Book Review ~ Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

February 7, 2019 4 Bullet Rating 1 ★★★★

Book Review ~ Magic Triumphs by Ilona AndrewsMagic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #10
Also in this series: Gunmetal Magic, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Binds
Published by Ace on August 28, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Received from Publisher
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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, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.

Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.

Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.

For her child.

For Atlanta.

For the world.

All good things must come to an end…..Magic Triumphs is Ilona Andrews’ final addition to the Kate Daniels series. WEEPS SILENTLY I might be a little sad but honestly, I am would rather authors end a story in their image and not keep it going just because they felt they HAD to.

Magic Triumphs ties up a lot of the ongoing conflicts but left some windows open. Personally, I am cool with this as they have begun at least one spin-off from this series and it was quite brilliant. (see review here) The world building is one of my favorite things about the Kate Daniels series and I am glad we still get to visit it. My other favorite thing about it was always the character development. All in all, this is still one of my all time favorite series. That being said, Magic Triumphs wasn’t my favorite book and parts of the ending left me feeling a little twitchy.

I imagine the authors struggled with this ending and morning the loss of something so wonderful. How do you end something so engaging that you created from nothing? So much of this series has been about Kate learning to accept herself or struggle with accepting herself and trusting others. Somehow, I felt like the ending took 10 steps back from this path. That is where my disappointment comes from. If I look past this, everything else was executed fairly well. 

 

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One Response to “Book Review ~ Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Sometimes I feel like I have to read the ending again. It went so fast, and things happened that I didn’t think could happen. I thought maybe I missed something. I’m glad we’re getting to carry on with spin offs, I just wish I had of been more satisfied with the ending.

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