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!Download Pdf ☨ Wicked Circle ⚆ The fifth in the exciting urban fantasy series featuring Persephone Alcmedi, a modern day witch with a sexy werewolf boyfriend Persephone Alcmedi has helped her waerewolf lover Johnny unlock his powers Now she must come to the aid of Menessos, the vampire overlord she has secretly marked Beset by a trio of truth seeking vampire sisters so dangerous their own kind keep them confined in stone, he now needs her than everand she realizes her need for him Seph has magical promises to fulfill for the waeres, multiple mundane family challenges to meet, vampire politics to confront, both the supernatural males in her life to balance, a dragon to deal withand then a government investigator shows up to complicate matters Genre Urban Fantasy Rating 3 1 2 Review Synopsis Storyline In this story, Persephone ends up having to deal with not only her mother Eris who has come back into her life after being gone for most of her life, but, problems facing Johnny and Menessos as well.On the home front, Eris demands that Seph showaffection than she s capable of Think about it, her mother left her behind, and didn t bother telling her where she went, or why she left in the first place Then, on top of everything, Genre Urban Fantasy Rating 3 1 2 Review Synopsis Storyline In this story, Persephone ends up having to deal with not only her mother Eris who has come back into her life after being gone for most of her life, but, problems facing Johnny and Menessos as well.On the home front, Eris demands that Seph showaffection than she s capable of Think about it, her mother left her behind, and didn t bother telling her where she went, or why she left in the first place Then, on top of everything, she was responsible for the tattoos which Johnny has all over his body which contained his memories, and she has a teenaged son named Lance who wants nothing to do with Seph.It has become apparent that Persephone must also help Menessos against accusations by Heldridge Ellington that he is under her control VEIN Vampire Executive International Network decides to investigate using the Shabbubitum 3 vampire harpies who have been hidden away and bound for their own good The Shabbubitum are able to dig deep and discover the hidden truth that Menessos is hiding from everyone, including his own coven which may lead to his downfall of leader of his own coven The POV Persephone Alcmedi, Lustrata of the Witches, is said to be the one to reunite the supernatural races together Hecate is her goddess and her goddess has some awesome powers to help Seph out of troubling situations.Seph has helped waerewolf Johnny Newman unlock his powers and become the Dom Lupe at the expense of being called an betrayer to her own race of witches who believe that she s nothingthan a whore of Babylon with two men she can t seem to make a choice between They also believe that she s under the control of the master vampire leader Menessos, which is far from the truth.Seph is also part of a triumvirate with wolf king Johnny and Vamp leader Menessos after helping defeat the Fey Johnny Newman, the Dom Lupe waerewolf, finally gets the approval to rise to the position of king after proving his worth over the previous books Newman s own background is a steeped in mystery He lost 8 years of his life after being attacked by a ware and changed and then tattooed by a mysterious person who has not yet been revealed Robertson explorersof Newman s past and what actually happened to him and what he left behind thanks to a surprise visitor This was actually interesting to me Of course, now that Johnny s secret is out, there will be trouble ahead from those not fully happy with Johnny s ascension to the top Also, Seph and Johnny s relationship has hit rock bottom after he attacked her while in his ware facade Menessos is the first vampire with the abilities of a witch Seph and he have a rocky history together over the first 4 books but it appears that the relationship has actually grown closer He was the one who made the Shabbubitum thousands of years ago and now they want revenge against him Menessos started out as the bad guy who has found a place in Seph s heart and life His position as leader of his own coven comes crashing down after it is discovered that Seph bound him not once, but twice One of the other points of view is from Kurt Miller who is an investigator for the Specialized Squadron for Tactical Investigations of Venocrime Without spoiling anything, Johnny and Millers paths cross since they are both from Saranac Lake, New York where Johnny was bitten and changed.Wicked Circle is not a standalone book It s the fifth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series by Linda Robertson Unfortunately, it has one too many points of views for my taste I don t mind a few points of views, but when you end up with four, that s too much and it kind of takes away from the overall storyline My tastes, of course, are subjective and I hope that nobody takes offense to my dislike for them It s also my profound dislike for 3 way love triangles that has caused my rating not to be any higher than it is There is an introduction of a character who Seph and others call the Creepy dude I think his story was the most appealing and yes, scarier than hell I m still wondering who he is, and what sort of deal Menessos made with him to protect Seph Plus, he continued to claim that he was there to help HER know her ultimate powers as well 4.5 stars Several things are starting to come to a head in this installment of the series Johnny s powers have been unlocked and he s become the Domn Lup and those two things are causing him to have a major inner power struggle News has gotten to the Excelsior that Menessos has been twice marked by Persephone and they are