Ever since getting appointed the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up on the training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the pythian court. Catch up on the dangerous world of supernatural politics. Catch up on the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her burned.
But now she realizes all that was just the warm up.
Ancient forces that once terrorized the world want to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them.
Trying very hard here not to ruin this book for others so I will say there's quite a lot less of Mircea, but what there is opens up a whole new can of worms. There's way more Pritkin and boy is he a sneaky one! I can't say too much but his Fae heritage really makes an appearance. Fans of Rosier will see him in a whole new light and while he's still not all warm and fuzzy but not quite as heartless as he's previously appeared.
I loved seeing Cassie embrace and understand her affinity with ghosts and with even more information about her parents the author is really shedding light. Plus, it's funny! Yes, this book had me laughing at times which is always a good sign. Okay, I'm disliking the interfering Pythias and do not understand why their powers seem more controllable than Cassie’s. The power is infinite and yet she's constantly being burned out, so come on all you Mages give her a heads up!
The big question is does Cassie finally choose and I'm saying yes, YES! Hey, it's never going to be easy but oh my, are things going to be on fire in the next book.
Action that left my head reeling, darned annoying interfering types who kept causing problems, a huge dilemma, and a "take that" to a certain God! So hopefully the next book will feature more in the present and that means the Fae are going to be in trouble as there's fallout heading their way!
This voluntary review is of an advance copy and these thoughts are my own honest and fair opinion.