Hunt the Moon: A Cassie Palmer Novel by Karen Chance
Poor pitiful Pythia just can’t seem to catch a break. No, as it turns out killing a god only makes one’s life more difficult. If you are unfortunate enough to be apart of Karen Chance’s world, killing a god brings the crazies out. And gunning for you. But the accidental Pythia’s pain is our pleasure in Chance’s much anticipated fifth installment from the Cassie Palmer series, perfectly titled Hunt the Moon.
Being the chief clairvoyant is tough when half the magical community wants to replace you, and the other half doesn’t respect you. It’s even harder when you don’t feel like the rightful heir. But Cass is going to have to get out of her own way and learn quickly because a group of mages are dead set on killing her mother. Of course it just wouldn’t be right if Cassie’s life wasn’t in danger as well. I mean it is the least we’ve come to expect. This time Cassie and crew don’t have a clue what they’re dealing with, an entity capable of possession, invisibility, and immune to Pritkin’s usual assortment of potions. Basically Cassie is screwed, since you can’t plan a proper defense if you don’t know what your up against. Then there’s the three part prophecy that started with killing Apollo. Because Cassie doesn’t have enough to deal with. And Chance want’s to solidify her standing as a sadist (where her characters are involved).
Cassie will have to prove how resilient she is as she unravels her mother’s past, and her fathers identity. By the end Cassie finds her place in the world and just how right she is for the Pythia job.
Hunt the Moon was fast-paced and funny. Chance maintains standards like witty dialogue and a great supporting cast. I thought there was too much Mircea and not in a good way. He was really controlling and overbearing. I guess I’m more of a fan of Pritkin, though I don’t know how that happened. After the first book I wondered why he wasn’t dead yet. I wanted to kill him myself. But the sneaky little bastard grew on me somewhere within the last three books. And even though he was significantly less featured in this book he still managed to out shine Mircea.
A highly entertaining hunt, you can’t miss. Pritkin will make an exquisite sacrifice with a stunning ending that will leave you wanting the next novel NOW.
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