I love Kate I love Curran I love Kate Curran They should make fuzzy necromatic shifter babies I d totally babysit those adorable little psychos And I wouldn t even check out Curran s ass blatant lie is blatant.Hmmm I wonder if Saiman is seeing anyone Don t tell me you haven t been tempted He s like the long lost older brother of The Wonder Twins Form of, Alex Pettyfer view spoiler hide spoiler Curran and Kate have many difficulties every time they try to go out for a date It seems that troubles are following them everywhere In their last attempt of a date, a necklace will strangle a young woman one of the necromancers and her brother may be the next victim The little boy will be taken care of by the Pack Kate will do anything in her powers to remove the necklace from around his throat She will visit the People the necromancers at the Casino, the Neo Vikings at the Norse Heritage, Immokalee a Cherokee medicine woman , the Hakon who eats everyone who visits him and Ivar the dverg Ghaster and his vampires will help.At the same time important things happen that the fans of the series need to be aware of in order to understand the development of the story in the next books Guild will need to have a new leader since Solomon died and Andrea is meeting Raphael again The members of the Guild seem happy and the new arrangement may work Andrea on the other hand is not happy at all In Gunmetal Magic the two were hyenas need to sort out their relationship and their feelings for each other.Once again I am so impressed with the number and the variety of mythical creatures that can fit in a single adventure.This is a must read book for the series fans. RTC to come as part of the KATE DANIELS reread to make all other rereads look puny and ineffectual.My other reviews for this series A Questionable Client Kate Daniels, 0.5 Magic Bites Kate Daniels, 1 Magic Burns Kate Daniels, 2 Magic Strikes Kate Daniels, 3 Magic Mourns Kate Daniels, 3.5 Magic Bleeds Kate Daniels, 4 Magic Dreams Kate Daniels, 4.5 Magic Slays Kate Daniels, 5 Magic Tests Kate Daniels, 5.3 Gunmetal Magic Kate Daniels, 5.5 Retribution Clause Kate Daniels, 5.6 An Ill Advised Rescue Kate Daniels, 5.8 Magic Rises Kate Daniels, 6 Magic Steals Kate Daniels, 6.5 Magic Breaks Kate Daniels, 7 Magic Shifts Kate Daniels, 8 Magic Stars Kate Daniels, 8.5, Grey Wolf, 1 Magic Binds Kate Daniels, 9 Iron and Magic Kate Daniels, 9.5 Magic Triumphs Kate Daniels, 10 Curran POV Collection Buddy read with Armina, Eilonwy, Asya, and Monty Cupcake.Kate and Curran decided to have a quiet and peaceful dinner after a hard day involving Kate s kicking butt of yet another trouble making monster and Curran s efforts to hold his ragtag Pack together There are a couple of vampires outside of the restaurant they go and their navigators are inside Sometime in the middle of the dinner things go TERRIBLY WRONG with the navigators and now a child s life is in danger unless Kate and Curran can figure out what ails him.This is hands down the funniest story from the series It does have some serious tones and themes, but at some places it is laugh out loud funny I am sure people around me were sure I am not exactly right in my head because I laughed for no apparent reason I actually had one I was reading the scene with Kate and her sidekicks visiting Vikings This one scene was enough for me to decide on the novella s rating.This is the first Kate Daniels story which fully deserves 5 stars It has everything humor, morals, new monsters the kind that even Kate backed by the Pack s heavy hitters did not want to fight the reading time well spent Does anybody want to organize a Viking club I would be among the first to join This review is a copy paste of my LeafMarks one ( Download ) ⚖ Magic Gifts ♨ Dinner Date After A Hard Workday Should Be Heavenly Of Course, Dates Between The Beast Lord And Kate Daniels Don T Always Go As Planned Undead Run Amok, Heads Are Chopped Off, Lawyers Are Deployed With Extreme Prejudice, And Drunk Vikings Call People OutNovella Is After Magic Slays, Same Time As Andrea In Gunmetal Magic, Both IntersectNote This Novella Can Be Found At The End Of The Kindle Edition Of Gunmetal Magic
I dont give novellas 5 stars because it s not a complete story BUT this is Kate Daniels and the Andrews clan can t go wrong This novella is my favorite so far It features many cool stuff I think reading novellas in this series is very important because they add a lot to the story We are constantly reminded of the books events but not the novellas I just love Kate and Curran They re the ultimate OTP I had so much fun reading this Magic Gifts offered lots of badassery scenes From fights, to unavoidable speeches Kate s entrance to the guild was EPIC , to even Vikings We also get to hear Ghastek admit being wrong Overall this novella was pure perfection Can t wait to read the rest of the series please dont dissapoint me.. 1st read August 2013 4 stars2nd read June 20153rd read July 2016 increased to 5 stars4th read February 20185th read July 20186th read July 2019Original ReviewMagic Gifts is a novella included at the back of Andrea s book Gunmetal Magic This story stars Kate and Curran and the timeline coincides with the first half of Gunmetal Magic but I would actually recommend reading the novella before the full length book Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews will know how much I adore Kate and Curran so of course I jump at the chance of reading any story containing them and Magic Gifts was a fabulous one.Things never seem to go smoothly for our favourite couple, they hardly ever get any peace and quite to spend time together so it won t surprise you to hear that their latest attempt at a date is no exception Before they ve even had a chance to start eating one of the People is dead and vampires are running amok They work together to get things under control but the next thing they know a seven year old boy is wearing the magical necklace that just killed his sister and is now slowly taking his life too Kate and Curran can t allow a child to die but they re going to have to battle their worst enemy yet to find a way to help him.This novella has everything I love about the series, the fabulous relationship between Kate and Curran, witty banter, great side characters, a fast paced and well thought out plot and some fantastic fight scenes Fans of the series are going to love this one 2nd ReadI can t reread this series without including all the little short stories and novellas I just love spending time in this world 3rd ReadSo it looks like I m increasing my ratings for most of these books the ones that weren t already 5 stars anyway on this reread I just fall and in love with this world and these characters every time I revisit it and this story was brilliant.We have some really sweet and humorous moments when Kate and Curran attempt to go out on a date like a normal couple and then there is plenty of arse kicking when they re trying to save the life of a young boy in danger Oh and we have vikings too 5 IA Addiction StarsYou would think that going on a dinner date is easy, but when you are Kate Daniels and the Beast Lord of Atlanta and your first, middle and last name are Trouble , a dinner can turn into a deadly affair Before you know it you have a dead navigator, 2 dead vampires, a kid with a life sucking necklace around his neck, crazy, drunk vikings and worse of all, politics to deal with Who said dating is an easy affairI m sorry about the dinner Best date ever Well, until people died and vampires showed up But before that it was awesomeWhat can I say about Kate and Curran The story is as awesome as they always are The Vikings angle was hilarious and I love every scene with Ghastek You would think I wouldn t like the conceited idiot but somehow he has wormed his way in my heart with his ridiculous formalities and I love how he always strikes Kate where it hurts, not with the raw violence that she is used to but with law and politics Some people had attack dogs Ghastek had attack lawyers. A great story with all the crazy and action KD has addicted us toDon t worry, he s coming with me to investigate things In the city Jim asked Yes That s a great idea You both should go To the city Curran and I looked at each other He s trying to get rid of us, I said You think he s planning a coup Curran wondered I hope so I turned to Jim Is there any chance you d overthrow the tyrannical Beast Lord and his psychotic Consort Yeah, I want a vacation, Curran said.Jim leaned toward us and said in a lowered voice, You couldn t pay me enough This is your mess, you deal with it I have enough on my plate He walked away Too bad, Curran said I don t know, I think we could convince him to seize the reins of power Curran shook his head Nahh He s too smart for that August 2016 re read This is such a fun story Serious, but so much fun at the same time Humor floods every page and makes me love these characters even Ghastek, especially, gets a lot of time and I love getting to know him bit by bit.October 2015 re read For being a novella length story about Kate, Ilona Andrews sure did pack a lot of awesomeness into this book I was highlighting all over the place I laughed out loud on almost every page It was so much fun, with a good dose of excitement thrown in along the way Original review What a great story I really loved this Ilona Andrews really could have made money on this novella, but they gave it away for free on their website for a few weeks.Now I m even excited for the other part of the story Andrea s part coming out in Gunmetal Magic. Loving my re reading spreeThere is something about this series that just makes me smile I maybe don t laugh out loud a lot during them but I definitely smile most of the way through This was a fun side story involving Kate and Curran working together to solve a few problems involving a life sucking necklace, vampires run amuck, guild wars, Drunken Vikings and trying to have a normal night out I love these two together working as a team their dialog with each other is so fun and Illona and Andrews stole my heart when they made a trekkie reference Curran decided to go as what he referred to as a redshirt Apparently it was the term for some sort of disposable attendant from some old TV show. As always the story was fun and imaginative It seemed to run concurrently with Gunmetal Magic since there was a scene with Andrea and my favorite hooliganWhere is the bane of my existence In the shower, freshening up Damn it all to hell Oh God, who did Ascanio screw now No, no, he s covered in blood Oh good Wait a minute The kid is covered in blood and we re relieved There is something wrong with usKate s witty banter and cute names for his furriness always give me a grin It was a great filler for in between books as I love the Magic world that has been created This is for anyone who just can t get enough of the Magic world.