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The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Magic Rises -  Ilona Andrews Absolutely perfect and plothole-free? Probably not. But [b:Magic Rises|11544421|Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)|Ilona Andrews|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1359571572s/11544421.jpg|16484134] has just surpassed [b:Magic Strikes|4345498|Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)|Ilona Andrews|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1331615093s/4345498.jpg|4393420] as my new favourite Kate Daniels book.

A new exotic setting! An overseas adventure! A deliciously evil yet gah I can't hate him completely villain! An epic sword fight! Relationship drama (ok, not my favourite thing, but it allowed for growth)! Return (and slight redemption) of an old character! All my loveable shapeshifters back to band together and save the day! Crazy clan clashes! Foreign accents! Sucker punches that made me cry in horror! A fabulous flame-filled and shit-storm ending!

Like Magic Strikes, I'm basing my 5-star rating on the fact that I was once again completely glued to this book, and rode the emotional roller-coaster that Kate endured throughout. I also loved the plot - I'm a sucker for the is he evil? do i see his side? do we trust him? villain. But oh, god Curran - I wanted to strangle you for a lot of this book.

On to the next book!