Start reading Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Book 1)
 
 

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Iiona Andrews
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £7.99
Kindle Price: £5.49 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £2.50 (31%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £5.49  
Paperback £5.59  
Audio, CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged £49.78  
Audio Download, Unabridged £16.90 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: At least 60% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.


Product Description

Book Description

Kate Daniels is about to enter a new world of gritty magic and dangerous mystery!

Product Description

Future Atlanta is an interesting place to live: one moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters.
Here skyscrapers topple under the onslaught of magic; the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst for knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.

Kate Daniels likes her sword a little too much, and she has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she's spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing, and remain safe, or to risk her life by pursuing his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy . . .

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (9 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M67BW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
117 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Urban Fantasy 18 July 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Kate Daniels lives in a world where magic and technology struggle to exist together. As a mercenary she makes her living clearing up magical problems but as she investigates the murder of her guardian she's about to find herself caught between The Pack (shapeshifters) and the People (necromancers).

One of the best urban fantasies I've read this year. Kate is a feisty no-nonsense heroine, who doesn't let the fact she's not as strong as some of her adversaries stop her from doing her job. Although this is written in first person we only know what Kate tells us. A part of her is kept hidden, not only from the other characters but also from the reader. It suggests Kate has a secret she mustn't even think about - but intriguing hints are dropped that I hope will be followed up in the next book.

The book is peopled with interesting creatures and characters. Saiman a problem-solver (I'm not quite sure what he is) who charges $26 a minute for his time, the Lord of the Beasts a shapeshifter alpha you believe could rule - uncompromising and ruthless, he's prepared to do what is necessary to protect his people. This is not a romance but he and Kate have quite a chemistry together. :)

There's an intriguing new take on vampires, rather than sentient beings they are driven by appetite and are controlled by necromancers. They reminded me slightly of the monsters from Resident Evil. It's mentioned that they are constantly evolving (or maybe devolving) from a human base form and are an 'abomination in progress'. Scary.

Whenever a character says "I missed something" it makes me think as a reader I have too. I love stories where you want to think about the mystery and aren't 100% sure about who did what.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it! 27 Sep 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. I sometimes think that urban fantasy kind of books over-explain things, but here, the magic/tech waves, the city in ruins, the magical beings etc were all presented in a straightforward way. It's nice to see vampires as something other than the coolest kids in town. I like the relationship potential not being guaranteed and the general emotional distance of the heroine felt right. I hate hate hate the title, so much so I wouldn't have read the book if it hadn't been particularly recommended to me. And the cover didn't help either, I thought it and the title both screamed young adult, so then I was a bit unprepared for the blood and gore (but not unwelcoming!).
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic DOESN'T Bite!!! 9 Sep 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
'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 rose, 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 bizzare killings-and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realises she's way out of her league-but she wouldn't have it any other way...'

I LOVE it! 'Magic Bites' is the first novel in a terrific action packed, intriguing new series (so-far a confirmed duo).
Kate is a stubborn, tough, witty 'heroine'. I love the fact she feels the need to keep everyone at 'arms length', but makes friends and allies constantly. Amongst the interesting plot, you gradually learn some of Kates background and it makes you want to learn more.
Kates growing powers, 'love interest potential' with the Beast Lord-pack king of the shapechangers, a series of interesting characters are just some of the things that make you want to go back to visit this 'bloody' brilliant world!!! I cannot wait for the sequel 'Magic Burns', in March 2008.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Urban Fantasy 8 July 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Kate Daniels lives in a world where magic and technology struggle to exist together. As a mercenary she makes her living clearing up magical problems but as she investigates the murder of her guardian she's about to find herself caught between The Pack (shapeshifters) and the People (necromancers).

One of the best urban fantasies I've read this year. Kate is a feisty no-nonsense heroine, who doesn't let the fact she's not as strong as some of her adversaries stop her from doing her job. Although this is written in first person we only know what Kate tells us. A part of her is kept hidden, not only from the other characters but also from the reader. It suggests Kate has a secret she mustn't even think about - but intriguing hints are dropped that I hope will be followed up in the next book.

The book is peopled with interesting creatures and characters. Saiman a problem-solver (I'm not quite sure what he is) who charges $26 a minute for his time, the Lord of the Beasts a shapeshifter alpha you believe could rule - uncompromising and ruthless, he's prepared to do what is necessary to protect his people. This is not a romance but he and Kate have quite a chemistry together. :)

There's an intriguing new take on vampires, rather than sentient beings they are driven by appetite and are controlled by necromancers. They reminded me slightly of the monsters from Resident Evil. It's mentioned that they are constantly evolving (or maybe devolving) from a human base form and are an 'abomination in progress'. Scary.

Whenever a character says "I missed something" it makes me think as a reader I have too. I love stories where you want to think about the mystery and aren't 100% sure about who did what.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I am not one for writing reviews but as this is my favourite book in this genre I just felt it deserved 5 stars. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Ellie
5.0 out of 5 stars fast paced
I really enjoy the 'Kate Daniels' series. Fast paced and humorous with enough character interaction and romance to keep everyone satisfied.
Published 2 months ago by MRS D S GETTY
2.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy addict fodder
Is there a template somewhere for writers of fantasy thrillers? This is, sadly, better than most, but still in the mould of a sort of Micky Spillane fantasy churn-out. Read more
Published 4 months ago by BarbaraM
3.0 out of 5 stars book
I don't remember this book so it couldn't have been that good to be honest. I couldn't recommend it a i don't remember it.
Published 8 months ago by Nats
5.0 out of 5 stars My fave urban fantasy series
I absolutely love this series - I could not get enough and ended up downloading each book straight after the last. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Catherine Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
This book is simply amazing. The concept and everything else is very good. Love the characters especially curran. Hope he gets together with Kate later on
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Awful
Started ok but gradually became more and more unbelieveable and I gave up and didn't finish it. Don't bother to try it.
Published 9 months ago by peter d rowan
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate is feisty with a great sense of humour
Magic Bites is the 1st book in the Kate Daniels Series by the husband and wife writing team known as Ilona Andrews who have also written the Edge series. Read more
Published 10 months ago by N. Fallon
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the book
One of the best urban fantasy novels I have read in a long time. Fast-paced, with a gripping storyline and interesting twists. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Flowerscat
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful vampire romance book
It's exactly what i would expect from this genre, i loved it and bought all the other in the series.
Published 11 months ago by Wendulka Glover
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Popular Highlights

 (What's this?)
&quote;
“It’s a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really.” &quote;
Highlighted by 5 Kindle users

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Look for similar items by category