Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews

Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price . . .

I just finished this book and my immediate reaction is “when’s the next one?”  I made the point of re-reading the entire series which included the new short story “Magic Dreams” in the Hexed anthology.  I am really glad I did.  Not only did it help me keep the storyline straight, I remember how much I really love these books.  I think it helps that I know where so many of the Atlanta landmarks that she refers to are located in “our” world.

Kate’s and Curran’s relationship is getting stronger, just as Kate’s magic is getting stronger.  Not that the two have anything to do with each other, except I think Kate has more faith in herself and is willing to take risks that she did not before.

My only issue with this book is that I miss Raphael.  I want him back.  Curran really needs someone to pull his chain.

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