What kind of new storytelling opportunities does this allow you? The constant jig of magic and technology keeps the characters on their toes. It lets me put them into difficult situations. Is the process different? She had a completely different voice, so that was a challenge. I always somehow end up thinking too big for the required length.
A unique feature of your Kate Daniels novels is the appearance of lesser known or non-Western mythologies and magic speaking as someone who was obsessed with myths and fairy tales from around the world as a child, I love how you do this. Why Rakshasas? How do you decide which mythologies to explore?
There is so much out there, so many different unique myths. I feel kind of like a kid in an ice cream shop: a wealth of flavors. It would be a shame not to try them all. Why rakshasas in particular… I was fascinated and still am with India. I blame the Jungle Book. I had read the story as a child and looked up raksha.
Some sources said it meant protection and some said it meant demon. That trail led me to rakshasas and once I read the Ramayana, I knew I had to do something with that mythology. How does his lion side affect his behavior? Did you research lions in order to develop his character? He tends to place a lot of value on teamwork among shapeshifters, shaping them into a pride of sorts. The next book after Magic Strikes will be rough for Kate. The confrontation with her father is growing closer and closer, and the threat she faces in the fourth book is directly connected to her family and blood.nothoughtine.tk
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But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community…. Urban Fantasy junkies, this is it. The fabled book that is supposed to change your mind about this series.
The book that drags the Kate Daniels series away from the average read it has been teetering towards and pulls it up out of the shadows. Those snarky comebacks are one of the main reasons I would have read this series into the realm of one star reads. It was like I was meeting Kate for the first time.
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews
Curran and Kate are really starting to heat. To the point where they might have enough sexual tension on the page to outdo early Anita Blake books and The Night Huntress series. Basically teams of people volunteer to be gladiators and make a living that way. The spectators are just as bloody as the olden times and they love a good show—meaning the more death and blood the better.
Too be quite honest the gladiator battles have to be some of the best action scenes written out there. Many times I found myself in a frenzied panic along with the characters. Speaking of characters so much happens to them that it well makes up for the first two books.
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