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Blood Heir (Kate Daniels World Book 1) Kindle Edition
Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival.
Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit.
If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she'd ever loved could threaten everything.
One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.
"Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning."
-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on On the Edge"
"Imaginative and high-octane...Another creative, thrilling paranormal romance from the masterful Andrews."
-- "Kirkus (starred review) for Sapphire Flames"
"The stakes are high throughout, the action is tight, and the romance steamy."
-- "Booklist (starred review) on Burn for Me" --This text refers to the audio CD edition.
''Andrews serves up a refreshing new magical society, excellent world-building, beguiling characters, and strong storytelling...Romantic sparks and a tangled mystery make this a lively, impressive series debut.'' --Publishers Weekly, on BURN FOR ME
"Ilona Andrews's books are guaranteed good reads."--Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy...Ilona Andrews delivers only the best."--Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author
"Andrews's edgy series stands apart."-Library Journal--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08D2215RG
- Publisher : NYLA (January 12, 2021)
- Publication date : January 12, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5591 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 364 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08N2H5HMB
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #30,959 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's a mission with high stakes as so many of their heroines have to face and Julie does it with style, intelligence, and some really strong one-liners. Underneath it all is her caring heart and her desire to save her family and her city.
It's tremendous fun seeing all the older characters again who have not frozen in place but gone on to other things. The younger characters are caught in some old patterns but the end of this installment provides hope that they can break out of them. Fascinating mythology, thrilling fights, surprise appearances, and Julie's grit kept me turning pages. The main plot is resolved but all the groundwork is laid for a spinoff series, so I hope it does well.
There might be a very slight tinge of fan service here, but I'm a fan and I like to be serviced--so there.
On a final note-the artwork by Luisa Preissler is stunning. I hope to see more book covers and supplemental art by her.
Unfortunately, this book was something of a letdown (the mystery in particular). While it was great to revisit the Kate Daniels world, this felt very paint-by-the-numbers. Notice how Aurelia ends up interacting with the Order, Biohazard, the Mercenary Guild, and the Casino -- while the first two orgs are a natural extension of the mystery plotline and the Guild is a logical place to hire a guard for Marten, the Casino felt entirely added on.
There was a lot of setup for this to (presumably) become a series, with several unanswered questions (Who is Marten's father? What's the deal with Stella never getting sick? What does Sienna mean when she talks about "wronging" Julie? How did Derek change his werewolf characteristics and magical signature and gain healing powers? Etc). It's normal in the first book in a series to set up lots of things that will come into play down the road. But you also need to have some balance, with answers and a payoff to the main storyline of book 1. And that was where Blood Heir was lacking, for me.
I also find myself growing tired of how often the same things are repeated in Andrews's books. How many times does a hero (Innkeeper's Sean, Alessandro in Emerald Blaze, and now Derek here) have to reappear having undergone a significant change off-screen? Sure, it makes plot sense, but it's getting pretty boring to read about again and again.
The reveal that Derek knew that Aurelia was Julie from the beginning -- when you find that out, you should want to go back and re-read every scene with Derek and re-evaluate his actions, look at what he says, etc. Those scenes have to play both ways: when you first read them, you (and Aurelia) could believe that Derek doesn't know. And then when you go back and re-read them, you should see things that you missed before. Those scenes didn't have that, IMHO. And those scenes where they interact should also be filled to the brim with tension, and there was none of that either.
And that last scene with Derek and Julie feel way too flat for me. It was too rushed and there was a ton of dialogue, but no real emotion underpinning it.
Would I purchase another Aurelia Ryder book? Yes. Do I still care about the characters in Kate Daniels's world? Yes. Do I think they deserve better books? Yes.
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I really hope we get a sequel and then a sequel to that and then a sequel to that etc. I have been on team Derek and Julie for about 12 years, but this book is so much more than just about that.
The return to post-apocalyptic Atlanta whilst the real-life apocalypse seems to be starting outside my flat is actually a balm on my anxiety. I was instantly transported through the portal (Team Andrews does that so well!) and amongst friends.
It has parallels with KD just enough to feel nostalgic and it has deviations enough to be exciting. The new characters are a joy, the old friends cameos are an ecstasy. Julie's relationship with Kate is a tear jerker for anyone who may have lost people this year.
5 SUNS, not 5 Stars!
The scars of childhood are still there as they are for Derek Gaunt who used to be her sidekick before she left Atlanta. Ilona Andrews writes their vulnerabilities as beautifully as they write their strengths. To get a sense of their former relationship, I urge you to read Magic Stars too which is written from Derek's view point, something I hope to see more of in the sequel. A plea to IA for the next book in the series. One of the many things I like about this book is that Julie and Derek are their own people and have not been written as carbon copies of the adults that shaped their young lives. There is still a lot of healing to go through for these two characters so they can finally manage the wounds of their respective childhoods. More, please more...
This book has all the in depth descriptions, detailed research and fight choreography we have come to expect from IA. Happy reading! Happy Book Birthday!
If you haven't read Kate Daniels yet then you could still read this because of the excellent descriptions and explainations of post-magic-apocolypse Atlanta woven throughout but it is rather spoilery and really, you should just read the whole series because it's excellent! I think I am going to read it again, for the 6th? time, who's counting?
