Circle of Death
Doyle Fitzgerald has been sent to Melbourne, Australia to hunt down a killer. What he doesn't expect to find is a circle of witches capable of controlling the elements and a sorceress determined to take that power for herself....more
Kirby has just lost her best friend. She was the one who found what was left of her. Someone wants her dead too. The only salvation seem to lie in the hands of a man who appeared ou ...more
Different characters, same personalities. Huh. The characters even have the same catchphrases as the protagonists of the first book in the series. Due to ...more
"Death had come calling on a windblown wintry evening. It smashed past the deadbolts lining the front do...more
My English review
And here is the second volume in the Damask Circle series and after a first couple, here we are with Doyle and Kirby. And as for the first novel, Doyle is a full member of the Circle, while Kirby is a young woman with powers she does not really control.
As stated in the synopsis, it only took one night for the Kirby’s life to be turned completely upside down. And when she goes home, delayed, she discovers the body of her best friend… murdered. Therefore, her l ...more
The blurb on the front says "A new series that may become the most popular ...more
Circle of Death was a better experience than Circle of Fire. It seems more defined, there's an actual mystery and a more real enemy.
It also provided me with an epiphany. :) All of a sudden I realized what I found "off" in this series. I've known the later works of the very talented Ms Arthur and therefore I know them as UF. But many of her former works are, like this, PNR. Yes, they are still plot-heavy (thank god for that), but clearly romance is the name of the game.
Here there's a mate b ...more
A panther shifter, Doyle, arrives in Australia with a couple of members of the Damask Circle to save the witches on a psychic withes list who are yet to be murdered.
Doyle tracks down Kirby who is on the run from an attempt to kill her & they hide and they search for to save the other ...more
I did really like Doyle and Kirby (though the names are terrible). Anyway, I look forward to the conclusion of the series though again we have two new characters as hero an ...more
Published by: The Random House Publishing Group
Released on: June 5th 2002
Series: Damask Circle #2
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In one, vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after her. And she has no idea why.
Doyle Fitzgerald has been sent to Melbourne, Australia to hunt down a killer. What he doesn’t expect to find is a circle of witches capable of controlling the ele ...more
In one vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself i
But sad to say, the flaws of this novel overwhelm the strengths of this novel.
First, Kirby as a main character did not appeal to me which resulted in me not feeling invested in her outcome. Initially, I couldn't empathise with her pigheadedness. I understood that she had ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Dell (first published June 5th 2002)
original title Circle of Death (Damask Circle, #2)
ISBN 0440246563 (ISBN13: 9780440246565)
series Damask Circle #2
other editions (6)
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In one vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police pro ...more
Once again, Keri Arthur did it. I was overwhelmed. The reading of this book was quite similiar to the previous one: at the beginning, it ...more
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.
This series is definitely becoming a favourite. I love the Nikki and Michael books, and this series takes characters from The Circle mentioned in those books, and focusses on one person each time. This time we meet Doyle, panther shape-shifter as the main one, along with vampire Russell and witch Camille from the Circle and Kirby as the person who's life is in danger, and who is about to get an introducti ...more
The Damask Circle are aware that there are magical slayings going on and Camille, Russell and Doyle have been sent to investigate; Doyle to guard Kirby while they figure out what is going on. Of course insta-att ...more
Kriby comes home to devastation in the form of her close friend and her friend's boyfriend being gruesomely murdered. Then Kirby herself is attacked, but miraculously saved.
Doyle is a shifter, and reformed thief, who has worked for the Damask Circle for a number of years. He's been completely dedicated to his work, but meeting Kirby may just be his undoing.
Through the story we learn that ...more
On the plus side, that also meant that I really found myself identifying with Kirby when she became one of the hunted. If that ...more
Kirby Brown comes home from work, her best friend Helen and her boyfriend have been murdered, brutally murdered. Ripped apart like rag dolls. Kirby is then taken into police protective custody and then promptly set up by a monster. Upon her escape she encounters not one but two vile monsters that want her dead and a stranger by the name of Doyle. He mysteriously shows up and rescues her.
Now be ...more
Camille, Russell and Doyle are sent to Melbourne to prevent a vision that shows young women dying. They are to late stumbling in on Kirby when arrives in her kitchen to find her room mate and boyfriend already dead. The team transfers Kirby to a safe house but Kirby isn't totally defenseless being an elemental witch.
Kirby's past holds the key to these deaths, but she can't remember her past. Will she remember before all is lost...the fat ...more