Ilona Andrews’ story, A Questionable Client, is a prequel to her award-winning Kate Daniels series. In a world beset by magic waves, Kate Daniels works as a mercenary. She is tired, hungry, and there is foul-smelling blood on her boots. All she wants to do is to go home, but when Mercenary Guild offers her a job she can’t refuse, she finds herself protecting a man against Russian wizards.
A Questionable Client is the prequel to the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews. I actually just read this for the first time after having read the entire series and it was kind of fun to go back to the beginning of the series. As the reader and a fan of the series already, it was cool to be able to see how much Kate changed over the course of the books. The prequel takes place prior to everything she’s had to go through in the series, even before Curran walked into her life.
The mystery of this prequel actually involves one of my favorite characters from the series – Saiman. He’s an arrogant shit but I like him. Honestly, as the series progressed and you learn why he’s so whacked in the head, you start to have a love of sorts for him so going back to the beginning and witnessing their first meeting was all kinds of awesome.
Since this is a prequel, it is short and so my review will be too. I don’t want to give too much away. Even if you’ve read the entire series but missed this, it is totally worth going back and reading this.
A Questionable Client is available in Dark and Stormy Nights and Magic Graves. I happened to purchase Dark and Stormy Nights. The difference between the two is who the other authors are featured in the anthology. Magic Graves is Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost. Dark and Stormy Nights is Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Vicki Pettersson, Carrie Vaughn, Deidre Knight, Lilith Saintcrow, Shannon K. Butcher, and P.N. Elrod.
Overall, I am giving A Questionable Client 5 stars – even though there was no Curran.
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