Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews

July 20th, 2016 Kimberly Review 36 Comments

20th Jul
Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews
Fate's Edge
by Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #3
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Length: 14 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 4.5 cups

Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she's determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades... Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he's going to need Audrey's help...

urban Fave Narrator well written ADDICTIVE

So I needed an Ilona Andrews fix and decided to begin Fate’s Edge, the third Edge book narrated by Renee Raudman while I was traveling and attended BEA. It was the perfect listen. I would plug my earphones in each night and lose myself for thirty minutes. Andrews pulls me into this crazy world and creates characters that become real.

Fate’s Edge takes us back into the Weird and shares Audrey and Kaldar’s slow burning romance. Of course, the Andrews writing team weaves an intense fast paced story around their relationship.

Sadly, while I liked this couple, and the story was intense, they were not my favorite of the Edge series.

Audrey Callahan is a thief who has a seriously crappy family. She is cunning and quick with a lock pick, but please do not give her a sword. When she steals something for her father and learns it will fall into the wrong hands, she agrees to help Kaldar and the Mirror retrieve it. Kaldar is a trained spy, lawyer, thief, and gambler. skilled in battle and in the bedroom he was charming. I laughed at all of his attempts to flirt with Audrey and oh lord the one-liners. *shakes head* Audrey is not fooled and knows he is after a roll in the hay. The banter between them was delicious, but I never quite felt that their feelings were authentic. I cared about them and rooted for them but Fate’s Edge failed to make me swoon for them.

Once again, the world building was stellar and listening only enhanced my experience. Ilona Andrews had me holding my breath during some intense scenes. George and Jack were part of the story and they stole the show. I first learned about George and Jack when I read Clean Sweep and had no idea they were originally from the Edge series. They are the reason I went back and began the Edge series. Now, I totally understand the emotions fans felt as they read book two of the Innkeeper Chronicles.

While each of the books in the Edge series can be read as a standalone since they feature one couple and a quest I recommend reading them in order. Ilona Andrews does weave in previous characters and continues to flesh out the world in each installment.

Fate’s Edge was dark, intense, and addictive. I am a snob when it comes to this author, and prefer to listen on audio. Renee’ Raudman enhances my enjoyment, and Andrews’ novels spring to life during the narration.

Listen to a sample: Fate’s Edge

Quotes from Fate’s Edge

“Stealers, keepers.”

“At the door, Audrey called, “Are you coming?”
“No, just breathing hard, love.” He glanced at her and was rewarded by an outraged glare, followed by, “Oh, my God!”

“Oh, I don’t know. I might grow on you.”
She furrowed her pretty eyebrows. “Like a cancer?”
“Like a favorite vice.”

“That’s all right,” she told him. “I can manage. I can sleep outside just fine.”
Four pairs of eyes looked at her with a distinctly male skepticism.”

“Doode,” George said.
He’d practiced all morning but still didn’t get it quite right. “Nope, more u, less oo. Duuude.”
“Okay, dude.” George nodded.
“How’s it hanging?” Jack asked.
“How am I supposed to answer that?” George looked at him.
“I don’t think Kaldar said anything about that. I guess ‘good’? I don’t get it. What’s hanging anyway?”
George shook his head. “Your stuff, you nimwit.”
His stuff…Oh. Ha! “In that case, it’s hanging long!” Jack dissolved in giggles. “Long, get it?”


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36 Responses to “Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Cyn

    Ahh, I really like those teasers! Definitely need to get my IA fix soon, too! They sound like a great couple even though they weren’t your favourite. Great review!

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I do love this series. I do agree that Jack and George steal the show. I’m now wanting to do a relisten of this series. I might just have to do that. Only one more book in this series.

  3. Melliane

    Even if it’s not your fave couple it looks like a good sequel! Argh I know I need to start book 1! Late! late! late !

  4. Debbie Haupt

    Great audible review Kim, I too love how the narration can really amp up the enjoyment of a novel. I’ve yet to try this couple but hey I have finally started the Charlie Davis series so that’s something right? 😉 LOL

  5. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh yea… this one is on my wishlist. I’ve been having problems in my quest to get more Kate Daniels on audio and I may have to read them instead. I agree that Reneé does something great to Ilona’s series. So I’m still trying to get all of these on audio. 🙂 Too bad it wasn’t your fave couple, but you still found yourself enjoying it. I feel so behind on her books. Will get to them all one day though.

  6. kindlemom1

    I really do need to start this series. I finally put it on my kindle after your last review so I’m slowing getting there right? 😛

  7. Leona

    From the two books I’ve listened to by Ilona Andrews, I have dubbed one of the masters of witty banter lol. Great review, I can’t wait to jump into this series.

  8. Sophia

    I’m agreeing with Nick – not a huge fan of the cover. Even though the couple isn’t your favorite of the series, I’m glad you still like them and enjoyed listening to Fate’s Edge! (I do like the title though….)

  9. Lekeisha

    I borrowed the first book from the library, but I just couldn’t get into it. I think it was my mood at the time, so I may give it another shot soon.

  10. Rosa

    I haven’t read any of the books in this series, but I love quest stories. So, this seems like an interesting book to read.

  11. Ailyn Koay

    i thought it was probably old world, but it’s urban, that threw me off a little, but heck the conversations sound funny

  12. Nick

    I’m really not liking that cover.
    I have no doubt that this is fantastic though given who the authors are. I think it speaks volumes about their talent that you enjoyed it so much despite it not being your favorite in the series.
    Lovely review, Kim!