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.