×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Magic Gifts: A Kate Daniels Novella
     

Magic Gifts: A Kate Daniels Novella

4.7 3
by Ilona Andrews
 
Now available individually for the first time, a Kate Daniels novella from the#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts and Gunmetal Magic.

It isn’t often that Kate Daniels and the Beast Lord Curran get to take a breakfrom protecting their pack and enjoy some time for themselves. So when Curran offers Kate a romantic

Overview

Now available individually for the first time, a Kate Daniels novella from the#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts and Gunmetal Magic.

It isn’t often that Kate Daniels and the Beast Lord Curran get to take a breakfrom protecting their pack and enjoy some time for themselves. So when Curran offers Kate a romantic dinner in town, there’s no way she’s going to pass.

But their quiet night doesn’t stay quiet for long. The trouble starts with a necromancer dying at a nearby table, continues with bloodthirsty vampires crashing though the windows, and ends with more blood on the walls than any dining establishment needs.

Pulled into a deadly game neither wants to play, Kate and Curran findthemselves 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...

Magic Gifts previously appeared in Gunmetal Magic.

INCLUDES A TEASER FOR MAGIC SHIFTS

Praise for Ilona Andrews and the#1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels Novels

“Ilona Andrews pens my favorite flavor of keeper novel: tough characters,marvelous voice, fast-paced with that sharp edge of humor that adds the finalgrace note.”—Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fire Touched

“One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy. Ilona Andrews delivers only thebest.”—Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author of Bound by Flames

“Gritty sword-clashing action and flawless characterizations will bewitch fans.”—Sacramento Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451487896
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Series:
Kate Daniels Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
17,400
File size:
547 KB

Related Subjects

Read an Excerpt

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews

Title Page

Copyright

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Epilogue

Excerpt from Magic Shifts

Excerpt from On the Edge

Excerpt from Gunmetal Magic

About the Author

CHAPTER 1

I was ten feet from the office door of Cutting Edge Investigations when I heard the phone ring inside. Unfortunately, the key to the office was in my sweatshirt pocket, which at the moment was also full of pale pink slime dripping from the tentacles resting on my shoulders. The tentacles weighed about seventy pounds and my shoulders really didn’t like it.

Behind me, Andrea, my best friend and partner in crime solving, shifted the bulbous mass of flesh that was the rest of the creature, rearranging it. “Phone.”

“I hear it.” I dug in my pocket, all but glued shut by slime. Cold wetness slipped through my fingers. Ew.

“Kate, it could be a client.”

“I’m trying to find the key.”

Clients meant money, and money was in short supply. Cutting Edge had opened its doors three months ago, and while we were getting a trickle of paying jobs, most of them were lousy. Despite a good recommendation from the Red Guard, the premier bodyguard outfit in Atlanta, clients weren’t knocking down our door to hire us.

Our world was beset by magic waves. They flooded us at random, smothering technology and leaving monsters in their wake. One moment you had rogue mages spitting fireballs and lightning, the next the magic would vanish, and the cops would gun down said mages with their now-operational firearms.

Sadly, the consequences of the magic waves didn’t always vanish with them, and Atlanta by necessity had spawned many agencies to deal with magic hazmat. All of them had been in business a lot longer than us: the cops, the Mercenary Guild, a slew of private companies, and the big gorilla, the Order of Merciful Aid. The Order and its knights made it their mission to guard humanity against all threats and they did just that—but on their terms. Both Andrea and I had worked for the Order at some point and both of us had left under less than amicable circumstances.

Our reputations weren’t stellar, so when we got a job, it was because everyone else in town had already shot it down. We were quickly turning into Atlanta’s business of last resort. Still, every successful job was a check mark by our name.

The phone rang, insistent.

Our latest job had come courtesy of the Green Acres Home Owners Association, who had shown up at our door this morning claiming that a giant levitating jellyfish was roaming their suburb and could we please come and get it, because it was eating local cats. Apparently the translucent jellyfish was floating about with half-digested cat bodies inside it, and the neighborhood children were very upset. The cops told them that it wasn’t a priority, since the jellyfish hadn’t eaten any humans yet, and the Mercenary Guild wouldn’t get rid of it for less than a grand. The HOA offered us $200. Nobody in their right mind would do the job for that price.

It took us all damned day. And now we had to properly dispose of the cursed thing, because dealing with the corpses of magical creatures was like playing Russian roulette. Sometimes nothing happened…and sometimes the corpse melted into a puddle of sentient carnivorous protoplasm. Or hatched foot-long blood-sucking leeches.

Meet the Author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series and the romantic urban-fantasy novels of the Edge. They currentlyreside in Texas with their two children and numerous pets.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Magic Gifts: A Kate Daniels Novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kate rocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book! About 150 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago