Patience has never been my strong suit. I picked up Arcane Circle as soon as I put down Fatal Circle…
Well, I guess the focus must’ve been on Seph for too long, because Arcane Circle features a lot of Johnny. Then again, if he’s to take on the mantle of Domn Lup, it’s not going to happen like magic, overnight. Which makes me wonder if we get one focused on Menessos? Then again, he’s already a big scary vampire…
Anyway. Johnny. Way back when, in Johnny’s past, he got tattooed. They’re really cool and all, but somehow the tattoos locked up his magic — magic he needs to access, especially if he’s Domn Lup. So the next order of business is to find out how to unlock the magic from the tattoos.
Easier said than done, especially when some gender-backwards werewolf ruling body appears to check Seph out, and manage to piss off (almost) everyone while they’re there. Then again, it’s hard to not get pissed when one is kidnapped, beaten, and threatened with rape by a bunch of drunk-on-power chauvinists. And if all of that isn’t enough to deal with, wait’ll you find out who tattooed Johnny. Seph is so not a happy camper in this installment!
But she’s a big girl, and big girls don’t cry (or so Fergie says). So she pulls up her big girl panties and heads out to wage war against those who’d harm her and hers — which happens to encompass a heck of a lot more people every day, by the way.
Arcane Circle expands even more on the groundwork of the previous novels, and I’m very happy with the character and plot growth contained within its pages. I’m looking forward to more, even as I dread the day I run out of Seph books to inhale. Give this series a whirl if you haven’t already, especially if you’re a fan of Urban Fantasy with kick-ass heroines who won’t stoop to the level of the villains. Start with Vicious Circle.
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Title: Arcane Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #4)
Author: Linda Robertson
Paperback: 401 pages
Publisher: Pocket, 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Simon & Schuster
Have you read Arcane Circle? What did you think?