Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on April 1, 2008
Narrator: Renee Raudman
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Also by this author: Burn For Me, Magic Shifts, Burn for Me, Magic Binds, White Hot, Wildfire, Iron and Magic, Magic Triumphs, Magic Bites , Magic Strikes , Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays , Gunmetal Magic, "Gerard Demille and Helen Meet", "Diamond Fire", Magic Rises , Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts , Magic Binds , Magic Triumphs, "Sweep with Me", Clean Sweep, Sweep in Peace, "Questing Beast", "A Mere Formality", Blood Heir, "The King of Fire", Blood Heir
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…
Barb and I have taken on a series this year! It’s a pretty popular one and I feel like I should have already read it! Everyone is very encouraging as they all are glad we are reading it! So far I think it’s going pretty good! Once you check out my review head on over to Barb’s blog at Booker T’s Farm and see if we are both enjoying it!
What I thought
A decent second book that I enjoyed because of certain characters but it was missing something….hmmmm maybe not enough Curran! 🙂
Kate takes on a job for the pack to retrieve some stolen maps but she gets more than she bargained for in doing so as she quickly realizes the importance of the maps and others who want them. She ends up taking care of a young girl whose mother is missing and it seems something nasty wants her. Kate realizes that during a flare gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power and she seems to be right in the middle of it all.
I really like Kate she is a cool characters but I think the reasons I liked this one was because of the young girl Julie who keeps Kate on her toes as Kate isn’t use to having to protect someone other than herself and the girl is quirky and was good for a few laughs. I also liked Bran, the disappearing man, as I like to call him. I think they sort of made this story. I love me some Curran and was a bit disappointed that he wasn’t really in this one much and when he was it was some sort of weird fight/play he has going on with Kate and was annoying. Still it was a pretty cool read and next month we will be on the the next one!