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11th Sep '15 3:36:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: [[spoiler:Thanatos brings Kate some apples of immortality because he can't find anyone else able to eat them without causing some nasty side effects and eating them is the only reliable way to dispose of them. Kate makes Curran an apple pie with them because he can eat them too]].


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* TemptingApple: [[spoiler:Thanatos brings Kate some apples of immortality because he can't find anyone else able to eat them without causing some nasty side effects and eating them is the only reliable way to dispose of them. Kate makes Curran an apple pie with them because he can eat them too]].
9th Aug '15 10:52:56 AM JumpingBeans
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# ''Magic Shifts'' (2015)

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* "Magic Steals"--a novella featuring Jim and Dali, set during ''Magic Rises''
* "Magic Gifts"--as a bonus in ''Gunmental Magic''
8th Aug '15 6:18:56 PM cordychase
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Kate and her father Roland. Justified in that Roland, being over five thousand years old, predates all modern concepts of ethnicity or race.


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* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: Surprisingly, [[spoiler: ''Roland'']]. Unfortunately, he's never managed to pull it off no matter how hard he tries, just because of who he is as a person.
27th Apr '15 5:59:42 PM Terrie
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* DeadpanSnarker: A lot of characters, but we mostly hear Kate snark because we're in her head. About the only one who doesn't fit this trope is Grendel, and he's a poodle.

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* DeadpanSnarker: A lot of characters, but we mostly hear Kate snark because we're in her head. About the only one who doesn't fit this trope is Grendel, and he's a shaved poodle.
27th Apr '15 5:58:31 PM Terrie
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: InUniverse. Offically, Norse Heritage exists to "preserve Scandinavian cultural traditions." In reality, it's mainly about getting drunk and rowdy while wearing horned helmets.
15th Feb '15 11:42:56 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* HalfHumanHybrid: Kate has a human mother and an father who is incredibly powerful and definitely not human.
** HumanMomNonHumanDad
11th Feb '15 10:09:25 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* BacktoBackBadasses: Kate and Hugh D'Ambray in ''Magic Rises'' while fighting the ochokochi. Made all the more badass because they are enemies who were raised and trained by the same man.

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* BacktoBackBadasses: BackToBackBadasses: Kate and Hugh D'Ambray in ''Magic Rises'' while fighting the ochokochi. Made all the more badass because they are enemies who were raised and trained by the same man.
11th Feb '15 9:04:16 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''Kate Daniels'' is an UrbanFantasy series written by husband and wife team Ilona Andrews, authors of ''Literature/TheEdge'' series. The series has repeatedly made the ''New York Times'' bestselling list, and the next book is due out in 2014. The main series is set to have ten books in total with multiple spin-off novels, novellas, and short stories.

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''Kate Daniels'' is an UrbanFantasy series written by husband and wife team Ilona Andrews, authors of ''Literature/TheEdge'' series. The series has repeatedly made the ''New York Times'' bestselling list, and the next book is due out in 2014.2015. The main series is set to have ten books in total with multiple spin-off novels, novellas, and short stories.
27th Dec '14 5:00:37 PM 102372
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-->''Chicks in leather with guns and swords and monsters who love them.''
-->Ilona Andrews' Twitter

''Kate Daniels'' is an UrbanFantasy series written by husband and wife team Ilona Andrews, authors of Literature/TheEdge series. The series has repeatedly made the ''New York Times'' bestselling list, and the next book is due out in 2014. The main series is set to have ten books in total with multiple spin-off novels, novellas, and short stories.

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-->''Chicks ->''Chicks in leather with guns and swords and monsters who love them.''
-->Ilona Andrews' Twitter

-->--'''Ilona Andrews'''' Website/{{Twitter}}

''Kate Daniels'' is an UrbanFantasy series written by husband and wife team Ilona Andrews, authors of Literature/TheEdge ''Literature/TheEdge'' series. The series has repeatedly made the ''New York Times'' bestselling list, and the next book is due out in 2014. The main series is set to have ten books in total with multiple spin-off novels, novellas, and short stories.



Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within {{Atlanta}}'s magic circles.

The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings - and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she's way out of her league - but she wouldn't have it any other way...

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Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within {{Atlanta}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}'s magic circles.

The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings - and killings--and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she's way out of her league - but league--but she wouldn't have it any other way...

Has a [[Characters/KateDaniels Characters]] Character]] page in need of love.



