Recently named the world's chief clairvoyant, Cassandra Palmer still has a thorn in her side. As long as Cassie and a certain master vampire - the sizzling-hot Mircea - are magically bound to each other, her life will never be her own.
The spell that binds them can be broken only with an incantation found in the Codex Merlini, an ancient grimoire. The Codex's location has been lost in the present day, so Cassie will have to seek it out in the only place it can still be found-the past.
But Cassie soon realizes the Codex is missing for a reason. The book is rumoured to contain some seriously dangerous spells, and while retrieving it may help Cassie deal with Mircea, it could also endanger the world . . .
'Buckle your seat belt… Lara Croft would have a hard time keeping up.' SFRevu
'Thrilling… each revelation adds intriguing twists to the already knotty plot. Highly entertaining.' Romantic Times
Returning from Touch the Dark and Claimed by Shadow, Cassie Palmer has finally become Pythia, the supernatural community's all-knowing oracle. She's struggling with her new powers (such as shifting back and forth through time) and is stuck between good and evil factions of the paranormal community. Her main concern, though, is to figure out how to reverse a pesky spell that threatens her independence: the geis, once placed on her for protection, is now trying to bind her to the handsome master vampire, Mircea, with results detrimental to them both. The only solution is to find the fabled book that has the counterspell find it in space and in time. Cassie in her struggles between her passionate need for independence, her burgeoning feelings for Mircea and her conflicts with her new role as Pythia is a well-rounded character, and the intensity and complexity of the plot puts her through her paces physically, emotionally and psychically.