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Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  1,809 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
Destiny sucks. . . .

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 werewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang arou
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published June 18th 2010)
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Aug 13, 2010 Stacey rated it liked it
Shelves: started-series
Yeah, I had a hard time with this one. I hate to say it because I really enjoyed the first two books. The basic plot here is the Persephone has to save Menessos the vampire from the fairies who caused all the drama in the previous book. Seph must act like she has been cast off from her coven and disowned by her own family. She moves in temporarily with Menessos and joins him as his head witch. Johnny comes along but is also being forced to accept a bigger role in the werewolf pack.

I struggled w
I know I said it for the last book too but this series is getting better and better! I really loved this one, I'll definitely be reading the next book.

I just have to say unicorns and dragons!!! There's nothing cooler than that really.
Caroline The HEA Lover
Jun 29, 2010 Caroline The HEA Lover rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-book
(This was originally posted on Book Lovers,Inc)

Fatal Circle is the 3rd book in the Persephone Alcmedi series, so if you haven’t read the previous books, this review might contain a few background spoilers. When I received this ARC, I went all fan girl squeeeeeing and jumping all over the place. I loved this series and this book did not disappoint!

All the things I loved about the previous books were still there, but it was also so much more! I love Persephone, and while I’m never a big fan of sto
The saving grace for this book is the second half. Outside of that I really did not care for it. Perhaps it was because the beginning of the book kept confusing me thus it was hard for me to get into. This book took me two weeks to read while the others I read in an afternoon! I mean I had to really struggle and finish this one.

Johnny feels a bit like a wuss and his whatever you need Red is getting old. Menessos with his show me your power and he wants to be with her is just overkill. I am not
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
And another series goes down the tube.

I'll miss yeah Seph. But only the first two books.
Aug 11, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it
(3.5)Persephone Alcmedi stirred up a whole cauldron of trouble when she killed an irate fairy at the end of Hallowed Circle. Now, the fairies want Seph dead, and Xerxadrea thinks there’s a traitor in the ranks of the witches. So, in order to protect Seph and her family, Menessos will name Seph his court witch so that it looks like she acted on his orders, thereby bringing the fairies’ wrath down on him instead. Meanwhile, Xerxadrea will use this as a pretext to exile Seph from the witches (also ...more
Shannon C.
3.5 stars: good addition the Persephone Alcmedi series

Fatal Circle picks up immediately following the events of book two in the Persephone Alcmedi series. Persephone is bonded to Menessos, but she became the master. Her boyfriend Johnny is still playing in his band, but getting more involved in werewolf politics. The faires are threatening war, and a secret enemy is revealed to be working within the witches--putting Persephone and those she loves in danger.

This book is another solid addition to
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
The Fairies are threatening war and that has torn Persephone's world up even more than it was before and forcing her to make some hard decisions. She'll have to leave behind her Nana and Beverley but will they still understand after she does everything she has to?

We learn a lot about Persephone, Johnny and Menessos in this book and they all have to step up to the plate and trust each other...which is really hard regarding Menessos. He is just so manipulative that it's hard to tell with him. I t
Jun 17, 2012 Krissy rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the first two well enough, once I got past the laughable attempts at song lyrics and spells, the overblown pretentious character names (Persephone, Menessos...),all the cheap and eye-roll inducing sexual innuendo...which was really hard to get past, there is a LOT of it, but this last book was a page skimming drag. There is no action; the bad guys don't even make an appearance. Basically you get a lot of talking and preparation scenes for filling titles that, so far, add up to a fat lo ...more
Sep 14, 2010 Darcy rated it liked it
After the action packed last book this one seemed not as good due to the slower nature of the story. Yes, there were fights, but most of the story was settling open story lines left from the last book. Most of the action that did take place was more of solidifying alliances and moving people around, like chess pieces.

