Have you ever read a book and wanted to immediately start it over again or find a way to get the next book even though it isn’t completed yet and your T.A.R.D.I.S. is always broken? That happens to me every time I finish one of the books in the Kate Daniels series. Such is the disappointment of traveling through time in a linear fashion.
Series: Kate Daniels
While Urban Fantasy often offers the emotion and character growth of Romance, the best surprises lie on the other side of the happily ever after. Through the looking glass of this familiar trope we see beloved characters moving to the burbs, dealing with bossy neighbors, and killing deadly creatures to be home in time for dinner.
Urban Fantasy is full of high stakes, of world breaking power or near apocalypses. It’s common for heroines and heroes to find some heretofore unknown power at the eleventh hour, some massive, nuclear ability that negates risk. The Kate Daniels series, by contrast, brings the epic down to the human level, without ever pulling danger’s teeth. The stakes stay huge, the world is never quite a safe place, but in the meantime there’s dinner and date night and all the badass abilities that Kate and Curran have had from day one.
I’ve run out of awesome things to say about the Kate Daniels series, but fortunately Ilona Andrews hasn’t run out of writing books that make me want to say them. MAGIC RISES is the latest and one of the greatest books featuring the deadly smart and brilliantly lethal Kate Daniels who this time leaves her magically mucked up Atlanta, braves a monster invested ocean, for a castle full of homicidal shapeshifters on an island in the Black Sea.
What’s better than a new Kate Daniels book? How about two! That’s what we get in GUNMETAL MAGIC. Not only does Andrea get her first–of hopefully many more to come–full length novel, but Kate and Curran take the lead in a bonus novella, MAGIC GIFTS,
*This title will be released on June 7th* Title: Hexed Author: Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeanne C. Stein Series: Kate Daniels #4.5, Sisters of the Moon #9.5, Stormwalker #3.5, Anna Strong Chronicles #6.5 Cover Art: Tony Mauro Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (June 7, 2011) ISBN-10: 0425241769 ISBN-13: 978-0425241769 Sexual Content: See each story Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this… Read more »
*This title will be released on May 31, 2011* Title: Magic Slays Author: Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels #5 Cover Art: Chad Michael Ward Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Ace (May 31, 2011) ISBN-10: 0441020429 ISBN-13: 978-0441020423 Sexual Content: Kissing. A brief sex scene. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of… Read more »
Book Description Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it rose. Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community. When she’s called in to investigate a fight… Read more »
Book Description: Down in Atlanta, tempers—and temperatures—are about to flare… As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if… Read more »