sending the Shabbubitum to find out the truth And Persephone is still trying to deal with everything her powers, her mother, Menessos and Johnny WOW this was a v 4.5 stars Several things are starting to come to a head in this installment of the series Johnny s powers have been unlocked and he s become the Domn Lup and those two things are causing him to have a major inner power struggle News has gotten to the Excelsior that Menessos has been twice marked by Persephone and they are sending the Shabbubitum to find out the truth And Persephone is still trying to deal with everything her powers, her mother, Menessos and Johnny WOW this was a very emotional book for me and I actually had to put it down and not dwell on it LR spins things a bit differently in this book as we get a few different POV s one of them being Johnny s Since Eris undid the magic tied to Johnny s tattoos, his beast has been fighting for control We get to know a Johnny that is different from what we knew before It s hard to hear how much Johnny wants sex with different women although I m sure the old Johnny thought of sex all the time but with Persephone Several things happen between Seph and Johnny that may break the relationship And I fear his new assistant may be stepping in but with who s orders And then we have Menessos, charming, suave and manipulative Menessos Yes, he comes to the rescue but he almost always causes the problems I was a bit bored with all the information regarding the Shabbubitum and the Excelsior and his advisors but I liked the old friendships I fear that what happened between Johnny and Persephone may sway Seph in Menessos direction Ugh I just don t want to like him Again, this has the whole Anita Blake feel to it but unlike Jean Claude, I m unsure of Menessos true feelings There is a POV from Kurt Miller undercover government agent and I wasn t too sure where the story was going with it except that it was about Johnny Play close attention to the details because what comes out of it is shocking I don t know how this will factor into what s going on with Johnny and Seph And let s not forget Creepy WTH The whole part in the container was a major creepy moment I can t even fathom how he is fitting into the story but I fear we haven t heard the last of him And of course the cliffhanger Although I do have to say, what a perfect ending even though I did not want it to end Waiting for the next book will definitely be torture especially if we have to wait a whole year Favorite line The rest of the day, you re gonna know I did Enjoyed the story of the book, but 1 point I want to talk about, Shifting narrators, this series has been told purely via 1 persons perspective Now in the 5th book we have shifted to 4 narrators This was really jarring to me.I believe the author decided to make this bookof a writing challenge for herself as it really didn t need to be done Most of the vampires thoughts seem to be very modern, they all behave and talk the same The only real difference is there names and objectives Joh Enjoyed the story of the book, but 1 point I want to talk about, Shifting narrators, this series has been told purely via 1 persons perspective Now in the 5th book we have shifted to 4 narrators This was really jarring to me.I believe the author decided to make this bookof a writing challenge for herself as it really didn t need to be done Most of the vampires thoughts seem to be very modern, they all behave and talk the same The only real difference is there names and objectives Johnny s view seems slightly different in that he has his wolf feelings , but his character is completely different to the previous books magic in the last book unlockedof his power, Not his memories though yet he has completely lost his previous demeanour The Carpathians series might not be perfect at this, most of the main male female chars in the series are similar However the way the author writes the vampire mind seems to bein keeping to how an ancient being would act.I honestly do not think the author thought this book through and should have stuck with just Sephs view If the author felt the need to give other peoples thoughts on a situation perhaps she should of put out separate books telling their view tale could give it a bitof a back story, maybe they had a little side crisis while the main Seph story was going on, EG Vamps building problems, Wolfs moon pack problems The Kate Danels series did this and seems that people who read them enjoyed the side books This was the fifth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series I thought it was the weakest book in the series so far Robertson did some strange things in this latest addition to the Persephone series the story is told from many points of view and this really made the book long and was really weird Additionally Persephone is straying from her monogamous relationship into some very Anita Blake like territory.In the last book Persephone helped Johnny unlock his marks and become the Dom Lupe This bo This was the fifth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series I thought it was the weakest book in the series so far Robertson did some strange things in this latest addition to the Persephone series the story is told from many points of view and this really made the book long and was really weird Additionally Persephone is straying from her monogamous relationship into some very Anita Blake like territory.In the last book Persephone helped Johnny unlock his marks and become the Dom Lupe This book isabout Menessos The head vampire honcho has heard the rumors that Menessos is marked and can be controlled by Persephone As a result he has agreed to release some truth seeking vampires so evil that they have been locked in stone for ages these vampires will be sent to dig through Menessos mind and prove whether