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Diamond Fire

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Diamond Fire (2018) Ilona Andrews

This is a Hidden Legacy novella, and covers the wedding of Nevada and Rogan.

We also meet Rogan’s mother.

“If fortune smiles on us, this will be your only wedding. This will be a formal affair. Your bride will be wearing a breathtaking gown, you will be wearing a tuxedo, and I will watch you two exchange vows and kiss in front of our entire family and all of our friends, and I will glow with pride at this moment. You will not rob me of that joy. Later I will talk to your father about it and tell him how beautiful it was. Am I making myself clear?”

I liked her quite a bit.

Although the very first bit is from Nevada’s POV, the rest of the story is from the POV of Catalina, the middle Baylor sister. Catalina and Arabella have taken over helping to plan and organize Nevada’s wedding, and if Nevada wasn’t bad enough someone has stolen a tiara that Mrs Rogan wants Nevada to wear AND there are death threats AND Rogan’s family–some of them–are pretty awful.

It’s a fun little short story, where we get to see Catalina coming to terms with her powers (and we also get to see who will be her romantic interest when her book comes out).

There were a couple mysteries–who stole the tiara and who is trying to kill Nevada and Rogan.

I actually had guessed pretty early on the bit about the tiara. The murder plot was also not a huge surprise. But it was a fun story.

Publisher: Avon Impulse
Rating: 7/10

Categories: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Short Story, Supernatural     Comments (2)    



  1. neurondoc says:

    I agree with your rating. As a transition between the recently finished Hidden Legacy trilogy and whatever the Catalina books will be called, it worked. Oddly I found it forgettable as I was reading it but very much enjoyed the audio version. (I figured out who stole the tiara immediately and the person who set up the murder plot was pretty obvious.) I’ll buy the next one in this series, without a qualm, though.

    December 9, 2018 @ 11:17 am

  2. Michelle says:

    Do they have a different reader from the Kate Daniels books? I really cannot listen to that narrator.

    December 11, 2018 @ 8:41 pm

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