!!Kate Daniels series

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!!Kate Daniels series
!!Books in the series:



!!Kate Daniels world

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** "Magic Mourns" in ''Must Love Hellhounds'' - starring Andrea Nash
** "Magic Dreams" in ''Hexed'' - starring Dali Harimau
** "Retribution Clause" in ''Hex Appeal'' - starring Adam Talford
* ''Gunmetal Magic'' - starring Andrea Nash
** "Magic Tests" in ''An Apple for the Creature'' - starring Julie Olsen
** "A Questionable Client" in ''Dark and Stormy Knights'' - featuring Kate's first meeting with Saiman
** "An Ill-Advised Rescue" as a bonus in ''Magic Rises - featuring Kate, Derek and Saiman

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!!Kate Daniels world

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!!Assorted other material:

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"Magic Mourns" in ''Must Love Hellhounds'' - starring Hellhounds''--starring Andrea Nash
** * "Magic Dreams" in ''Hexed'' - starring ''Hexed''--starring Dali Harimau
** * "Retribution Clause" in ''Hex Appeal'' - starring Appeal''--starring Adam Talford
* ''Gunmetal Magic'' - starring Magic''--starring Andrea Nash
** * "Magic Tests" in ''An Apple for the Creature'' - starring Creature''--starring Julie Olsen
** * "A Questionable Client" in ''Dark and Stormy Knights'' - featuring Kate's Knights''--Kate's first meeting with Saiman
** * "An Ill-Advised Rescue" as a bonus in ''Magic Rises - featuring Rises''--featuring Kate, Derek and Saiman



!!Tropes

* ActionGirl - Kate Daniels with her CoolSword and throwing knives, Andrea Nash with her guns. Not surprising in a post-apocalyptic society. Also the many of the female members of the Pack, especially the Clan alphas.
* ActuallyNotAVampire - In the first book, a guy she meets and dates briefly is set up to be the {{Monster of the Week}}. He isn't. It's really, really awkward.
* AfterTheEnd - Most of the human population was destroyed during the first magic flare, when monsters flooded back into the world and magic reduced skyscrapers to rubble.
* AllAPartOfTheJob - Kate Daniels works two jobs, one at the Mercenary's Guild killing magical nasties and one at the Order of Merciful Aid, keeping the peace and tracking down serial killers. She mourns that she can't even have a pet because she's never home often enough to keep it alive, she's perpetually in dismal financial circumstances. She's constantly being injured, brushing up against death three times in three books. Later it's revealed that she was offered a job with the elite Red Guard for very good money, but turned it down because it's too boring to sit around and wait for someone else to attack you. She'd prefer to be out there hunting down the bad guy. However, by later in the series she has [[spoiler: become a private detective financed by the Pack, and has a much more settled home life with Curran]].
* AngstComa - [[spoiler: Curran for 11 days in the fourth book before he recovers. See below.]]
** [[spoiler: Doolittle briefly in ''Magic Rises''.]]
* AntiMagicalFaction - The Lighthouse Keepers.
* AnythingThatMoves - Saiman can morph his body into any form he wants. [[ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou He unsuccessfully tries to seduce Kate because he's never been rejected.]]
** Teenaged male boudas will also go for almost anything. Older females think this is cute, most others disagree.
** Becomes an issue for Andrea with regard to Raphael. She can't see that he truly is in love with her because she feels that, as beast-kin, she's just TWTIHFY, "That Weird Thing I Haven't [[PrecisionFStrike Fucked]] Yet" to him.
* {{Atlanta}} - The postapocalyptic kind.
* AxCrazy - Shapeshifters who lose the internal battle for sanity become loups, mindless bloodlusting creatures who like their cannibalism with a side order of rape.
* BacktoBackBadasses: Kate and Hugh D'Ambray in Magic Rises while fighting the ochokochi. Made all the more badass because they are enemies who were raised and trained by the same man.
* BadassBoast -

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!!Tropes


!!Tropes:

* ActionGirl - ActionGirl: Kate Daniels with her CoolSword and throwing knives, Andrea Nash with her guns. Not surprising in a post-apocalyptic society. Also the many of the female members of the Pack, especially the Clan alphas.
* ActuallyNotAVampire - ActuallyNotAVampire: In the first book, a guy she meets and dates briefly is set up to be the {{Monster of the Week}}.MonsterOfTheWeek. He isn't. It's really, really awkward.
* AfterTheEnd - AfterTheEnd: Most of the human population was destroyed during the first magic flare, when monsters flooded back into the world and magic reduced skyscrapers to rubble.
* AllAPartOfTheJob - AllAPartOfTheJob: Kate Daniels works two jobs, one at the Mercenary's Guild killing magical nasties and one at the Order of Merciful Aid, keeping the peace and tracking down serial killers. She mourns that she can't even have a pet because she's never home often enough to keep it alive, she's perpetually in dismal financial circumstances. She's constantly being injured, brushing up against death three times in three books. Later it's revealed that she was offered a job with the elite Red Guard for very good money, but turned it down because it's too boring to sit around and wait for someone else to attack you. She'd prefer to be out there hunting down the bad guy. However, by later in the series she has [[spoiler: become [[spoiler:become a private detective financed by the Pack, and has a much more settled home life with Curran]].
* AngstComa - [[spoiler: Curran AngstComa: In the fourth book, [[spoiler:Curran for 11 days in the fourth book before he recovers. recovers]]. See below.below.
** [[spoiler:Doolittle briefly in ''Magic Rises''.
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** [[spoiler: Doolittle briefly in ''Magic Rises''.]]
* AntiMagicalFaction - AntiMagicalFaction: The Lighthouse Keepers.
* AnythingThatMoves - AnythingThatMoves: Saiman can morph his body into any form he wants. [[ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou He unsuccessfully tries to seduce Kate because he's never been rejected.]]
rejected]].
** Teenaged male Male teenage boudas will also go for almost anything. Older females think this is cute, most others disagree.
** Becomes an issue for Andrea with regard regards to Raphael. She can't see that he truly is in love with her because she feels that, as beast-kin, [[spoiler:beast-kin]], she's just TWTIHFY, "That Weird Thing I Haven't [[PrecisionFStrike Fucked]] Yet" to him.
* {{Atlanta}} - UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}: The postapocalyptic post-apocalyptic kind.
* AxCrazy - AxCrazy: Shapeshifters who lose the internal battle for sanity become loups, mindless bloodlusting creatures who like their cannibalism with a side order of rape.
* BacktoBackBadasses: Kate and Hugh D'Ambray in Magic Rises ''Magic Rises'' while fighting the ochokochi. Made all the more badass because they are enemies who were raised and trained by the same man.
* BadassBoast - BadassBoast:



--->'''Curran''': “You’re free to leave. Go home, kiss your wives, hug your children, and put your affairs in order, because tomorrow I will burn your neighborhood to the ground. We will kill you, your families, your neighbors, your pets, and anyone who will stand in our path. An attack on my family will not go unpunished.”
** Kate makes a nonverbal one to a hardened elite ex-military hired guard

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--->'''Curran''': “You’re --->"You’re free to leave. Go home, kiss your wives, hug your children, and put your affairs in order, because tomorrow I will burn your neighborhood to the ground. We will kill you, your families, your neighbors, your pets, and anyone who will stand in our path. An attack on my family will not go unpunished.
"
** Kate makes a nonverbal one to a hardened elite ex-military hired guardguard:



--->"...But know this: if you come to remove me, come in force, because if you to separate me from him, I will kill every single one of you. My hand won't shake. My aim won't falter. My face will be the last thing you'll see before you die."
** Andrea, in ''Gunmetal Magic'':
---> "Listen well, because I won't be repeating myself, you racist prick. If you make any trouble for me or my people, I'll hunt you down like the pig you are and carve a second mouth across your gut. They'll find you hanging by your own intestines. The next time you hear something laugh and howl in the night, hug your family, because you won't see the sunrise."
* BattleCouple - Curran and Kate. Later Andrea and Raphael. Also, the clan Alphas.
* BeastMan - The stronger shapeshifters can develop a warrior form, halfway between their human and beast forms.
* BelligerentSexualTension - Kate and Curran. Andrea and Raphael.
* BetaCouple - Andrea and Raphael. Dali and Jim.
* BigEater - The shapeshifters eat a lot to fuel their transformations.
* {{Bishounen}} - Raphael, Ascanio and Derek. [[spoiler: The latter only until Magic Strikes.]]
* BloodMagic -

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--->"...But know this: if you come to remove me, come in force, because if you to separate me from him, I will kill every single one of you. My hand won't shake. My aim won't falter. My face will be the last thing you'll see before you die."
** Andrea, Andrea in ''Gunmetal Magic'':
---> "Listen --->"Listen well, because I won't be repeating myself, you racist prick. If you make any trouble for me or my people, I'll hunt you down like the pig you are and carve a second mouth across your gut. They'll find you hanging by your own intestines. The next time you hear something laugh and howl in the night, hug your family, because you won't see the sunrise."
* BattleCouple - BattleCouple: Curran and Kate. Later Andrea and Raphael. Also, the clan Alphas.
* BeastMan - BeastMan: The stronger shapeshifters can develop a warrior form, halfway between their human and beast forms.
* BelligerentSexualTension - BelligerentSexualTension: Kate and Curran. Andrea and Raphael.
* BetaCouple - BetaCouple: Andrea and Raphael. Dali and Jim.
* BigEater - BigEater: The shapeshifters eat a lot to fuel their transformations.
* {{Bishounen}} - Raphael, Ascanio and Derek. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The latter only until Magic Strikes.]]
''Magic Strikes'']].
* BloodMagic -BloodMagic:



** Magic itself seems deeply interwoven with a person's blood which is why Kate can't afford lose hers.

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** Magic itself seems deeply interwoven with a person's blood blood, which is why Kate can't afford to lose hers.



