Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 160 pages
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 5.4 book in the Kate Daniels series
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is a novella that I have been wanting to read for a while. I was excited to see it was going to be published as a stand alone for Kindle. It ended up being a fantastic read full of all of the fun, action, humor, and magic that I have come to expect from this series.
This book takes place after Magic Slays and is set in the same time frame as Gunmetal Magic (Andrea’s story). Kate and Curran finally get away from the Keep on a rare dinner date only to have things go amok. A Navigator couple at the table over are exchanging gifts when the necklace the male Navigator gives the female Navigator clamps around her neck and kills her. Things get even stranger when the DA’s wife shows up and removes the necklace from the Navigator and clamps it on her young son. Kate and Curran take the young boy into custody and end up in a race against the clock trying to figure out to remove the necklace without killing the kid.
This novella (more of a short novel) had all the wonderful elements that I enjoy so much with the Kate Daniels series. There is a lot of action, some mysterious magic, and lots of humor. We get to visit the neo Vikings again and witness a fight with a truly evil duergar.
Overall I just loved this story and can’t wait to read more Kate Daniels. This is one of my favorite urban fantasy series and just never gets old. I love the action, humor, and wonderfully entertaining characters. I am all caught up on the series but have a few ebook novellas that I haven’t read yet. I am hoping to pick up Magic Stars soon and start reading Derek and Julie’s story. This series is highly recommended to all urban fantasy fans out there.