Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blog Book Chat (25) Finished!!

Oh my goodness!  This was on tough book to stop at the break, and I flew through to finish Magic Bleeds!  I don't know if I can wait a month and half to get to Magic Slays.  I'm going to have to read an anthology and Curran POVs to get me through until we chat about the next book.

So, we have come to the conclusion of this amazing book.  All in this book is fair game to talk about, and speculate on.  So lets get to business!

****WARNING:  There will be SPOILERS in the comments, and potentially in the questions too.

To get us started...

Robyn's Questions:
1.)  What do you think of Hugh putting a bodyguard on Kate?
2.)  How will Kate handle being an Alpha?
3.)  Will Andrea stay with the Order?  Maybe she could work for Kate.
4.)  In the next book, will Hugh be the next villain or worse, Roland?  I feel like we won't have a showdown with Roland until the very end.

Melissa's Questions:
1.)  We have learned more about Curran in this book.  Could there be something special about Curran's family?  It seems the long-lived Kate family knows about him.
2.)  What do you think of Kate's new "friends," the boudas?
3.)  Do you think we'll see Naeemah, the crocodile shifter again?  Will she help Kate against Hugh and her dad?
4.)  Where did Grendel go?  What do you think of the Black Dog story with him?

Anything else you would like to touch on, just mention in the comments.  We'll talk about anything in the book.

36 comments:

  1. Q: How will Kate handle being an Alpha?

    Kate makes chafes at being a,pha :)

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    1. Hey Cherry! Thanks for stopping by and joining in with us!

      Oh, I think Kate will be a wonderful, if not troublesome, Alpha. lol. She has great potential and the right attitude for the position. I just think she stirs up the pot. lol. I can't wait to see what all happens with her!

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  2. Sorry it took so long. :)

    I have to wonder if Kate's family knows about Curran's. What does Curran know about her? He might not know she is related but what does he really know?

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    1. I wonder on Kate's family too! Her aunt had hinted at a few things with Curran's family being a first. And Curran verified it when talking to Kate about his parents. So, I'm very curious to learn more about him as well.

      And after reading the short where Jim takes information to Curran... Yes, Curran knows about Kate, more than we know at this point in the books. :) Which is cool! Because he still accepts responsibility with her.

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    2. The real question though, is how much does he know. Does he know what he's getting himself into? :)

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    3. Ha ha. I don't know if Kate even knows what she's getting into. lol! I know her "dad" told her, but is she ready for it all? And Curran is just a big man who doesn't seem to care, he just loves her. And I'm so happy for that!

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    4. Do you wonder if maybe her dad didn't tell her everything?

      I could see her finding things out that she didn't know before.

      We still need to know more about her mother for example.

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    5. Yes, there is that chance with her dad. But I wonder if it would be pieces he didn't know more than not sharing. It sounds like he really tried to prepare her for Roland. Or, maybe, his view is lopsided?

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  3. I bet we see Naeemah again. Who's side will she be on? Not sure yet. I would like to think Kate's .

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    1. I think Naeemah will be on her own side. But her own side seems to be closer to Kate's side than Hugh's. lol. She too believes that Hugh will be a threat to Kate. And she seems to not like Hugh very much at all. She is a shapeshifter after all as well. ;D She will fight!

      But the next question is, how many more are there like her?

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    2. I bet there are many others like her. We are meeting all new kinds of shifters.

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    3. I was thinking this new kind of shifter really could open up a whole new series! Or spin off. ;) And all with Kate as well. Interesting!

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  4. I really, really want to know what Hugh is up to.

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    1. LOL! Yes me too! Why does Hugh have Kate under protection? I wonder if he thinks he will do good with bringing her in to her dad, and let him do with her as he wishes.

      Or do you think there is more there with Hugh? Maybe wants to learn all he can from her, then discard her?

      Maybe. Maybe learn what she was taught first. Then let daddy have his way with her? Or does Roland want his daughter? Kate's aunt did say he has sentimental moments where he talks about her. I doubt he wants her around, but you never know. Might depend on what his plans are for the world...and now that Rolands sister is dead too...maybe Kate will be needed?

