Title: Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels # 5.4)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Ilona Andrews
Publication Date: 24 December 2011
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free Copy from Author
Available as FREE download from Ilona Andrews Website for 2 weeks from Christmas Day, this novella takes place at the same time as Andrea’s book, right after MAGIC SLAYS, and the two stories intersect.
A dinner date after a hard day at work sounds heavenly. Of course, when that date is between the Beast Lord and Kate Daniels, things don’t go as planned. Before you know it, undead are running amok, heads are being chopped off, lawyers are deployed and used with extereme prejudice, and drunk vikings are calling people out. (Goodreads Synopsis)
I have never read anything by Ilona Andrews before, but I have often heard good things about her stories. So, when I saw this e-novella was available for free download, I decided it was a good chance to give her work a try.
I found this novella to be an enjoyable quick read. Despite the brevity of the piece, the storyline was still well plotted and paced, with plenty of action to hold my interest.
Since this book falls well into the Kate Daniels series, there was a lot of background on the world and characters that I was not familiar with. However, I was still able to grasp enough to be able to follow the story clearly.
This has certainly been a good way to whet my appetite and I was pleased enough with this story that I think I will try to go back and read the earlier novels in the series at some point.