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message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments


Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.

Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.

Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.

For her child.

For Atlanta.

For the world.

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Please join us


message 2: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Sep 02, 2018 10:00PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm in! Hopefully soon. I don't know when I can start.


Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 397 comments Same here. I don't think I can start this week. But since I already have the book, count me in :)


message 4: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments Count me in, but I'll probably won't be able start until the weekend.


message 5: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I just downloaded my book. I only have 15 minutes to read now. I don't know want to start and get absorbed in it and have to stop.
Have you started?


message 6: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments Not yet, I’m waiting for you. ;)


message 7: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I read the epilogue last night. I'm going to really start in a little bit. But before I'll comment on the other book.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments What was with the look between Erra and Curran in the epilogue?


message 9: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments You mean prologue?


message 10: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "You mean prologue?"

Lol yes!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I finished chapter 2 last night,
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message 12: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm at work but instead of working (and i have plenty to do) I'm reading this on my phone!

I'm in the middle of chapter 4.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I finished chapter 8 last night. It's going good.
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message 14: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments ShoSho wrote: "I finished chapter 2 last night,

So obviously Kate doesn't know about Ascanio and Hugh meeting.
The ones who killed these people, are they the same bad guys in Hugh's book? I'm thinking yes"


I think so too.


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments ShoSho wrote: "I finished chapter 8 last night. It's going good.


I don't know how I feel about Kate taking Conlan everywhere with her to all of these situations. I can see that she sees herself and Curran as th..."


Kate- She’s a helicopter parent for sure, but I also get why she does it.

Hugh- Yes please! A Kate/Hugh team would be pure awesomeness. Do you think Kate will ever find out about Hugh breaking Ascanio’s bones so that they could heal correctly?

Roland/Mysterious guy- I don’t know why he would ignore her when he’s always trying to get her to talk to him, maybe Mystery Guy is interfering?

Saiman- I agree, he’s a shadow of his former self if you compare him to the Saiman in Book 4 who taunted Curran secure in the belief that he was untouchable. The Roland thing shattered his worldview. All his power, money, knowledge, and secrets were worthless. He would have died if it hadn’t been for Kate and he knows it.


message 16: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "Do you think Kate will ever find out about Hugh breaking Ascanio’s bones so that they could heal correctly?"

I think it will be one of the reason she would soften towards him. She hates him at this point. She needs incentives to be less hostile.

Gisela wrote: "maybe Mystery Guy is interfering?"

Maybe but this would indicate that he is stronger than Roland.


message 17: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gah I'm only reading 2 chapters a day, not intentionally! I just don't have the time during the day and don't have the energy to read at night!
Finished chapter 10 last night.
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message 18: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments ShoSho wrote: "Gah I'm only reading 2 chapters a day, not intentionally! I just don't have the time during the day and don't have the energy to read at night!
Finished chapter 10 last night.

I really liked that..."


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message 19: by Gisela, Moderator (last edited Sep 11, 2018 06:19PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments What did you think of (view spoiler)


message 20: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "What did you think of [spoilers removed]"

It's verrrryy suspicious (view spoiler)


message 21: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments how far are you?


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments middle of chapter 12
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message 23: by Gisela, Moderator (last edited Sep 12, 2018 04:26PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I noticed that, after 9 books promising a big showdown with Roland there is very little of him here. Less Conlan and more Roland, please...

I love dragons too but why introduce a new baddie at this point?

ETA: I'll get started with Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaron after this one.


message 24: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "I love dragons too but why introduce a new baddie at this point?
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Exactly what I was wondering!


message 25: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments It seems like everyone in the series is making an appearance for the series finale but where the heck is Ascanio?! He's as important as Julie or Derek!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "ETA: I'll get started with Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaron after this one.
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You'll love it , ..well I hope so :D


anjuli (pintobean) | 25 comments Guys, should I read Iron and Magic before Magic Triumphs? Or can I start Kate 10 without reading I&M. Thanks.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments anjuli wrote: "Guys, should I read Iron and Magic before Magic Triumphs? Or can I start Kate 10 without reading I&M. Thanks."

