Review: Magic Dreams – Ilona Andrews
Alpha Pack leader Jim Shrapshire has always been the strong, silent type. But something has come over him–a magic force currently residing in one of the Pack’s headquarters. Were-tigress Dali Harimau has always wished she could get Jim’s attention–but now he needs her help.
Stricken with a magic-sickness, Jim needs Dali’s flair for magic. And to save him, she must challenge a powerful, dark being to a battle of wits.
The Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews is one of my favourite series. Kate and Curran – I adore them. I love the characters in these books, I think Ms Andrews excels at writing interesting and complex but fun characters. This ebook which was first published in last years anthology Hexed, features two fan favorite secondary characters from the Kate Daniels series – Dali and Jim. The action in the novella occurs between books 4 and 5 of the Kate Daniel series.
Dali and Jim are both were-cats, he’s the alpha werecat and she’s his rather troublesome magic expert. In this fantastic novella, Jim has a rather large difficulty of the magic kind and Dali is determined to help him. She’s enlists the help of her family and sets out to save him.
Dali is a great character. She’s a powerful but inconsistent magic user. She’s legally blind and loves to drive- a slight problem here is that she crashes often and spectacularly. Jim as I mentioned is the head of the cat clan, he’s the strong, silent, kick-ass type. The story is told from Dali perspective. She’s lusts after Jim, but doesn’t believe she has any chance. Why would he want a half blind vegetarian tiger who can’t stand the taste of blood. Nonetheless, she’s determined to aid him…
I loved this story, it races along. The characters are great, the plot interesting and overall it’s a really fun read.
The final scene has me squealing out loud – it was a good thing I was alone at home at the time.
My rating: 8.5/10