Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review - Fate's Edge (The Edge, Book 3) by Ilona Andrews (5/5 stars)

Reading level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 384 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: November 29, 2011
ISBN: 978-0441020867
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in The Edge series
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5 stars

This is the third book in the Edge series by Andrews. I really enjoyed this book it was full of action, thieving, crazy magic, and some romance. A strong installment in this series I really loved reading it.

Audrey is from an Edge family of grifters and is trying to leave her family and their life of crime behind by working a legit job in the Broken. Of course just when things are looking up for her her dad begs her to help them on a job to save her brother. Audrey agrees as long as her dad agrees to break ties with her after the job. So Audrey steals something very important. Kaldar Mar is told by the Mirror to find the stole item and return it; only he finds that he is going to need Audrey's help. Now Audrey is helping to hunt down the very item she initially stole.

This was a wonderful story and tied in some of the characters that we know and love form the previous books in this series. George and Jack play a fairly large role in the book and it was wonderful to see the two brothers coping with their magic powers and growing into more responsible characters. I can see the brothers being the feature in a future book.

Audrey is an excellent character. She has a very specific type of magic; she can open doors. It seems like a small magic, but it is very useful for a thief. Audrey is tough and capable, but really wants to make an honest living. She struggles with being able to use her powers and do what she is good at or doing something that is legit.

Kaldar was a wonderful character too, he changes personalities like cloths and is excellent at what he does. It was fun to see him grow to respect Audrey and to watch him fall in love with her. As a couple Audrey and Kaldar dance around each other a lot, but it is a wonderful dance full of tension and it was fun to read about.

I am still absolutely loving this world of the Broken, Edge, and the Weird. We get to learn a lot more about the balance of power in the Weird and both the Mirror and the Hand groups play a large role in the story. There was action in here, humor, politics, romance...just a little bit of everything. Everything was well balanced and the book was hard to put down.

Overall I just loved this book. I love the characters and the wonderfully creative world. I loved the twisting plot and the fast-paced action. Highly recommended for fans of urban fantasy. It has a bit more romance than the Kate Daniels series but not a ton. I can't wait to see what the Andrews come up with next in the Edge series.

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