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Book Review: Fury’s Kiss by Karen Chance

Signet Select

536 pp.

In Fury’s Kiss, Our Heroine spends a great deal of time suffering from amnesia and The Three Faces of Eve (minus one). By which I mean that she apparently has two distinct personalities, a human personality and a vampire one, who were deliberately separated by Mircea in an effort to keep Dorina somewhat sane and healthy. (There is a great deal of exposition where it is explained that when Dorina was a child she almost died because of her “vampire” half attacking her “human” half. The barrier that Mircea put between them is crumbling thanks to Dorina drinking fey wine in order to stop her occasional fits of berserk rage.  Dorina also turns out to have an untapped reservoir of psychic talent. Continue reading

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Book Review: Death’s Mistress by Karen Chance

Onyx
422 pp.

Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab, Book 2)Death’s Mistress takes place not long after the events of Midnight’s Daughter. Dorina is attempting to cope with being a new “parent,” (quote marks because the adoption process was actually Dorina rescuing Stinky the duerger-brownie from an auction. Also, she doesn’t seem to realize that she’s in a parental role.) She’s also working directly with her father as a result of some familial revelations in the previous book. However, she still doesn’t really trust him for various reasons. (The primary one being that she’s a dhampir, and he’s a vampire.) As far as disability management goes, fey wine appears to be the best bet, despite the continuing flashbacks of other people’s memories she’s receiving. Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight’s Daughter, by Karen Chance

Onyx
373 pp.

Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, Dhampir, Book 1)This book is the beginning of a side-series to Karen Chance’s Cassie Palmer books. (Which I only started reading because of having read Midnight’s Daughter, and wanting the back story.) The main character of this series is Dorina Basarab, the dhampir daughter of Cassie Palmer’s vampire Significant Other Mircea. The series takes place in a “hidden magic underworld” universe that occasionally stretched my suspension of disbelief given some of the events within both series.) Continue reading

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