Some great aspects of this series that continued in this book are the very sweet relationship between Nana, Beverly, and Seph. Johnny was there with his constant innuendos with Sep
Feb 03, 2013 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Following the events of book 2, the fairies are out for blood and Persephone has to deal with some major upheavals in her life. Another great, fast-paced read - and have I mentioned already how much I'm loving the fact that in these books, witches fly around on actual brooms?
Rosalind M
Jun 30, 2010 Rosalind M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Way too well-executed. I had devoured it before twenty-four hours went by. And the number of questions left unanswered will make the time between this book and the next feel like an eternity!
Apr 02, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
~* 3.5 Stars *~
In Signum Amoris

Picking up where Hallowed Circle left off, Persephone Alcmedi is up to her neck in harrowing stuff. With the help of her waerewolf lover, the mysterious Domn Lup Johnny, and the...assistance, so to speak, of not-quite-as-master vampire Menessos, she's got to deal with the fallout of killing a fairy and sparking a war, prevent said war from spilling over into this world, keep her family alive, quickly adjust to the weight of her Lustrata position, and learn to keep
My Synopsis:
"Be warned, sweet Persephone: the others have taken to plotting. And while I would do naught that would earn my master's wrath, the others seek only to dispense with their binding by any means. Thou art precious to him, else he would not have entered thy circle. This hath not occurred to my counterparts, sweet Persephone, but it will," she said gravely. "I beseech thee to take precautions and protect thyself." (from Hallowed Circle)

Aquula had warned Persephone that fairies bound t
Mar 22, 2011 Shelley rated it liked it
Fatal Circle, the 3rd installment of the Persephone Alcmedi series, picks up immediately after the events of Hallowed Circle (December 2009). Over the course of the past two books, Vicious Circle, and Hallowed Circle, Persephone has come a very long way from her solidarity witching days, and writing a weekly column for a syndicated paper, who also kennels the local ware’s when they need a safe place to stay while in full transition mode.

These days, Seph finds herself with all sorts of problems a
Lianne Pheno
Apr 24, 2016 Lianne Pheno rated it really liked it
Chronique tirée de mon blog :

Suite aux événements des tomes précédents Menessos et Persephone sont tous les deux en danger, et le premier est le seul à être à même de se protéger, étant un maitre vampire et ayant tout une armée derrière lui. Xerxadrea pense qu'il y a un traitre parmi les rangs des sorcières parce que les Fae ont eu connaissance d'une information secrète. Alors pour sauver Persephone ils mettent en place un plan qui consiste à faire croire à tout le monde que cette dernière a d
May 26, 2011 Karissa rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Persephone Alcmedi series by Robertson. There are nine books planned in this series, with the fifth book Wicked Circle, scheduled for a December 2011 release. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as Hallowed Circle, but it was still an engaging and entertaining read.

This book starts off with Seph (Persephone) dealing with the fall-out from Hallowed Circle where she killed a faerie at the end of the book. Now the fae are out for both Menosses and Seph's blood. Seph
Nov 14, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it really liked it
This is the third book in Linda Robertson’s ‘Persephone Alcmedi’ series. This book picks up where ‘Hallowed Circle’ left off – literally the same night that the second book concluded.
Persephone has accepted the mantle of ‘Lustrata’ – a witch who balances the supernatural world, mainly between vampires and werewolves. Persephone has also realized that she is master to Ohio’s vampiric head-honcho; a blood bond with Menessos has turned him servant to her master. Persephone has also accepted her fee
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
3 1/2 stars.

In Fatal Circle, the third installment of the Persephone Alcmedi, we find Seph and the others on the brink of war. There’s a traitor in the elders’ mist, and to save Seph from danger and being a suspect, WEC ostracizes Seph from the Witches circle….not for real tough. To weed out the traitor, Seph agrees to become ‘The Erus Veneficus’ which means being the witch of a vampire coven, and up on the ladder of hierarchy above offerlings and beholders (marked people who have super-human st
Khalia Hades
Dec 10, 2013 Khalia Hades rated it it was amazing
Persephone Alcmedi stirred up a whole cauldron of trouble when she killed an irate fairy at the end of Hallowed Circle. Now, the fairies want Seph dead, and Xerxadrea thinks there's a traitor in the ranks of the witches. So, in order to protect Seph and her family, Menessos will name Seph his court witch so that it looks like she acted on his orders, thereby bringing the fairies' wrath down on him instead. Meanwhile, Xerxadrea will use this as a pretext to exile Seph from the witches (also for S ...more
Jul 17, 2010 Bookaholics rated it really liked it
Fatal Circle (Circle, Book 3) by Linda Robertson
Urban Fantasy- June 29th, 2010
4 1/s stars

Fatal Circle is the 3rd installment in the chronicles of the infamous and powerful witch Peresphone Alcmedi. Tragedy and adversity have shadowed this fearless and likeable heroine. And make this Urban Fantasy an exciting and stunning read.

