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Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #8
Published by Ace Publishing Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Now that Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran Lennart, have totally split from the pack, they are on their final 30-day countdown to shift all their assets from the pack and to bring over anyone who wants to leave the pack and be with them in their new lives. That would be enough to keep them busy, but it seems that a member of the pack, Eduardo, who they now discover is a mate to a really good friend, has disappeared. To top it off, it appears that the Mercenary Guild is involved. Kate hasn’t really been involved with the Guild while dealing with the other things that had taken over her life. But she is still a senior member of the Guild and will pull every string she can to find out just what he was doing when he disappeared.
Curran and Kate begin this hunt, which becomes even more involved as they discover that the Guild is involved with the pack. If that doesn’t top it off, it appears that Kate’s father dearest has decided that he wants to be closer to Kate. Kate and Curran are now in a multi-angled race against time. They have to find out what is behind Eduardo’s disappearance and save him before they find evidence of his passing; they have to lay down the law to Kate’s father; and they have to complete their untangling with the pack all while complying with the rules that are part this untangling from the pack. Talk about dealing with a tightrope walk. As the clues on what happened to Eduardo come clear, it appears his disappearance was brought on by something he never knew about and saving him will involve dealing with an action done many years before. To round things out, drastic changes will happen to the Guild and the pack before it’s all over. Just another week in the normal life of Kate and Curran.
Kate and Curran were hoping that as they separate themselves from the pack that maybe, just maybe, their lives might settle down a wee bit. However, they discover just how wrong they are in Magic Shifts. I wondered just how things would go now that Curran was no longer the Beast Lord and Kate had adopted her city. I also wondered if Kate would get back to doing more with the Guild. I found these answers and so much more as I began turning the pages in this latest chapter of their lives. I loved how they immediately took up the search for Eduardo when they discovered he was missing. Watching as both Kate and Curran worked together in finding the answers to Eduardo’s disappearance and trying to get through these last 30 days of separation from the pack told me that, even now, the pack would be always around them. I really loved how Curran turned a bad faith act into something that will probably be a plus for him and Kate in time. There is a whole lot more going on that I can’t tell you without spilling the beans on too much. All I can say is that you really need to read this book if you have followed Kate and Curran at all. Magic Shifts is an outstanding new adventure with Kate and Curran full of love, danger and, of course, the action-packed suspense that we expect from Ms. Andrews with this couple.