Saturday, February 19, 2011
Embrace tht Night by Karen Chance
Sometimes, being dead is better than what Cassie has to get through... and with the growing list of enemies she’s making, she probably won’t survive the week...
After recently being named Pythia, the chief if all clairvoyants, there's only one thing left that holding her back from her full potential.
No, it's not her complete and utter lack of self preservation or her complete inability to act under stressing conditions (though these do contribute) :) it's the fact that she and a certain master vampire now have a bond. Mircea, having cast a geis on Cassandra when she was younger, now struggles to keep the situation under control.
Add that to the fact that somehow, while travelling back in time, Cassie managed to double the effect of the geis and you’re practically asking for trouble!
The ONLY counter spell known is hidden with the Codex Merlini, an ancient book containing not only the counter spell but the spell to change humanity with it. Unfortunately it's also highly doubtful that Cassie will even be able to get within a kilometre radius of the book, after all, many people of all different status, are willing to do almost anything to get their hands on the book and they’re not all friendly...
Meanwhile, Pritkin, who's grown to become one of Cassandra’s, trusted “friends" hides a dark past and an even darker secret, one that not only will destroy their friendship but also the world...
In my opinion, Embrace the Night is the best book in the series so far. The characters are still as strong and unique as usual but the story, though the plot twists and turns at several points in the book, is still understandable and not too confusing.
Cassie's relationships with Pritkin and Mircea both become more complicated within this book, it focuses a lot more on Cassandra and Pritkin and a little if Mircea as well.
Overall I eagerly anticipate the next book: Curse the Dawn. Can't wait to read it!!!!