Wicked Circle (Persephone Alcmedi Series #5)

Wicked Circle (Persephone Alcmedi Series #5)

by Linda Robertson

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Overview

Is a little time alone with the man you love too much to ask?

Well, it may be—when you’re Persephone Alcmedi, Lustrata of the witches, and your lover is Domn Lup of the wærewolves. For once, however, the disturbance is not Seph’s foster daughter, Beverly, her wacky grandmother, or her newly rediscovered mother. This time, it’s the ancient and incredibly sexy vampire Menessos, bearing bad news: because the vampire council fears he is plotting a power grab, Menessos is being hunted by a trio of truth-seeking vampire sisters so dangerous they are usually kept locked in stone.

His dreams imperiled, Menessos needs Seph more than ever . . . and she needs him. Now, Seph has magical promises to fulfill for the wæres, multiple mundane family challenges to meet, vampire politics to confront . . . and into the bargain she’s balancing two sexy supernatural males. It’s enough to drive any woman insane, especially when you throw in a dragon and—even worse—a government investigator. As danger threatens, Seph isn’t sure she can stay alive for the rest of the day . . . let alone long enough to accomplish all that needs to be done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451646955
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Series: Persephone Alcmedi Series , #5
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Linda Robertson is the mother of four wonderful boys, owns three electric guitars, and is followed around by a big dog named after Bela Lugosi. Once upon a time she was a lead guitarist in a heavy metal cover band and has worked as a graphic artist. She still composes and creates art, when time permits. Linda currently writes and rocks in northeast Ohio. Visit her at AuthorLindaRobertson.com and @authorLinda.

