Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review: Arcane Circle by Linda Robertson

Arcane Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Book 4) is the 4th book in the Persephone Alcmedi series.  It picks up just after the end of Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Book 3).  In fact, some of the issues from the previous book are still up in the air as this one begins.

I really enjoyed this book, but it's difficult to review without spoilers.  Some of the events from the previous book impact the plot of this story and I'm afraid that if I go into too much depth of review, I'll spoil the suspense for another reader.  So, I'll be keeping things somewhat vague in this one.

Robertson really begins to unlock some of the background of her characters in this story.  Elements from Persephone's and Johnny's pasts come into play during the story.  A large part of the story is focused on Johnny's being recognized as Domn Lup and the search to find the person who can unlock his power, which is being contained in his tattoos.  We learn a little more about Johnny and his struggles in dealing with losing his father figure and being acknowledged as Domn Lup, while accepting this truth about himself.  I enjoyed having more of the focus on Johnny, as the story was more focused on Menessos in Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Book 3).  The relationship between Johnny and Persephone is explored more in this book and seems to be getting stronger, despite the temptation of Menessos.  Of course, the pressures and expectations of Johnny being Domn Lup have only just started to impact his relationship with Seph.

Not everything is resolved at the end of the book, leading me to believe that there will be another addition to the Persephone Alcmedi series and I look forward to reading it.

For anyone who hasn't read the Persephone Alcmedi series of books, Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Book 1) is where to start :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Barbara! Glad you enjoyed it! The next book WICKED CIRCLE is scheduled to be released in January of 2012 and an as-yet untitled 6th book is under contract!

    Have a fantastic weekend!