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When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it's a job for Kate Daniels...

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...

©2009 Ilona Andrews, Inc. (P)2017 Ilona Andrews, Inc.

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This is my favorite so far!

I like all of the Audible books in this series so far, but this is my favorite right now (I plan to listen to all of them). The evolution of the characters and story is absolutely great and the narrator is just delightful to listen to. It seems to get better every time. If you love magic, supernatural creatures and action, you’ll likely enjoy these books.

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The Kate Daniels Series Just Keeps Getting Better

I just finished reading this book again for the umpteenth time and I love it as much now as I did when I read it for the first time! I was up until 1:11 AM this morning reading it because I just couldn't put it down - that's how good it is! I love Kate Daniels because she's tough when she has to be and yet, she's achingly lonely. She's willing to die for the people she can't help but care about and yet, she wonders what it would be like to have someone she can really trust in her life to come home to. Kate's entire life, from the time she could walk, has been spent training for one purpose and we get a glimpse into what the training was like in this book. Kate becomes more multi-dimensional with each book in the series. The world building is phenomenal and all the characters, whether primary or secondary, just leap off the page because the imagery is so vivid and alive. Kate stretches herself to the breaking point in this book, shaking hands with Death and is snatched away from Death at the last moment. The explosive chemistry between Kate and Curran finally comes to a head in this book and it's just as hot as you could hope for and touching at the same time. There aren't enough superlatives to use to rave about these books. I sincerely recommend them to everyone who loves urban fantasy with a strong, female protagonist. Renee Raudman perfectly portrays Kate's rage and grief over what happens to Derrek and the stunning realization that she's attracted to Curran. Each performance delves deeper and deeper into Kate as more and more is revealed about her.

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Warning: Not Stand Alone Books

Love what I'm hearing so far. Theres romantic tension without outright lewdness. The heroine, Kate Daniel's, is a bit of an emotional doofus, but not overwhelmingly so. Just in over her head where diplomacy and politics are concerned when she REALLY needs to have more. So magical.

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If you like the first 2 you'll love it

If you've read the first 2 you'll love this one. If you haven't read the others, go read them first. You won't be lost, but the characters will mean more to you if you've gotten to know them. Non of these books take themselves too seriously, and are a fun fantastic story with a few twists and turns to keep you engaged enough to want to know what happens next. A fun read.

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This Should go Marvel

On the merit of Simon being the grandson of Loki. just a movie about the gladiator ring. good start point, this shows Kate as a Swordsman, taunts Roland and Curran starts seriously courting Kate. I have always wanted to see these I books on the big screen. Marvel may be a way to do this. My personal need to see is the Big Battle during the flair. I want to see that. Also I'm biased as this is actually my favorite series. Thank You.

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"It's not my fault he didn't know how to fall" 🤣

Arenas, Gladiator style fights, and naked dinner bets. This is my favorite book of the series so far. Lots of fighting and the love story goes up one on step. Not far but closer than before. I cant wait until the bet is paid. I like that the Beast Lord is not as predictable as one might think. He is a tough but thoughtful leader. It makes the series more interesting when you can still be surprised. I also have a feeling that Derick and a future Julie may be an item. Narration by Renee Raudman was excellent! 5 stars

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great read

another great read, she develops the Male characters very well and reads just the right speed n tone at all times. I really enjoy all the action n how it just has a tad bit of romance unlike some books I've recently read and the dude cant even walk without staring at her lips or forgetting what hes doing, it's a bit much. this one perfect blend n makes it more realistic with all the facts and knowledge of weapons and deities.

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A-mazing!!

I have read and listened to my fair share of adventure, sci-fi, and monster novels. The Kate Daniels books are freaking awesome!! I didn't think anything would ever heal the whole Anita Blake leaves between novels but hot damn this sure does.

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My favorite in this series so far

These books are getting better and better. The dialog between Kate and Curtin is great.

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This is it!

I read Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy First...fine, I listen to it, not read...and I loved the Hidden Legacy Series. The first two book of the Kate Daniel's series was rough, but got better towards the end of Book 2 because of the writing style. HERE! Book 3 is where they figured out their writing style. I'm only halfway through book 3, and I'm in love. I love Curran. I love Kate. I love the dynamic of Kate and the other characters. I love understanding her more. I love Curran's way of courting Kate. I just love this book. I'm hooked now, and I'm going to binge all of the books in this series now.

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  • 09-13-20

Brilliant book

Love this series. The book is full of ever building drama. Excellent dialog, descriptions and fights . If you like strong stories about shifters magic and anything paranormal it's a must.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 05-03-19

Magic Strikes

This is a great third book, with fast past action from one crises into another. I was sat at the edge of my seat not wanting to stop the book. Brilliantly read again by Renee Raudman.

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  • luke lashmar
  • 09-11-18

Simply purrrrrfect

amazing books, fast,funny and freakishly addictive. if I had the time I would listen/ read it all in one go.

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  • Spinolli
  • 10-12-17

these just keep getting better

onto number 4 now, i hope they catch up with turning the rest into audiobooks. they are one's to reread and relisten too for sure.

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  • Ruth Fleming
  • 08-15-17

the very best

master oration by renee! the book comes to life! can't wait for the next one

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  • Tracy walker
  • 10-22-19

loved it but you can only download to book 3 .....

loved shame the rest Iof the series is unavailable from book 3 ...second time this has happened to me. is very iffy putting

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-17

Loved it

Great story and narration. I'm thoroughly enjoying the series. I enjoy getting to know Kate more each story.