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Dec 26, 2011 02:05AM

34355 Bry wrote: "Ilona Andrews released a Kate novella as a Christmas gift to all their fans! It's available for free download on their blog in kidle, epub, and pdf format here:"

Hey Bry. This book is 5.4 in the series, just after Magic Slays (book 5) and just before Gunmetal Magic, which is 5.5.
Dec 26, 2011 01:59AM

34355 Thea wrote: "It was a great book! One of the best christmas presents i got is year (dont tell my new iphone).

Some parts annoyed me though, I know that it is unlikely that ether Ilona or Gordon have EVER be..."

Hey. I don't know Ilona Andrew's thoughts behind the description of Norway, of course, but I think in the new world order all countries and cities have pretty much become the worst and most dangerous versions of themselves. I mean, they've made Atlanta into a jungle of sorts, so maybe the 'new' Norway IS an unforgiving place.

I did have to wonder about the moral justification of saving a child by using volunteers as sacrifices - but then, thankfully that quandary was solved by the use of vampires - who are already dead.

Going up against the DA though would have hurt them at a really bad place - all the pack businesses would have been hit and the local police would have made day to day lives of less powerful shifters very difficult.
Silver Shark (7 new)
Sep 25, 2011 09:02PM

34355 Anna wrote: "I actually agree with you, Honour. When I read "Silent Blade", I thought it was a nice short story, with no need to elaborate. I felt that the focus was the circumstances of Meli and Celino and tha..."

EXACTLY!! Silent Blade was perfect as a short story- rounded and complete. In Silver Shark, there was just so much of the world left unexplored- even in Claire and Venturo's relationship. Phew! Glad something else sees this too. :)
Silver Shark (7 new)
Sep 17, 2011 09:05PM

34355 Eliza wrote: "I have to disagree. Not with your opinion of the story, but with your desire for it to be longer. I think short stories have their place, and while some can leave you unsatisfied, this one does n..."

Yeah, and I would agree with you about all their other short works. But this particular one someone cut parts of it out to make it fit the word count, you know? Maybe, I'll change my mind after reading it again. I did love the story. Good characters. And yeah, their short stories help while we're waiting for Kate Daniels and the next Edge installation to arrive. :)
Silver Shark (7 new)
Sep 17, 2011 07:03PM

34355 Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) by Ilona Andrews

Claire Shannon is a killer. She uses no weapons, only her mind.

Born on a planet locked in a long war, Claire is a psycher, a woman with the ability to attack minds and infiltrate a biological computer network where psychers battle to the death. But when the war abruptly ends, Claire must hide her psycher's ability to survive. She is deported to a new planet, a vivid beautiful place, where she meets Venturo Escana, a powerful psycher, whose presence overwhelms both her mind and her body.

She thought she had left war and death behind, but now she must fight for her new life and this battle might just cost her everything...

I finished reading the book yesterday. It was vastly satisfying as well as infinitely frustrating. There was everything that was promised, and yet I couldn't let go of the idea that if the authors had written the story as a full length novel instead of a decent sized novella, they were just people to do this plot-line complete justice.
If I could write like that I would have wanted to come up with a premise exactly like this one- but where my imagination couldn't provide more fodder, I know by reading their very descriptive and detailed scenes that they had the material for a nice, thick 300-page paperback. :sigh:
I recommend it highly, and hope we get more stories in the Kinsmen series in the future.
Alpha Menz (18 new)
Feb 25, 2011 08:06PM

34355 I missed them! I missed them!
Curran (111 new)
Feb 21, 2011 10:38PM

34355 The Flooze (Michelle M.) wrote: "Click on people's icons instead of their names and you'll get their profile pages. :)"

Introductions (273 new)
Feb 20, 2011 06:18AM

34355 MJ wrote: "Honour wrote: "Hey Anika! What group was it? I'm looking for one.
I know I already told you, but here's why I think Andrea didn't call Kate:

1. Despite her protests that she didn't have an option ..."

Yeah, I know. But it sounded like something we would say when we are angry frustrated and cant seem to get our point across to someone.
Saying 'I'm done!' and then walking out- for me it meant that he abruptly ended their argument because they weren't getting anywhere and Curran and Kate were sitting right there.
Ghastek (12 new)
Feb 11, 2011 03:22PM

