Sunday, April 11, 2010
Kate lives in a futuristic world where magic crashs technology. Magic flares up and technology stops working. Guns can't fire and cars can't drive. Kate herself is employed by the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, an organization that investigates strange magical events and magical beings. Kate is sort of a wild card and a loner. She doesn't do well with authority.
The romance is very subtle and moves slowly. Kate and Curran, the Beast Lord have a very interesting courtship. Finally, in the fourth book Magic Bleeds which is set to release May 25, Kate and Curran will come to a crossroads in their relationship. They will have to decide if they want to be a couple or not. I am really looking forward to this book. *Rubs hands with glee*
I recommend that this series be read in order because the relationships and character development builds from previous books. However, each book can stand alone. Ilona Andrews has a really great website with a ton of information about the world they have created. Serious fans will want to indulge themselves here.
Series Reading Order
1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
4. Magic Mourns (novella in Must Love Hellhounds Anthology)
5. Magic Bleeds (releases May 25, 2010)