Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl little time off. But when it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia - the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.
But someone doesn't want Cassie to become a Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens - including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.
It's been quite a while since I've read a Karen Chance book, and since I remain a big fan of Chance's Cassie Palmer series and because it's been at least two years since the last book was released . . . I was pretty stoked for this book! Did I mention the cover is absolutely gorgeous and it was a quite a surprise when I saw this at the book store! *instantly grabs* But sadly when I read through the book - a big surprise to me by the way - I didn't find myself enjoying the book as much as the others. But that was just me thinking it would be better than the fourth installment Curse of the Dawn. *sigh*
One of the big NO-NO's was the complex of the story. Yes, it was very complex. I often found myself very confused with the events and sometimes I had no idea what was going on. Obviously in the book there's some time-travel of sorts, but yeah . . . it sent my head spinning. I don't do complicated well, unless it's for a good reason. While the story itself may not have all that great, but I did like how the main character, Cassie Palmer, gained more respect at the end of the novel and we finally get some answers about her mother and father. The only thing that bugged me about Cassie this time round was her and her male company. I'm rooting all the way for her and master vampire, Mircea, to get together! But I found her not taking him seriously, which I suppose it's because he sometimes treats her like a child. Blah. I think the book needs to hurry up and figure out who Cassie ends up hooking up with . . . not exactly a fan of a girl who strings along two men - that including a guy named Pritkin.
Overall, it's not a bad read especially if you too are a fan of Karen Chance's books. While it maybe not the best in the series, but it did answer a lot of questions that were left from the previous books. But I'm not waiting on the edge of my seat this time for the next book, not like I did when I read Curse of the Dawn. Aside from a couple of scenes that probably made no sense to me whatsoever, you'll like the plot on the whole. Hopefully - that is if she writes anymore books in this series - they'll be more character growth and perhaps a final go ahead in a romance with only ONE man!