Blood Heir is Book one of a new series set in the Kate Daniels universe, a Urban fantasy set in a post apocalypse America where Magic is returning in waves known as shifts and Technology is slowly dying as old myths and legends return and new ones rise. Blood Heir follows Auralie Ryder formerly Julie Olsen the adopted daughter of Kate Daniels the Main Character of the original series.
The Kate Daniels series mixed action with slow burn romance and this continues with blood Heir with maybe a bit more emphasis in Blood Heir on Auralie potential relationship woes then there was in the first book of the Kate Daniels series there are valid in story reasons for this that are hard to explain without spoiling that said the primary emphasis is still on the plot and world building with the standout being the characters make no mistake this is imaginative and well written UF first and foremost something for which I don’t think the authors get enough credit for. Blood heir is a worthy continuation of the Kate Daniels series it features a lot of characters and old favourites from the original series but also has some new stand outs in Marten and Namtaur I think it does a good enough job of drawing the reader in and providing information without info dumping that it can be enjoyed as a standalone.
Like the original series Blood heir doesn’t reinvent the wheel as such the romance and some of the plot is a bit predictable perhaps but it’s well written with some decent tension and avoids some of the worse tropes so no insta love or falling straight into bed the authors like the original series seems to be taking a slow burn approach which gives the story time to breathe, it has a good bit of action and the authors can write a decent action scene, romance is a important aspect but for for people that are looking simply for a decent urban fantasy and aren’t huge romance fans there is a a fantastic secondary cast some snarky one liners and a mythology that takes a lot from more then just the usual European sources there’s a lot to enjoy no matter what you are into. Ilona andrews has become my go to for feel good reads with interesting characters, exciting if a bit predictable plots, real stakes and some grit and darkness but ultimately based around the idea of found family and the idea that anything can be overcome if you stand together and Blood Heir continues that tradition. Indeed my only negative isn’t the books fault just a concern that even though it’s labelled book one and ends on a cliffhanger whether there will be a sequel there has been a few offshoots of the Kate Daniels series that looked to be the start of a series Gun Metal, Grey Wolf, the Hugh series that are still waiting on a sequel however that doesn’t stop me from heartily recommending this book as far the plot..
Eight years after leaving Atlanta Julie Olsen now Auralie Ryder returns with a new identity and a new face. Trying to prevent a dark prophecy she is soon pulled into a mystery surrounding a series of murders while complications from her past makes her mission harder while threatening to pull her into local politics. Home to Witches , Shapeshifters and the Undead Atlanta is unaware of the danger as ancient evil rises with only thing standing between the City, and her family, and annihilation is Auralie Ryder. Presuming her past doesn’t get her killed first.
Julie hat mit sechszehn die Stadt verlassen und ging mit Erra. Die Beiden bauten eine stabile und liebevolle Beziehung zueinander auf. Erra nimmt sich Julie an und unterrichtet sie. Als dann eine alte Bedrohung sich melden und das Leben von Kate und der gesamten Familie bedroht, werden Erra und Julie aktiv.
Die Freundschaft zwischen Sienna und Julie besteht noch immer nach all den Jahren. Aber sagt Sienna auch Julie die ganze Wahrheit? Wer weiß.
Das Einzige was sich nicht geändert hat? Die Liebe von Julie zu Derek. Aber dieser verschwand vor sechs Jahren aus Atlanta und kehrte nicht mehr zurück. Als er jetzt wieder auftaucht, erkennt er sie nicht. Aber es kommen auch viele alte Bekannte und auch viele neue Gesichter vor.
Der Schreibstil ist lustig, eindringlich, spannend und mitreißend. Der Erzählstil ist in der Ich-Form aus der Sicht von Julie.
Mein Englisch ist eigentlich nicht wirklich gut, aber für Ilona Andrews mache ich eine Ausnahme! Die Bücher sind immer ein Highlight und auch gut verständlich zu lesen. Aber sobald die deutsche Übersetzung kommt, wird das Buch natürlich gekauft und nochmals gelesen.
Endlich ist die Fortsetzung da! Julies Geschichte ist mitreißend und berührend. Sie ist eine Kämpferin und gibt alles für ihre Familie. Aber auch Ihre Begabungen sind weiterentwickelt und sie hat einige Features, die man so nicht kommen gesehen hat.
Ich liebe die Bücher von Ilona Andrews! Es ist jedes Mal ein Fest ihre Geschichten zu lesen und man kann sie auch über die Jahre immer wieder lesen. Der Wortwitz, die Dialoge und auch die Entwicklungen in ihren Büchern sind immer grandios.
Zu Julies Geschichte kann ich nur sagen: Bitte mehr davon! Wir brauchen momentan alle Geschichten, die uns aus dem Alltag entführen, starke Charaktere und etwas Action.
Es gibt auch hier wieder viele Fäden die momentan einfach in der Luft hängen und man sieht noch nicht wohin diese führen. Es wird sehr spannend!
Vielen Dank an das Autorenehepaar für die wunderbaren Lesestunden! Ich habe es geliebt und hoffe, dass bald mehr von Julies Abenteuer erzählt wird.