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Review: Fate’s Edge

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Fate’s Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews 
Release Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Publisher: Ace
The Edge #3
ISBN: #978-0441020867
Genre: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (372 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

About the book:

      Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she’s determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades… 
      Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he’s going to need Audrey’s help…

What Una is talking about:

      There are a few authors that are on my “must read” list.  No matter what it is they publish, I will read it.  These are authors who have never disappointed me; who always write stories with characters that stay with me long after I have finished reading them and write books that are forever on my rereading list.  Ilona Andrews is one of them.  This writing team is unbelievable (if you check out their website listed above you’ll find it’s a husband and wife writing team).  Fate’s Edge in the imaginative world of The Edge series is no exception – it is fabulous!
      If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend that you start at the beginning with On the Edge.  Not that you couldn’t just jump in, but you would miss the introduction of the characters if you don’t start from the beginning.  The novel is richer and just better if you understand the connections between the characters and the back-story.
      The overall story of Fate’s Edge was just fantastic.  The on-going war against the Hand and the intimate war between Kaldar and Audrey were beautifully woven together.  With several subplots going on, the transitions felt seamless and were easy to follow.  I absolutely loved seeing more of George and Jack; they were enthralling as children in On the Edge and I was ecstatic to see so much of them in Fate’s Edge.  The richness and idiosyncrasies of the three worlds just adds to the overall enjoyment of the series.
      However the most enrapturing elements are Kaldar and Audrey themselves.  I cannot convey to you how much I loved them together.  Their banter is unmatched.  They are unbelievably fabulous as a team…the war between them and the inner battles of attraction to each other that they fight.  Each is well suited to the other and they are compelled to each other and yet they fight using sarcasm and wit.  It’s just fabulous reading!  The sexual tension steams off the page and draws you in until nothing in the real world exists, only the world of the Edge!
      Seriously, I could go on and on.  The way magic works, the hierarchy of the worlds of the Edge and the Weird, it is just so mesmerizing.  Coupled with the characters, the world truly blooms to life on the page.  The adventure and intrigue along with the romance between the Audrey and Kaldar is gripping.  If you haven’t tried this series, I urge you to run out and give it a shot.  There will be a Sunday Snippet coming up – I encourage you to check the out the humor that is indicative of this series.  Fate’s Edge and the whole Novels of the Edge would be a great holiday gift to give yourself (or a friend if you care to share)!

Unas Rating:

Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)
 
 
Purchase Info
On the Edge (The Edge 1)
Bayou Moon (The Edge 2)
Fate’s Edge (The Edge 3)

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