Thursday, February 4, 2010

Claimed by Shadow - Karen Chance

Claimed by Shadow

by Karen Chance

Blurb on the back of the Book:
A recent legacy made Cassandra Palmer heir to the title of Pythia, the world's chief clairvoyant. It's a position that usually comes with years of training, but Cassie's circumstances are a little...unusual. Now she's stuck with a whopping amount of power that every vamp, fey, and mage in town wants to either monopolize or eradicate-and that she herself doesn't dare use.

What's more, she's just discovered that a certain arrogant master vampire has a geis on her-a magical claim that warns off any would-be suitors, and might also explain the rather ... intense attraction between them. But Cassie's had it with being jerked around, and anyone who tries it from now on is going to find out that she makes a very bad enemy...

Claimed by Shadow, the second of the Cassie Palmer series, follows Karen Chance's Touch the Dark. And is yet another exhilarating read.

Claimed by Shadow starts off with Cassie's continuing search for the boss of the vampire mafioso, Tony, that once held claims to her. Her father had worked for him until an unfortunate incident. Tony had claimed to have taken Cassie in when her parents were both killed in a car accident, which she later discovered had actually been rigged. And the one who gave the orders was Tony himself.

Tony has somehow disappeared off the radar, but there are leads that he's hiding out in faerie where the dark fey reside. Tony has a powerful ally, a rogue sybil named Myra, who is threatening to disrupt time to try to take Cassie out before the she fully becomes Pythia. Now Cassie must try to find them first before it's too late.

She is joined by the infamous war mage Pritkin and a friend of his, Mac in her search. Pritkin's reasons for helping in the search of the rogue sybil is questionable but she dares not journey into faerie alone without at least some back up since human magic doesn't work so well in that world.

A series of unfortunate events occur that eventually end up in their arrival into faerie and let's just say that the fey aren't too welcoming and prove to be quite lethal. Not only is she juggling with all these problems, but it seems that the all too sexy master vampire, Mircea, has placed a geis on her that basically binds her to him and warns off any would be suitors. Complications occur and well they've got a lot on their hands at the moment.

Seductive, exhilarating, humorous, and unpredictable. Claimed by Shadow is another amazing read from Ms. Chance, with a world filled with magical creatures, vampires, clairvoyants, dark fey, ghosts, and much, much more. You will perhaps fall in love with every single character besides the bad guys. The plot wasn't too hard to follow and like most of her books, contained lots of twists and turns. Join Cassie as she journeys to faerie and all over the time-line.

Next in this series is Embrace the Night! Check out Karen Chance's other books and series here.

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