Ace Books, Hardcover, 9780425256220, 400pp.
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate's connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe especially those closest to Kate.
As Roland's long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear
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Praise for the Kate Daniels novels
“Ilona Andrews pens my favorite flavor of keeper novel: tough characters, marvelous voice, fast paced with that sharp edge of humor that adds the final grace note.”—Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy, and one of my favorite authors. Ilona Andrews delivers only the best.”—New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost
“Vividly imagined fight scenes, clever use of obscure mythology, a uniquely interesting setting, and rich characterization make this a rare treat.”—Publishers Weekly
“Kate is a great kick-ass heroine.”—Locus
“Andrews’ edgy series stands apart.”—Library Journal
“A blend of gritty magic and dangerous mystery.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
“Gritty sword-clashing action and flawless characterizations will bewitch fans, old and new alike.”—Sacramento Book Review
“All-nighter material…Hot Action, heart-stopping emotion, and quick wit banter all in one delicious package. If there is one author that defines Urban Fantasy, it is Ilona Andrews.”—Fresh Fiction
“Absolutely FANTASTIC…Shapeshifting, sarcastic, kick-ass glory!”—Fantasy Faction