The newest book in Karen Chance's New York Times bestselling vampire series!
Being a time traveler is a bitch, just ask Cassie Palmer. As the Pythia, or chief seer for the supernatural world, she's got responsibilities and powers – including the ability to travel through time – she still doesn't fully understand. Cassie is on what should have been a quick mission to rescue the near immortal mage John Pritkin, a friend lost in time. But nothing is ever simple where Cassie is concerned.
For one thing, her friend isn't lost, his soul is, and she must hunt for it through the ages in different versions of himself. For another, Cassis is stuck traveling with Pritkin's father, the only one who can reverse Pritkin's curse . . . and an irascible demon who is high on Cassie's list of least-favorite people. And third, the guardians of the time-line don't want anyone mucking about with it – even a Pythia like Cassie – and especially not when she's dragging a powerful demon along!
What's a poor Pythia to do?
Well, if that Pythia is Cassie Palmer, it's to carry on anyway. And in between flitting about through time, to also stop the return of an ancient and very vengeful god. And to find out the startling truth about her parents. And to sort out a few things with her charming, evasive and completely maddening vampire lover. And you thought your week was packed!
Reviews for Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series
'Chance is a genius . . . jaw-droppingly good.' Ink and Paper
'Gunfights, explosions, magical catastrophies, resue attempts, ambushes and much more turn this into the urban fantasy equivalent of a summer blockbuster.' SF Site
'A wonderfully entertaining romp with an engaging heroine. Here's hoping there's a sequel in the works!' Kelly Armstrong, NYT bestselling author
'Touch the Dark is a grab-you-by-the-throat-and-suck-you-in sort of book with a tough, smart heroine and sexy-scary vampires. Just what I like to curl up with. I loved it – and I'm waiting anxiously for a sequel.' Patricia Briggs, NYT bestselling author
'A really exciting book with great pace and a huge cast of vivid characters. This is one of my favorite reads of the year.' Charlaine Harris, NYT bestselling author
'Karen Chance will enthrall you with her world of vampires, mages, and a fair maiden tough enough to kick their butts.' Rebecca York, USA Today bestselling author
Chance's inventive but overlong seventh Cassie Palmer urban fantasy (after 2013's Tempt the Stars) opens with half-goddess Cassie, a Pythian seer, sharing her living room with several young, displaced Pythian initiates. A posse of acolytes is gunning for her after a failed assassination attempt at the Pythian Court, and those same acolytes are looking to bring back one of the old gods, putting the entire world in danger. Additionally, Cassie's in a race through time to save her friend Pritkin's soul; his father, demon lord Rosier, is unfortunately along for the ride. Chance's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach quickly becomes frenetic. The action sequences are creative, but the abrupt pace changes are jarring and the overstuffed narrative could have been tightened up. A huge cast of characters (of every supernatural stripe) makes this a less than ideal starting place for new readers. Fortunately, Cassie is a delightful heroine who often uses humor to get through sticky situations, and readers will enjoy her lively first-person narrative of her adventures and some spicy romance. A bit of a cliff-hanger at the end will keep fans eager for her next adventure.