After defeating a god, you would think a girl could get a little R&R, but that is not in the cards for Pythia Cassie Palmer. There is never a dull moment in a Chance novel, as the action speeds from high-stakes action to death-defying exploits guaranteed to keep readers breathless. The evolution reluctant heroine Cassie undertakes as she begins to embrace her powers has been a roller-coaster ride. Here’s to plenty more adventures!

With mysterious mage Pritkin, Cassie helped killed the god Apollo, who was trying to break back into this dimension to wreak havoc. Cassie was hoping for a little down time with Mircea before her coronation as the world’s chief clairvoyant, but a series of assassination attempts quickly disrupt that plan. Frighteningly, one theory put forth by one of the master mages is that Apollo’s death is part of the triggering of Ragnarok, or the war of the gods, which will decide the fate of the world. As Cassie tries to figure out who is sending the Spartoi, she learns a key fact: her mother was also hunted by these supernatural assassins. (SIGNET SELECT, Jun., 432 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith