All Things Kate Daniels…

magic risesI do genuinely try to restrain my inner 12 year old fangirl, honestly. But sometimes, the book nerd fights her way to the top and strange things happen. Like when a couple of weeks ago, I took the blinders off and did some scary math. Magic Rises is Kate Daniels book number six. Six, as in one before seven, which was said to be the official end of the series (or at least Kate and Curran’s part of the saga). That was not the good math, since that meant there would only be two more wonderful, wonderful books. Well, I get to redo that math a bit (and breath a bit easier for a couple of more years) since Ilona Andrews‘ made a very welcome announcement over on their blog

There will be three more Kate Daniels books after the originally planned seven.

Yep, it will now be a 10 book series – but that also comes at a bit of a price…

           Jim and Dali’s book has been phased out.  It required an insane amount of research into Indonesian customs and everyone had difficulty figuring out where it fit into the schedule.  They are fan favorites and we want to do it right or not at all. We’re toying around with the idea of novella series, but we haven’t decided yet.  It may have to go into stuff we do on the side column, somewhere after Innkeeper and Roman.  We want to make sure that you get at least one Kate book per year.

Magic Rises, Kate 6, will be released this summer, Kate 7, next summer, and so on, bringing the total to 10 Kate books.

Kate 7 will be written as intended. We always said it will be a confrontation between Kate and her father and that’s exactly what it will be.  It will be a natural stopping point, the end of Round One, to that part of the series arc, so if you wish, you can stop after Kate 7, and not follow further adventures of Kate, Curran, Hugh, Roland, and various enemies and near immortal relatives and not feel completely left adrift.

So that is a yay, with a bit of a disappointment because i was definitely looking forward to Jim and Dali’s story, and more yay because we still might get their story, just in a different way. All in all, I can’t complain. Some series need to go away already, but Kate Daniels is not one of them. And as an extra bit of Magical goodness, here is the blurb for Magic Rises…

            Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.
 
Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.
 
Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…

Look for Magic Rises on July 30th. Or else.

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4 thoughts on “All Things Kate Daniels…

    • I was so excited, too. Sorry to see Jim and Dali lose their book, but at least there is still Roman coming up. Nice.

      On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Wicked Scribes

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