Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3)
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Fate's Edge (The Edge #3)

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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...more
Paperback, Ace, 372 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Penguin
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Gordon
We really had fun working on this one, Ilona got to put in her Ocean's Eleven and Leverage elements and I got to put in my disdain of Prosperity Preachers, plus there is romance and fighting. Bayou Moon is still my favorite but this is a very close second. Oh, crap, am I damning my own book with faint praise? Probably, they should put that on there as a blurb, "not as good as the last one but not completely terrible either."
Jen (Red Hot Books)
The Edge series has turned a corner for me with this book. Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the first two. But in each installment, I felt like I had to work for it. Now, for the first time with this series, I was able to jump into the story with both feet from the beginning. Maybe it's because I am already familiar with the world building and many of the characters, but I don't think so. I think it's more of a change in focus. This book felt much more honed in on our main couple and their adventu...more
Felicia
Why did this sit on my Kindle for so long unread? Because I'm a dumbass. This book was SOOO fun. I've said it before about this series, and I'll say it again. This author knows how to write kids in urban fantasy that I don't want to get shipped off to military school and never see again. I LOVE these kids' characters. And honestly, i think I wasn't crazy about the love interest from the last installment and that's why I was slow to read this, but the book really matched the leads up well. Top UF...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I would be such an easy mark for Kaldar Mar, he would just smile his seductive smile and I would hand him over all my worldly goods. Granted, he may be disappointed as he will mostly come away with more books then he can carry and Xavier the Xbox but it is all there ripe for plucking. Luckily Audrey Callahan isn't as gullible as I am, so she would probably manage to keep her Xbox (if she had one) and most her books (I reckon Kaldar would take a few, just because he can) but, will she keep her he...more
Jen
Audrey and Kaldar
When I pick up an Ilona Andrews book I start it knowing that I need to pay attention. Fate’s Edge, the third book in their Edge series, was no different. They immediately throw a lot of terms at you. You are introduced to the Edge, the Broken, the Weird, the Hand, the Mirror and so on. The first 100 pages of the book must be read slowly so you don’t miss any of the terms or what the Andrews are trying to show you to. Once you get past the initial info dump, as always, this team...more
Erika  Badass
How on earth to start this review... I could start by saying that I think Ilona Andrews writes SUPERB Worlds and Characters. I could say that Ilona Andrews has the most Fantastic imagination when it comes to monsters and villains. I could say that Ilona Andrews writes witty and funny dialogue, which doesn't feel forced or cheesy. (Unless they want it to, of course) But if I said all those things, what would I tell you about Fate's Edge? That would be the end of this review, and I then would tell...more
Kelly
(4.5 stars) Fate's Edge is the third in the EDGE series by husband-and-wife duo Ilona Andrews. While the EDGE books feature recurring characters and plot threads and can all be categorized as paranormal romance, each book so far has a different "feel." On the Edge was a fairy tale; Bayou Moon, with the dark mad-science secrets at its heart, had something of the Gothic about it. Fate's Edge is a caper story. Sure, the protagonists have some personal demons to face, but for the most part the book...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 STARS!

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While FATE’S EDGE is really the third book in The Edge series, it was my first delve into this alternate world of The Weird, the Broken and The Edge. Though I worried that I would be lost entering in the middle of a series, I soon found out that I had no reason to be. The writing team of Ilona Andrews may create a vastly unique and complex world, but they are considerate enough to add in a few details here and there for new readers who would like to try this...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Unlike Andrews’ Kate Daniel series, which is one of the best urban fantasy series ever written, the Edge series is rightly categorized as paranormal romance, albeit one that embraces a host of other fantasy tropes to produce something that feels fresh and classic at the same time. The chapters alternate between his and her POV and as with the previous two books, readers can be assured of a happily ever after ending.

The romance is a central feature of F...more
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: At the door, Audrey called, “Are you coming?”

“No, just breathing hard, love.” He glanced at her and was rewarded by an outraged glare, followed by, “Oh my God!”

Ilona Andrews is in the very top of my favorite authors list. They are amazing storytellers and come up with the most unique, and fascinating paranormal worlds. Fate’s Edge is no exception.

