Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews : A Book Review

(#3 of the Edge Series)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blurb: The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy rale – 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…

Another fantastic book in the Edge Series! I loved how the characters were introduced separately and how they then come together.

Kalder was introduced in Bayou Moon as Cerise’s cousin and I wanted more, so again, I was delighted to find that he was the male lead in this book.
Forget what I said in my previous review about being in love with William – I am absolutely in love with Kaldar. Yes, he is the typical bad boy that you would NOT take home to your parents but he is funny, naughty and charming all at the same time. In love with a fictional character, how is that possible? That must be the talent of Ilona Andrews.

Look at this for a description of Kaldar, this had me giggling so much:

He was probably conning his mother out of her milk the moment he could grin. He’d charm the clothes off a virgin in twenty minutes. And if the poor fool took him home, he’d drink her dad under the table and beguile her mother…In the morning her dad would be sick with alcohol poisoning, the good silver would be missing together with the family car, and in a month, both the former virgin and her mother would be expecting…

Audrey, the female lead, is yet again a badass that takes no shit from anybody. She is hilarious and gives Kaldar a run for his money when it comes to charm, sarcasm and thieving.

In the first book (On the Edge, Rose’s brothers George and Jack had a little place in my heart so I really missed them in book two (Bayou Moon). In this book however, they were pretty much front and centre in the adventure working alongside Audrey and Kaldar.

I would say this book wasn’t as DARK as the last two but it does have its moment. It’s not every day you have your friends head thrown at you by the enemy who has just killed said friend, the enemy you are escaping from with two children in tow.

I’ll be reading the last book of the series now, I’ll be sad to finish it but I hope it is as good as the rest.

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