Plot summary of Magic Tides: Kate, Curran and their son, Conlan have left Atlanta, vowing to keep a low profile, and are settling into a new city and new house…but some things never change! Magical mayhem is about to erupt when Kate undertakes the rescue of a kidnapped youth, while Curran guards the homefront.
It should be a simple retrieval, but with monsters on land and sea, Kate’s got her work cut out for her. Still, she’s never let her blade dull or her purpose falter. And that low profile? It’s about to wash away with the raging tides!
Disclaimer: I have read every book this author duo has written and love every single one. Every time they come out with a book, I think, this is it: this is the one where the quality starts to fall off and I get bored. But nope! Not this one – I loved it like all the others. I mean, Kate and Curran are stupidly overpowered at this point, but it’s still a terrific story.
What I liked in particular:
- The dual POV. This book shifts between Kate and Curran. Often when there’s a dual POV, I get a little impatient with one of the stories and want it to shift back to my favourite. Not this time, there’s no B plot here.
- The faith both Kate and Curran have in each other. That Curran would hear 2nd hand about the Big Danger Kate is walking into and changes his plans, not to swoop in and save her, but how he needs to react assuming that she will emerge whole and hale and what the fall out of that would be.
“Red Horn kills people,” Thomas said behind my back. “Your wife…”
“Will enjoy the exercise,” my husband said. “You know what they say. Happy wife, happy life.”
- Now that we’re out of Atlanta (the location of most of the previous books in the series, we’re meeting new characters. Keelan, in particular, was interesting. I hope we get to learn more about him in the next installment.
As always, the humour is on point, the character interaction is wonderful and I felt like it was a full complete story (for a novella, with no cliff-hangers) that left me eager for the next book. A classic “Kate Daniels” story.