Thursday, April 30, 2009

Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance

Cassandra Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped trying to kill her. Most of the supernatural power players don’t want the independent minded Cassie as chief clairvoyant—and they’ll stop at nothing to see her six feet under.

The Vampire Senate does support Cassie in her position, but their protection comes with a price: an alliance with the sexy master vampire Mircea, who has claimed Cassie as his own.

But even the vampires will have trouble keeping Cassie alive now that the self-styled god Apollo, the source of the Pythia’s power, has it in for her in a big way. To save her life—and the world—Cassie’s going to have to face down her creator once and for all.

I always enjoy these books. Cassie is just a fun character - her relationships with Mircea and Pritkin are complex and filled with all kinds of sizzle. But more than that, the adventure in this story is just great to tag along with. Chance just has her plot filled with the ups and downs and crazy adventures of a fantastic series. When we get new characters, they're always colorful and add to the journey that Cassie and the rest are experiencing. Every new books shows the growth and progression of Cassie as Pythia and I can't wait to see where it all goes next!

Overall Feeling - Thumbs (definitely) up. It's another one of those you can't get without reading the previous books first, but who cares! They're all fun!
Series - 1) Touch the Dark 2) Claimed by Shadow 3) Embrace the Night 4) Curse the Dawn