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Ilona Andrews

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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. They have co-authored the Kate Daniels series and The Edge series. Their title One Fell Sweep made The New York Times Best Seller List näytä lisää in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Ilona Andrews, IIona Andrews, Ilona Andrews et al

Sisältää myös: Gordon Andrews (1)


(eng) This is a husband and wife writing team, writing under the name Ilona Andrews (which is why gender is n/a, as directed on the common knowledge help page).

Image credit: Lori Balfe


Tekijän teokset

Magic Bites (2007) 4,159 kappaletta
Magic Burns (2008) 2,825 kappaletta
Magic Strikes (2009) 2,555 kappaletta
Magic Bleeds (2010) 2,217 kappaletta
Magic Slays (2011) 1,886 kappaletta
On the Edge (2009) 1,758 kappaletta
Magic Rises (2013) 1,483 kappaletta
Magic Breaks (2014) 1,234 kappaletta
Bayou Moon (2010) 1,198 kappaletta
Clean Sweep (2013) 1,185 kappaletta
Gunmetal Magic (2012) 1,124 kappaletta
Burn for Me (2014) 1,074 kappaletta
Magic Shifts (2015) 1,027 kappaletta
Must Love Hellhounds (2009) — Avustaja — 910 kappaletta
Fate's Edge (2011) 883 kappaletta
Magic Binds (2016) 882 kappaletta
Magic Triumphs (2018) 736 kappaletta
White Hot (2017) 716 kappaletta
Steel's Edge (2012) 714 kappaletta
Sweep in Peace (2015) 712 kappaletta
Wildfire (2017) 619 kappaletta
One Fell Sweep (2016) 572 kappaletta
Iron and Magic (2018) — Tekijä — 512 kappaletta
Hexed: Four Stories of Magic and Mayhem (4-in-1) (2011) — Avustaja — 494 kappaletta
Sapphire Flames (2019) 481 kappaletta
Magic Stars (2015) 453 kappaletta
Silent Blade (2009) 448 kappaletta
Magic Dreams (2012) 430 kappaletta
Magic Gifts (2012) 403 kappaletta
Emerald Blaze (2020) 399 kappaletta
Blood Heir (2021) 376 kappaletta
Diamond Fire (2018) 375 kappaletta
Sweep of the Blade (2019) 360 kappaletta
Curran: Volume I (2010) 333 kappaletta
Sweep with Me (2020) 312 kappaletta
Ruby Fever (2022) 281 kappaletta
Silver Shark (2011) 251 kappaletta
Magic Graves (2-in-1) (2011) — Avustaja — 243 kappaletta
Magic Steals (2016) 215 kappaletta
Small Magics (2015) 212 kappaletta
Sweep of the Heart (2022) 208 kappaletta
Magic Tides (2023) 193 kappaletta
Under Her Skin (2010) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
Of Swine and Roses (2011) 161 kappaletta
Fated Blades (2021) 154 kappaletta
Magic Claims (2023) 146 kappaletta
Alphas: Origins (2011) 132 kappaletta
Curran POV Collection (2013) 130 kappaletta
The Kinsmen Universe (2018) 96 kappaletta
Kate's Origin (2011) 81 kappaletta
A Mere Formality (2011) 74 kappaletta
Hot Tub 73 kappaletta
Questing Beast (2010) 68 kappaletta
Fernando's 33 kappaletta
Naked Dinner 32 kappaletta
Magic Tests (2012) 32 kappaletta
A Misunderstanding 23 kappaletta
Retribution Clause [short story] (2012) 13 kappaletta
Pay Me 13 kappaletta
The King of Fire 13 kappaletta
Unicorn Lane 11 kappaletta
A Small Blue Key 10 kappaletta
An Ill-Advised Rescue 9 kappaletta
The Cool Aunt 9 kappaletta
Grace of Small Magics 8 kappaletta
Soup 8 kappaletta
Sanctuary 5 kappaletta
Conclave 4 kappaletta
Midnight Games 4 kappaletta
Adjuster's Dilemma 3 kappaletta
Kate Daniels Series (2015) 2 kappaletta
Emily 2 kappaletta
Demon Thingie 2 kappaletta
Hunter Beware 2 kappaletta
Technomancer 2 kappaletta
Curran Scenes 1 kappale
Roman Serial 1 kappale
Father And Sons 1 kappale

Associated Works

Dark and Stormy Knights (2010) — Avustaja — 648 kappaletta
Angels of Darkness (2011) — Avustaja — 422 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (2009) — Avustaja — 418 kappaletta
Night Shift (Anthology 4-in-1) (2014) — Avustaja — 407 kappaletta
Hex Appeal (2012) — Avustaja — 396 kappaletta
An Apple for the Creature (2012) — Avustaja — 385 kappaletta
Teeth, Long and Sharp (2016) — Esipuhe — 6 kappaletta

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Georgia, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Texas, USA
Gordon, Andrew (husband)
Gordon, Ilona (wife)
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Ilona Andrews is the penname for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. They met in college, and currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.
This is a husband and wife writing team, writing under the name Ilona Andrews (which is why gender is n/a, as directed on the common knowledge help page).



the was way too heavy on diplomatic negotiations and political peace talks for me - I just got bored.

watch me chat about it here: https://www.youtube.com/@starkissedstories/about
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spiritedstardust | 62 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
If, like me, you're a fan of the Kate Daniels series, then I think you'll enjoy 'Small Magics'.

If you're not a fan (yet), don't start here, start with 'Magic Bites'. It's everything the first book in an Urban Fantasy series should be and more.

'Small Magics' is a collection of five short stories (all of which had been published before) and a series of scenes, written from Curren's point of view, (written in response to requests from the fan base)that give a fresh look at some of the key events in some of the Kate Daniels books.

I enjoyed the stories. I've commented on each of them below.

I almost skipped the Curran point of view scenes. I expected them to be like those 'Deleted Scene' clips that get given as 'Bonus Material' on DVDs of TV series - of little interest unless you're a fan who needs to be able to say you've read everything an author has written. I sampled the first scene, which is Curran's first meeting with Kate and it was much more interesting than I'd expected so I read the rest. While I enjoyed being reminded of key points in the earlier books what the scenes mostly did was to demonstrate to me that a key part of the appeal of the Kate Daniels series is that it's told from Kate's point of view (although I'd also be happy with Julie's point of view).

Here are my comments on the stories in the collection.

Magic Tests

This is a story about Julie going through the selection process for a new school (if you don't know who Julie is, then come back to this short story collection after reading the novels). Of course, the selection process is unconventional and Julie ends up having to test herself against some very unusual magic in order to find and protet a missing student.

I thought a story with Julie as the main character was a great way to start. I liked the plot and the imagery and of course, I liked how Julie worked things out in her own distinctive style. I'd have bought 'Small Magics' just for the smile this story brought to my face.

A Questionable Client

This was a blast from the past, with Kate newly arrived in Atlanta and working as a Merc. It tells the story of her first meeting with Saiman, who she has to protect from an all assault by powerful magic users who he has offended. The nature of the offense is surprising and also central to the story.

I enjoyed watching Kate do her 'kill everything that's trying to kill me and my client while resisting the urge to kill the client for being so unpleasant' thing. It was refreshingly simple. I enjoyed the humour and the swordplay. I hated Saiman of course, but then I've always hated him, this story just gave me a few new reasons for my dislike.

Retribution Clause

This is a story about two supernaturals working for an insurance company. That may sound dull. It wasn't. The two supernaturals were tasked with executing a 'Retribution Clause' which is when a client pays a premium so that, in the event of their death, the person who killed them will be killed by the insurance company's agents.

I love these excursions into the lives of subsidiary characters in the Kate Daniels universe. They show me how thoroughly imagined that universe is. They pull me into the lives of the characters, just as I was pulled into Kate's world when she her first words to the Beast Lord were "Here, kitty kitty. kitty".

'Retribution Clause' had lots of violence, a few neat plot twists, a puzzle to be solved and unresolved sexual tension between the two agents. What more could I ask for? The story worked as a standalone and left me wishing there was a spin off novel out there.

Of Swine And Roses

I was smiling as soon as I read the title, which promised light, clever fun. 'Of Swine And Roses' This was an amusing tongue-in-cheek fairytale story. It reminded me of some of Tanya Huff's fantasy short stories (which is a compliment by the way), It's not easy to write something this light, keep it funny, pack it with action and make it feel fresh but Ilona Andrews managed it with style.

Grace Of Small Magics

This story was all new to me. I couldn't place it in the Kate Daniels universe (that's probably down to my ignorance) but I had a lot of fun with it anyway. I think this would be labelled as a Romantasy in today's market but that cringe-making portmanteau word hadn't been thrust upon us when this was written. It's a quest story with a twist. It has a romance thread running through it (not quite enemies to lovers - more Elizabeth Bennet finding herself in servitude to Mr Darcy and not liking it much). This wouldn't normally be my kind of thing. What pulled me in was the ideas were original, the pacing was excellent and I liked Grace, the main character. I'd read more about these two if it's out there somewhere.
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MikeFinnFiction | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 30, 2024 |
These stories were all fantastic and I will definitely be reading more by all these authors.
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Bookladycma | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
I picked this book up on a recommendation. At first I was really into the book and couldn't walk away from it, then things started to get a little slow for me. To me there was a lot of repeating and useless info.

Kate is a great main character and while I wasn't too clear on the whole issue with her blood, I did connect with her. I loved that she knew to be afraid of things, but that she never let on just how afraid she was. The magic in the book confused me and I couldn't really grasp onto it.
I wasn't sure about the vampires, and really after reading so many vampire books this one threw me a little. Mindless creatures controlled by the People were a big stretch for me, though I can see the appeal and know that at least the vampires won't be love interests in this book!!
The shapechangers ( love that name by the way) were a great surprise, and who wouldn't want to kiss and kill the Lord of the Free Beasts? Curran was a great addition to the book and I would have loved to see a little more tension between him and Kate, but that kiss was a good one!!
All in all, I did enjoy the book and would recommend it for a quick read!
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chaoticmel | 239 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |



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