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    2. I could see Hugh taking notes and will try to convince Kate that Roland is a good guy.

      I think I could see Roland trying to get Kate on his side.

      But if Kate makes one bad move, she's in for it.

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    3. Yep, I agree! And I can see Hugh luring Kate in with the "good guy" stuff just to have Roland kill her. I'm really curious to see where this goes. It could go anywhere! And I love that about this series!

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    4. I think Kate will be careful of Hugh but at the same time I could see him winning her over. Curran will get mad, haha.

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  5. My goodness! I'm sorry! It's been a little crazy around here. But I'm here to chat for a few now. :)

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  6. Andrea, and working for the Order. I understand what she wants to do. She wants to change the Orders opinions from the inside. But, I don't know if that will happen. She has put herself in great jeopardy with her position and shifting. Then there is her relationship with a bouda. The Order is going to find out soon enough, if she doesn't mess up, and she will be fired.

    So will she quite or get fired? I'm not sure which it will be, but after her fight with her man, I'm thinking Fired.

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    1. I want to spoil and look at that book about her but I know I shouldn't, haha.

      I have this feeling that something bad will happen and she'll have to leave the order not by choice.

      She is a strong woman, I couldn't see her quitting even after she had a fight with her man. She sticks up for what she believes in.

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    2. LOL! I know! We might be able to do Magic Slays in June, and Gunmetal comes out in July. :D We could do it then afterward! :D

      I too think after that fight, she will NOT leave to make a point. But I fear she's going to lose her job for other happenings.

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  7. As much as I want to see Roland, I don't think Kate is ready. Nor do I think Roland is next in line to go after Kate. There will be others first, but she will get closer to Roland. Hugh will be her next run in. But I have a feeling we are going to learn a lot from his view while he is after kate.

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    1. I have a feeling we won't even Hugh for awhile. I give it maybe a couple more books.

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    2. I hope they don't slow down with the flow here. I am finally getting to see more of Kate, which is what I want. I want to keep going with her "family" stuff. I hope he comes up next.

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    3. I know. I like that we're getting more info about her. I want more of course. :)

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  8. I love the couple that Aunt B picked to help Kate! LOL! They are going to put a whole different fun twist into the stories. :D And they are going to bring the shifter rules into clearer focus for us, or so I hope. Each book we learn more and more of the shifter world, and the rules they live by. Now we are going to get deeper into their way of life. I can't wait to see these two, and learn what they have to share with us.

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    1. I can't help but wonder what Aunt B is up to. What does she want Kate for? I'm sure it's a good cause but still, I feel like there is something we're missing.

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    2. Ha ha! Aunt B is very much her clan leader. lol. She needs to make sure her boy and Andrea are taken care of. That is #1 on the list, but then there will be "special" things the hyena clan will want, being of limited numbers and all. I'm sure she has it all figured out. ;D

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    3. What do you think she might want?

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    4. Hmmm, Aunt B could be many things. But I really think the first thing is protection of her son & Andrea. Which she knows that Andrea is Kate's best friend, so no need to ask that. But the way Aunt B mentions that friendships don't always make it, makes me worry about Kate & Andrea's friendship in the future. Could there be a strain to come with Kate's new position?

      But I think Aunt B will twist Kate to help the Hyena's when can, being they are such a small number in their clan. Other than that, I'm not to sure yet what Aunt B has in mind.

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    5. I'm sure something will happen with Kate and Andrea. If Andrea stays with the order that will make it hard on Kate. Especially as we discover more about Ted. Which I have a feeling we will.

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  9. Grendel seemed to disappear in the end of the book! It was briefly mentioned about a black dog that comes around and helps when needed. Do you think Grendel was that dog? His fur grew back rather fast! And he was always around to help Kate. Do you think he'll be back?

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    1. I hope he'll be back. I was wondering about him. She didn't really mention him at the end. So I don't know if he's just at home or maybe he was the black dog.

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    2. After the black dog mention it was like Grindel left. I kind of wondered if he when back to where ever it is he comes from after that. And yeah, she didn't mention him at the Keep or anything. Just mentioned Julie.

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    3. Awww, now I'll be sad if he's not there, haha.

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