Mage and mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, must stop the early deaths of her pack's shape-shifting children in her sixth series outing (after Magic Slays). [Page 64]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
The smart latest installment of Andrews's semi-post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series (after Gunmetal Magic) takes mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, the werelion Curran, to the Carpathian Mountains. In exchange for bodyguarding a pregnant shapeshifter during a critical time of negotiation between three powerful packs, they'll receive ample amounts of the panacea drug, essential for ensuring the future of their own people. But the mountains are full of strange beasts and deadly mythological creatures, and one of Kate's greatest enemies is hosting the convocation, heralding a confrontation she's not ready for. Nonstop action and intrigue fill the halls of the secluded castle as schemes come to fruition. Vividly imagined fight scenes, clever use of obscure mythology, a uniquely interesting setting, and rich characterization make this a rare treat, only hampered by the complexity of the pre-existing knowledge required to fully appreciate the developments and conflicts. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC
Negotiating for a secret magical medicine that will help the Pack's shapeshifting children survive into adulthood, mercenary Kate Daniels and her Beast Lord mate, Curran, embark on a dangerous effort to arbitrate a dispute on behalf of the dubiously trustworthy medicine makers. Original. 100,000 first printing.Review by Publisher Summary 2
In exchange for a medicine that will help the Pack's shapeshifting children survive into adulthood, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, agree to arbitrate a dispute on behalf of the dubiously trustworthy medicine makers.Review by Publisher Summary 3
The #1 New York Times Bestseller!Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost... Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap...