Series: Kate Daniels
on September 17, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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***The stories in this anthology have been previously published***
Now collected for the first time, an irresistible compilation of five previously published stories by the bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series; including Kate’s very first meeting with Saiman, some related adventures, and two unforgettable ‘outside’ excursions.
A QUESTIONABLE CLIENT –
In this ‘intro’ to the Kate Daniels world, we meet the extremely ‘shifty’ Saiman for the very first time, when Kate takes on the task of serving as his bodyguard to protect him from some very determined—and dangerous—Russian wizards.
RETRIBUTION CLAUSE –
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!
OF SWINE AND ROSES –
A young adult story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever.
Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into "his" neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can't say no. Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life, and we won't even mention the dead guy...
GRACE OF SMALL MAGICS –
Grace has always known she wasn’t like everyone else and that her family has magic abilities. After flying to meet the head of Clan Dreoch in order to fulfill her families’ “duties” as servants, Grace finds herself in the middle of a mage clan war…
MAGIC TESTS –
A short story in the Kate Daniels universe. Kate recruits her teenage ward, Julie, to search out a missing student whose location spell has her hidden somewhere on campus…
In preparation for the new Kate Daniels book Magic Binds (out September 20th), I’ve been catching up on all the short stories and novellas I’ve missed.
I thought this was 5 Kate Daniels stories, but it’s actually several Kate Daniels world stories, one YA story, and a my favorite, a stand-alone novella that was really cool!
And the best thing is that they all can work as stand-alones!
|A QUESTIONABLE CLIENT – 5 stars
I got to beta read this one a while back, and I think it’s a great introduction to the Kate Daniels series.
RETRIBUTION CLAUSE – 4 stars because of that ending!
I wanted (and still want more from this one). It’s set in the Kate Daniels world, and it’s incredibly interesting! But at the end…I felt like it wasn’t complete. I wanted to know what happened!
OF SWINE AND ROSES – 4 stars
GRACE OF SMALL MAGICS – 5 stars
My favorite story in the book! Grace’s family has been keeping a secret from her and when they finally tell her, it’s because it’s her turn to serve a magic clan. But it isn’t what she thinks.
MAGIC TESTS – 5 stars
This was a great look at Julie from the Kate Daniels series, and I loved watching her work. She’s smart, and she’s learning to think like Kate. I hope we get more from her in the future.