Kate Daniel is an urban fantasy series penned by the married duo, Ilona and Gordon Andrews. It is one of the best urban fantasy series out there. It is a bit gritty but loads of fun. The authors have created a world where technology and magic reign over the world in shifts. When the magic hits it claws away at huge sky scrapers and stops anything that works on electricity. Its a world of witches, mages, werebeings, vampires and necromancers.
Kate Daniels is a mercenary and she may not be happy with her life but she is content or as content as some one who was in hiding and could not afford personal attachments can be. Kates only attachment is to her guardian and his wife and when her guardian is found brutally murdered Kate is ready to move mountains to look for the murderer and bring him/her to justice (her own brand of justice that is). She is even ready to work with the Order. She expected that the finding the murderer would not be easy but what she did not expect was that she would come across the Beast Lord, Curran ( I love him and I am sure you will too and build a working relation with him (of sorts).
We do not get to know much about Kate's past in the first book but the authors reveal enough to keep us hooked in. The series gradually become a lot of fun and you find your self waiting for the next book.
I just finished Magic Breaks ( #7), the latest installment, in the series. I did not love it as much as the previous book but the chemistry and the characters were as much fun as before. And Roland was awesome too. I can not wait until Kate and Roland lock horns again. Its a series you have to read to know what its all about it, the experience is very hard to put in words.
The best thing about the books is the world building and how everything just falls into place. It never seems like authors are trying to bring things together they just are. The characters are crazy and most of them you can relate with or at least sympathize which makes the books so much real.
So if you are a huge fan of Urban Fantasy and enjoy eccentric characters this series is made fro you.