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Gunmetal Magic: A Novel in the World of Kate Daniels

Gunmetal Magic -  Ilona Andrews Absolutely amazing! I know that Ilona and Gordan are in a bit of a shock that the book shot off onto the bestseller list, but Kate Daniels series is well known and well loved and so many people just like me couldn't wait to get their hands on a new book even if it's not about Kate and Curran directly.


My God, it was so yummy. Andrea is a fantastic character, and her interactions with Raphael are hilarious. They are both boudas, so they fight with tooth and nail, while Roman who we met in the previous book, a Russian priest of Chernobog provides magical back up sorely needed in this book.

“You will not pass!” Roman thundered.
Great. Now he had decided he was Gandalf.”


Kate fights alongside them, however the focus is completely on Andrea. There is less snark, but Andrea is pretty sarcastic when need be and Roman provides some comic relief as well. She's got this unbelievable tenacity and goes into bouda's rage when she fights for something hugely important to her.

The showdown is as spectacular as you would expect from Andrews' book, and they are also well known for not finishing the book with a cliffhanger. A MUST READ for any fan of urban fantasy. This series and its spin offs is phenomenal.