Our Work is Our Play!
In Ilona Andrews Magic Bleeds, Kate is called to the scene of a bar fight that has one reported casualty, she arrives and finds that the dead person was not only a shape-shifter, but has a biohazard disease that is raging out of control. After interviewing the patrons she discovers that they all flew into a sudden rage and none of them knew why. And now four shape-shifters have been driven wild (having lost all humanity).
Next, the Mercenary Guild that Kate occasionally works for, gets hit. When she arrives on this scene she finds another biohazard, in the form of the dead Guild leader Solomon Red.
In the process of searching for the culprit of these deadly attacks, she has to visit a Hebrew temple and pass a life or death test to find out what/who is causing all of these attacks. When she exits the temple with her answers, she is attacked by the essence of Solomon Red. Yes, that’s right. When each person is attacked and killed, their essence/blood is stolen to form a creature of destruction. Blood? Ringing any bells?
Then in quick succession the Order (which Kate works for) comes under attack, and a shape-shifter safe house. After Kate defends the Order and repels the attack, her boss forbids her to help the shape-shifters under attack. Kate quits and goes to help her friends.
Legend speaks of an ancient warrior with an elite force of creatures that control Tremor (earth), Torch (fire), Deluge (water), Venom (poison), Gale (wind), Beast (a monster), and Darkness (takes away everything and leaves only fear).
Curran (shape-shifter beast lord) and Kate join forces (in more ways than one) to fight their biggest battle yet. Who is the ancient warrior? And why does she think Kate tastes like family?