Before I set up the book, I’ll briefly explain this world. There is the Broken, which is the world we all live in. No magic, and most p...more
Kathleen
(Lots of bloody murder, swearing, profanity, one or two sex scenes)

2.5 stars. Maybe I'm a grouch, but I can't quite find three stars in this book. I liked Book 1 -- On the Edge -- much better, and Book 2 -- Bayou Moon, is my favorite so far, cuz I adored William the wolf, and Cerise was one impressive warrior. (Book 4 update: Steel's Edge is great, too.)

Characters:
Kaldar, the secret agent who works for the Mirror, and Audrey, a lock-picker par excellence who is forced to help Keldar. The boys J...more
Theresa
I've been a fan of Ilona Andrews ever since I read On the Edge, the first book in "The Edge" series. Despite my sometimes finicky attitude toward paranormal fiction I like the genre when it's inventive and well written and I was really looking forward to Fate's Edge.But, like too many of my favorite urban fiction favorites, I fear the series is starting to buckle under the weight of too many contrivances.

Audrey Callahan is a former thief with the magical ability to open locks-- an ability and...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
4.5 Stars

This was my favorite of the series so far. I was skeptical that Kalder could carry the romantic interest lead of the book….and boy I was so wrong. Not only did he carry it, he gave it a smoldering look, hit it over the head with a club and carried it off into a cave to have his way with it. He was fun, charming and said some of the wildest things. I loved every moment of it.

“Oh, I don't know. I might grow on you."
She furrowed her pretty eyebrows. "Like a cancer?"
"Like a favorite vice.”
...more
Aeslis
The pacing of this one threw me off. The beginning was full of info-dump, which I never understand, because by book three 99% of the readers will know all this stuff already. I always tend to view info-dumping in the third book in a series as unnecessary and skim material.

Once the book got into gear, I was much more pleased. I enjoy Kaldar a great deal, and having George and Jack along for the ride was a lot of fun. I also appreciated that William and Cerise played a larger role in this book tha...more
AH
It’s been a while since I read Fate’s Edge and having had the time to think about this book, I still have good feelings about it. Fate’s Edge is an action-packed adventure and is the latest book in Ilona Andrews’ Edge series. The Edge series has got to be one of the more imaginative series out there. Set in a world that seems parallel to ours, the people of the Edge live between our world (The Broken) and the magical aristocratic world of The Weird. Strange creatures, weird customs, eccentric ch...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
Four days ago, I rewrote some reviews of mine. They were German and since my blog is now completely English I needed to translate them. Here is a quote of mine:

. I'm not sure why Sands con­stantly makes two very dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties fall in love with eachother. I would've liked to see two char­ac­ters, who are very alike..
- My review of Tall, Dark & Hungry


And look at this, Ilona Andrews did it again.

Breathtaking worldbuilding, amazing, complex, amusing characters, and a strong voic...more
Julie
Absolutely fantastic!!! One of my favorite reads of the year. There isn't anything Ilona Andrews writing team can write that I don't love...This book was action packed, fast paced with characters I grew to adore, esp Kalder. I wish there were more hero's like him out there. GOtta love his, slick, smooth, funny, confident,handsome and yes charming self...also liked audrey alot and it was great getting to see more of George and Jack and everyone else from previous books. Can't wait for the next on...more
Janina
Despite a low around the two third mark, I still enjoyed this book very much. I wonder who the next one is about? Off to check. And seriously, I can't be the only one hoping for a George and Jack book in the near future ...
Katyana
I don't know why, but I just couldn't get into it. I kept putting it down and finding something else to do, which NEVER happens with Ilona Andrews and me. *shrug*
Yodamom
The Edge, the Weird, the Broken, all filled with twisted exciting people. Their stories never fail to hold me entranced. This addition to the series had me chasing through the worlds with Kaldar, our con-hero as he tracks down a stolen item of great value. His tracking leads him to a beautiful, skilled and reluctant con-women with special lock skills, Audrey. She hates him he wants to be rid of her,and the big bad's want to filet them both. Two of a kind, they find it hard to pull one on the oth...more
Julie
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Ilona Andrews writes great characters. That is a fact. So I knew when I started reading Fate’s Edge that I would at least enjoy that aspect of the book. What I didn’t know was how much I was going to love it. There is something really special about the couple in this book. Kaldar and Audrey really are an ideal pair. Their intelligence and their snark are perfectly matched and their dialogue is fantastic. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me st...more
Kindle-aholic
4.5 stars

