Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews

Magic RisesSynopsis:

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…


My thoughts:

This book had a somewhat different feel to it. The beginning seemed slower than the other books, but maybe it just seemed like it because they were preparing to travel.

Man this book was an emotional mess all around. Kate of course got the worse of it and she couldn’t do anything about it. Until she finally had enough and there she had nothing to lose anymore. She felt betrayed my Curran and was heartbroken but what surprised me the most, was that the pack still had her back. That just shows how far she has come and they know that she is loyal to the pack no matter what the cost.

Kate faces one of her biggest enemy in this book and it is not pretty. For the longest time I was on the fence about it and thought maybe just maybe she can catch a break and maybe make an ally out of the enemy but of course no such luck.

Curran, I wanted to strangle him, while he had his reason I thought his behavior in this book was just cruel. This was the first time in the series that I actually felt like punching him in the face and other parts of his body.

I’m so delighted to see how much of a strong character Derek has become. From the teenage boy wonder to the loyal super strong fighting young man. I still hope he ends up with Julie and won’t end up as one of the big casualties in future books. The books wouldn’t be the same without him.

Barbas is another great character that I really like. He seems to become more and more a friend than a “nanny” the further we go.

We get to know a few new characters and I really like to see where that is going .I think that Christopher will play an important part for Kate and the pack . I can’t wait to learn more about him.

This book mainly takes place in Europe, but most of the main people are with them and of course we have a ton of fights. But one of them is the biggest or most important yet so far. We are getting closer to Roland but Kate is not ready or strong enough to face him yet. But time seems to be running out.

We had another death on the pack, while it was not my favorite person I really didn’t want this person dead. I was shocked and sad.

Overall another great book in the series, with lots of action, gore, humor and some romance, while it was not my favorite in the series it was still a great book and I can’t wait to read the next one.

I rate this book at 4 ★



Some of my favorite quotes:


“Aunt B walked out onto the helipad wearing loose yoga pants. “I’m just here to stretch. Kate, want to help?”


Thirty seconds later, as I was flying through the air, I decided that this wasn’t the best idea.”


“Go to the Black Sea, meet new people, see beautiful places, get killed by a mutant carnivorous kangaroo goat. One item off my bucket list.”


“No matter what happens, you will always be Pack. Because you have that loyalty and restraint. Not human, not whatever, but Kate. Unique and different, but not separate.”


“If it weren’t for supplies, I’d never go back down to town. But a man has to do what a man has to do. Hard to live like a king without toilet paper.”


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