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Wicked Circle (Persephone Alcmedi Series #5) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this reminds me of twilight and harry potter isnt menessos like russian for jacob or something and isnt domn lup the same thing as remus lupin i mean i just dont get it you should go for my recommendations they are good reads and you guys would like it more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
is this a cheap twilight knock off?
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great series!! It is one of my favorite "witchy" book series. The storyline always wraps me around its finger and holds on to me until the book is over. There wasn't a lot of action like there is in the other books in the series, WICKED CIRCLE was more about information than anything else. There is a little bit of danger but not on the scale that other installments brought. We get new shocking details about Johnny's past, Seph re-evaluates her relationships. Characters do some changing. More people are out to kill the power trio and Seph ends up saving herself from a pretty crappy situation.There is a new interesting character introduced "Creepy", he is as you imagine creepy and I cant even begin to guess who he really is. There are a lot of secrets surrounding him, who he is, what he is, etc and his relationship to Menessos. I definitely think his involvement in the next book will be huge and I will be super shocked when more is revealed. Oh my the ending, as if there wasn't enough drama between Johnny and Menessos before I cant imagine what they will be like after that ending. It seems like WICKED CIRCLE is the changing point for a lot of things and I wish the next book was scheduled already as it was more of a teaser and I want more.
clairesbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First off I want to say how much I love this Urban Fantasy series and this book was no exception. There are three main characters in this series so there is a bit of a love triangle going on. Persephone or Seph for short is a witch, or to be more precise the Lustrata (big powerful sorceress). Then there is her gorgeous ex rock star waerewolf boyfriend Johnny who also happens to be the Dom Lupp (leader of all waeres). Finally we have Menessos who is one of the original vampires and who is now a Master Vampire and leader his haven. The three of them have joined together to form a triumvirate of power. Seph has also marked Menessos twice and so she is also his Master but shhh nobody except the three of them know this little secret, well except for Heldridge who tells the leader of all Vampires. This then sets off a chain of events which the three of them must overcome otherwise it could mean their lives. There was a big difference in how this instalment was told. Previously the stories were told in the first person point of view, from Seph¿s viewpoint to be exact but in this book it changes from Seph¿s POV to the other characters POV told in the third person. It took a bit of getting used to but once I did I really enjoyed this change. It was great to see how Johnny and Menessos felt about Seph and how they saw events from their angle. By doing this we find out more about Johnny and how he is changing because of his new status as Dom Lupp. I have to say it is not good change but I applaud Ms Robertson for doing this and I now see him in a totally different light. Menessos comes across as more of a friendly caring Vampire but I think it also shows his more manipulative nature too. Demeter who is also known as Nana and Beverley don¿t make much of an appearance which was sad as I love Demeter. But we do get a new character who Seph names Creepy, I can¿t wait to find out more about him. This book didn¿t feel like a complete book it takes place over a couple of days and it seemed to be more like Part 1 of a two book plot so be warned there is a cliffhanger. I really enjoyed it though and would like to give Wicked Circle 5 stars.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the fifth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. I thought it was the weakest book in the series so far. Robertson did some strange things in this latest addition to the Persephone series; the story is told from many points of view and this really made the book long and was really weird. Additionally Persephone is straying from her monogamous relationship into some very Anita Blake like territory.In the last book Persephone helped Johnny unlock his marks and become the Dom Lupe. This book is more about Menessos. The head vampire honcho has heard the rumors that Menessos is marked and can be controlled by Persephone. As a result he has agreed to release some truth-seeking vampires so evil that they have been locked in stone for ages; these vampires will be sent to dig through Menessos mind and prove whether or not Menessos is under Persephone's control.The change in POV in this story is really jarring; all of the previous books have been from Persephone's POV. Now we are seeing things from Persephone's, Menessos's, Johnny's, and many other POVs. It really drags out the story and makes the book long. This also makes the story a bit scattered. Persephone is trying to deal with Johnny's change into Dom Lupe; Johnny is struggling with his aggression. Persephone is also dealing with Menessos and the threat that is coming towards him. Meanwhile we also hear from some strange investigator's point of view; this ends up tying in with Johnny discovering some things about his past. But the story is pretty much going a billion directions at once.Persephone is changing into something I hoped she wouldn't change into...I really didn't want this book to degenerate into a Anita/Jean-Calude/Richard love triangle and that's where it is going. Johnny is a jerk for most of the book and so Persephone is naturally drawn to Menessos and ends up spending more and more time with him (why does the were in a love triangle always turn into the jerk?). Then another unnamed mysterious dark stranger enters the story and Persephone thinks he is pretty hot too. I really liked Persephone and Johnny's nice steamy monogamous relationship and was disappointed with the path Persephone starts down in this book.There were still some good things about this book. I still do like reading about these characters; they are intriguing and complicated. I enjoy Robertson's writing style; she balances action scenes and drama well. I also enjoy all of the details she puts into the spell scenes and the witchcraft; you can tell she put a lot of thought, time, and research into this. Learning more about Menessos's past was another fun thing. Overall this was an okay addition to the series, but definitely my least favorite book of the series. The multiple POVs are jarring and drag the story out too long. The storyline is going in so many different directions that it felt scattered. Lastly Persephone is going the Anita Blake route with her lusting after and making out with multiple guys and I hated seeing that. I still did enjoying reading about these characters, I also enjoyed all of the witchcraft details that Robertson adds into the story, and I enjoyed the writing style. Will I keep reading this series? I am not sure at this point; I will probably read the next book but if the story continues down its current path then I am done with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read keeps you involved. Highly recommend.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Wicked circle by Linda Robertson This series is becoming an addiction; have to go on to the next book the moment I read the last line of the pervious book, not a good thing when the next book is the last in the series. Wicked circle Persephone Alcmedi, has faced witches, vampires, fairies and waeres, as her role as Lustrata. She as concurred enemies, found allies, and made connections between worlds. Now she needs to learn and grow, she has been born as the Lustrata, now it is time to live as the Lustrata. Menessos now faces his “elders”, his children, and has to explain his connections to Persephone, but that is not without danger. Johnny has to announce to the world that he is Don Lupe, and become the waere king… and that is only the beginning of the mystery, danger, and life changing occurrences in this book. Can Persephone be able to change, grow, and accept life as the Lustrata? Can Menessos find a way to protect her, and safe her from his prodigy and their lust for power? Can Johnny find balance, and his past by facing his responsibilities?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it, love how the charecters progress.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there another book coming?????? If so when? I didnt like the way this book ended, left me wanting way more and there is no more. Im left unsatisfied :(
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Unlike the previous books, this one has more povs which made it harder to keep up with all the new characters. And annoying since I had gotten used to Seph's pov. Also, it was harder for me to get through the book the characters seem completely different from the previous books. Johnny seems like a completely different character (one I was rooting for) hard to believe that he would forget about Red after everything, and even when realizing he forgot about her pushes it to the back of his mind. Red seems to be more at a loss than any of the previous books, to me her pov was not true to character (as in previous books). Overall, the book was just okay. I would read it just know what went on but not completely enjoy there is just too many povs (Johnny, Eris, Red, Menessos, new vampire characters) and too much action to get a clear sense of what Red is feeling.