Kate Daniels Books in Order: How to read Ilona Andrews’s series?

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Kate Daniels Books in Order

A post-Magipocalypse Atlanta.

Who is Kate Daniels?

Created by writer Ilona Andrews (pen name of Ilona Gordon and Andrew Gordon), Kate Daniels is the main protagonist of an urban fantasy series set in a slightly futuristic Atlanta, where magic and tech periods follow one another. In this world where magical creatures are present, Kate Daniels is a human with magical abilities, a mercenary who fight monsters and clean up magical problems.

Kate can be presented as an upbeat person with a ruthless side. She loves a good fight, and possess the skills that go with it. She knows how to use a blade, and is very dangerous in hand-to-hand combat. She’s also known for her sarcastic humor and being very protective of her friends.

Kate Daniels Books in Order:

 

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  1. A Questionable ClientA prequel story published in Small Magics. Kate takes on the task of serving as Saiman’s bodyguard to protect him from some very determined—and dangerous—Russian wizards. 
  2. Magic Bites – Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up 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. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way our of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way…
  3. Magic BurnsWhen Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack—Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters—she quickly realizes much more is at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, Atlanta may not survive…
  4. Magic Strikes – 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…
  5. Magic MournsRaphael And Andrea Novella published in Must Love Hellhounds. Andrea Nash of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid—with an assist from her partner, Kate Daniels—tries to figure out why the giant three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades is sniffing around Atlanta
  6. Magic Bleeds – When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father. This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family…
  7. Curran POVPublished in Small Magics.  Everybody has a point of view…especially Curran Lennart, Beast Lord of the Free People of Atlanta—and Kate Daniel’s mate. Here’s what Curran was thinking while Kate was kicking butt and taking names from Magic Bites to Magic Bleeds.

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  1. Magic Dreams –  Jim And Dali Novella published in Hexed. Alpha Pack leader Jim Shrapshire has always been the strong, silent type. But something has come over him—a magic force currently residing in one of the Pack’s headquarters. Stricken with a magic-sickness, Jim needs Were-tigress Dali Harimau’s flair for magic. And to save him, she must challenge a powerful, dark being to a battle of wits.
  2. Magic Slays – Kate Daniels has started her own business and it has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name. So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. But it turns out that this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her may pay the ultimate price…
  3. Magic TestsShort Story Published in Small Magics. Kate recruits her teenage ward, Julie, to search out a missing student whose location spell has her hidden somewhere on campus…
  4. Gunmetal Magic – Andrea’s Novel. After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world… (Includes the novella Magic Gifts).
  5. Magic GiftsKate Novella published in Gunmetal Magic. When Curran and Kate goes out for a romantic dinner in town, their quiet night doesn’t stay quiet for long. Soon, they are pulled into a deadly game neither wants to play, and find themselves dealing with the vile undead and tolerating a clan of maniacal, hard partying Vikings while desperately trying to save the life of an innocent child…
  6. An Ill-Advised Rescue –  A short short story published at the end of Magic Rises, but taking place before the events of the book.
  7. Retribution Clause – Short story published in Small Magics. Saiman’s cousin, Adam—a frost giant and also an insurance adjuster—and his enigmatic partner, Siroun, set out on an impossible mission to enforce a client’s Retribution Clause; that is, to kill the person who killed her. But is their target even guilty? Magic and mayhem and a little personal chemistry will reveal the truth!
  8. Magic Rises – Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap… 
  9. Magic Breaks – Kate is called to attend a gathering of leaders from Atlanta’s supernatural factions. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered by a shapeshifter, Kate is given less than twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war that could destroy everything she holds dear…
  10. Magic Steals –  Jim And Dali Novella published in Night Shift. When Dali is approached by a desperate woman whose grandmother has vanished, Jim is concerned enough to help investigate. But what they find may just be the end of them—an enemy whose skill in the dark arts is matched only by their willingness to kill anyone in their way…
  11. Magic Shifts – After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. But when they learn that their friend Eduardo has gone missing, Kate and Curran shift their focus to investigate his disappearance. As they dig further into the merc’s business, they discover that the Mercenary Guild has gone to hell and that Eduardo’s recent assignments are connected in the most sinister way…
  12. Magic Stars Derek’s Novella. Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack, and is truly a lone wolf. With no family he answers to no one; but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So, when several of those close to him are murdered, he’ll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.

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  1. Magic Binds – Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar. Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in a never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead. The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
  2. Iron And Magic Hugh’s Novel. Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be.
  3. Magic Triumphs – Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate’s doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up. Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.
  4. The King Of Fire –  Prologue to the Aurelia Ryder series available only on Ilona Andrews website.
  5. Blood Heir –  Julie’s Book. Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard. 

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