As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.
As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…
I love this book. I hate this book. But I really do love this book, I swear I do.
It seems like I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth because I am. On one hand, I loved it and on the other hand, I wanted to find Ilona and just…
It took me a while to figure out what to write and decide on a rating I could live with because this book gave me heartburn. I love this series but there were two major issues I had with the book and the minor ones, I could turn a blind-eye and be okay with everything.
First, Hugh. Hugh is the villain you love to hate buuuuuuuuuuuut I kinda felt like I was hating myself for loving him.
I regret nothing.
Anyway, he does things in this book that doesn’t make sense. I’m not sure if I missed the secret writing on the wall but it felt as though Ilona Andrews trivialized everything that he’s done leading up to Magic Breaks and then his actions didn’t feel believable.
Second, Roland. Papi felt very anticlimactic and I was expecting more doom and gloom. I thought he was going to be bigger and badder. Maybe I thought he was going to be ruthless because of everything that I came to know about him in the previous books.
Hugh and Roland left me disappointed because it felt simple. Too easy. I needed more and I didn’t get that but I’m thinking maybe there’s a reason for it and hopefully I will get that in Kate Daniels #8. *crosses fingers*
“I rode out of the stables on top of an eight-foot-tall donkey that looked like she had robbed a Holstein cow and was now wearing the stolen clothes.”
Despite those two major issues, I still really loved this book. And I know you are wondering how that’s even possible but I did, that’s possibly why I waffled on my final rating for this book. *sigh* Because I loved it, I won’t even discuss the other minor issues that got on my nerves.
Well, I guess I could touch on the fact that Kate seemed to be a bit soft in this book but since I’m a lazy/pseudo reviewer, I won’t. Just know that I wasn’t thrilled about that either. *shrugs*