Monday, October 17, 2016

Review: Magic Binds

Author Ilona Andrews
Format e-book
Print Length 384 pages
Publisher Ace
Published Sept. 20, 2016

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous

business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…

My Opinion

Most books that focus on weddings are about love and roses. Magic Binds is not most books. While Kate is busy saving the Atlanta from her father, her wedding is being planned by the priest Chernobog, yepper, the Lord of Darkness. You gotta give it to Kate she could not have picked a better priest for her wedding. Roman shines in this book, shines brighter than an eclipse. She has other things to worry about such as the prediction from the Witch Oracle- where her beloved is in danger. That and her daddy has kidnapped a former friend that she wants back, Saiman.

Kate is kicking butt and taking no names in this one. Her daddy is a master strategist when it comes to war and she knows that she is out maneuvered. So she decides to get some ole fashioned family help. Curran is tasked with getting Saiman to safety. I love how when the odes seem against her. Kate picks up her weapon and comes out swinging. 

Curran is the dream alpha male. He gave up Beast Lord for Kate. He stands by her regardless of her reckless plans and is willing to an extent to let her take that lead. He doesn’t back down and he knows that one day Kate’s daddy will break her heart. He will be there when that happens, just like the other countless times he has been there.

Derek and Julie, umm H-E-L-L-O give us their book already. I mean seriously, how he stands up for her is about the sweetest thing I have read in a long time. He has got to be the best non-boyfriend, boyfriend ever. He always has Kate’s back as well, he is just perfect for Julie. He is willing to go toe to toe for her against both Kate and Curran.

Magic Binds a great filler book, to an epic finish. I have no doubt that book ten will be epic, legendary even. Magic Binds ties up all the loose ends to get us to the final showdown. The real question is what is daddy up to? Why is he taking the steps that he is taking and is there anything that Kate can do to stop what has been foreseen? Things are revealed here that make you pause, gulp some breath and continue reading. More importantly you are left with a sense of the calm before the storm.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote Cruelty is the mark of a civilized human.

Other People

Derek- wolf shifter 
Julie- Kate’s ward
Mahon- Alpha of Clan Heavy
Roland- Kate’s daddy, kinda evil
Roman- Chernobog priest

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