Genre: urban fantasy
From award-winning author Ilona Andrews, an original novella set in the New York Times number-one best-selling Kate Daniels world and featuring fan favorites Derek, Curran, and Kate's very independent ward, Julie.
Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack and is truly a lone wolf. With no family, he answers to no one but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So when several of those close to him are murdered, he'll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.
Never one to be left on the sidelines and equally determined - some might say stubborn - Julie Lennart-Olsen soon joins in his pursuit, and what began as revenge turns into a race to save the city. Their search pits them against powers they never imagined and magic so old, it predates history. It may cost Derek his life, but there are things for which even he would risk everything.
I am certain this series needs no introduction to my readers. I loved this novella a lot. Remember, you have to read this one after Magic Shifts, not before!
Curran and Kate have separated from the Pack, and are living on their own, in a new house on a huge plot of land. Their neighbours are not all that happy with them though, especially the nosy one at the other side of the street. But Kate and Curran don't care much about that.
Kate is working with her own firm, but Curran is a bit restless. Then a challenge presents itself in the Order of the Knights, which as totally fallen to pieces without leadership, and Curran could be taking over …
In the meantime, Julie and Derek are pursuing an investigation on their own, and that is certainly not without danger.
I did like the ending especially, with Julie and Kate's father ... I do wonder what will happen next. Is Roland as evil as Kate thinks, or is he genuinely interested in her and her life?
© 2016 Reviews by Aurian