3 out of 5 stars
You know how that saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” Well, that’s kinda of what happened here with the final book in Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series, Magic Triumphs. We all knew that the end was coming but I just didn’t think it would be such a let-down. The author(s) tied up every loose end from the series, and that’s the problem. It was all too convenient and the ending felt rushed. (This could just be my sour grapes that one of my favorite series is coming to an end but I don’t think so.)
From the book description:
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.
Despite my disappointment with this final installment, I am looking forward to Andrew’s new material.