Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Five Fangs for Fatal Circle by Linda Robertson
Fatal Circle is the third book in the Persephone Alcmedi series and by far the best one yet. Fatal Circle was packed full of action, intrigue and events that would not let me put this book down.
Persephone has to deal with the repercussions from the Halloween fairy killing that happened toward the end of the last book. The fairy's want revenge- specifically they want Menessos dead which will sever their bindings to him and this world.
Trouble is Seph can't offer him up on a platter he's too important for that but she has to make some sacrifices to be able to keep him safe and hopefully prevent a war that will involve all the supernatural creatures and spill over to the human population as well. No one ever said being the Lustrata would be easy.
The men in her life have to agree to work together which Johnny is not too happy about- Johnny also has to decide if he is going to step up and become the pack leader of his group and reveal to all that he is the Domn Lup.
Persephone, Johnny and Menessos all have to claim their rightful places as the leaders of their kinds to save the world from the fairy vengeance that threatens them all.
In the previous books I have always questioned Johnny's connection with Seph- does he love her because she is Persephone or does he love her because she is the Lustrata. His actions have always been defined by her being the Lustrata and he being the Lustrata's guide.
In this book the connection between them was more about the two of them and not just about the roles they have to play. I liked that a lot better. Their interaction was sexier, more meaningful and hotter than in the previous books and I loved it.
I wouldn't be against a little action with Menessos either. Too bad it didn't go that far- they sure got closer though, too close for Johnny's liking.
Another part of Fatal Circle that I also enjoyed was the secrets that were revealed about Menessos and about some of his fellow vampires living within the Haven. Seven is a particularly interesting vampire to read about. I love how Roberts has tossed in some real history and jumbled it into her world.
I wonder if it will ever be revealed that Menessos was "King Arthur". Seph has always seen him as such- he looks exactly as she always imagined Arthur would look. As old as Menessos is it is quite possible he could have been Arthur. I wonder if Roberts will ever reveal that since it is a reoccurring theme and connection that Seph always ties to Menessos. I think that would be a wonderful twist to toss into the mix.
I was not real happy with the ending- it left things hanging...important things particularly about Menessos but I have faith things will work out in the next book.
Fatal Circle was full of magick, secrets revealed and a few surprising twists and turns. This book was a wild pleasure to read. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book, Arcane Circle, due out in December.