* BoomerangBigot - [[spoiler: Leslie Wren, a werelynx who goes rogue in the fifth book]].
* CharacterDevelopment - Kate begins the series as a mouthy, immature loner. As time passes, she learns to bite her tongue and apologize for her words, she stops putting her ego first, and she acquires some friendships that are very important to her.
* ChekhovSGun: The essay on [[spoiler: ''Upir'']] that [[spoiler: Bono]] gave Kate before the start of Magic ''Bites''.
* CoolSword - Slayer. Also minor character Rene has a poisonous rapier that's a lot like Slayer.
** [[spoiler: In ''Magic Breaks'' Sarrat. Also, both Slayer and Sarrat are made from ''the bones of Kate's grandmother.'']]
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Kate, Curran, Derek, and Andrea all have horrifically abusive childhood trauma, and carry the baggage with them.
* DeadpanSnarker - A lot of characters, but mostly Kate. About the only one who doesn't fit this trope is Grendel, and he's a poodle.
* TheDeterminator - Kate and Curran both. [[spoiler: In particular, when Curran charges into a flying palace full of thousands of armed Rakshasa demons in the middle of a magic jungle.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - Kate faces off against divinity several times. To wit, a Babylonian plague god, and a Celtic demon-crow...thing.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu -And before she punches out the Babylonian plague god, Kate and said god have tea and a nice chat about strategy. [[spoiler: And their family.]]
* DivorceRequiresDeath - Wolves mate for life, and so clan Wolf doesn't believe in divorces. Ever.
* DrivesLikeCrazy - One of the defining characteristics of Dali Harimau. As she has a shapeshifter's HealingFactor, she considers crashing to be merely inconvenient. Her passengers and nearby pedestrians disagree.
--> '''Jim''': You're legally blind, you can't pass the exam to get a license, and you drive like shit. You're a menace.
* EatingTheEyeCandy - Kate [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally doesn't wax poetic]] about Curran. More literally, her preferred response to the MaleGaze is to do the exact same back at whoever's doing it.

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* BoomerangBigot - [[spoiler: Leslie BoomerangBigot: [[spoiler:Leslie Wren, a werelynx who goes rogue in the fifth book]].
* CharacterDevelopment - CharacterDevelopment: Kate begins the series as a mouthy, immature loner. As time passes, she learns to bite her tongue and apologize for her words, she stops putting her ego first, and she acquires some friendships that are very important to her.
* ChekhovSGun: The essay on [[spoiler: ''Upir'']] [[spoiler:''Upir'']] that [[spoiler: Bono]] [[spoiler:Bono]] gave Kate before the start of Magic ''Bites''.
''Magic Bites''.
* CoolSword - CoolSword: Slayer. Also minor Minor character Rene has a poisonous rapier that's a lot like Slayer.
** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In ''Magic Breaks'' Breaks'', Sarrat. Also, both Both Slayer and Sarrat are made from ''the bones of Kate's grandmother.'']]
grandmother''.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast - DarkAndTroubledPast: Kate, Curran, Derek, and Andrea all have horrifically abusive childhood trauma, trauma and carry the baggage with them.
* DeadpanSnarker - DeadpanSnarker: A lot of characters, but we mostly Kate.hear Kate snark because we're in her head. About the only one who doesn't fit this trope is Grendel, and he's a poodle.
* TheDeterminator - TheDeterminator: Kate and Curran both. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In particular, when Curran charges into a flying palace full of thousands of armed Rakshasa demons Rakshasas in the middle of a magic jungle.]]
jungle]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Kate faces off against divinity several times. To wit, a Babylonian plague god, and a Celtic demon-crow...thing.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu -And DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: And before she punches out the Babylonian plague god, Kate and said god have tea and a nice chat about strategy. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And their family.]]
family]].
* DivorceRequiresDeath - DivorceRequiresDeath: Wolves mate for life, and so clan Wolf doesn't believe in divorces. Ever.
* DrivesLikeCrazy - DrivesLikeCrazy: One of the defining characteristics of Dali Harimau. As she has a shapeshifter's HealingFactor, she considers crashing to be merely inconvenient. Her passengers and nearby pedestrians disagree.
--> '''Jim''': -->'''Jim:''' You're legally blind, you can't pass the exam to get a license, and you drive like shit. You're a menace.
* EatingTheEyeCandy - EatingTheEyeCandy: Kate [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally doesn't wax poetic]] about Curran. More literally, her preferred response to the MaleGaze is to do the exact same back at whoever's doing it.



* EmpathicWeapon - You know Kate's really angry when Slayer starts smoking.
* EnemyMine - Several times the competing factions of the Atlanta magical community have had to come together to overcome a threat- the Lighthouse Keepers in the fifth book is perhaps the best example as virtually every single powerful faction was there.
* [[EvilUncle Evil Aunt]] - [[spoiler: Erra is Roland's sister and thus Kate's aunt]].
* FantasticRacism - Tons.
** Rakshasa hate shapeshifters. They despise both animals and humans and thus consider shapeshifters to be twice as bad.
** Ted, Kate's boss, claims Kate betrayed humanity by helping the shapeshifters in the Midnight Games [[spoiler: and eventually causes her to quit.]] Kate claims the Order is completely and unrepentantly racist.
** The Pack themselves have some who believe beastkin - children of animal-weres - should be slaughtered at birth. Some of the Pack believe that people who aren't shapeshifters will never be qualified to become an Alpha.

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* EmpathicWeapon - EmpathicWeapon: You know Kate's really angry when Slayer starts smoking.
* EnemyMine - EnemyMine: Several times the competing factions of the Atlanta magical community have had to come together to overcome a threat- the threat--the Lighthouse Keepers in the fifth book is perhaps the best example as virtually every single powerful faction was there.
* [[EvilUncle Evil Aunt]] - [[spoiler: Erra Aunt]]: [[spoiler:Erra is Roland's sister and thus Kate's aunt]].
* FantasticRacism - FantasticRacism: Tons.
** Rakshasa Rakshasas hate shapeshifters. They despise both animals and humans and thus consider shapeshifters to be twice as bad.
** Ted, Kate's boss, claims Kate betrayed humanity by helping the shapeshifters in the Midnight Games [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and eventually causes her to quit.]] quit]]. Kate claims states that the Order is completely and unrepentantly racist.
racist.
** The Pack themselves have some who believe beastkin - children beastkin--children of animal-weres - should animal-weres--should be slaughtered at birth. Some of the Pack believe that people who aren't shapeshifters will never be qualified to become an Alpha.



* FacePalm - Kate's been known to gently beat her head against a wall, especially after talking to the Beast Lord.
* FurAgainstFang - The People (the vampires) and the Pack (the shapeshifters) are in a constant state of tension. Given the way the story is being built up regarding Roland's intentions in Atlanta, this is where it seems to be headed.

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* FacePalm - FacePalm: Kate's been known to gently beat her head against a wall, especially after talking to the Beast Lord.
* FurAgainstFang - FurAgainstFang: The People (the vampires) and the Pack (the shapeshifters) are in a constant state of tension. Given the way the story is being built up regarding Roland's intentions in Atlanta, this is where it seems to be headed.



* GladiatorGames - The Midnight Games. A major part of the plot of the third book.
* AGlassInTheHand - In ''Magic Bleeds'', Kate is on the phone with Saiman after he tried to seduce her away from Curran. Curran listens to their conversation with a blank face while slowly rolling his plate into a tube. His ''metal'' plate. Kate has to explain the screeching noise as "construction". When Curran finally sets it down, it's been compacted into a ball an inch across.
* GlorySeeker - In the first book, Curran accuses Kate of being this because she doesn't accept how neatly the case wraps up. He thinks she's just trying to come up with another bad guy because she likes playing in the big leagues with everyone listening to her.
* GoingNative - Normally averted with shapeshifters who either [[TheFettered go Code]] or [[AxCrazy go loup.]] Some, however, become like animals and have to [[MercyKill be put down]] because they can infect other animals and humans with [[TheVirus Lyc-V]]
* HalfHumanHybrid - Kate has a human mother and an father who is incredibly powerful and definitely not human.

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* GladiatorGames - GladiatorGames: The Midnight Games. A They're a major part of the plot of the third book.
* AGlassInTheHand - AGlassInTheHand: In ''Magic Bleeds'', Kate is on the phone with Saiman after he tried to seduce her away from Curran. Curran listens to their conversation with a blank face while slowly rolling his plate into a tube. His ''metal'' plate. Kate has to explain the screeching noise as "construction". When Curran finally sets it down, it's been compacted into a ball an inch across.
* GlorySeeker - GlorySeeker: In the first book, Curran accuses Kate of being this because she doesn't accept how neatly the case wraps up. He thinks she's just trying to come up with another bad guy because she likes playing in the big leagues with everyone listening to her.
* GoingNative - GoingNative: Normally averted with shapeshifters shapeshifters, who either [[TheFettered go Code]] or [[AxCrazy go loup.]] loup]]. Some, however, become like animals and have to [[MercyKill be put down]] because they can infect other animals and humans with [[TheVirus Lyc-V]]
Lyc-V]].
* HalfHumanHybrid - HalfHumanHybrid: Kate has a human mother and an father who is incredibly powerful and definitely not human.



* TheHedonist - Saiman. To his credit, he doesn't even try denying it.

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* TheHedonist - TheHedonist: Saiman. To his credit, he doesn't even try denying it.



* HealingFactor - Lyc-V does this for all shapeshifters. Various other people and creatures have this as well.
* HeroicBSOD - Kate suffers one in the fifth book when [[spoiler: she learns that her mother used magic to force her adoptive father into helping her, and that said adoptive father did not care for her as much as his revenge against her biological father]].
* HeroicSacrifice - several times, by various characters. [[spoiler: Kate tries twice, but is rescued both times by Curran. Corwin dies protecting Derek. Bran dies rescuing Julie for Kate. Aunt B dies so Raphael and Andrea could get away.]]
* HornyScientist - Saiman always wants to bed Kate in return for him helping her out.
* HowDoIShotWeb - Kate has struggle to gain control over several powers during the course of the series, most importantly the Words of Power and her innate blood magic.
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples? - [[spoiler: Thanatos brings Kate apples of immortality because he can't find anyone else able to eat them. Kate makes Curran an apple pie with them, because he can eat them too. ]]
* InterspeciesRomance - Kate and Curran. Technically [[spoiler: Raphael and Andrea.]]
* KnightTemplar - Ted. Probably true of a lot of the Order.
* LadykillerInLove - Curran to Kate and Raphael to Andrea.
* LanguageOfMagic - The ancient tongue Words of Power are taken from.
* MagicalIncantation - Words of Power, acquired in a do-or-die contest of willpower.
* {{Magitek}} - some technologies are supplemented with magic, such as feylanterns and electric lights, and cars modified to run on magic-infused water.
* MidBattleTeaBreak - Kate's BigBad in the four book visits her apartment and actually has tea with her before they continue fighting.[[spoiler: Since said BigBad is also her aunt and a psychopath, she said she wanted to spend time with her niece before she had to kill her.]]
* MindRape - The BigBad of book four has a puppet who inflicts this. [[spoiler: She hits Curran with it to screw with Kate and causes him to [[GoingNative go wild]] before falling into an AngstComa for a bit.]]
* {{Mundangerous}} - In the first book, Kate and her allies are gearing up for a potential battle. The Beast Lord explains that the werewolf Alpha is absent because he broke a bone due to "LEGOS". At first Kate is confused, trying to remember a Greek monster or spell that might have disabled a werewolf, before the Beast Lord clarifies that the wolf tripped over his kid's toys and fell down the stairs.

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* HealingFactor - HealingFactor: Lyc-V does this for all shapeshifters. Various other people and creatures have this as well.
* HeroicBSOD - HeroicBSOD: Kate suffers one in the fifth book when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she learns that her mother used magic to force her adoptive father into helping her, and that said adoptive father did not care for her as much as his revenge against her biological father]].
* HeroicSacrifice - several times, HeroicSacrifice: Several times by various characters. [[spoiler: Kate [[spoiler:Kate tries twice, but is rescued both times by Curran. Corwin dies protecting Derek. Bran dies rescuing Julie for Kate. Aunt B dies so Raphael and Andrea could get away.]]
away]].
* HornyScientist - HornyScientist: Saiman always wants to bed Kate in return for him helping her out.
* HowDoIShotWeb - HowDoIShotWeb: Kate has struggle struggles to gain control over several powers during the course of the series, most importantly the Words of Power and her innate blood magic.
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples? - [[spoiler: Thanatos HowDoYouLikeThemApples: [[spoiler:Thanatos brings Kate some apples of immortality because he can't find anyone else able to eat them without causing some nasty side effects and eating them is the only reliable way to dispose of them. Kate makes Curran an apple pie with them, them because he can eat them too. ]]
too]].
* InterspeciesRomance - InterspeciesRomance: Kate and Curran. Technically [[spoiler: Raphael [[spoiler:Raphael and Andrea.]]
Andrea]].
* KnightTemplar - KnightTemplar: Ted. Probably true of a lot of the Order.
* LadykillerInLove - LadykillerInLove: Curran to Kate and Raphael to Andrea.
* LanguageOfMagic - LanguageOfMagic: The ancient tongue the Words of Power are taken from.
* MagicalIncantation - MagicalIncantation: Words of Power, acquired in a do-or-die contest of willpower.
* {{Magitek}} - {{Magitek}}: some technologies are supplemented with magic, such as feylanterns and electric lights, and lights or cars modified to run on magic-infused water.
* MidBattleTeaBreak - Kate's MidBattleTeaBreak: The BigBad in the four fourth book visits her Kate's apartment and actually has tea with her before they continue fighting.[[spoiler: Since [[spoiler:Since said BigBad is also both her aunt and a psychopath, she said she wanted to spend time with her niece before she had to kill her.]]
her]].
* MindRape - MindRape: The BigBad of book four has a puppet who inflicts this. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She hits Curran with it to screw with Kate and causes him to [[GoingNative go wild]] before falling into an AngstComa for a bit.]]
bit]].
* {{Mundangerous}} - {{Mundangerous}}: In the first book, Kate and her allies are gearing up for a potential battle. The Beast Lord explains that the werewolf Alpha is absent because he broke a bone due to "LEGOS". At first Kate is confused, trying to remember a Greek monster or spell that might have disabled a werewolf, before the Beast Lord clarifies that the wolf tripped over his kid's toys and fell down the stairs.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Lorelei Wilson]], in ''Magic Rises'', wants to do this. [[spoiler: At first she tries subterfuge to win Curran, then outright challenges Kate. She is told to shut up and sit down before she gets herself killed.]]
* MysteriousProtector - Naeemah is a strange variant [[spoiler: she was hired by [[TheDragon Hugh d'Ambray]] to protect Kate until he could be certain she was Roland's daughter but she doesn't like Hugh and may protect Kate after their contract is over if Kate proves herself worthy of it in some way.]]
* NamedWeapons - Slayer has had many names, including Wolfripper.
** Also the Blood Weapons created by [[BigBad Roland]].
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid - [[spoiler: Andrea]] has much angst about being one of these.
* OccultDetective - Kate isn't formally trained as one, but she's in a politically convenient enough place that she ends up getting the job. [[spoiler: Later, she becomes a P.I., instead.]]
* OffingTheOffspring -

