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…
Born into a family of con men, Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge for an unmagical existence in the Broken. Audrey is determined to stay on the straight and narrow, but when her brothers gets into hot water, she takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack-of-all-trades.
Kaldar Mar is a gambler, a lawyer, a thief, and a spy with some unusual talents that guarantee him lucrative work. His latest assignment has him tracking down a stolen item, and Kaldar doesn’t expect much of a challenge until Audrey turns up to give him a run for his money.
But when the missing object falls int other hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job and survive, he’s going to need Audrey’s help. . .
These authors know how to set a scene, tell a story and build heat. I’m not real big on constantly changing view points, and while the authors do it seamlessly I find it’s not my particular cup of tea. Bouncing in and out of different heads is great when you’re watching TV. Multiple view points has its place, and I didn’t mind reading them in this book, but I skipped a few of them because, well, I’m invested in the main characters. Not secondary ones. I don’t care what they think, feel or want. That being said, Gaston, Jack and George are awesome characters and I don’t think Fate’s Edge would’ve been the same without them. I didn’t mind learning about them or seeing things from their POV because Andrews made them as important as Audrey and Kaldar. It was the other, fleeting, POVs I didn’t enjoy.
This book has action, romance, tension, humor and death. This writing duo knows how to take the reader through emotions that newbies like me stumble over. This is the first Ilona Andrews book I’ve ever read and I finished it in one sitting.