Friday, November 25, 2011
Early Review: Fate's Edge by ILona Andrews
Fate’s Edge is the third book in the Edge series by Ilona Andrews and an ACE Fantasy.
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 into a family of con men, 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, she 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. His latest assignment has him tracking down a stolen item, and Kaldar doesn’t expect much of a challenge - until Audrey turns up to give him a run for his money.
But when the missing object 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...
A potentially deadly item has been stolen and Kaldar, as an agent for the Mirror, has been sent to retrieve it before it falls into the wrong hands - literally. If the Hand gains possession of this item it could give them the added ability to move freely within the Broken.
If that weren’t enough, the Claws of Bast are after the item as well - and their leader has a personal vendetta against Kaldar.
Audrey just wants to be left alone, to make her way in the world legally and without magic. If that means doing one more job for her father, so be it.
But walking away from this job is not an option. When Kaldar finds Audrey and explains just what she’s stolen, Audrey agrees to help get it back.
Easier said than done.
Fate’s Edge is a great addition to one of my favorite series.
I give Fate’s Edge 5 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Ace (November 29, 2011)