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Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up to the lifetime's worth of training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the fabled pythian court. Catch up to the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It's been a trial by fire that has left her more than a little burned.

But now she realizes that all that was just the warm up for the real race. Ancient forces that once terrorized the world are trying to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them....

©2017 Karen Chance (P)2017 Tantor

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Can’t get bad narration

I can’t stand this narrator. I’m sure he book is good. All the rest were, but this narrator has a strange accent and pronounces words in a way that’s makes me cringe. I gave up. I wish publishers would realize how much a bad narrator can destroy a great novel. I’m done. Can’t listen anymore

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Never-Ending Slog!!

I don't know what happened with this book. I took me over a month to get through. Narrator didn't help but the story line was weak and repetitive. It consisted off, ''Traveling back in time to save Pritkin, getting chased, getting in trouble, getting beat up or thrown around, panicking, getting shoved back to her own time, rinse, repeat'' for 90% of the book. I seriously took naps while listening to this book and missed nothing. By this time I would expect Cassie to be getting a handle on her power and be half-way competent. But she's still reacting to everything and everyone. I understand she's under a lot of stress but by the second or third time the Past Pythias keep showing up to stop her, she should start planning for it!! Instead she keeps bumbling along.

I hope the next book is more streamlined, some actual plot happens (we got a nice cliffhanger at the end of this book) and Cassie actually puts what she's learned to use!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Loved listening! The book was amazing as always!

This was another great book by Karen Chance! The story line was great and finally a resolution to a problem that has been going on for multiple books! I felt like this one had a little more adult language and content than previous books on the series, but still enjoyed the overall story! Narrator did a great job with the exception of some male voices in the beginning (these smoothed out towards the end). Looking forward to the next book!

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Start at the beginning...

So I didn’t realize that this book was part of a series and just bought it on a whim. Once I realized it was the most current book in the series, it made so much more sense lol. However it was a fun fast passed ride even without knowing the story up until now. I was able to follow it but I’m sure I didn’t get all the hidden jokes or under tones. I wasn’t as emotionally invested in a particular party for her to end up with either but I found that I kind of liked that since I’m not one for drama or love triangles. The action was great and I felt bad for the heroine, wishing she could just get a day of rest. It’s a long book but it keeps you entertained and wanting to know how it ends. There is a cliff hanger at the end and I’ll probably be getting the next book when it comes out to see where the story goes.

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Action Packed

Cassie was given painful insights about her relationship with Mircha which helped her save her life. We learned more about Pritkin. The ultimate battle took place with characters from many generations involbed. Loved it

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This book dragged

Did not keep my attention at all. Unfortunately I also don't like the direction the book went romantically. So that does honestly effect my review. However I will read the next book. Not because I care what happens to the main characters anymore. More to see how the authors works all the side effects politically, and logistically.

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  • K_Hastie
  • Sugar Hill, ga United States
  • 12-27-17

I always hate these books bc I always want more

I love this story (mostly - the last one waa frustrating). I could listen to the day to day of every character and not get bored if written by Karen Chance. I wait each year to read this story, romance, adventure, diary, journal of a friend. And root for the most passionate, romantic, stubborn, giving, gracious, wonderful, magical, heart stopping man who never lived. I can't get enough (which I've only ever said about a red curly headed witch who changed everything too). Karen Chance - please write more. Please let your world collide into mine and cascade my imagination into reality.

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So good!

can't give anything away! Was very impressed with both the story and story teller. Made making 200 cookies for Christmas super awesome

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would have been 5 stars with a better narrator

The narrator of this book nearly ruined it for me. She pauses at odd places, sometimes even changing the meaning of sentences by seeming to add a comma where there shouldnt be one. The emotions she puts in the characters voices are also often totally out of character, coming off too angry or too sweet by turns. The book was bearable to listen to because I love the Cassie series, and the characters already have strong voices in my head that were able to override the poor narration choices.

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i love this author and the books she writes.

i love how this series has kept me on the edge of my seat and laughing and crying all at the same time. can never wait to get my hands on the next one