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Lorelei [[spoiler:Lorelei Wilson]], in ''Magic Rises'', wants to do this. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At first she tries subterfuge to win Curran, then outright challenges Kate. She is told to shut up and sit down before she gets herself killed.]]
killed]].
* MysteriousProtector - MysteriousProtector: Naeemah is a strange variant [[spoiler: she variant--[[spoiler:she was hired by [[TheDragon Hugh d'Ambray]] to protect Kate until he could be certain she was Roland's daughter daughter, but she doesn't like Hugh and may protect Kate after their contract is over if Kate proves herself worthy of it in some way.]]
way]].
* NamedWeapons - NamedWeapons: Slayer has had many names, including Wolfripper.
** Also the The Blood Weapons created by [[BigBad Roland]].
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid - [[spoiler: Andrea]] NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: [[spoiler:Andrea]] has much angst about being one of these.
* OccultDetective - OccultDetective: Kate isn't formally trained as one, but she's in a politically convenient enough place that she ends up getting the job. [[spoiler: Later, [[spoiler:Later, she becomes a P.I., instead.]]
instead]].
* OffingTheOffspring - OffingTheOffspring:



* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent - Shapeshifters are humans or animals infected with the Lycos Virus, engaged in a constant struggle to stay sane. The leader of the Pack is a werecat. He can change into a lion. Additional werebeasts include werebears, werebuffalos, wererats, werehyenas, werebadgers etc.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - Vampires are mindless with hunger and no longer have any semblance of personality. They can be piloted by necromancers, but left to their own devices they would kill until there was nothing left to kill but themselves. As with the werebeats, vampirism is caused by a virus.
* {{Panacea}} - used to save shapeshifters from going full loup, it's incredibly hard to get a hold of. Curran had offered $300,000 to anyone who could teach the Pack how to make it. [[spoiler: Hugh D'Ambray]] arranges for Kate and Co to go into a pretty obvious trap just for the chance to get enough panacea to protect the Pack's young for a single ''year''. [[spoiler: As of the end of ''Magic Rises'', the Pack is now in possession of Christopher, whom Kate rescued at random from Hugh, who makes batches of Panacea of incredible potency and who is passing that knowledge onto Kate and to the rest of the Pack.]]
* PhysicalGod - Erra. Roland by implication. [[spoiler: Kate will be, too, when she gains control of all her powers.]]
* PoliceAreUseless - Generally played straight, especially when the Lighthouse Keepers seem intent on committing mass murder with little impunity.
* RealityEnsues - OnceAnEpisode, Kate and Curran try and [[GoodOldFisticuffs beat the stuffing out of each other]]. Kate doesn't ''always'' lose because the fights rarely make it to an actual conclusion, but Curran tends to end in a much better position than she does, because he's a head taller than her, twice her weight, and has SuperStrength and a HealingFactor. In these fights, Kate is little more than well-trained and irritable [[spoiler: and she doesn't unleash her BloodMagic against him]].
* RoaringRampageOfRescue - When Kate is captured by rakshasas, Curran and the rest of the shifters embark on one to rescue her.
* SamusIsAGirl - [[spoiler: Erra is a girl though the ancient poem that describes her says she's a he]]
* ScarilyCompetentTracker - "God help you if you offend the Pack, because they didn't need a K-9 unit to find you."
* ScienceDestroysMagic - Seems to work both ways: Technology destroys magic and magic causes technology to fail.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes - Shapeshifters' eyes change from human to animal when they're upset or losing control. Kate often refers to Curran's eyes as molten gold or fiery yellow when he's angry.
* ThroughHisStomach - Shapeshifters use food to show affection and announce protection.
* TrainingFromHell - The reason Kate is such an expert swordswoman
* UncannyValley - The Reapers, human-like enough to fool m-scanners, not enough to fool Kate.[[invoked]]
* TheVirus - Two: one makes shapeshifters, the other makes vampires.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting - The shapeshifters can switch at will between their human forms, their halfway warrior forms, and their animal forms.
* WillTheyOrWontThey - Andrea/Raphael & Kate/Curran. The former is seemingly resolved by the third book [[spoiler: the latter is resolved later in the fourth book meanwhile Raphael is hurt by the fact Andrea chose to stay with the Order while Kate went off to help the Pack, the make up and get back together in Gunmetal Magic]]
* WordsCanBreakMyBones - Kate [[TookALevelInBadass levels up]] early in the first book when she learns her first few.

