Wednesday, 25 April 2012

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.



45 comments:

Mandi said...

I adore George and Jack! And I normally don't like kids in my books. They are great.

Anachronist said...

Your review will make me think twice before I start this series. Forgettable characters? Not feeling the passion? Hmmm...

The Bookworm said...

Great review. Sounds like good world building. You're right tho, they can't all be great.

Mirjam said...

Kaldar was one of my favourites in book 2, but then I love irreverent bad boys with a soft core. Naturally I was delighted that he got his own book and I like it best too! Guess opinions can differ! ;)

Carole Rae said...

Yeaaaa usually the first one is the best!

Jenny said...

I'm behind on this series, I've only read book one! I do so love Ilona Andrews though, they write such fabulous characters:) Can't wait to get caught up! And I'll be on the lookout for Kaldar in book two ;-)

Blodeuedd said...

They were perfect here :) But I do fear what will happen when they grow up. Those snobby bluebloods

Blodeuedd said...

I think I am in a bad mood bookwise...but yeah, I never felt it. it still worked, but I just did not feel the heat

Blodeuedd said...

The world is truly awesome :D But yes, they can't all be amazing

Mel said...

I've only read the first books in the series but have this and the second book waiting for me to read - looking forward to trying them! :)

Blodeuedd said...

I honestly can't remember him..maybe I was just so taken by William. You know him being all wounded and messed up, yum

Carol said...

I have the first on my shelf, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Blodeuedd said...

That's just the way it is

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, do that! ;) My memory is so bad, but then who cares about everyone else when there is a hottie around, here it was the hero of the book (2(

Blodeuedd said...

I do hope you will continue to like the series :)

Blodeuedd said...

Do read it :D

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Doesn't matter if it isn't as awesome, but as long as it is good and it sweeps me away for a few hours. I still need to read that first one, and I think I'll move it up the wishlist!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

gosh, i always feel like i just landed on the planet when i see these reviews for book 3..i hadn't heard of this series, and since i am so behind on so many you truly loved..i will pass on this one. Lovely review and I hope book 4 gives you a book 1 review...LOL

Chris said...

Bummer when the subsequent books just can't live up to the first one.

Staci said...

This author writes a few different series and she's popped up a few times on your blog. Seems like you like her so I might try one of her books.

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Hmmm... I probably would have wanted a more palpable passion to come through, without that, I lose interest quickly. LOL

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

*sigh* I do need to get to this series by Ilona Andrews as well. Sorry to hear its not as good as the first one, but still sounds so enjoyable. :) Thank you!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

very cool cover! i've heard a lot of cool things about her books!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

why did I say cool so much?? LOL

Yvonne said...

Sometimes that happens with books that are part of a series. The subsequent books aren't as good as the first.

Aarti said...

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!

Blodeuedd said...

That it did :)
I hoped for more again, honestly. I should not. I should just enjoy the book and let it take me away

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Sometimes they get better, sometimes they just do not live up, sad but true

Blodeuedd said...

I do like her stuff :) 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

Blodeuedd said...

LOL! Someone had cool on their brain. Like I with awesome

Blodeuedd said...

I actually did not even think about it at all while reading. it was first when I finished I stopped and thought about it

Blodeuedd said...

It was still good, but yes not as good. But good is still good :)

Jenny N. said...

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.

Elysium said...

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 :) So if this is anything like that I should like it!

Blodeuedd said...

It's sad, but yes it happens

Blodeuedd said...

Well here there are many stories so that makes sense here. But yes fantasy, does it really take 14 books to save the freaking world?

Blodeuedd said...

To be honest, the last book had such a hottie so I forgot about all other men

Blodeuedd said...

I do hope you enjoy them :D I actually did not care that much for the first Kate book but they got better and better

Anonymous said...

I must say that “the frog guy” sounds delectable :)

Aurian said...

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.

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, the frog people was a nice touch

Blodeuedd said...

Hm, not that much? Dunno what do do about that since I thought that one was the best

Cherry said...

I agree with you that reading about George and Jack made that book better for me :)

Blodeuedd said...

They are just so fun :) It works, she just makes it work

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