Series: Cassandra Palmer #0.5

Book Review: Karen Chance’s “The Gauntlet”

Book Review: Karen Chance’s “The Gauntlet”

A free short story, 0.5, in the Cassandra Palmer urban fantasy series. This one involves Kit Marlowe when he’s still a young vampire and he’s working for the Queen in Elizabethan England. Download it for free (so far) at Karen Chance’s website. My Take This one is a blip in the early life of Kit Marlowe (as vampire) when he’s spying for the Queen and/or mistresses. It doesn’t say which queen, so I’m assuming from the text that Chance means Queen Elizabeth. It’s interesting that the Silver Circle seems to be all men while the witches appear to be all women. With the men doing their best to beat all the women into submission. Well, at least their gender is consistent as violence and subjugation is the only route men — in general — understand. I’d love to know more of Gillian’s story! The Story Captured. And it doesn’t seem as if any kind of future is possible. But Gillian is determined to fight. For herself and for her young daughter. She’ll do whatever it takes to flee this place with Elinor. Marlowe, on the other hand, desperately needs a witch to aid him with his mission. A witch who […]

Posted January 17, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments