they are all MINE. Obviously. And safely locked up in the kindergarten section of my High Security Harem.

    , from The Edge,

    from Innkeeper Chronicles,

    from Hidden Legacy…and now also

    , because duh. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have such a

    of their own? Even one of the greatest philosophers of our time (one Robert Lonesco) is known to have said

    when meeting the

    gentle babe for the first time. So

    and stuff!

    (RYGAS™): the woman known as

    .

    .

    (aka R⁴). Gifts from socially awkward horticulturalists.

    . Fire calls to Dear Daddy. Desandra.

    (I must talk to

    about this). Ghastek (aka the Fearless Leader).

    ! Christopher.

    Vamps and sunblock. Hugh & Elara.

    . Enormous, pissed-off pigs. Teddy Jo.

    Auntie Rowena. Highly nourishing human soup. Noah at the Casino Help Desk.

    Abnormally large glowing wolves.

    .

    Nutrient values of cookies vs raw mice.

    . Awesome stuff. More awesome stuff.

    I could mention but if I did we’d still be here 250 years from now and I have

    things to do and

    places to go, so I won’t. Besides, if I talk about all the

    (UYS™) now, what will I talk about in the crappy non-review for my twentieth reread of the book, I ask you? So QED and stuff.

    .

    . All this ↑↑ was positively

    and generally

    and wonderfully

    and the

    to this perfect series and stuff, BUT.

    . Sigh. It was okay, but I expected SO much more from it. More

    stuff.

    stuff.

    stuff. More

    stuff. More

    stuff. Unfortunately, the ending was not nearly as momentous and thrilling as I thought it would be. It felt

    and

    , and gave me the impression the book had been cut short somehow. I’m pretty fairly sure and almost nearly certain that

    would have turned Magic Triumphs into the most satisfying conclusion to a series in the history of

    . Then again, what do I know? I am naught but an ungrateful, miserable little shrimp, after all.

    , I’m pretty sure my fascinating ramblings haven’t yet bored you to death, so let’s now expand and analyze, shall we?

    and stuff, this is still an

    . And Kate Daniels still and forever will be

    . The world. The characters. The humor. The incredibly researched historical/cultural background. The action. The magic. The creatures. The cut-cut-cut, slice-slice-slice.

    . I don’t even know why other authors even bother writing UF series anymore. It’s a total waste of time, if you ask me.

    . It’s the series you can reread 11,000 times (and a half) without ever

    . It’s the series you can reread 11,000 times (and a half) and still fangirl like a 13-year-old maniac on crack everytime you read the words “

    .” It’s the series you can reread 11,000 times (and a half) and still

    you hadn’t noticed before. It’s the series you can reread 11,000 times (and a half) and still want to

    every single time she makes an appearance. It’s the series you can reread 11,000 times (and a half) and still feel like the Andrews

    . And to think it all started with

    if you will please excuse me,

    .

    I want to be Kate Daniels when I grow up. Just so I can say

    to anyone who slightly pisses me off.

    The Dove and Chick are secure. I repeat, the Dove and Chick are secure.

    :

    ★★★★★

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    [

    ]

    . Yes, I did just rate an instalment in the

    (MGUFSoAT™) less than

    5 stars. Yes, this is

    indeed. But fear not, for all is not lost. Pretty sure I'll end up rating the book

    (give or take a star or two) by the time I reread it for the

    and stuff.

    Full

    (FMIAFIHSCNR™) to come.

    It's the ending that did it. Or rather didn't do it. All shall be explained. In due time and stuff.

    : only ONE WEEK to go!!!!!!!

    for those

    very lucky barnacles who have already read the book.

    for those who want to

    express disappointment because the series is over.

    :

    . AVAILABLE.

    . NOW. BRB DEAD AND STUFF.

    :

    time! Gotta love

    hahahaha.

    : the publishing date has been

    to

    ! Shock! Outrage! Dismay!

    !

    the Book Devouring Horde, Ilona

    revealed a

    :

    : it's available for

    !!!!

    : Kate. Curran. A bed. Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler. Redacted in the driveway. A mysterious blond woman...It's

    !!!!!!!!!

