"Treat yourself to a splendid new urban fantasy... I am looking forward to the next book in the series, or anything else Ilona Andrews writes." – Patricia Briggs, USA Today bestselling author of Blood Bound.
Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for magic...
When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while the guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic receeds as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.
Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta's magic circles.
The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizzare killings – and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the kiler, Kate realizes she's way out of her league – but she wouldn't have it any other way...
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.