Magic Bites: Kate Daniels, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
When magic is up, electricity dies, cars stall, and skyscrapers tumble; when it's down, phones and guns work, and defensive spells can't protect your house from the creatures who stalk the streets. Equally dangerous are the competing factions of The Pack - a highly organized and military clan who governs Atlanta's were-bears, -wolves, and -hyenas - versus the Masters of the Dead, power and knowledge-hungry necromancers whose minds control hordes of blood-crazed vampires.
This is home to Kate Daniels, a mercenary who investigates when things get out of hand. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. But when her guardian is murdered, she must choose between doing nothing and staying safe, or pursuing the dangerous entity who killed him. Kate is way out of her league; but who ever said the right choice was easy?
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 5 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||30 December 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank||
4,550 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
83 in Paranormal Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
206 in Fantasy Action & Adventure
264 in Romantic Action & Adventure
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I love alternative/this could be our realities and I appreciate not having romances forced, I probably can't say anything more without spoilers because I'm excited to read it every time. I haven't been able to get enough of this world and while the arc is ended, I read all the short stories and tidbits on the authors' website and can't wait for the two spin-offs to take off !
Finished. I wanted it to keep going. I’m off to buy book 2!
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The heroine Kate Daniels is a tough girl with killer instincts, she is hiding from a powerful enemy but finds its time to stand up for something when her guardian is murdered in a messy fashion.
The characters are well written, there is quite a bit of humour in the story and there is also a lot of fight scenes. The series explores a lot of the myths in history and I have to admire the amount of research undertaken by the authors.
This book will appeal to anyone that likes urban fantasy with wry humour thrown in. I mainly recommend it as the start point to the rest of the series.
Here skyscrapers topple under the onslaught of magic; the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst for knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
Kate Daniels likes her sword a little too much, and she has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she's spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing, and remain safe, or to risk her life by pursuing his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy.
The book is written in 1st person with Kate as our narrator. It's written in a easy manner and I found it very easy to get on with. There is a lot of violence in this book, also a lot of body parts and dead bodies. However, I don't think the author indulges in it. The descriptions are simple, such as "there was blood on the floor," or "his intestines weren't in his body." So, its not overly descriptive. There are also mentions.of sexual violence, one of the characters talks about its several times. The book is split into 10 chapters and an epilogue, so the chapters themselves are long - most range from 20-50 pages long.
I really liked this book, I think the world building was great. Just the right amount, without info dumping a load of information at random puts. I liked the characters, I felt as though they all had depth, without being overly tragic as often happens in these type of books. The plot was great, I really enjoyed the twist and turns it took and I understood exactly what was happening. I also, didn't see the ending coming, which was a nice surprise.
There wasn't anything I disliked about the book. I'll definitely read the next one.
(Also, on a completely superficial note: the cover is hilariously awful and will definitely scare off people that might actually like it. I assume the lion is Curran, but Curran is a preternatural werelion—described as being significantly bigger than an actual lion, and, I think, largely bipedal during these moments.)
Kate Daniels lives in a world where magic and technology struggle to exist together, and frequently throughout the day they swap places causing havoc.
She is a mercenary - and spend her time clearing up magical problems. Her guardian dies and she begin to investigate how he died but get herself caught between the pack ( the shapeshifters - who are led by the beastlord Curran ( and you can feel the electricity between Kate and Curran) and the people ( necromancers)
Great characters all with depth and interesting backgrounds (including Kate herself) . I would say this is my least favourite of the series but still a good read - it takes until book 2 to really get into the flow of the books - but I would highly recommend the series.
This book is a very different book with some definately unique qualities to it and I think that's why I liked it so much was because I found it so original.
I loved Kate's character, she is definitely in a class of her own. I love her fierceness and her complete confidence in who she is and the abilities that she has got! My favourite in the book has to be Curran. He really surprised me throughout the book, she does not turn out how I expected him too and I really enjoyed reading that!!
This is a must read and I can't wait to start on the next one to see where her adventures will take us readers