Happy Kate Daniels Day!! Have you read it yet? Cause I have! Does anyplace have a 25 star rating? I would give it 25 stars out of 5 :)
You know last year, when you saw Gunmetal Magic and thought, "Awww, Man! I wanted a Kate book!" But then you read Gunmetal Magic anyway, cause how could you not? And it was still a pretty awesome book, but you were still dying to know what happened with Hugh? And what happened with Julie? And then you wondered how things were going with the new business and how Andrea and Raphael were doing after Gunmetal Magic? This book is the answer to your prayers!
I downloaded this at about 12:15 am on my Nook and then spent my entire day reading, sleeping, and then going to work so I could put it on the shelf. I spent all of last week reading the series all the way through from the beginning so I would be ready for today. And I had a 13 year old house guest last week, so sneaking in 5 books took dedication! It was well worth the effort since this is the greatest series of all time. Just saying...
Okay, things you want to know without spilling the beans:
-There was a teaser out there on the Interwebs that had part of the first chapter, so I don't feel too bad saying that Julie's BFF goes loup and has to be locked down. They can't get enough of the magic panacea from europe to save her. Tradition says you kill the kid quick and get it over with. Except nobody is going to kill a kid guarded by Julie and Kate. So Curran orders a hold on all loup killings because (dun dun dunh!!) the Pack has been offered a bunch of panacea if Curran and Kate go handle some business for the snooty European shifters. Bwa ha ha! Trap? Of course! Saiman roped in? Of course! Much fantastic-ness? Hells yeah!
-You find out lots of new stuff about Hugh D'Ambray. LOTS!
-Read the short story at the end of the book first. I didn't, and it isn't essential to understand the story, but it is pretty freaking funny and makes a good kickoff to the rest of the book which has some pretty grim spots.
-You will be angry with Curran. Very angry. Keep reading!!!
-Somebody will die. It will crack your heart a little bit but not break it to tiny tiny pieces. It was a good death :)
-We get a new, mysterious stranger with as much mystical mojo juice as Roland. Future ally??? Somebody with more religion than me tell me - Biblical reference?!
-Two words - Blood Armour!
-You meet some new species of shapeshifters. Interesting... very interesting...
-Very end of the story - Yay!! And I can't wait to see how THAT situation unfolds.
Is it next year yet? Cause I am ready for another book! I know, I know... super awesomeness takes time. Ah well. I will just roll around in happiness that there is another installation to the greatest series ever!
On a speculative note, I was just made aware today that there is a book about the expendable crew members from Star Trek. Except nobody wants to get sued by the descendants of Roddenberry, so it is about the expendable crew members from a situation very closely resembling that of a certain much beloved vintage science fiction universe...
I have put this book on the shelf approximately 100 times in the last 6 months, yet somehow my brain did not put the title and the cover together until somebody pointed it out to me today. I flipped through a few pages and it looks pretty funny. This book is from the perspective of the replacement crew who start to wonder why it is that nobody on the ship except the five hotshots on the bridge are ever excited about away missions and how exactly so many dudes in red shirts end up never coming back. The lead character starts out thinking it is some paranoic conspiracy theory, but I'm guessing that events will transpire to change his mind :) This looks like a really fun read and is now definately on my to do list!
Okay. If you are reading this post you had better have finished Magic Rises. Because if you haven't then you are WASTING YOUR TIME!! Priorities, people!! Get off Facebook, get off the computer, lock your phone up, grab your reading device of choice and GET BUSY READING MAGIC RISES! You can thank me for internet yelling at you later :)
Happy Kate Daniels day - hope you love it as much as I do!