Claimed By Shadow
by Karen Chance
Review by Gayle Surrette
Roc Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451461520
Date: 03 April, 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Taking place shortly after the events in Touch the Dark, Cassie wants control over her life, to know where her father is, and to find out about her history, heritage, and powers. She's now got the powers of the Pythia but no training on how to deal with it. Myra, who trained to be the Pythia for years, wants to get that power for herself and she's helping Tony, who probably killed Cassie's family and everyone she's held dear, had her spied upon, and manipulated. She also learns she's under a powerful geis which won't let her have sex with anyone the geis doesn't think fits the rules, and it's strong enough to kill if the wrong person gets too close emotionally. Top that off with trying to babysit the the Graeae (Enyo/horror, Deino/dread, and Pemphredo/alarm) and Cassie's got her hands full and the reader is off on another wild ride. From official release/information:
From the book jacket: A recent legacy made Cassandra Palmer heir to the title of Pythia, the world's chief clairvoyant. It's a position that usually comes with years of training, but Cassie's circumstances are a little...unusual. Now she's stuck with a whopping amount of power that every vamp, fey, and mage in town wants to either monopolize or eradicate-and that she herself doesn't dare use.
What's more, she's just discovered that a certain arrogant master vampire has a geis on her-a magical claim that warns off any would-be suitors, and might also explain the rather ... intense attraction between them. But Cassie's had it with being jerked around, and anyone who tries it from now on is going to find out that she makes a very bad enemy...