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"Non-stop action from beginning to end!"

Deciding to get some on-the-job training from her predecessor, Cassie Palmer goes back in time to find the Pythia who gave her the position. Even though the Council will not acknowledge Cassie as the Pythia, she intends to fill the position. Of course, it's not that easy when Agnes tries to kill Cassie. After fighting black mages and dealing with a basement full of dynamite, Agnes finally tells Cassie to follow her instincts and there is no real training for the position of Pythia. Just do what she can to the best of her ability. And then shifts. With that experience not helpful at all and a bit the worse for wear, Cassie shifts back to her penthouse suite at Dante's—a vampire Las Vegas casino—where she's met by her vampire bodyguard Marco, who is not in the least pleased with her. When Mircea shows up—Marco's Master and Cassie's vampire lover—he's really not pleased and let's Cassie know it.

The next morning, Mircea has to go settle a dispute within his family and decides to take Cassie with him to ensure she won't get into any more trouble. Impressed with Mircea's private jet, Cassie relaxes until they get to their destination. In order to make sure Cassie remains in the jet while Mircea takes care of his business, he handcuffs her to the couch before he leaves. Never one to do what anyone tells her to, Cassie decides to go back to Dante's. So she shifts, couch and all, where she's met by Marco and his partner. After a bit of a scuffle, Cassie finally gets to Pritkin. Turns out Pritkin was finally able to set up a meeting with the Council and Cassie has to prepare.

Will Cassie ever be accepted as the Pythia by the Council? Will everyone ever stop wanting to kill Cassie? Will Mircea ever treat Cassie as an equal instead of a woman to be protected?

CURSE THE DAWN, CASSANDRA PALMER BOOK 4 is a non-stop, action-filled story from beginning to end. Karen Chance tells an excellent tale full of all kinds of battles between mages and vampires and demons. I could barely take a breath from one action scene to the next and wondered how Cassie could. And I just loved Dee Sire, who helped Cassie out more than once. At the bottom of all the fighting and battles, we have Cassie—a woman who just wants to do what's right. At least she's surrounded by a very loyal group of friends, well, for the most part. This is a fantastic series of books and you don't want to miss any of the action. Very highly recommended!

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted March 13, 2009

SUMMARY

A Cassie Palmer Novel

**A PNR STAFF RECOMMENDED READ**

Cassandra Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped trying to kill her. Most of the supernatural power players don’t want the independent minded Cassie as chief clairvoyant—and they’ll stop at nothing to see her six feet under.

The Vampire Senate does support Cassie in her position, but their protection comes with a price: an alliance with the sexy master vampire Mircea, who has claimed Cassie as his own.

But even the vampires will have trouble keeping Cassie alive now that the self-styled god Apollo, the source of the Pythia’s power, has it in for her in a big way. To save her life—and the world—Cassie’s going to have to face down her creator once and for all.

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Curse the Dawn
(Cassie Palmer: Book 4)
by Karen Chance

Onyx
April 1, 2009
Available: April 7, 2009
ISBN #0451412702
EAN #9780451412706
400 pages
Paperback
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