Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake ...more
➽ And the moral of this rerereread is: MY Kaldar Mar, I bet you my subaquatic yet super comfy Mariana Trench abode that I will not not rererererereread your scrumpalicious adventures in less time than it takes to say “unleash the crustaceans, Fleet Admiral DaShrimp!”
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➽ And the moral of this rererer ...more
I loved Kaldar when I met him in Bayou Moon, so I was excited to read his story.
And he didn't disappoint! Neither did Audrey, for that matter. I loved the snarky back-and-forth between those two, because arguing is the spice of every good relationship.
Ah, ah, ah! You know I'm right, ladies...
Now, I don't mean the are you fucking my sister?! arguments. I mean the kind of everyday battles you fight over the small stuff.
Remotes, covers, thermostats, driving skills, and who ...more
Audrey is one of an Edge family of gifted and dedicated con artists ...more
+++ After Morning Star and Calamity I need something I know I'm going to love or risk falling into a severe book funk.
This was just perfect....Kaldar can pull anyone out a book funk. Plus George and Jack helped a ton.
The blond boy called out. “I’m terribly sorry, but is there any way we could grab that cage off the porch? We won’t disturb your dalliance.”...more
This has got to be one of my favorite Edge books. I loved William the Wolf's wolfy brain in the last book, but I also fell for Kaldar Mars. He is one of those charming characters of questionable, but funny, morals. A pickpocket, conman, and manipulator who is now working for the Mirror, Kaldar is sent on a mission to ...more
BR with the awesome IAA gang.
Hook is my Kaldar. It fits perfectly!
I wanted to love this book. I did want to, badly. It didn't work that way though. Although IA's usual charm is still there, in the badass characters, in the great dialogs, in the bickering couple, in the freaking awesome side characters, this book was just a tiny bit too slow for me to love.
Kaldar and Audrey were great. I loved how Kaldar could charm the pants off a nun and how Audrey could con her way into anything. Stil ...more
- 33,33333 % gushing
- 33,33333% swooning
- 33,33333 swearing fealty and undying love to Ilona & Gordon,
so I will spare you.
I will only use some keywords like awesome, fun, conmen/women, spies, politics, crazy family, adorable racoons & cool wyverns. It offers thrill, chase, excitement, laughter, heartache & happiness in abundance.
Go and find out the rest for yourselves, if you haven't read this book/series. It's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo worth it. ...more
actual rating 3 stars, 1 star removed for reasons I'll state later. But now that I think of it, this book is closer to 2.5 counting the problem that made me lower my rating. It was so meh.
I avoided reading this book for months and now that I finally read it, I’m relieved. One book left before I start the innkeeper chronicles. I enjoyed the first 2 two books quite a lot so you might wonder, why didn’t I want to read this boo
Kaldar is a thief, pick pocket, rogue, scoundrel, player, etc. He meets Audrey, who is also a thief, but a retired one. They end up having to retrieve an item she stole with her toxic ...more
2.) Bayou Moon ★★★★
Buddy Read with Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)!
So, Kaldar's book was everything amazing that I expected it to be, and then so much more! I still think I like On the Edge a little more, but it definitely surpassed Bayou Moon. I mean, this whole series is great, but if I'm ranking them, this comes in at a close second.
I also loved all the different POVs. In Bayou Moon it seemed to only be about Cerise and William, and we didn't get to see Declan or Rose until ...more
I have been reading The Edge series with a bunch of wonderful IA lovers. I did not review the first two books because real life was smacking me in the face. I decided to review the 3rd book for three main reasons:
A) It has been my favorite of the series.
B) oOSarahOo is being her normal annoying self (AKA amazing)
C) Life stopped bitch slapping me in the face. (Thanks life!)
By Sarah being her normal annoying self, I mean that she won’t get ...more
Our new leading lady, Audrey, is just as awesome as any other IA female character. But I liked her better because she was different! Most IA females are snarky and wouldn't worry about kicking some behind if needed. Audrey is smart, great at what she does... but she's not snarky. Sarcastic yes, funny too! But she was a bit.. softer? I liked the change.
Kaldar was also amazing. He was funny and direct, so refreshing!
I loved the interactions between then and I w ...more
What's right in this book:
- Kaldar. He's a sly & charismatic fox. I imagine him kind of Zorro - piratey. He's a crazy Mar and can kill with his awe ...more
Kaldar is exactly how I imagined he'll be, he's hilarious, friendly, charming etc. He is such a con man, apparently the only time ...more
This book started a bit slow for me. There was quite a bit in the beginning in Jack and George's POV, which was interesting, but I was really looking forward to getting to the story.
Once Kaldar - what a great character, full of life, charm, and loyalty - and Audrey met the story really picked up and I couldn't stop turning pages, staying up far into the night to continue reading.
If you've read Bayou Moon you know Kaldar of the Mar family. He's taken a job with the Mirror in order to gai ...more
No spoilers and colorful language abound!
On the Edge (Book 1)
Bayou Moon (Book 2)
Ah! This, again, took me awhile to sink into. I'm not sure why I find the beginning of all of these books so tedious, but somehow I plow through, because I know how worth it, it is to finish. They are so good. I think I had forgotten how negatively I felt throughout most of the entire first book, yet I gave it a descent rating, they won me over with that ending. That seems to be the theme of me and ...more
Things I liked:
- The humor and fun of having a conman and conwoman as protagonists.
- I really enjoyed the heists.
- Kaldar is such a loveable rogue. There's plenty of witty dialog in the middle of serious jobs.
- Jack and George have large roles to play. I like how this series has romance, but also has side characters ...more
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 alwa ...more
2nd read - November 2019
I know I've said it before but I think it's worth repeating - Ilona and Gordon Andrews can do no wrong! Seriously, this writing duo could put their shopping list in a book and I would buy it and devour every page. I still can't believe that this is my first time reading their Edge series but I can guarantee it won't be the last, I'm actually already contemplating when I can fit in my first reread and I've not even read the final book yet. These books ...more
How do Ilona and Gordon do it? How do they manage to write awesome worlds with cool magic + kickass heroines + fan-myself heroes + quirky banter+ gory goodness + LOL scenes + cute kids + cool pets, and then shake it all into a cocktail of pure awesomeness? Who knows? I suspect they made a deal with the devil. But whatever it was, it worked!
Random awesome quotes (I absolutely cannot pick “the best ones” when really, t ...more
Sadly, while I liked this couple, and the story was intense, they were not my favorite of the Edge series.
Audrey Callahan is a thief who has a seriously crappy family. She is cunning and quick with a lock pick, but please do not give her a sword. When she steals something for her father and learns it will fa ...more
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