"Kate is a great kick-ass heroine, a tough girl with a heart, and her adventures... are definitely worth checking out." – Locus
Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot.
But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games – an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament – she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community...
Ilona Andrews is an urban fantasy novelist. She was born in Russia (English is her second language) and came to the United States as a teenager. She attended Western Carolina University, where she majored in biochemistry and met her husband Gordon, who helped her write and submit her first novel, Magic Bites. Her husband co-authors her books. Ilona and Gordon currently live in Georgia. They have two children and three dogs.
The chronological order of the series, including short stories and Kate Daniels World:
- Questionable Client (short story, prequel to the series)
- Magic Bites
- Magic Burns
- Magic Strikes
- Magic Mourns (Raphael and Andrea novella)
- Magic Bleeds
- Magic Dreams (Jim and Dali novella)
- Magic Slays
- Gunmetal Magic (and Magic Gifts) – Andrea’s book – Kate Daniels World #1
- Magic Rises
- Magic Breaks
- Magic Steals (Second Jim and Dali novella)
- Magic Shifts
- Magic Binds
Kate Daniels consists of ten primary works, and includes four additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.