Magic Burns

Kate Daniels #2

Ilona Andrews

fiction fantasy
adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

261 pages | first published 2008

Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare…

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 shapeshifters, she quickly realizes much more 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, the city may not survive…

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adventurous 86%
funny 52%
mysterious 39%
dark 30%
tense 30%
emotional 26%
lighthearted 26%
challenging 8%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
relaxing 4%


medium 52%
fast 48%

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Strong character development?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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