Urban Fantasy Review: Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels
ISBN: 0441015832
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: April 2008
Number of pages: 260
Source: Bought

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Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare…

As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate’s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes much more at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest – and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive…



I have a serious problem with this cover, but other than that the story was perfect. I started reading this book last year right after I finished the first one, but wasn’t really into the story and decided to stop and give it another try later. This time was the perfect moment because Kate made me rush to finish this book and pick the next one.

Can’t wait for the moment she actually starts a romantic relationship with Curran because he’s a perfect bastard for her and let’s face it, she needs someone in her side and he’s definitely very strong.

In this book she is once again working along with the Pack, because after the big finale in the previous book, Kate got the Friend of the Pack status and she can help them. Now she’s working with the Order, but she’s not part of it, like a hired help and the Pack only trust her.

I liked this book because we got the felling Kate is more human now. Kate got more friends now and also a kid. Strange right, but she is always protecting the weak and defenseless. Now she’s like a cool aunt.

I’m not talking a lot about the investigation, but for only one thing. I really liked Bran and he made Kate think more about time and her life.


Series in Order

#0.5 – Magic Graves
#1 – Magic Bites
#2 – Magic Burns
#3 – Magic Strikes
#3.5 – Magic Mourns
#4 – Magic Bleeds
#4.5 – Magic Dreams
#5 – Magic Slays
#5.3 – An Apple for the Creature
#5.4 – Magic Gifts
#5.5 – Gunmetal Magic
#5.6 – Retribution Clause
#6 – Magic Rises
#7 – Magic Breaks (Expected publication: 2014)


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