Reading level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 416 pages
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Stand Alone or Series: 4th book in Persephone Alcmedi series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This was the 4th book in the Persephone Alcmedi series by Robertson. The fifth book, Wicked Circle, is due out in December of 2011. This book was a great addition to the series, we finally get to learn more about Johnny’s past and his tattoos.
Much of this book is about Seph dealing with the aftermath of the fairy battle she fought in the previous book. She now has a ton of magical creatures to take care of, she is being blamed for the murder of the witch that died to protect her in the end of the last book, and she needs to plan Beverly’s tenth birthday party. Amidst all of this Johnny is taking his place as Domn Lup; to do that he needs his magic unlocked and Seph is trying to help him hunt down the person who gave him all of those tattoos.
This is very much a transition book in this series, that being said it was still a very fun book to read and I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed Seph learning about all of the new magical creatures in her care. It was also great to learn more about Johnny’s past. I continue to enjoy how real and healthy Seph and Johnny’s relationship is. There continues to be some tension between Menessos and Seph, and I hope that it remains just that…tension.
I still enjoy how Robertson ties mythology in with the story and I also enjoy how detailed she is with her magic system. These books are fun to read and very engaging.