On the Edge

On the Edge

Book - 2009
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Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between two worlds: on one side lies the Broken, a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale; on the other is the Weird, a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny. Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel between the worlds--but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought that if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out the way she'd planned, and now she works an off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into life determined to have Rose (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge--a flood of creatures hungry for magic--Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them, or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780441017805
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 17 cm
Call Number: ANDREWS, I.


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AL_JENNY Jun 22, 2017

The first book in a series, this book delivers danger, magic and romance. Intriguing characters have me looking forward to the next book!

KimmyRose Jan 19, 2017

I rarely read urban fantasy het, but this story was outstandingly riveting! Characters were all likeable and grew believably.

Loved the Edge series and ran through them so fast. Then I was sad because there was no more. Great story telling with characters you care about. I can't wait to read more from this team.

Jul 29, 2013

This book was a great read. Constant action that is witty and well written. i love this writing team and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Jun 04, 2013

I liked the first book in the Edge series but I wasn't wowed. I do love this writing team, so I gave their second Edge book a chance and I am so happy with that decision! The last 3 books have all been great and I can't wait for more. I love them and hope they keep coming.

Mar 18, 2013

amazing, what an addition to the series. I LOVED it!!!

Nov 04, 2012

No Spoilers. Books like this make me happy but yet sad when it HAS to end and there's nothing left to read! Don’t expect to love it in the first few dozen pages but once things start rolling this book is completely addicting. The worldbuilding is so unique and captivating. The “challenges” are lots of fun. They call it rustic fantasy but it’s a love story so, because of all the magic, it’s a UF romance to me and the creepy hounds add horror to the mix.

It sure doesn’t take long to be rooting for the strong heroine in light of all her long list of daily struggles and life hardships. Soooooooo the dreamy concept of being swept away by a rich, titled, courageous, gorgeous and patient hero sounds very ‘fairy tailish’ corny but it absolutely wasn’t. With a bit of talented writing the characters definately take on shape and are genuine, grounded and funny. And their magic ... exciting to say the least. The two kids and their abilities add a great deal of heart and interest to the storyline as well.

I’ve always thought the IA team was genius at creating settings with amazing descriptive detail and interesting plots. This book is no exception.

Yes this series is very different from the Kate Daniels series but imo authors should be flexible enough to create uniquely different worlds. It’s easy to get a sense of their style though in the writing i.e. heck, the third line of the book says “Why me?” which we all know as Kate’s common line!

This would make a great movie ... better than a Stephen King movie! I would just love to see Rose’s amended Atamen’s defense circling her on the big screen! Doubt if it would happen but a gal can wish...

Jun 20, 2012

great character development, truly skillfully down - even if you're not into this kind of sci-fi/fantasy, you are going to like Audrey and Kaldar and you are going to care what happens to them and you will finish this book.

Dec 25, 2011

This book is proof that the nut doesn't fall far from the family tree. Spider from 'Bayou Moon' has a niece that idolizes the murdering jerk and has gone from doing her mission to retrieve stolen goods to getting revenge on the Mar family for crippling her uncle.


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Dec 25, 2011

"He's joking," Audrey said. The woman nodded with a patient smile. "Kaldar's like my brother. I've known him all my life. I'm 28, and I've never heard him say that he would marry a woman." "I'm not marrying him." Maybe if she grabbed the dark haired woman and shook her, she'd get the point across. "He's insane." "Wait until Memaw hears of this. She will have an aneurysm from the shock." "I'm not marrying Kaldar!" "How long have you known him?" "9 days." "Have you slept with him?" "No!" What kind of question was that? The woman slapped a hand to the side of her face. "Oh Gods. He is going to marry you." "Are all of your family insane? Or is it just the two of you?"


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