Review: Magic Slays

Series: Kate Daniels: #5

Kate’s no longer a mercenary and needs something to do with her time and skills, so ends up opening a private investigation business. Which of course takes a while to get going, so when she’s hired by Ghastek and the People to track down a runaway vampire… things of course are going to go from bad to worse. That’s quite a thing.

It’s an interesting twist to see the big bads this time around to be more or less vanilla humans that hate magic . It’s been done before, but that doesn’t make it any less worth exploring in a world where magic (sometimes) reigns supreme.

I think that one of my favorite things about this series remains the relationships. Kate and Curran are a wonderful couple in all the weirdness they get up to, but the stand out this time around is really Kate and Andrea. It’s solid to see a friendship between two kick ass women (together they can kill things with swords and guns!).

Also Curran.

“Did he just rip out the engine?" I asked.

“Yes”, Saiman said. “And now he is demolishing the Maserati with it.”

Ten seconds later Curran hurled the twisted wreck of black and orange that used to be the Maserati into the wall.

The first melodic notes of an old song came from the computer. I glanced at Saiman.

He shrugged. “It begged for a soundtrack.”

He’s nuts. But he really does love Kate. And no matter how much he hates it, he loves her enough to be her own person and get into and out of her own trouble. Go Kate and Curran!