Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review: Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews

The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Born to a family of conmen, Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge for an unmagical existence in the Broken. Audrey is 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 is a gambler, a lawyer, a thief, and a spy with some unusual talents that guarantee him lucrative work. When his latest assignment has him tracking down a stolen item, Kaldar doesn’t expect much of a challenge—until Audrey turns up to give him a run for his money.

But when the missing item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job and survive, he’s going to need Audrey’s help…

Kaldar Mar is kind of larger than life.  He's one of those great secondary characters who invades the page, and you find yourself searching, wanting another glimpse of him.   The same can also be said about George and Jack.  By putting these three together on a "mission" of sorts, you would think I would be chomping at the bit to gush Fate's Edge praises.  It was a good book, don't misunderstand, but it wasn't on par in my opinion with the previous books of this series because The Edge was missing, or at least The Edge Rose, George, Jack, and the Mars inhabit wasn't truly present.  So while good, Fate's Edge was...different. 

That being said, we are left with somewhat of a cliffhanger and a revelation of who the villain for the next book might be.  It will be most interesting to see who shall be the hero or heroine.

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