Book Review: Karen Chance’s Death’s Mistress

Posted January 25, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Karen Chance’s Death’s Mistress

Death's Mistress

by Karen Chance


Series: Dorina Basarab #2

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Curse the Dawn, Hunt the Moon, Chicks Kick Butt, Fury's Kiss, "The Gauntlet", "The Queen's Witch", "House at Cobb End", Midnight's Daughter, Claimed by Shadow, Touch the Dark, Embrace the Night, Tempt the Stars, "In Vino Veritas", Updating Pritkin, Reap the Wind,.

Genres: Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 422 pages and was published by Onyx Path Publishing on January 5, 2010. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Second in the Dorina Basarab urban fantasy series about a half-vampire, half-dhampir who intends to live, no matter what or who. Set in Brooklyn.

My Take

Dorina is one kick-ass girl! A little too inclined to act without thinking but loyal to her friends. At this point, Mircea has Cassie “under his thumb” and the ley-line races are underway (just to bring it in line with the Cassie Palmer series).

Claire has fled Faerie with her 9-month old son after a series of assassination attempts and the loss of a royal family rune which would have protected her son from death. She takes refuge in her old home with Dorina who combines looking for the royal rune with a simple job for Mircea. Only, as usual, Mircea hasn’t told her anything about why he really wants this job accomplished.

And it is a mess…politically, murderously, guilt-ridden, and full of revelations for Dorina.

Fascinating range of characters with a torturous political path to be twined. It’s amazingly violent and homey all at the same time…

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