Friday, 20 May 2011

Fatal Circle - Book Review

Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #3) by Linda Robertson

What is it about:
There was a time when Persephone Alcmedi thought her life was hard to manage, what with wondering how to make sure she took adequate care of both her grandmother and her foster daughter, Beverley, whether she’d end up in the unwanted position of high priestess of a coven, and whether her wærewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang around his band Lycanthropia.

But that was before the fairies started demanding that Seph’s frightening, unpredictable ally—the ancient vampire Menessos— be destroyed . . . or the world will suffer. Seph and Menessos are magically bonded, but that’s a secret she dares not reveal to her fellow witches lest they be forced to reject her and forbid her use of magic. And, despite the strain this casts on her relationship with Johnny, as a showdown with the fairies nears, she and Menessos badly need the wærewolves as allies.

Life, death, and love are all on the line, but when destiny is calling, it doesn’t help to turn away. With the individual threads of their fates twisted inextricably together, can Seph, Johnny, and Menessos keep the world safe from fairy vengeance?

What did I think of it:
This one of those series where each new book is better than the one before it. Fatal Circle is an intense, emotional and gripping read. I couldn't put this one down until I finished it and had to immediately grab the next book to find out what was next for Seph.

As I said before the writing is excellent as is the worldbuilding. When it comes to characterisation Robertson's characters feel life-like even when they're not quite human and this makes me like them and relate to them. My favourite character is Seph's grandmother, who seems to have the same stubborn streak that runs in my own family.

And finally there's one concern: The romance! It is hovering on the brink of getting too triangly for me, and I fear for what will happen in future books, but so far I can still manage to read it without getting too stressed out ;-)

Why should you read it:
Werewolves, witches, vampires and stubborn grandmothers: this Urban Fantasy has it all!

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Mel said...

Sounds like I need to start this series yesterday! Vicious Circle has been on my wishlist for ages... :-)

Sullivan McPig said...

It's an amazing series imo