Sunday, April 7, 2013
Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews
Steel's Edge by Ilona Andrews
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…
Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte’s life is turned upside down once again.
Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan—and he’s on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers’ operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive...
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I love you Ilona Andrews, Kate and Curran will forever be among my favorite one UF couples, but this Edge conclusion leaves a lot desired.
It felt almost too lovey dovey for my liking. I needed more of their two worlds. I needed more of the people with varying magical abilities. I needed some more of the creatively weird, scary even with their grandfather and all his shenanigans. And funnily enough… I wanted more of the kids, I mean a kid who can control the dead and another that turns into a feral cat? Yes, please more. Sophie too and how messed up she’s been left.
The biggest thing though is how big things felt like they were simply tacked on there. The start was slow as usual, but I’ve come to expect that for the build up and the laying out, but the closer we got to end it felt like things had been added then added then added.. This could have done with a few more chapter, is all… or maybe that’s just me not wanting a series to end?
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