This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I'm so happy to say that it did not disappoint at all. This book was fantastic. Kate and Curran are planning to get married but a vision from the Witch Oracle shows that their journey is not going to go as they planned. Kate is between a rock and hard place and she has only bad options as choices.
This was a fast paced adventure that was full of action from the first to the last page. So much happens in this story I couldn't even begin to touch on it all and I wouldn't want to anyways because you need to experience it first had. In addition to the action there are some truly funny moments and some very emotional, beautiful moments.
As usual the major strength of this series is how well all of the characters are written. They are all so complex and detailed. Even the side characters are done as well as Kate and Curran are. So much going on for so many of them. Some very beautiful moments and some very sad ones. The gangs all here and there are some very important events for some well loved characters. Even Roland is fascinating. He's mostly bad but we see another side of him in this. A side that wants to be a father.
If you're already a fan of this series you should read this right away. If you have not read this series before you can not start here. This is definitely not a stand alone. There was literally not one thing I disliked about this book. It will be in my top 5 books of the year and I'm already thinking about re-reading it. It was just that good.
The new, “heart-stopping”* novel in the New York Times bestselling series that “defines urban fantasy.”*
Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this...
Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar...
Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.
The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules...