Urban Fantasy with an appeal for likable characters and relationships, Action infused, magic, and shape shifting creatures.
Kate Daniels a mercenary type with a no holds bar attitude who wields a wicked, magically, enhanced sword.
Can I borrow it sometime?
Kate's longtime family friend and guardian has turned up dead alongside a vampire and the who did it questions unfurl.
Think of Kate as a tough as nails cop or pi, only enhance her and the story with magic, mystery, a cool magical sword, and creatures of all kinds.
Throw in the fact that Kate lives in a magical world where buildings are a facade of what lies behind them, shape shifters who come in all shapes and packages, necromancers, who control the evil vampires who are ghastly creatures that can and will tear your throat out, other mysterious creatures, and of course lowly humans. Its hard to trust anyone in this book, and as the mystery unravels, alliances are formed.
Curran being one of those alliances, comes in as sexy, strong, shape shifting, leader who just happens to be just as hard nosed as Kate.
Curran is just as determined as Kate to find out who is behind the killings that are going on. He is losing members of his own kind and will not tolerate another killing if he can help it. Throw in the fact that he is Kate's very own hero(though she doesn't enjoy it) their love/hate relationship is tolerable, and playful at times.
Curran seems to be smitten by Kate more than she is him.
When we finally find out the culprit behind the savage deaths, it takes Kate by surprise. Can this ancient killer be killed, and will she finally take the help that is offered to her?
One thing is certain she will not go down without a fight and stands up to anyone and everyone she comes across with fierceness and voracity.
Who and what is Kate Daniels? I don't know, but I'm going to find out... in the next book Magic Burns book #2 in the Kate Daniels series. 4/5 Stars