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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent - OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Shapeshifters are humans or animals infected with the Lycos Virus, engaged in a constant struggle to stay sane. The leader of the Pack is a werecat. He can change into a lion. Additional werebeasts include werebears, werebuffalos, wererats, werehyenas, werebadgers etc.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires are mindless with hunger and no longer have any semblance of personality. They can be piloted by necromancers, but but, left to their own devices devices, they would kill until there was nothing left to kill but themselves. As with the werebeats, vampirism is caused by a virus.
* {{Panacea}} - used {{Panacea}}: Used to save shapeshifters from going full loup, it's incredibly hard to get a hold of. Curran had offered $300,000 to anyone who could teach the Pack how to make it. [[spoiler: Hugh [[spoiler:Hugh D'Ambray]] arranges for Kate and Co Co. to go into a pretty obvious trap just for the chance to get enough panacea to protect the Pack's young for a single ''year''. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As of the end of ''Magic Rises'', the Pack is now in possession of Christopher, whom Kate rescued at random from Hugh, who makes batches of Panacea of incredible potency and who is passing that knowledge onto Kate and to the rest of the Pack.]]
Pack]].
* PhysicalGod - Erra.PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:Erra]]. Roland by implication. [[spoiler: Kate [[spoiler:Kate will be, too, when she gains control of all her powers.]]
powers]].
* PoliceAreUseless - PoliceAreUseless: Generally played straight, especially when the Lighthouse Keepers seem intent on committing mass murder with little impunity.
* RealityEnsues - RealityEnsues: OnceAnEpisode, Kate and Curran try and [[GoodOldFisticuffs beat the stuffing out of each other]]. Kate doesn't ''always'' lose because the fights rarely make it to an actual conclusion, but Curran tends to end in a much better position than she does, because he's a head taller than her, twice her weight, and has SuperStrength and a HealingFactor. In these fights, Kate is little more than well-trained and irritable [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and she doesn't unleash her BloodMagic against him]].
* RoaringRampageOfRescue - RoaringRampageOfRescue: When Kate is captured by rakshasas, Curran and the rest of the shifters embark on one to rescue her.
* SamusIsAGirl - [[spoiler: Erra SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Erra is a girl girl, though the ancient poem that describes her says she's a he]]
he]].
* ScarilyCompetentTracker - ScarilyCompetentTracker: "God help you if you offend the Pack, because they didn't need a K-9 unit to find you."
* ScienceDestroysMagic - ScienceDestroysMagic: Seems to work both ways: Technology destroys magic and magic causes technology to fail.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes - SupernaturalGoldEyes: Shapeshifters' eyes change from human to animal when they're upset or losing control. Kate often refers to Curran's eyes as molten gold or fiery yellow when he's angry.
* ThroughHisStomach - ThroughHisStomach: Shapeshifters use food to show affection and announce protection.
* TrainingFromHell - TrainingFromHell: The reason Kate is such an expert swordswoman
swordswoman.
* UncannyValley - UncannyValley: The Reapers, human-like enough to fool m-scanners, not enough to fool Kate.[[invoked]]
Kate.
* TheVirus - TheVirus: Two: one makes shapeshifters, the other makes vampires.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting - VoluntaryShapeshifting: The shapeshifters can switch at will between their human forms, their halfway warrior forms, and their animal forms.
* WillTheyOrWontThey - WillTheyOrWontThey: Andrea/Raphael & Kate/Curran. The former is seemingly resolved by the third book [[spoiler: the book. [[spoiler:The latter is resolved later in the fourth book meanwhile book. Meanwhile, Raphael is hurt by the fact Andrea chose to stay with the Order while Kate went off to help the Pack, the Pack. They make up and get back together in Gunmetal Magic]]
''Gunmetal Magic'']].
* WordsCanBreakMyBones - WordsCanBreakMyBones: Kate [[TookALevelInBadass levels up]] early in the first book when she learns her first few. few Words of Power.
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