Peresphone has just settled in. She now has time for her adopted daughter and her sexy, rocker (werewolf) boyfriend Johnny. But a secret bond with a Master vampire, Meness
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Sep 07, 2010 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it really liked it
This is just an awesome series!! I am so glad that I started it! Picking up where Hallowed Circle left off practically, Fatal Circle finds Seph back in the thick of things. She and Johnny have barely gotten a minute alone together when Menessos shows up, ruining the moment.

The sparks that keep flying between Menessos and Seph are confusing at times. I mean, here we see Seph with a great guy like Johnny and because of everything that has happened, she is still somewhat drawn to Menessos and it's
Dec 27, 2011 Lisianthus rated it it was ok
Shelves: kobo-books, all-pnrs
It really was just okay. I use to love Seph, she was a pretty cool character and there was no doubt that she was the Lustrata. But I didn't get the best feeling out of reading this book. I kept feeling like events that were suppose to be dramatic, weren't crafted as dramatic as they were suppose to be. There really should have been more development between Johnny and Seph. Yeah, Johnny. Cute and adorable badass band dude, who kinda acts like a little boy. Sure, it's cute when it's around Seph ca ...more
Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann*
This was so frustrating- It felt like a huge important chunk of the book was left out! It starts one week after hallowed circle and just after the witch's halloween ball- the event the previous book was building up to but do we get to read about the ball? No. No we do not. Apparently there was a big thing at the ball- Fairies tried to kidnap Beverly and then Seph killed a fairy prince which all caused a lot of chaos that this book then tries to sort out, so instead of reading about the action we ...more
This book picks right up where the last one left off. The fairies have declared war is the vampire Menessos is not turned over to them. They are bond to the Earth through him, and they seek to free themselves of that bond by killing him. (Technically that is the only way to severe the bond though, so don't feel soo bad about it.)

So, add fairies to the list of things that Seph has to deal with. Some of the other issues on that list have to do with the witches, wærewolves, and vampires.

Because of
Jul 23, 2013 drey rated it really liked it
Oh, Persephone. Nothing you do will ever be enough to keep the peace, will it? Especially when there’s a crazed fairy leader who’s just itching for a fight. When Seph, Xerxandrea, and Menessos come up with a plan to protect Seph — and Menessos — Seph knows it’s going to leave a lot of people ticked off. It’s not like she has other options, though. The things a girl does for peace…

So, off we go on another adventure. This one’s littered with lies, and it doesn’t take much before Seph learns who’s
I think this series really hit its stride with this book. Considering I finished it in a day, sacrificing sleep, that should tell you how compelling it was.

Menessos became more real as an individual, not as a mysterious scary force. This is the first book that I've liked him at all. Johnny, on the other hand, had me from day one. *g*

The whole "reminds me of Anita Blake" thing both intensified and went away. (Meaning I recognized the common features, but this universe gained its individuality at
Sep 10, 2011 Roxanne rated it really liked it
I said, “I’m glad you’re up.” Lifting three slices, he stopped to check his jeans front, then shot me a grin. “Huh. It was there when I woke up. Guess she scared it away.

This is a great series and it just keeps getting better with each book. The story focuses on the repercussions of murdering the fairy in book 2. To try and stop an all out war Persephone must basically move in with Menessos and prove to the public that she is under his control not the other way around. Naturally this causes te
Joshua Burns
Mar 01, 2013 Joshua Burns rated it really liked it
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Fatal Circle goes to increasingly disturbing ends to reinforce the equality of its love triangle leaving me wondering how far the series is from embracing outright polygamy. The prospect is, however “wrong”, increasingly intriguing. Undoubtedly there will be some wrench that is thrown into this harmonic machine but Fatal Circle in a scene that must remain unspoiled may have perhaps gone beyond simple matrimony with magical aid.

Persephone remains likable in her honesty an
Sep 05, 2011 Pamela rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Romance JunkieS:

As if everyone is not already out to get Persephone, now she has to add fairies to the list. It seems she did a big no-no. Not only did she kill a fairy in front of numerous witnesses, but the fairy was royalty. The fairies are bent on revenge and they will stop at nothing, even if it means hurting Seph's loved ones. The fairies are not just after Seph though. They want her vampire ally Menosses to die or they will wreak havoc on the world.

When Seph refuses to
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