Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #3)
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 wærewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang aro...more
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...more
Menessos actually did something that appears selfless. Now the fairies are demanding his life, and Seph wont willingly give him up. Loyalty is a good attribute, though it is going to cost her.
Johnny continues to be sucked into th...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 ten...more
I struggled w...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
This series has always ridden the line of flat out smut/romance (which by my definition is where the relationship *is* the plot, instead of an accessory), and this one started skidding over the line, to the point where for a while I thought the whole series was an elaborate setup for her to write a menage a trois. I was relieved to find out that wasn't the case.
But it does take an awfully long time to right the car (hey, I started that analogy, I'm s...more
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...more
I strongly recommend you read the previous books in this series (Vicious Circle and Hallowed Circle) prior to reading this book.
I had a hard time getting into this book. It was interesting but not as action-packed and dark as the previous books. There really wasn't that pizzazz the other two books in the series had that kindled my interest and made me want to read every word. This time around, I forced myself to finish the book. However, there were parts to this book that did rivet...more
Hmmph. This book is starting to sound like something rather familiar. Now she has this circle with Menessos, master vampire, and Johnny, waerewolf, and her, the not quite human, or witch. Kinda like, say, Jean-Claude, Richard, AND ANITA BLAKE! WTF? I don't know, I'm kinda wary about this series now. Is this one going to devolve into sex scene after sex scene as she tries to stay "balanced" between the two of them? She is the Lustrata after all, whose job is to maintain balance a...more
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...more
This installment has an intricate plot that is left on a very clever cliffhanger, she is overwhelmed & struggles with a complex romance between her...more
*Not a review, just a few thoughts that I want to jot down. I don't care for the heavy handed plot direction that starts off the story. It felt as if the writer had trouble trying to figure out how to get from point D to the very solid point H. The story is staying consistent in that it's mostly about Seph's growth and relationships. I really thought this one would open up more about the Vampire but it didn't really do that. At this point, I want to finish the series (that I know of) be...more
"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 to...more
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