Tuesday, February 4, 2014


By: Ilona Andrews
Published By: Berkley, Penguin
Released: Available Now
Details: Magic Mourns part reviewed, 77 Pages, from library


Blurb: Goodreads

Andrea Nash of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid - with an assist from her friend, Kate Daniels - tries to figure out why the giant three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades is sniffing around Atlanta.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Andrea Nash is at the helm of this novella with Raphael Medrano. I really got a sense from this novella that Andrea could handle her own full length book, GunMetal Magic # 5.5.

She has always been Kate’s female side kick who gets bit parts in Kate Daniel’s series.

I thought this was a good novella. A three headed dog the size of a house has been called to Andrea’s attention while Kate is on medical leave.

Raphael decides to tag-a-long and we see Raphael give Andrea an ultimatum. He has been calling her every day, she has been ignoring him. Boudas and their courting rituals. We see Andrea decide what she wants , but alas, there is some action, but we get none to read.

I really am wondering if the Ilona Andrews team simply detest writing a love making scene. They can world build with such desccription, but it would appear a love scene is frowned upon.

Considering the type of were that Raphael is, he is very sexual and apparently has in the past had a verocious appetite for female weres, you would have thought they would write a love scene when Andrea and Raphael do it for the first time in this novella.

That was a long sentence, I know. I couldn't quite figure out where to throw down the full stop.

Raphael had seen the true me and he’d never come across anyone similar. To him I was the TWT-IHFB. That Weird Thing I haven’t Fucked Before.

We get, nudda. Nothing. Zip. We get aluded to it. But poofff it is over and done with before the sentence is finished.

I did get a nice little twist with one of the sub characters in this novella. Not as exciting as Dali and Jim’s novella, # 4.5, Magic Dreams, but I still liked learning more about Andrea and seeing her in action.

Next up for me is # 5.3 Magic Tests, Julie's novella, inside the anthology, An Apple For The Creature.


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