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Fate's Edge

(The Edge #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  20,325 ratings  ·  1,319 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Penguin
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
And the moral of this rererereread is: violent psychotic swamp people, gangs of idiots and Chief Morons FTW!

👋 Until next time and stuff.

[May 2020]

🔫 Of Guns and Walmarts Buddy Rererereread (OGaWBR™) with the IA Addicts 🔫

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!”

[October 2
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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." ...more
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
OMG. Bad boys, right?


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
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This third installment in Ilona Andrews' THE EDGE series may be the best one I've read yet! The Edge is a semi-magical border land that lies between two dimensions: a magical version of our world (the "Weird") and our normal world (what the Weird and Edgers call the "Broken" because their magical powers don't work here). Only a few people can cross over the magical borders in either direction, and Audrey Callahan is one of them.

Audrey is one of an Edge family of gifted and dedicated con artists
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wrote this short review long ago but forgot to post it, till now, this is my least fav IA book. so here we are:

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 wo

Robin (Bridge Four)
Re-reading with all my fellow addicts at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA) again....yes that makes it 3x but I don't care I love this series.

+++ 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.”
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reread with the IAA group. The old review stands, and I still cracked up at the last quote in my review when I read it. But, really, when isn't a severed head funny?

Original review:

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
Oct 20, 2021 rated it liked it
For me, this and the next were my least favorite Edge books. Although technically each book has a new couple as the star of the story, it's worth noting for those who like to go out of order that the couples from the preceding stories often appear, along with guest appearances by the incorrigible George and William, who age with each story.

This one centers on a rouge-like man, Kaldar Mars, who has a long history of questionable ethics but is now working for The Mirror. Audrey is a grifter from
The best part of this book was that Jack and George unexpectedly played such a large part in it. They made the book. The rest of it I could have done without. It was a recovery/heist that required another heist first which required yet another heist/burglary to pull off that heist. It was a bit convoluted. Also, the love story goes from zero to sixty out of nowhere. Luckily the writing is still engaging, and if this was any other author I probably would have rated this one lower. Oh well.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I would write a review, but it would be
- 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.
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
3,5 Stars

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
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
2.5 stars

I didn't like Kaldar.
I didn't enjoy Audrey's character.

The suspense: OK, but it could have been better.
The romance: Nope. I mean, seriously? No chemistry between the couple at all.

Overall: Not as good as I expected.
Anna *Bran. San. Stan*
Aug 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-fantasy
I’m loving this series! While this book was immersive based on Kaldar (H) and Audrey (h) alone, 14-year-old George and 12-year-old Jack (Rose‘s brothers from book 1) made this book even better. What can I say - I just love the authors’ creations of shapechanger characters. That’s why I was also thrilled to see my favorite hero, William (book 2), the best shapechanger there is (yes, I’m factoring in Curran), make an appearance. While William and magic-sword-wielding Cerise and book 2 will remain ...more
Jen Davis
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
TJ ☾
Oct 17, 2021 rated it liked it
idk why i was dying at them telling jack that lark ate a human and he's just like ok? i prob would too 😂 ...more
1.) On the Edge ★★★★
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
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review is dedicated to all my IA loves :*

The tangent:

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
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the series so far :D

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
Suzanne (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
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Listen, I see the appeal of Kaldar, I really do, but this book initially took forever to get into. I found the pace at the beginning to be slow and I became so irritated at the plot device of including Jack & George, that I stopped reading. I probably wouldn't have read this due to the aforementioned abhorrent plot device, but I did it for the IA BR.

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
Deborah Obida
This book is slightly different from the first two books, this book is more of a heist book and the addition was awesome. Another good surprise in this book is George and Jack, Jack even has a POV which I adore. The events in this happened two years after Bayou Moon.The world building is great, the writing is comprehensible and is written in third person multiple POV.

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
4.5 Stars

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

these two could have their own series!!!
and I would read it...
my favorite so far..
but I still have book four to read..
I'm really behind on writing reviews lately. I want to get this one out there since I've already finished the last book of the series, so I'm going for the random bullet point method.

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
Nov 08, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars for Fate’s Edge: Edge Series, Book 3 (audiobook) by Ilona Andrews read by Renée Raudman.

This was packed full action with a hate to love romance thrown in for fun. The characters were great and the narration was wonderful too.
Erica Ravenclaw
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites


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
Fate's Edge has action (though, I think this book was a little bit slower than the other books. ), romance, magic, love and danger, just a great mix ;))). I know I will repeat it, but it needs to be said once more - Andrews team has a wonderful skill to write! I liked Kaldar in the second book so I was excited to find out more about him in this, third, book. He's such an enjoyable guy to make a great read and I was so eager to know more about his adventure. I like his humour, audacity, rebellion ...more
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kate-daniels, fv, audio, uf, andrews
Audio May 2016

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
☕️Kimberly  (Caffeinated Reviewer)
Fate’s Edge takes us back into the Weird and shares Audrey and Kaldar’s slow burning romance. Of course, the Andrews writing team weaves an intense fast paced story around their relationship.

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
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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade ...more

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