One thing that I have come to appreciate from Ilona Andrews books is that I just have so much fun while I'm reading them. Also, the worldbuilding is fantastic, so it really does feel like an escape from real life. This is the third book set in the Edge world, an actually very complex world, but I never felt lost as characters jumped from the Weird to the Edge to the Broken and back again.

If you haven't read any of the edge books, well, first you need to start with On the Edge. You also...more
MandyM
This is the third book in the excellent Edge Series. In it charming conman and Mirror operative Kaldar, meets his match in beautiful grifter Audrey. Those two gorgeous boys from book 1, George and Jack, play a huge part in the tale as they stowaway on Kaldar's wyvern. Kaldar, Audrey, George, Jack and Gaston, plus a menagerie of rescued animals (including a raccoon named Ling the Merciless!), are on the trail of a stolen artefact and battling the gruesome forces of the Hand along the way.

As usual...more
Chachic
Originally posted here

I'm an Ilona Andrews fan girl. I used to think I wasn't a fan of urban fantasy until I discovered the Kate Daniels series and then the Edge series. Now, I have two urban fantasy installments to look forward to every year. Fate's Edge is the third book in the Edge series, the first is On the Edge and the second is Bayou Moon . I enjoyed reading both and I've been eagerly anticipating the release of Fate's Edge throughout the months of 2011.

I think it's great that each of th...more
Jenna Howard
Dang I wish GR had 1/2 stars because this isn't a 3 star book nor a 4 star one for me.

So we have two con charcters: Audrey & Kaldar and neither really left a lasting impression on me. I don't even remember Kaldar from Cerise's story but I was so hopelessly smitten with William that others kinda got lost in the ink for me.

Once again we have George & Jack from the first book in the series and I have to say they're two of my favourite characters in the series. Watching them grow up and lear...more
Kjen
Such vivid imagery and amazing characters! Ilona Andrews paints in my head(: I knew I'd love Fate's Edge because it's Kaldar's book...and he tugged at my heart in book 2. Audrey is the perfect match for my charming-oh-so-messed-up-bad-boy. She can totally handle him. Loved the 3 kids in this one, as well as return appearances from book 1&2 main characters. Looking forward to Steel's Edge next!
Sally
A solid 4.5 stars. I've now put Ilona Andrews into the category of "incapable of writing a bad book". A rarified strata occupied by few authors indeed. The Edge series just gets better and better and this one had every element needed to make for an excellent book: adventure, strong characters, a good story, good writing. If you haven't read it yet, do so soon.
Stacy
Audrey is the first of the female heroines of The Edge series to not be close to her family. She was born into a family of thief's and wants nothing to do with them now. She is finally doing what she wants with her life, staying above the law and taking care of herself in a respectable way when Her father shows up one night and talks her into one last heist that pulls her into drama that she wants desperately to get out of and put right at the same time. FATE'S EDGE also takes place a big chunk...more
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Lisa Kay
I just adore that Audrey has Ling the Merciless as a pet raccoon.


★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Renee Raudman does an excellent job reading this one, the third successive novel in The Edge series. She’s adept at the bantering dialogue that takes place between the two protagonists. Another reviewer had an issue with her performance during the sensual scenes, and I have to agree: her voice sounds a bit stressed, going up an octave or two, becoming “breathy.” Nevertheless, she makes the...more
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“Jack didn’t fully get Jesus. Audrey tried to explain it, and he could repeat it back to her, word for word, but he still didn’t comprehend most of it. The best he could gather was that Jesus lived long ago, told people to be nice, and they killed him for it. At the end, he asked who was Jesus’ necromancer and if he was in the Bible, then Kaldar couldn’t stop laughing and had to sit down.” 32 likes
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