CURSE THE DAWN
Readers are in for a truly riotous ride in the latest Cassie Palmer novel. Chance adds plenty of twists and obstacles to her first-person series that blends time travel, magic, vampires and more. The pace is rapid, and the exploits are wild. Chance aces another one!
New sort-of pythia Cassie is in a bind. She never got any training for this dangerous new job, and now the god Apollo and the mage Silver Circle, who should be welcoming her, both want her dead. Currently her allies are the vampire senate, which includes sexy master vampire Mircea and the mysterious mage Pritkin.
When sabotage causes catastrophic damage to the mage stronghold, Cassie fears that a vengeful Apollo is trying to break through to this dimension. With all the varying agendas of the supernatural parties, telling friend from foe is tricky! (ONYX, Apr., 400 pp., $7.99)