Magpie (Avian Shifters #2) by Kim Dare (5 Stars)

Kane doesn’t realize how desperately he needs somebody to care for him. Fortunately, Everet is the perfect raven for the job. Kane, a magpie, is addicted to stealing and shooting up with the drug quicksilver. Everet rescues him from a serious beating, and then helps him deal with withdrawal. It broke my heart to watch them go through this together.

Kane is the definition of a brat, and he’s been using his good looks and sex appeal his entire life to get what he wants. None of it works on Everet although it was fun to watch Kane constantly try. Everet is in charge of security, and he also likes to be in charge in his relationship. Everet likes the real Kane, and he’s determined to make sure Kane starts to finally like and respect himself. It was a long road, with several missteps, but Everet had the patience to stand true to his convictions. Watching these two together was beautiful. They truly complemented each other in their needs and capabilities. I enjoyed seeing Ori and Raynard from Duck! and felt that their presence added to the story.



Everet has found his perfect place in the nest. As a raven, he’s ideally suited to his new role in the nest’s security flock. Some of the jobs it entails have been far more enjoyable than others, but when he’s called to retrieve a magpie, who’s got himself into trouble in a local human club, it becomes a truly life changing experience.

Magpie shifters have always been looked down on by other avians. Just as attracted to shiny things in their human bodies as they are in their avian forms, everyone knows they’ll do anything for money—and they’re not above stealing what they can’t get by more honest means.

Kane knows what being a magpie means, and he’s got the bruises to show for it. When Everet rescues him from his latest scrape, Kane knows better than to believe the raven will actually take an interest in him and his welfare, but it’s just possible that Everet is different to any other man Kane has ever met.

Please Note: This book is best read in order as part of the Avian Shifters series. The previous stories are Duck! and Celebrate.

2 thoughts on “Magpie (Avian Shifters #2) by Kim Dare (5 Stars)

  1. I don’t think I’ll like this series, and yet reading the review is fun because I have a feeling that this is a very unique kind of story, from the paranormal side mostly, it sounds really original and somewhat “fun”? though it does sound like they are dealing with difficult stuff.

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