Magic Burns (Kate Daniels 2) by Ilona Andrews
Down in Atlanta, as waves of magic ebb and flow, 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 the city has to deal with a flare, when magic runs rampant, and the danger levels are higher than ever.
Kate is tasked with retrieving a set of maps stolen from the pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, and it’s not long before she discovers she has stepped into the middle of something much scarier than a simple theft. Gods and goddesses can manifest during a flare – and Kate is about to discover that the stolen maps are the opening gambit in an epic tug-of-war between two gods both striving for rebirth. And Kate is in the middle.
If Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive . . . (back cover)
Someone stole maps from the pack and Kate promised as a favour to retrieve them. Some mysterious guy just keeps getting into her way and tries to stop her. Kate meets young girl and helps Julie to find her missing mother. And sparks continue to fly between Kate and Curran.
I really like Kate and she’s a great heroine. She can seriously kick ass and she stands up to Curran, the Best Lord of Shapeshifters. They annoy the crap out of each other but you can see there’s something between them. I love that it’s not love/lust at first sight-kind of thing between them.
I can see myself becoming total Curran fangirl but I can’t help myself! I wish there was more Curran and I love the interaction between him and Kate.
“Not only will you sleep with me, but you will say ‘please.’”
I stared at him, shocked.
The smile widened. “You will say ‘please’ before and ‘thank you’ after.”
More Curran for me, please!
I was happy to see Derek again. It will be interesting to see how far he will climb because he showed power growing.
And I hope we learn more about Kate and her powers. Things are hinted but never explained and I hope we get some answers at some point.
I liked the book and can’t wait to see what way the books will go. I’ve heard the books get only better so can’t wait!
Publisher: Gollancz (2010)