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August 28, 2018

The final countdown

By Ilona Andrews
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There are clearly no limits to the wildly creative genius of Ilona Andrews, and never has that literary imagination been more evident than in Magic Triumphs, the tenth and final novel in the Kate Daniels series.

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There are clearly no limits to the wildly creative genius of Ilona Andrews, and never has that literary imagination been more evident than in Magic Triumphs, the tenth and final novel in the Kate Daniels series.

Kate’s dangerous father is up to his old tricks—this time he’s scheming to gain access to Kate and Curran’s toddler son. Kate has more than her difficult parent to deal with, however, because an ancient and powerful enemy has challenged her. Atlanta residents are being attacked, disappearing and dying. The Pack of shape shifters once ruled by Curran, the People who control vampires, the Witches and their Oracle, the Mercenary Guild and all the rest of Kate’s friends with supernatural powers will stand with her. But they may not be enough to stop the strongest threat Kate has ever faced.

While Kate and Curran race to save their world, they are also fully engaged with parenting. Their son Conlan is a precocious 13-month-old with the ability to shape shift into a young lion. The magically gifted toddler’s hilarious antics add a layer of Andrews’ trademark humor to the constant danger. Kate and Curran will do whatever is necessary to keep their son safe, but neither anticipated the alliances they will be forced to make. When an old enemy steps forward to join them against the ancient evil, Kate has to take a leap of faith. Even her father’s offer of aid must be considered. If Kate, her family, her friends and her Atlanta are to survive, she must commit to a plan that even she isn’t sure will succeed. There are no guarantees that everyone will survive, or that Kate and everyone she loves won’t burn to the ground along with the city of Atlanta.

This tenth novel completes the arc of the Kate Daniels adventures but readers are left with an inkling that they may see more stories set in this world. Perhaps Kate’s Aunt Erra and her adopted daughter Julie will carry on the tradition of hair-raising action. Readers will surely be anxiously awaiting further developments from the amazing Andrews.

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Magic Triumphs

Magic Triumphs

By Ilona Andrews
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ISBN 9780425270714

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