Hhmm I'd say read it. They will connect at some points in MT. There has already been some hints in MT about what happens in I&M.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "It seems like everyone in the series is making an appearance for the series finale but where the heck is Ascanio?! He's as important as Julie or Derek!"

Yes and they get a complete description of what they have done and how they look!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Chapter 13
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message 31: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I think Curran at some point asked why they weren’t a couple when they were always together. He had them under surveillance and the scouts never saw her leaving his house or him leaving hers. Do you think they got naughty at the Casino? :P


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "I think Curran at some point asked why they weren’t a couple when they were always together. He had them under surveillance and the scouts never saw her leaving his house or him leaving hers. Do yo..."

It seems that they did! Makes me happy


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments chapter 14
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message 34: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Sep 12, 2018 10:52PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Chapter 14

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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments It had never taken me this long to read a KD book. I'm reading every free moment that I get. But I'm not getting too many of those!


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments ShoSho wrote: "chapter 14


Sunshine realty, what are your thoughts on that?"


If this is the last book and we're revisiting and saying goodbye to everyone, why waste page space on Sunshine Realty? Comic relief? I thought it was somehow related to Roland or the bad guy.


message 37: by Gisela, Moderator (last edited Sep 13, 2018 09:21PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments ShoSho wrote: "Chapter 14


Yes yes yes finally Hugh! Where is Ascanio though?"


Yay Hugh! I'm glad Christopher talked to Kate and explained just how much Roland had to fry Hugh so that he went against his instincts. I miss Ascanio too!


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I'm done but I'll wait for you!


message 39: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I have one chapter to go


message 40: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I feel like I have committed a crime but I can't give it anything other than 3 stars.


Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 397 comments I finished it in two seriously long sittings. My eyes have suffered much. Although, I liked this final installment, I couldn't help but feel almost the same vibes as I got reading the previous book when reading about the scenes building up to the eventual climax. No doubt the battle scene was different this time but still being that this was the last book, I just thought things would be a whole lot different than the others. But the authors did wrap up all the loose ends pretty neatly (view spoiler)


Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 397 comments Gisela wrote: "ShoSho wrote: "chapter 14


Sunshine realty, what are your thoughts on that?"

If this is the last book and we're revisiting and saying goodbye to everyone, why waste page space on Sunshine Realty?..."


I thought the same thing. I assumed it was their trick to determine whether Kate and Curran are in residence or not and if they weren't then they'd swoop in and kidnap their son, but no :/


message 43: by Ipshita (last edited Sep 14, 2018 06:36AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 397 comments ShoSho wrote: "Chapter 14


Yes yes yes finally Hugh! Where is Ascanio though?"


I really missed him in this book. I'm hoping for the spin-off series to star him in them in the future.


anjuli (pintobean) | 25 comments ShoSho wrote: "anjuli wrote: "Guys, should I read Iron and Magic before Magic Triumphs? Or can I start Kate 10 without reading I&M. Thanks."

Hhmm I'd say read it. They will connect at some points in MT. There ha..."

Thank you! Will start it soon then :)


message 45: by Gisela, Moderator (last edited Sep 14, 2018 08:20PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I’m sad to say this isn’t their best book, which I was expecting. I was annoyed with:(view spoiler)


message 46: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Sep 15, 2018 02:40AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm so sad I can't even...
I thought this would be epic but it wasn't
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message 47: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments The best part of the book Conlan and Christopher and barabas at the end


Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 397 comments I have similar issues with it (view spoiler)

I still haven't rated the book yet, it's not as perfect as some of the other Ilona Andrews books but even their mediocre is a lot better than some of the other UF series that get a lot of hype. So, I'm tilting towards giving it 4 stars.


message 49: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Ipshita wrote: ".still haven't rated the book yet, it's not as perfect as some of the other Ilona Andrews books but even their mediocre is a lot better than some of the other UF series that get a lot of hype. So, I'm tilting towards giving"

When I rate a book I usually compare in with author's other books or similar books in genre. Ilona Andrews has the bar really high with their other books IMO. It was really hard for me to rate it like this.


message 50: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Ipshita about the rest

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