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…
My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 4 in the ‘Cassandra Palmer’ series.
Cassie is in trouble again; Mircea is trying to keep her in line, and the silver circle are still out to get her, not to mention everyone else who seems to want her dead.
Does being Pythia have to be so deadly? And what does a girl have to do to get a decent pair of shoes and some lunch?
This was another okay book in this series, but I continue to get confused by the storyline, and even a little bored at points.
Cassie continued to be a trouble magnet in this book, although at times she really didn’t make things easy for herself. She continually moaned about the fact that people wanted to keep her safe, and that she wasn’t allowed to do what she wanted, but then went right ahead and did something incredibly dangerous as soon as she was able. She could hardly blame people for thinking that she was an accident waiting to happen when all she did was try to get herself killed.
The storyline in this was once again all action. The book took place over quite a short period of time, and Cassie was constantly on the run, constantly in danger, and constantly ending up in hot water. We actually seemed to have a couple of different storylines going on, and also had some very strange musings when Cassie accidentally ended up in a man’s body!
There were a couple of scenes of the steamy variety with Mircea, and again a very strange moment when Cassie had to deal with the man’s body she was trapped in, in a sexual scenario.
I did find myself getting confused at points in this book, which always seems to happen with this series. I find myself having to go back and re-read stuff just to try and keep track of what is going on.
I did get a bit bored towards the end, but the ending turned out to be okay once I got there.
Overall; an okay adult urban fantasy, if you can keep up with the plotline.
6.75 out of 10.