Book Info: 352 pages Published August 28th 2018 by Ace
Series: Kate Daniels #10
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: I received a free ARC from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can’t-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.
Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She’s made friends and enemies. She’s found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.
Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate’s doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.
Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.
For her child.
For the world.
Let me start by saying two things:
1)I *hate* last book in a series installments – because I’ve been disappointed in the past and more times than I can count
2)Kate Daniels is my all-time favorite series.
So, combining the two? Is nerve racking and exciting and I was both scared to death and curious to read it. Because let’s face it, no matter how much I don’t want it to end… I also need to see both Curran and Kate having their HEA ride to the sunset.
Every single book in the series, every event, every time I’ve screamed at Curran for not being supportive, or was mad at Jim for being a self-centered egoistic erm…. person.. set the foundation to this book. It doesn’t felt rushed, or forced. There were not “where the hell did that came from?” moments here.
It all made sense.
It even made me a bit mad at the authors because how can we complain about a series ending, when the ending is done THAT way?
It is done.
And it was glorious.
The only question that reminds is: my favorite series just ended… how… how do we move on? How can I continue on living when there is not Kate #11 on the horizon?
There’s a few stages:
You refuse to let it go. You set up a series read in preparation for it and a book of the month discussion. You refuse to let it go. You reread your favorite parts over and over. You cry again when you are supposed to, and laugh when you’re supposed to, and feel the pain and fear over and over again.
You tell yourself it isn’t over yet. After all, there are Hugh’s books and maybe Julie’s
stalk reach for the beta readers and start talking non-stop about the book, the theories, the correlation to Iron and Magic, mix up the two stories and so on.
You check the author’s blog for news and be completely giddy with excitement with them. If you haven’t checked their Hey, Don’t Be Sad post, here are the highlights:
- Is not a permanent goodbye
- They want to do a Roman’s series
- There will be 2 more Hugh books
- More stuff is coming
So… that’s how I go on. How about you?