Small Magics by Ilona Andrews
We're proud to present an irresistible, illustrated, compilation of five previously published stories by the bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series; including Kate Daniels’ very first meeting with Saiman, some related adventures, and two unforgettable ‘outside’ excursions and for the first time in print, the entire collected Curran POV pieces. A Questionable Client The earliest ‘intro’ to the Kate Daniels world, in which we meet the extremely ‘shifty’ Saiman for the very first time, when he hires Kate as his bodyguard to protect him from some very determined—and dangerous—Russian wizards. Retribution Clause Saiman’s cousin, Adam, a Frost Giant—and also an insurance adjuster—and his enigmatic partner, Siroun, set out on an impossible mission to enforce a client’s Retribution Clause; that is, to kill the person who killed her. But is it possible that their target is innocent? Magic and mayhem (and a little personal chemistry) will reveal the truth! Of Swine and Roses A young adult story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever. Chad Thurman is a thug who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into “his” neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can’t say no. Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life. We won’t even mention the dead guy… Grace of Small Magics Grace has always known she was different than everyone else, and that her family has magic abilities—and obligations. After flying to meet the head of powerful Clan Dreoch in order to fulfill her families’ “duties” as servants, Grace finds herself in the middle of a mage clan war… Magic Tests In this short story set in the Kate Daniels world, Kate recruits her teenage ward, Julie, to search out a missing student whose location spell indicates she’s hidden somewhere on campus… and Julie discovers there are many lessons that have nothing to do with classwork! Curran POV Everybody has a point of view…especially Curran Lennart, Beast Lord of the Free People of Atlanta—and Kate Daniel’s mate. Here’s what Curran was thinking while Kate was kicking butt and taking names from Magic Bites to Magic Bleeds.