Magic Bites

Magic Bites

Book - 2007
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Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, ©2007
ISBN: 9780441014897
Branch Call Number: ANDREWS
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 17 cm


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Dec 10, 2018

took me a long time to get into this series. I had checked it our and returned it many times unable to get past the first chapter. After reading the authors are series "Hidden Legacy" which I loved I decided to give this a try again. Boy am I glad I did. I loved this book and am now devouring the rest of the series.

Dec 03, 2018

I'd read an earlier edition of this and had to check this copy out for the bonus material, including a prequel story involving Saiman. Also really enjoyed Curran's POV and the other extras! Love this series and love Kate Daniels!

Oct 23, 2018

I don't read much fantasy but I love this series. A strong female character who does not need the man to save her.

I just read Curran POV, and made me want to read this series over again. Enjoying it just as much. Usually with a strong female lead the males tend to be bumbling messes, not the case here. They complement each other to get the job done. These books aren't oversexed like some series I can name.

Enjoyable, quick read, nice universe to take a break from the real world. Looking forward to seeing the relationships/people grow. I love that the main characters aren't all knowing, all powerful, they get bruised and battered in each fight thats it more realistic, more plausible. There aren't any "oh, come on are you serious moments" Great read!!

Sep 12, 2018

Just finished re-reading this one (and the rest of the series) in preparation for the final book. Still as great as I remember!

kelcy1517 Aug 31, 2018

I struggled to get into this book, but it really picked up in the second half! I loved the contradictions between magic and tech and how that influenced what the characters were able to do. It was a great ending and now I want to read the next book.

Jun 21, 2018

I wasn't happy with the character of Kate. She seems to be based on the popular tough, butt-kicking, no bs, not pc, but still justice seeking, emotionally vulnerable and caring/protective action heroine prototype. I enjoy that prototype and therefore have other fictional characters to compare her too. In comparison, I found Kate lacking. At the beginning of the book she has the thought of Texas existing because of cowboys and Mexican sluts. That rather broad brush stroke painting a whole group of people in such a disparaging light was a slap in the face when I was just starting to get to know the character. I think that thought was meant to highlight the not pc, tough outer-shell part of the character. I wasn't happy with it because it takes away from the caring/protective and justice parts of the character. There is a difference between being rude/"telling it like it is" and broadly labeling/stereotyping a slew of people. Beyond that, Kate wasn't as awesomely kick-butt as I originally expected. She made a bunch of blunders that made things harder for herself. That I guess makes her more 'human' and relate-able. Definitely more plausible than other infallible action heroes though it aggravated me a bit.

Anyway - The world building was good. The world itself, interesting. Would it be considered post-apocalyptic? It's on the gray line for me on that point. The other characters were compelling, and since multiple GoodRead people whose reading taste/opinions I respect and/or agree with like the Kate Daniels series I read the next two books in the series back-to-back. The books [and Kate's character] improve as the series progresses :)

Mar 03, 2018

I would really love to read this title. Bummer that there are only 2 copies with 12 holds. That means I probably won't be able to borrow this title in this format for at least 3 months.

ArapahoeDagmar Jan 21, 2018

First in Kate Daniels series. Amazing world building, great character development throughout the series and a complete escape from reality. Highly recommended!

LPL_LaurenT Apr 21, 2017

Firmly in the Urban Fantasy camp, Magic Bites is a rollicking read. Set in the not-too-distant future Atlanta, Magic is real; it has taken over, and technology only works periodically. Therefore, swords and guns are both practical tools for mercenary Kate Daniels. Filled with lesser known myths, gods, and magic systems, Magic Bites will start you on a journey with shifters, swordplay, and a badass heroine hiding in plain sight.

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Jun 22, 2018

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