34355 Pff!
I want to know what is it exactly that ghastek and his fellow necromancers are trying to find out with their experiments with the undead. I mean, yeah, great so you can pilot a vampire and have really good reflexes in a body not yours, but what's the point? Why are they spending so much money to create vampires (why are they being allowed to do this?) and where are they getting the money? I mean the casino money cant be enough.
Ghastek (12 new)
Feb 11, 2011 06:35AM

34355 What?! Weirder things have happened in urban fantasies. The girl usually ends up with a powerful, slightly or more than slightly menacing guy and at first I thought it might be Ghastek. *Stop! Stop! No, no, don't fall over laughing!*
Introductions (273 new)
Feb 10, 2011 12:42AM

34355 Hey Anika! What group was it? I'm looking for one.
I know I already told you, but here's why I think Andrea didn't call Kate:

1. Despite her protests that she didn't have an option to dramatically walk out of the Order office the way Kate did, to help the Wolves, she actually felt guilty, ashamed and torn between the life she had chosen for herself and the were life she belonged to.

2. Something happened to her during the fight against Erra and she's in real trouble.

Also, I know they had a terrible fight in Magic Bleeds, but they didn't say anything about breaking up and I'm hoping that Ilona Andrews wouldn't have given them a story of their own if they were only going to separate in the very next instalment.
Curran (111 new)
Feb 10, 2011 12:30AM

34355 This is an apology to the group moderators and all other irate members for hijacking this thread. Sorry.
Curran (111 new)
Feb 10, 2011 12:26AM

34355 *sigh again* I realised what was going wrong. The links (our names) from this page goes to an error alert and not to our profiles. It's very irritating. I searched 'Dawn' in goodreads and got about 78 of you. The only difference between them all, being where they live. Sheesh.
Curran (111 new)
Feb 09, 2011 04:37AM

34355 *sigh* Sorry.
Ghastek (12 new)
Feb 08, 2011 10:34PM

34355 Do you know when I first read magic bite and ghastek's creepy vampire sidled into Kate's kitchen in the first scene, I wondered if he would turn out to be her love interest. (Ghastek, not the vampire)
You have to understand, I didn't have very high hopes of the book when I first picked it up. Blame it on the cover. But damn was I happy to be wrong!
Curran (111 new)
Feb 08, 2011 10:32PM

34355 Dawn, Samina, Karin, Mariya: Why do you guys make it so hard to add you as friends? I need more Ilona Andrews fans on my list. So, add me! ;]
Introductions (273 new)
Feb 07, 2011 09:59PM

34355 Mariya, Rie, I want to add you guys to my friend list but can't seem to find your profiles. Um...add me? ,'0]
Introductions (273 new)
Feb 07, 2011 09:58PM

34355 Mariya wrote: "Rie wrote: "Honour wrote:
This world is ama..."
Yeah I'm surprised to that Ilona Andrews doesn't have that large of fan following. She has done an incredible job creating a whole new world for her ..."

Truth be told the first few pages did seem slow going, so I forgive people for saying that. But c'MON! Aren't there enough of us screaming how awesome Kate Daniels is to get them to finish it? Sheesh.
Curran (111 new)
Feb 07, 2011 09:48PM

34355 Dawn wrote: "Re: Anna this is what Ilona said on the forum:
Anna and Kate were connected only through Greg. Anna doesn't really like Kate that much; Kate scares her and there is some history with Kate's mom an..."

Wow, I completely missed that on her site. Thanks. What's the mystery there do you think, between Kate's mom and Greg's son, that is?
Oh, and I didn't even know that Greg had a son. Somehow got the impression that he had no kids.
Introductions (273 new)
Feb 06, 2011 08:27PM

34355 Rie wrote: "Welcome Honour! I agree with you, every time I reread them they just keep getting better and better and I pick up things that I missed the first time around."

This world is amazingly detailed and well thought and her books are always filled with wit and action.
Is it odd to anyone else that Ilona Andrews doesn't have as large a fan following as she deserves?
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