Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Book Details

BOOK NAMEBlood Heir
AUTHORIlona Andrews
CATEGORYFantasy
LANGUAGEEnglish
NUMBER OF PAGES362 pages
PUBLISHERNancy Yost Literary Agency
PUBLISHING DATE12 January 2021
EDITION
ISBN-101641971657
ISBN-13978-1641971652
DIMENSIONS13.97 x 1.91 x 21.59 cm
BINDING
PRICE
EBOOK

Blood Heir Review

Blood heir is the latest, self-published, release by Ilona Andrews a husband and wife team who writes primarily Urban Fantasy with a strong romantic element. I love urban fantasy and count Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, and Patricia Briggs as among my favorite authors I consider Ilona Andrews as good as any of them and one of the very few authors I will preorder so it’s with a lot of excitement and a small bit of trepidation that I was looking forward to Blood Heir.

Blood Heir is Book one of a new series set in the Kate Daniels universe, an 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 arise. 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 than 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 favorites from the original series but also has some new standouts 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 storytime to breathe, it has a good bit of action and the authors can write a decent action scene, romance is an important aspect but for people that are looking simply for a decent urban fantasy and aren’t huge romance fans there is a fantastic secondary cast some snarky one-liners and mythology that takes a lot from more than 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 book’s fault just a concern that even though it’s labeled book one and ends on a cliffhanger whether there will be a sequel there have 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 make 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 an ancient evil rises with the only thing standing between the City, and her family, and annihilation is Auralie Ryder. Presuming her past doesn’t get her killed first.

Blood Heir Summary

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.

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About the Author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, Gordon and Ilona. They currently reside in Texas with their two children and numerous dogs and cats. The couple is the #1 New York Times and the USA Today bestselling authors of the Kate Daniels and Kate Daniels World novels as well as The Edge and Hidden Legacy series. They also write the Innkeeper Chronicles series, which they post as a free weekly serial.

Blood Heir

Blood heir is the latest, self-published, release by Ilona Andrews a husband and wife team who writes primarily Urban Fantasy with a strong romantic element. I love urban fantasy and count Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, and Patricia Briggs as among my favorite authors I consider Ilona Andrews as good as any of them and one of the very few authors I will preorder so it’s with a lot of excitement and a small bit of trepidation that I was looking forward to Blood Heir.

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Author: Ilona Andrews

Editor's Rating:
3.8

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