Published: June 7th 2011
Publisher: Signet Select
Length: 419 pages
My Rating: 5 stars
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you’d think would buy a girl a little time off. But when your job is being Pythia – the world’s chief clairvoyant – you don’t get a lot of R&R. Cassie is busier than ever, discovering her power, figuring out her complicated relationship with enigmatic and sexy vampire Mircea, and preparing for her upcoming coronation.
But someone is dead-set against Cassie becoming Pythia, and will go to any lengths to stop the coronation ceremony from happening – including making sure that Cassie is never born.
Now, Cassie has to save herself – and the world, if she can find the time…
This is my absolute favourite urban fantasy series. It has everything I love, Greek mythology, psychics, ghosts, magic. Cassie isn’t a stick-thin fighting machine. She’s a curvy bumbling trouble magnet. What I love most about her is how normal she is. Cassie’s racked with self-doubt, unsure of herself and her new position but she’s resilient. She might get knocked down, but she gets right back up again. This series has everything, romance, action, drama, the complete package. My only issue with the series is the number of cliffhanger endings. I hate those.
I am rooting for Cassie to wise up and see that the controlling Mircea does not have her best interest at heart and only sees her value as a pawn. Pritkin is the one who is always by her side, helping her, teaching her and he is damn sexy to boot. I loved getting to know more about the mysterious mage.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.