Magic Burns

Magic Burns

Book - 2008
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Mercenary Kate Daniels tries to save her city from divine intervention in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.

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, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate's going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack--Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shape shifters--she quickly realizes much more is at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, Atlanta may not survive...
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780441015832
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 18 cm.


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May 05, 2019

I am enjoying this series. Kate continues to be a complex, real-reading character. There were times when I found there were too many details about each and every move during fight scenes, and too much verbal sparring between Kate and Curran. But, overall, the story moved along well and had enough interesting events to keep it engaging and entertaining.

Jan 01, 2016

I really enjoyed being exposed to Kate's best side by introducing the character of Julie. The dialogue was spot-on and entertaining. The storyline very interesting.

My only complaint is the book is full of so much information from all mythological sources that it becomes a hodgepodge of facts and references and that if you lose attention once, you probably miss a crucial part of story or world building

Monikan21 Apr 08, 2015

Book 2 of Kate Daniel's series, preceded by Magic Bites and followed by Magic Strikes. Story follows Kate Daniel's adventures as she rids the world of evil creatures. This time she must save Atlanta from Morfram and his band of water demons. In this story we meet Julie, a 13 yr old orphan and Andrea, a werehyena beastkin and Bran, Morigan's hound. We also meet up with Derek, Jim, Samain and of course, Curran.

Jul 27, 2012

fun urban fantasy. I enjoy the worldbuilding and Kate's character especially.

Jul 24, 2012

Fun urban fantasy with a kick-ass heroine. Kate Daniels navigates life in a future Atlanta changed by waves of magic. Plenty of snark and nice character interactions as she fights to save the city and those she's come to care for from a world-endangering supernatural threat.

Dec 14, 2011

There's the usual fast paced action, intricate plots/backstories & the "others" you expect in urban fantasy but what sets this series apart is the humour. It offsets the violence & darkness nicely & you'll enjoy watching Kate & Curran drive each other crazy. If you like Jennifer Rardin, these are a sure bet.


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Oct 01, 2012

“The vampire stared at me, his mouth slack as Ghastek assessed his options. I took a couple of forms from my desk, put them into the vamp's mouth, and pulled them up by their edges.
"What are you doing?" Ghastek asked.
"My hole puncher broke."
"You have no respect for the undead.”


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