Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews
Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.
Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.
Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.
For her child.
For the world.
Kate and Curran finding their way through raising their child and experiencing all the little frustrations associated with it is reason enough to read this book. But, it has so much more to offer anyone who’s a fan of Urban Fantasy.
The Kate Daniels series has always been a favorite of mine. I was hooked by the back and forth between Kate and Curran when the relationship was new. The frustration of watching them work through noble intentions, lamenting their hard headedness, trying to protect one another when you can see they’d be stronger together. All of it. And, I was pulled in by the epic backstory of Kate’s parentage and her role in bringing down Roland, who is powerful enough to lay waste to everything that Kate knows and loves.
Curran has his own epic, and tragic, backstory, which drives him to protect everyone, especially Kate and his son. The lengths he will go to so that they are safe is as heroic as it is foolhardy and you will feel the heartbreak that it causes Kate.
All the favorites are here. All the people you have fallen in love with from the beginning. Not all of them are going to make it through unscathed, but expecting them to, is just naïve. Being a guardian of family, friends and pack takes sacrifice, and neither Kate nor Curran have ever backed away from doing what was right.