Review: Magic Tides (Kate Daniels: Wilmington Years #1) by Ilona Andrews

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Kate Daniels: Wilmington Years #1
Ilona Andrews
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance - Short Story
Independently Published
January 10th 2023


Ilona Andrews invites you back to the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels series in this exciting new long novella featuring Kate, Curran and Conlan, some familiar faces, some new friends, and all the special brand of chaos they create!

Kate, Curran and their son, Conlan have left Atlanta, vowing to keep a low profile, and are settling into a new city and new house…but some things never change! Magical mayhem is about to erupt when Kate undertakes the rescue of a kidnapped youth, while Curran guards the homefront.

It should be a simple retrieval, but with monsters on land and sea, Kate’s got her work cut out for her. Still, she's never let her blade dull or her purpose falter. And that low profile? It’s about to wash away with the raging tides!


Magic Tides is book one in the Kate Daniels: Wilmington Years by Ilona Andrews.

This is part of the Kate Daniels world. We get to return to the world and see how Kate, Curran, and their son Conlan are doing after they left Atlanta.

Magic Tides takes the reader around Kate’s new community, including the local Order chapter, the Farm (home of the People in Wilmington), and the local Pack. It sets the scene for future escapades and potential allies and threats.

I adored and loved this shorty story. The tides have other plans then a simple quiet life for Kate, Curran, and Conlan. The story gives us multiple first person POV’s, but most are Kate’s POV. Even though the story is short it packs a tidal wave of a storyline rich with detail and a well-developed plot.

I love how solid Kate and Curran’s relationship is and how they acknowledge, respect, and understand each other. The banter is so much fun.

One could read this as a standalone, but fans will appreciated it the most. I’d recommend reading the Kate Daniels series. As a fan, I liked it and hope we get more stories.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Review: Magic Tides (Kate Daniels: Wilmington Years #1) by Ilona Andrews

  1. Looking forward to reading Magic Tides. Thank you for your review.

    • You’re welcome. It’s such a fun world. Hope you enjoy. Happy Reading!

  2. I was just so happy that there’s more of Kate and Curran. This was a super fun read, even if it was short.

    • I agree. I love returning to Kate and Curran. I love this world. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. They announced today Magic Claims June 13 which is more of this series. YAHOO!

    • That’s awesome… It’s going on my TBR ^_^ Thanks for the heads up. Haven’t read there blog yet today.

  4. This was a lot of fun and I agree, I hope we get more. I think I read on their blog that they needed to fill in some information before the next Julie and/or Hugh book. That makes me even more happy!

    • Ooo that would be nice. I really love this world and the Andrews team. Can’t wait for more. Thanks for visiting!