Review: Fate’s Edge – Ilona Andrews

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.

Series: The Edge #3, Genre: Rural urban fantasy romance, Pages: 372, Published: 2011 by ACE, Source: My own

My thoughts:
Did I ever like book 2 or 3 as much as book 1? Well..no, but they were still good. There was just something about book 1, it was so new and fresh. I also must confess that I do not remember Kaldar from book 2..was he there? I did remember his cousin Gaston, the frog guy, but not Kaldar. Sorry Kaldar.
Anyway in this book Kaldar, who I could not remember is working for the Mirror in the Weird. While in The Broken Audrey Callahan tries to go legit. Not easy with a family like hers. Their roads will cross, and after some fighting they will fall in love (what else would you expect).All while running around in the Broken and in the Edge. Ok first if you are new to this. The Broken is where we non magic peeps live. The Weird is the alternate earth that instead of going all technology went the way of magic and is pretty old school. The Edge are those areas in between where people with magic live. They are mostly trash, cast out off The Weird, looked down upon. Some goes to the Broken but most stay as they have too much magic to make it out alive. I know the Weird people are such asses, but still I like their world of magic and castles. And do not mess with the Edgers, cos they will cut you down, and then steal your shoes. The world is really cool.
I did not always feel the passion brewing, I can’t say why. It was more that it had to happen.
What I did like was that George and Jack were in it, the kids from book 1. Kids in books are not always that a good idea, but here it works well and I hope they will grow up and have stories of their own one day. Necromancer George and changeling Jack. They made it more fun somehow cos Audrey was pretty serious and Kaldar focused.
I wonder what book 4 is about…..Kaldar’s brother? Oh, another one I forgot about? Sheesh, I fear those brothers are forgettable.
Conclusion:
I enjoyed it. I still wish it was as awesome as book 1, but hey you can’t have it all.

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90 thoughts on “Review: Fate’s Edge – Ilona Andrews

  1. Aarti says:

    I often feel that books later in a series aren't as good as the early ones. I don't know why so many fantasy authors feel incapable of writing a story in just one book!

  2. Aarti says:

    I often feel that books later in a series aren't as good as the early ones. I don't know why so many fantasy authors feel incapable of writing a story in just one book!

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    You haven't? Oh, you really should read book 1! I still remember the feeling I got from that one. I could not put it down and I thought it was so cool

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    You haven't? Oh, you really should read book 1! I still remember the feeling I got from that one. I could not put it down and I thought it was so cool

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    I do like her stuff πŸ™‚ Like her Kate Daniels books, though, that first one, I was not taken by it but was told to read on and I am glad I did

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    I do like her stuff πŸ™‚ Like her Kate Daniels books, though, that first one, I was not taken by it but was told to read on and I am glad I did

  7. Jenny N. says:

    Sucks to hear that the brothers are forgettable. That happens to me sometimes too where I get back to a series and forget some of the characters.

  8. Jenny N. says:

    Sucks to hear that the brothers are forgettable. That happens to me sometimes too where I get back to a series and forget some of the characters.

  9. Elysium says:

    Sounds good and I'm curious enough to add this to wishlist. I liked the first Kate Daniels book and just ordered books 2 and 3 πŸ™‚ So if this is anything like that I should like it!

  10. Elysium says:

    Sounds good and I'm curious enough to add this to wishlist. I liked the first Kate Daniels book and just ordered books 2 and 3 πŸ™‚ So if this is anything like that I should like it!

  11. Aurian says:

    I have read book 1 a few years ago, and the other two are on my shelves. Not sure I really liked the first book all that much, perhaps I should reread it before starting the others.

  12. Aurian says:

    I have read book 1 a few years ago, and the other two are on my shelves. Not sure I really liked the first book all that much, perhaps I should reread it before starting the others.

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