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 bizarre killings - and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she's way out of her league - but she wouldn't have it any other way.
©2007 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon; (P)2008 Tantor
"Andrews's edgy series stands apart from similar fantasies...owing to its complex world-building and skilled characterizations." (Library Journal)
Pretty far up on the list
Im partial to Kate and Derek.
She nails the accents
I will say that the only negative thing about this performance was the pace. At times it felt like the narrator snailed her way through the chapter. She spoke SO slowly and it drove me mad.
However, the story it self is brilliant! :)
I love urban fantasy, and this series has a new twist on things. Kind of like ice ages and warmer periods, magic and "tech" ages take turns here. This series plays on the edge of a swing from "tech" to "magic", during which both keep switching back and forth. During a "magic" spell, magic is strong and anything technological - up to and including cars with petrol or diesel motors, telephones, etc. - won't work or at least go on the fritz. The other way round, technology works just fine and magic users are buggered temporarily. There are wards, werewolves, vampires, and just about anything else one can come up with. Again, with their own rules, this is no mere copy of off another series. I became addicted in no time. I also very much enjoy the writing style, dry humor, and the narrator is great. I'm about to go for number 3 now...
Reading is my passion, happy endings the greatest gift an author can give me.
I have found the perfect heroine. The story had all the ingredients I enjoy: an assertive, full of spunk heroine, a murder mystery, an alpha male who gave Kate hell but respected and cared for her at the same time and a new world full of magic. Curran and Kate and their adventures will keep me entertained for a long time.
I would read anything by Ilona Andrews that is not read by Renee Raudman. I could not get past the poor performance to enjoy the book. I am blind and have been an avid reader all my life and I have never had such a bad experience with the spoken word.
I love Urban Fantasy and even a reader who used the word 'Werewoof' would not turn me off this genre.
Renee Raudman brings a rising of the gorge into my mouth that reading the book would not have done.
Magic Bites inspired me to avoid any and all books read by Renee Raudman.
Please do not allow Renee Raudman read anymore books.Thank you.
Magic Bites was an unexpected treat!! This was my first time reading Ilona Andrews recommend by a friend whom knew my love for reading thought I would enjoy a change of pace and help me get out of my resent string of less then talented writers . This book was a nail biter from beginning to end . Well written A page turner from start to finish ! Looking forward to reading more by Ilona Andrews
This is my fifth or sixth time reading/listening to this book. Not only is the narration amazing but the story is too. There's a ton of world building to get past, but it's still amazing and the story gets better with each installation, This is my absolute fav of all audio series'. Go ahead and pick it up. You won't be sorry
Can't wait to start the next book! This one held my interest from beginning to end. Narrator is great! Another god series to lose myself in.
I just had a hard time getting into this. I don't feel like we really got a backstory and were just thrown into a new world. They kind of explained things as they went, but I found myself not feeling connected to the characters.
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