Saturday, December 3, 2011

Blog Book Chat (21)

This one was kind of a spur of the moment read while Nanowrimo-ing through November for me.  Then mentioned to Robyn, already having it on her TBR pile, and she read it as well.  So now we want to chat about it as we both enjoyed it and wondered why we waited so long to get into this series... yes this is our next chat series to add to the list. :)

We want to talk about the book.  So, to get us started I need to tell you what book it was.  I'm sure MANY of you have read it already...

Magic Bites
By:  Ilona Andrews

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for magic . . . 

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 onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds. In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she 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 pursue his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy . . .

So want to chat?  We don't really have any questions to get us started, but I'm sure you all could come up with some great things...
   Kate?   Curran?   The World?   The Magic?   Vampires and Necromancers?

You pick, and share your thoughts. :)


  1. I have to say I enjoyed the take on Vampires in this world. They are not the gorgeous lovers so many books have taken on, it's nice to see them a little yucky for ones. :)

    And the necromancer magic that appears with the "magicians" and their hold over the vampires. Neat.

  2. There is a nice mystery here in the book and it evolves with introducing us to all the pieces here.

    At times I had a little struggle with the magic here in this world, but it's just the beginnings and I'm very curious to see where all it goes and how it irons out for me. But the story is a wonderful read.

  3. I enjoyed the shapeshifters here! Curran! And the others. I like Derek! :D lol. He was a very nice touch to the buddy system Kate/Derek, Derek/Curran. lol.

    He was a wonderful way to introduce the way of the shifters as well. I want to know more about them.

  4. Now the big question for me... Kate!

    She is a mystery all in herself! There is soooooo much more pumping through her blood. I want to know what it is. She has some seriously powerful magic and all to her.

    Who the heck is her dad!?! I mean her biological one, or well both of them! :D

    She has me very curious.

  5. I love when we can see a vampire get all evil and mean.

    It really does gives us a break from the romantic vampire, haha.

  6. Besides Curran, I would say Derek is a favorite. I hope we can see Derek in future books.

  7. I'm wondering about Kate myself. Who is it her father? From what I remember, she thinks her father that's she has known her whole life is her real father. But yet,she seems to know her blood is powerful. I might need to go back to the beginning of the book and look up her father.

  8. I think this one is an amazing series. I couldn't tell exactly about this books beause I mix up the whole series now, but I really loved each.

  9. I loved the take on the vampires too. Even more I loved the navigators - those necromancers. A great twist that Kate can do it but doesn't want to show her skills! Curran is one great beast of a man.

  10. Robyn, I think somewhere she hints to the man who raised her is not her biological father but he was a father in the sense. I'm wondering if her father is some anciestor to the necromancer magic. It was hinted, and now I'm not sure where. I need to look and see if I made note of it....

    Found it! In chapter 9 the Changeling mentions ...her real father hunted his kind thousands of years ago...

    So? Who is it?

    And being he could only breed with a powerful woman, well she fit the bill perfectly. So, now what? Or who I guess. ;D

    But she seems to know as she avoids the discussion with Curran earlier, and even with the Witch she uses her blood to get through the fire. So she doesn't talk about it, but she knows.

  11. Melliane - Oh, you've enjoyed these as well! :D Glad to hear. I've heard so many great things about them and feel bad it's taken me so long to get here.

    Anachronist - Oh yes! I love the magic/necromancey here. And very interesting tidbit to learn about Kate with the vampires there. That just adds to the question of who her father and relatives are. ;) hee heee. I'll be looking into the rest of the books to learn it.

  12. I hope we find out soon more about her real father.


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