Magic Bites

Magic Bites

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Mercenary Kate Daniels cleans up urban problems of a paranormal kind. But her latest prey, a pack of undead warriors, presents her greatest challenge.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008
ISBN: 9781400190300
1400190304
Additional Contributors: Raudman, Renée

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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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nidofito
Dec 29, 2015

I enjoyed the action sequence, and the no-nonsense attitude of the heroine. The book actually reminded me of Anita Blake series. But unlike Anita Blake, Kate Daniels can reign in her temper and back down which is much appreciated.

The writing is not that good unfortunately. I'm still convinced that there's a prequel book or series that I should've read before starting this one. Things are not explained well. I don't understand the magic specifics and hope they will be answered in the next book.

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JCLHebahA
Jul 17, 2015

A decent bit of urban fantasy, but not much earth-shattering or new here. I did like her world, where magic fluctuates and wreaks havoc with tech. Kate herself was a solid contender in the smart-mouthed-loner protagonist camp (her encounters with Curran are entertaining). I do wish the question of exactly what powerful blood flows through her veins had been answered, but I reckon that is supposed to be a hook to get me to read the rest of the series. I might give them a try someday, but as of this volume, I'm not deeply invested.

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sra963
Jun 04, 2015

I really enjoyed the start of this series and am anxious to read the others. I am holding myself back from binge reading.

Monikan21 Apr 08, 2015

Book 1 of Kate Daniel's series, preceded by a prequel 0.5 A Questionable Client (found in the E-book of Magice Bites - together with Curran's point of view on their first meeting) and followed by Magic Burns. Adventurous story of Kate Daniels, a mercenary for hire who wields a magic sword and kills all kinds of creatures, for eg. vampires, upirs, zombies. She is strong, brave and quick-witted, but despises all kind of authority. There is no romance in the story, but I am really hoping that it might actually happen in the next few books; and Curran would be a great choice - the Lord Beast - the leader of the pack, tough and authoritative; lovely match!

mvkramer Nov 07, 2014

This book drops you into the middle of things - vampires, shapeshifters of all types, murders, and at the center of it all - one tough, magical, female bounty hunter. A quick, action-packed read and the beginning of a series.

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momakek
Mar 06, 2014

I read a lot of paranormal books, this did not grab me, but was not terrible. I did not think I would continue with series, but since reading others opinions on series might try one more book. Christine Feedhan, JR Ward ,Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alyssa Day, Lyndsay Sands, Kerrilyn Sparks, Gena Showalter, Karen Morning, Kresley Cole, Kelley Armstr" "very good" paranormal read...mostly excellent.

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ANITRA L FREEMAN
Aug 17, 2013

Okay, I'm hooked. I love the original slant on vampires and werewolves, the complication of "waves" of magic and technology, the mystery of the main character's parentage and source of her power - even the rather obvious romantic setup (any two characters that fight that much HAVE to end up in bed with each other). Plenty to keep me reading more of this series!

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aharvey11
Jul 07, 2013

I really enjoyed this series. It also reminds me of the Mercy Thompson series by Briggs. It does get better with each book.

Franci333 Jun 27, 2013

I really like this series. It reminded me of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs which is also a favorite of mine. I enjoyed the humorous dialog that adds some comic relief to all the breaking of heads.

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Oct 01, 2012

“Why a raven?"
"To honor my father."
"The writing under it, is that Cyrillic?"
"Yes."
"What does it say?"
"Dar Vorona. Gift of the Raven. I am my father's gift."
"The raven is holding a bloody sword."
"I never said it was a nice gift.”

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Mar 27, 2012

Diplomacy was never my strong suit and my patience had run dry. I crouched and called out, "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty." Two golden eyes ignited at the opposite wall. A shape stirred within the darkness and rose, carrying the eyes up until they towered over me. This thing had to be at least five feet tall at the shoulder. The colossal cat circled me, half in light, half in shadow, the dark mane trembling as he moved. The lion vanished into a dark corner. A whisper of power pulsed through the room, tugging at my senses. "Kitty, kitty?" asked a level male voice. "What kind of woman greets the Beast Lord with 'here, kitty, kitty'?"

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