Sunday, March 23, 2008

Embrace the Night by Karen Chance


Embrace the Night
Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 3
Karen Chance
ROC
April 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-46199-5

As the reigning Pythia, Cassandra Palmer has new responsibilities as well as new talents. Her will to remove the geis that’s determined to bind her to Mircea leads her on a quest to recover the Codex Merlini. The Codex is a book of powerful spells that would be too dangerous in the present, but a trip to the past to uncover a counter-spell may be Cassandra’s only chance to stop the geis of reaching its goal.

Mircea is a master vampire that’s slowly going insane. His only hope for survival is to carry through with the magical binding of the geis, or have the spell removed. It’s a difficult task in his current state, but when Cassie uses her powers to shift to the past the Mircea of another time will help her accomplish the quest. There’s still no guarantee that the spell will be broken, but the possibility outweighs the risk in trying.

Pritkin is a war mage with a long and secretive past that’s quickly catching up to him. While he generally keeps to himself, he’s taken on helping Cassandra find the Codex. His reasons will strain the tentative relationship he has in helping Cassie, and leave her to wonder if he’s really friend or foe. For reasons he had planned to keep to himself, Pritkin must find that Codex and ensure that no one gains the power that resides within.

Embrace the Night is the third book in the Cassandra Palmer series. Cassandra can’t risk becoming a servant to Mircea or the vampires, so she needs the Codex Merlini. Once found she’ll have to guard it with her life, because the spells it contains could endanger the entire world. Ms. Chance continues to expand her well-built world with time-travel, fantastical beings, steamy romance and the non-stop action her wonderful series provides. This is a fast-moving read that’s hard to set down, and it will no doubt leave readers eager for future installments in the Cassandra Palmer series.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Ooooooh, I'm looking forward to reading this one too! Pritkin is one of my favorite character, he's just such a jerk, I love it. *grins*

Kimberly Swan said...

I'm a Pritkin fan as well! Ms. Chance has some serious surprises for you in this one. :)

Wendy said...

Ooooh, I'm intrigued! :)

RachaelfromNJ said...

I just bought the first two books in this series the other day. Can't wait to try them!

Kimberly Swan said...

Wendy - You're going to love it. :)

Rachael - She's really used her imagination. You have to let us know who your favorite is when you catch up. :)

Darla D said...

I just finished this one today - what a ride! This is fast becoming one of my favorite series. :-)

Kimberly Swan said...

Darla D - I'm not surprised that it's quickly becoming a favorite for you. *grin*

Anonymous said...

I just bought and read the first two in eBooks, and about to buy this one!! I loved Agnes, so sassy! Does any1 know book 4 release date?

Kimberly Swan said...

Curse the Dawn shows an April 7, 2009 release date. :)