Curse the Dawn (Cassie Palmer Series #4)

Curse the Dawn (Cassie Palmer Series #4)

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by Karen Chance, Cynthia Holloway
     
 

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Cassie Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. And now, the self-styled god Apollo, the source of Cassie's power, is on the warpath—-leaving her no choice but to face down her creator once and for all.

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Cassie Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. And now, the self-styled god Apollo, the source of Cassie's power, is on the warpath—-leaving her no choice but to face down her creator once and for all.

Editorial Reviews

Cassie Palmer has strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, and a 9-millimeter Beretta. In addition to those impressive attributes, she also possesses the power of clairvoyance. Neither beauty, gifts, nor weapons, however, can protect her completely against the powers of the self-styled god Apollo. In this fourth series novel, Cassie faces down her creator once and for all. A sexy, fast-moving fantasy series that continues to win enthusiasts.
From the Publisher
"You definitely need to check out this series."-Literary Escapism

"A really exciting book with great pacing and a huge cast of vivid characters.-Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Definitely Dead

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400117376
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
Cassie Palmer Series , #4
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
“You definitely need to check out this series.”—Literary Escapism

“A really exciting book with great pacing and a huge cast of vivid characters.—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Definitely Dead

Meet the Author

Karen Chance lives in Deland, FL.

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Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 274 reviews.
Darsey_spudnick More than 1 year ago
I've loved this series from the beginning, and this book didn't disappoint. Like another reviewer said, I'd love to see them turned into a television series. All of the winning elements are there...come on, HBO and Showtime! Cassie is still evolving, which I always like to see. The oh-so-interesting state of her love life has me whining for the next book already. I think that her choice is even harder than Sookie's...I mean, how can a girl choose between a devoted, powerful, rich, super hot Romanian vampire and, well...an equally hot, rugged, BRITISH (yay for the accent!), equally powerful half sex demon wizard? Hmmm...when put that way, I know what I'd choose. Sigh. Oh, and the tie-in with her Midnight's Daughter series is a nice touch. It had me wanting to shake Cassie and tell her to stop being so suspicious.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the gods were banished from earth, those using the magic bestowed on them by Artemis banded together to create the Silver Circle. Apollo keeps in touch with the mages through the Pythians, but the Silver Circle has kept the chief Pythian under their control for millennia. Cassie Palmer is the current head Pythia, but the Silver Circle fears her independence as she refuses to bow to their control leaving her in their minds susceptible to Apollo¿s manipulations.

They place a large bounty on her dead or alive. Cassie thinks they are acting stupid because their action places the Silver Circle at war with Apollo¿s followers, The Black Circle as well as the God himself who is playing his foes like a puppeteer pulling the strings of his puppets to abet his returning to earth to rule. Master vampire Senator Mircea Basarab protects Cassie, which further aggravates the combatant Circles as they assume the undead want to use Cassie for their own purposes. No one seems to respect Cassie as her own person as she repeatedly risks her life to do what she believes is ethically right.

Karen Chance affirms that she is one of the best fantasists today with her fourth Palmer thriller (see EMBRACE THE NIGHT, TOUCH THE DARK and CLAIMED BY SHADOW). Readers will believe that vampires, mages and distant interfering Gods exist in the Chance realm. The story line starts at the speed of light and accelerates from there as Cassie has a price on her head that brings out the avaricious dregs of society; leading the audience to ponder the question of whether the end ever justifies the means. The strong support cast, mostly her enemies, enhances this kick butt heroine¿s tale as she knows that the enemy of her enemy may remain her enemy.

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ladijoker More than 1 year ago
i highly recommend this series for anyone who likes humor romance drama vampires and war mages all twisted into one. It kept me entertained all the way throughout the fourth book and i am very eager to see the fifth book come out!
saberchic More than 1 year ago
Book 4 in the Cassie Palmer series is an enjoyable follow-up. In this book, we see growth with some of the major characters and learn more about Cassie's parents. Also, we meet some interesting new characters though a few characters are visibly absent (Louis Cesar and Tomas). Readers can expect lots of thrilling action as the war in the magic world spills out onto the pages; Cassie is pushed to the limits as she tries to appease both sides. Finally, we see her take a stand as Pythia as she tries to keep the mage/vampire alliance together!!! The pacing is excellent, and the dynamic between the characters is great, especially Cassie, Pritkin, and Mircea. I had a really hard time putting the book down. I love how the story has evolved over the series--the characters change and grow, the action is fantastic, and the plot keeps me intrigued. Karen Chance really knows how to create a world and flesh out the characters. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is getting better with each book and this book is the best so far. The action is constant and the sexual tension is explosive. Cassie is definitely starting to come into her own. She's figuring out what she wants and what she's willing to do to get it. The characters have all developed really well in this series and we see more of what makes them tick in this book. Definitely a must read if you're a fan of the series. I finished it in one night and didn't want it to end! Awesome!!
LoveMusicMagicBaby More than 1 year ago
Funny as all get out. I love the series, but this one takes the cake.
Cris_Thinks More than 1 year ago
I feel this one is the best of them all. I really enjoy the story and that's what has kept me in this even though the writing style has been all over the place. I really wish that Cassandra and Pritkin were together I think they would make the better couple but we can't always get what we want. If you are first stepping into this series I suggest you start from the first one just to have a better understanding of what's going on. I will tell you though it's a ruff start but you will come to love the characters as I have. The only reason I give this book 4 out of 5 stars is because the writer is still a little over descriptive in parts and it distracts from the story. I almost wish someone else wrote it, you know like when you watch the same movie by two different directors and prefer one over the other. I think if someone else wrote this the story would be a hit.
tami_ami More than 1 year ago
I was looking for another book and found the first one in this series. I bought it on audio book for the office. Two chapters in and I was hooked. I went home and ordered the next two and then the third on my nook. I can't wait for the next. I hope she is fast. Wonderful series!!!!!
Cerulean_Talon More than 1 year ago
Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer series has me hooked. Since, I've gone through each and every one of the Cassandra Palmer novels I can honestly say that her characters are dynamic and grow with each new addition! Karen Chance never lets you down and each time I open a new book of hers I feel like I've stepped into a wonderful world. I highly recommend the series and the author.
readkat More than 1 year ago
Cassie never disappoints. This book was terrific with the mix of action and sexual tension that is just right. I love the way Cassie interacts with Pritkin in this one. The friends she makes along the way are also way fun (ex. a transexual with a shoe fetish). I could not put this book down. Don't worry Mircea is still there!
genie43 More than 1 year ago
I have learned to expect certain things from a Chance novel--great characters, strong plot, tons of imagination, thrills, chills and laugh out loud moments--and this book had them all in spades! I can't wait to see what's next for Cassie's crazy, dangerous life. Get this book; you won't be disappointed!
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One of the best in the series
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