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Not a whole lot seems to happen in
book two of Chance's Cassandra Palmer series. Sure, Cassandra comes fully into her power as the Pythia (by way of a smoking sex scene), but other than that, there's a lot of running away from vampires, making deals with the Fey and
not much else. It's an enjoyable novel,
but at the end, it's not clear what's been accomplished.
Recently made the Pythia, the world's chief clairvoyant, Cassandra Palmer has had little opportunity to learn about her new powers or how to control them. Which is unfortunate, because she's tangled up in the affairs of the other supernatural denizens of her world: the vampires, the mages and the Fey.
On top of that, she discovers that Mircea, an arrogant master vampire, has put a geis on her that wards off any and all other suitors except for him and his designated alternate. Deeply annoyed by this, Cassie vows to find a way to break the geis and free herself from Mircea's influence. (Roc, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)