Book Review: Karen Chance’s Death’s Mistress

Posted January 25, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Karen Chance’s Death’s Mistress

Death's Mistress


Karen Chance

urban fantasy that was published by Onyx Path Publishing on January 5, 2010 and has 422 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have 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,

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…