    :

    !!!!!!!!! My favorite

    is finally back!!!!!!!

    : these

    tiny

    are going to kill me with cute one of these days. And I don't even like disgusting little kids, for shrimp's sake! This is outrageous!

    P.S. I want a fire truck with an enchanted water engine and stuff.

    : it's

    (GNSD™)!!!

    :

    !!! Let's dance!!!

    : a very

    to you!

    : it's official, the Andrews are trying to kill us with

    (CCO™) ►►

    : all hail the

    (HFSoUW™)!!!

    : it's

    (SST™)! And after reading it, I can tell you this:

    ! Poof! Gone!

    !

    : we have a cover!!!!!!!

    : Ilona posts a

    (SWS™) on the blog and all of a sudden chihuahuas start channeling Carmen Miranda. That's the

    (SSKDE™) for you.

    : a

    (MWMS™)? Yes, please.

    : should you click on this

    , there is a slight chance you might stumble upon a

    for this insignificant book absolutely NO ONE is impatiently waiting for.

    : we have a title!!!!!!!!!!!!

    : we have a release date!!!!

    it is!!! Don't scream and faint, my Little Barnacles! The more we will wait, the better the book will be!!! Read about it

    !

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    ★★★

    Friends, I promise you, no one wanted to love this book more than me. I have been reading this series for what feels like close to a decade. And this will always be a series that I will cherish and keep close to my heart forever. But sadly, this final book just fell a little flat for me.

    For those of you who do not know what this series is about, this is a ten book urban and paranormal romance series about a mercenary named Kate Daniels who will do anything to keep Atlanta safe. This Atlanta feels very much post-apocalyptic, and magic waves come and go along with paranormal creatures that sometimes choose to do bad things. Kate is human, but she has teamed up with the animal shifters, the vampires, the witches, and more to help defend Atlanta from everything that is seeking to destroy it.

    And in

    something that is much bigger, and much worse, than anything Kate and her friends have ever encountered before, is trying to take over not only Atlanta, but the entire world.

    This review will not have spoilers for

    but it will briefly talk about things that have happened throughout the other nine novels leading up to this final conclusion. So,

    !

    I will also give a caveat and say that I did not read

    this June, upon release. I just couldn’t fit it in my TBR, because this summer has been so busy for me with work. But I have always loved Hugh d’Ambray, and plan to pick it up one day. I will tell people that you should for sure read

    first, because I was spoiled to something rather large at the end of this book, but it didn’t make it so I couldn’t understand or appreciate what was going on.

    Though sadly, I feel like nothing really happened in

    until Hugh showed up at the ~70% mark. The previous ~200 pages? It honestly felt like a constant pattern of someone threatening Kate’s child, Kate getting upset, Kate killing whatever the threat is. Rinse and repeat for infinity, apparently. The “real action” literally was just jam packed quickly into the end, and even though I enjoyed it, I just wanted so much more at that point. And not in the good way of wanting so much more.

    And yes, one of my favorite parts of this book was finally seeing Kate and Curran start to build their well-deserved happily ever after. And seeing Kate fully step into the role of motherhood, even though she has done a wonderful job transitioning thanks to Julie. Conlan is the cutest baby to ever be written in literature, and I was always giggling way too hard at the things he did or feeling completely and utterly heart warmed at the things he did.

    I will say that I loved the epilogue. I think it is easily the strongest point of this book, ironically enough, and I feel like Ilona Andrews is really setting up for something that is going to be really amazing. Oh, and I truly believe that Roland is one of the best villains of all-time, too! He is the most morally grey character I believe in all of literature.

    And I will always say that this series was probably the first love letter to found families that I’ve ever read. I truly believe that Kate’s found family and her realizing that she is deserving and worthy of unconditional love will always be the forefront of this story for me. And I feel like

    really showcases that beautifully.

    Overall, I’m sad to see this come to and end. But maybe it is for the best, considering I didn’t feel the same magic that I felt earlier in this series. I will also say that I completely recommend any and everything that Ilona Andrews has created. I have loved this series,

    , and

    more than I have words for. This wife and husband writing duo really are the queen and king and PNR, and I can’t wait to see what they will have me fall in love with next!

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    for murder, death, mass killing, violence, gore, torture, self-harm, talk of past rape, talk of suicide, and war themes.

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Book Grrrl ⚔

    This was not a bad way to end a ten book series at all. But... I can't say I loved it. For the first 200 pages or so, it felt like another cool Kate magic investigation. Then, the meat of the plot finally kicked in towards the last 100 pages or so. Everything happened SO fast at the end.

    Roland must be a crazy hard character to write, and in the end, I felt the authors didn't fully know what to do with the "epic" showdown that was supposed to happen with him. Kate had a huge savior complex and ra

    This was not a bad way to end a ten book series at all. But... I can't say I loved it. For the first 200 pages or so, it felt like another cool Kate magic investigation. Then, the meat of the plot finally kicked in towards the last 100 pages or so. Everything happened SO fast at the end.

    Roland must be a crazy hard character to write, and in the end, I felt the authors didn't fully know what to do with the "epic" showdown that was supposed to happen with him. Kate had a huge savior complex and ran off to do something (spoiler) without telling anyone of her plans. Conlan was a Super Special Snowflake, albeit a very cute one.

    Julie acted like a spoiled brat. Saiman. I can't even with that.

    The Epilogue? Yes, the potential sounds pretty cool. But

    I know it must be crazy-hard to write a series finale, and I have read way worse endings. I just kind of wished that what Curran did

    And also, ten books and still no one believes Kate?! lol :P It's awesome how she can just throw the blood armor up, though. That is always bad-ass. She came a long ways in, how long has it been, 4-5 years or so?

    Roland is one of my favorite villains and that whole plot fell short for me. I guess we can't have perfection. It is still one of my all-time favorite UFs and I'm the unpopular opinion here as everyone else seemed to love it! :)

    August 16, 2017: Oh look at the cover....

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  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness

    OH MY GOOOOOD OH NOOOO THE LAST KATE DANIELS!!!! *SCREAMS*

    WHAT I

    HOPE TO HAPPEN 💖💖

    - ROLAND BEHEADED

    - LOTS OF ACTION & EPIC BATTLE

    - LOTS OF DEREK AND JULIE ERMERGERD MY SHHIIPPP (SPIN-OFF SPIN-OFF PLEASEEE I BEG) I SHIP THEM SO HARD IT [email protected]%^$

    PLEEEEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    - JULIE DOING SOMETHING EPIC

    - KATE DOING EPIC SHITT

    - ROMAN MY SWEETIE

    - B & C = BEYOND CUTE

    - SMEXY TIMES AND COUPLES AND ROMANCE LOL #sorrynotsorry

    - ALL MY FAVS (WHICH ARE MANY) TO LIVE <3 <3

    - OH AND DESSAN

    OH MY GOOOOOD OH NOOOO THE LAST KATE DANIELS!!!! *SCREAMS*

    WHAT I

    HOPE TO HAPPEN 💖💖

    - ROLAND BEHEADED

    - LOTS OF ACTION & EPIC BATTLE

    - LOTS OF DEREK AND JULIE ERMERGERD MY SHHIIPPP (SPIN-OFF SPIN-OFF PLEASEEE I BEG) I SHIP THEM SO HARD IT [email protected]%^$

    PLEEEEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    - JULIE DOING SOMETHING EPIC

    - KATE DOING EPIC SHITT

    - ROMAN MY SWEETIE

    - B & C = BEYOND CUTE

    - SMEXY TIMES AND COUPLES AND ROMANCE LOL #sorrynotsorry

    - ALL MY FAVS (WHICH ARE MANY) TO LIVE <3 <3

    - OH AND DESSANDRA WITH NICK IT WOULD BE DELICIOUS AND HILARIOUS

    - MORE SHORT STORIES TO THIS AAMAAAAZINGGG WORLD

    (I WANT ASCANIO'S POV MAYBE IN A SHORT STORY??)

    - OOOH OOH AND LUTHER. LOVE THAT DUDE.

    I'M NOT TOO EXCITED ABOUT

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