Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels: The Wilmington Years #1
1/17/2023 by NYLA
Review by Angela
2023 is already starting off with a bang with this surprise release from Ilona Andrews. Readers will be excited to revisit Kate and Curran in their new home, as they try and fail to remain low-key, getting involved in a local kidnapping and taking on new bad guys.
Kate and Curran have relocated to Wilmington after finding a good school for Conlan. They are living in a half finished fort, which they are refurbishing, and trying to keep a low profile. After being informed by Conlan that his new friend’s brother has been kidnapped, Kate doesn’t think twice, immediately jumping into hero mode and riding out to rescue him from a local gang that specializes in human trafficking.
Along the way she does what she always does… kick ass and take down the bad guys. She meets up with the local chapter of the Guild, visits the People, and journeys down into the magic center of the city where a want to be god is creating slaves of people with abilities that enable them to survive underwater. Curran is left to keep watch over their new home and protect the most vulnerable. With help from a few friends.
This is told in both Kate and Curran’s POVs, with a few of Conlan thrown in for perspective. It’s a quick read at novella length, but what a wonderful New Year’s gift. I always enjoy time spent with my favorite urban fantasy couple. I didn’t realize how much I missed them, now I’m keeping my fingers crossed we see more of them in future adventures in their new home.
Final grade- A