or not Menessos is under Persephone s control.The change in POV in this story is really jarring all of the previous books have been from Persephone s POV Now we are seeing things from Persephone s, Menessos s, Johnny s, and many other POVs It really drags out the story and makes the book long This also makes the story a bit scattered Persephone is trying to deal with Johnny s change into Dom Lupe Johnny is struggling with his aggression Persephone is also dealing with Menessos and the threat that is coming towards him Meanwhile we also hear from some strange investigator s point of view this ends up tying in with Johnny discovering some things about his past But the story is pretty much going a billion directions at once.Persephone is changing into something I hoped she wouldn t change intoI really didn t want this book to degenerate into a Anita Jean Calude Richard love triangle and that s where it is going Johnny is a jerk for most of the book and so Persephone is naturally drawn to Menessos and ends up spendingandtime with him why does the were in a love triangle always turn into the jerk Then another unnamed mysterious dark stranger enters the story and Persephone thinks he is pretty hot too I really liked Persephone and Johnny s nice steamy monogamous relationship and was disappointed with the path Persephone starts down in this book.There were still some good things about this book I still do like reading about these characters they are intriguing and complicated I enjoy Robertson s writing style she balances action scenes and drama well I also enjoy all of the details she puts into the spell scenes and the witchcraft you can tell she put a lot of thought, time, and research into this Learningabout Menessos s past was another fun thing Overall this was an okay addition to the series, but definitely my least favorite book of the series The multiple POVs are jarring and drag the story out too long The storyline is going in so many different directions that it felt scattered Lastly Persephone is going the Anita Blake route with her lusting after and making out with multiple guys and I hated seeing that I still did enjoying reading about these characters, I also enjoyed all of the witchcraft details that Robertson adds into the story, and I enjoyed the writing style Will I keep reading this series I am not sure at this point I will probably read the next book but if the story continues down its current path then I am done with it Generic Urban Fantasy with little to distinguish it from all the rest Too much artificial relationship tension that feels like it has been manufactured to draw out the series The whole witch, vampire, wolf king love triangle is so over used and does not in any way make for interesting reading It even ends on a Days of Our Lives relationship cliff hanger Blah. 3 1 2 StarsIn the previous book Heldrige, one of the vampire lord sired by Menessos was on his way to VEIN to report a crime against Menessos At the start of Wicked Circle, Heldrige succeeds in obtaining an audience with the big vampire honcho, Excelsior Heldrige reports that the Quarterlord Menessos was mastered by his EV witch, and not the other way around like many believed The Excelsior sends his father Mero and a trio of of truth seeking vampire witcheslike harpies owls they can c 3 1 2 StarsIn the previous book Heldrige, one of the vampire lord sired by Menessos was on his way to VEIN to report a crime against Menessos At the start of Wicked Circle, Heldrige succeeds in obtaining an audience with the big vampire honcho, Excelsior Heldrige reports that the Quarterlord Menessos was mastered by his EV witch, and not the other way around like many believed The Excelsior sends his father Mero and a trio of of truth seeking vampire witcheslike harpies owls they can change their appearance from beautiful women to grotesque owl bat with wings to question Menessos, and to see if Seph is really a threat A lot of new characters are introduced again like the previous book but this time they re vampires, and poor Seph she never catches a break.The author mixes things up in this installment by writing from multiple view points, unlike the previous four books which were all told from Seph s POV In the beginning the multiple view points were a little confusing but after awhile I got in the rhythm of things The multiple view points were all written in third person and it switches back and forth to first person with Seph Johnny and Seph s relationship takes its toll in Wicked Circle as being Domn Lup takes most of Johnny s time To make matter worst, whenever they found the time for one another Johnny s inner beast rears its head, dominating his man mind In one scene after performing a ritual for Johnny and his pack Johnny s beast takes over and tries to kill Seph While that is a red flag in all any relationship, ever since Johnny unlocked his power his attitude sucks He is cocky and arrogant, two qualities no one likes thankfully we don t have to add cheater to the list And talking about cheaters, the whole Seph Menessos Johnny being bound to one another was alreadyehh I was happy that the relationship between Seph and Menessos stayed the way it was, just flirtatious Nope, everything changes in this book and toward the end we have a love triangle going on WHY GOSH, WHY I don t know if people count kissing as cheating but I do especially when it isn t a peck on the cheek While there were some obvious downer scenes, there were also some highlights of the book Readers finally get to learn about what happened to Johnny 8 years ago, the life he had before he was inked and turned I found this part of the story fascinating heart breaking at the same time There was a twist involving his past that I didn t expect, and it will definitely impact him in the next book We also got to learnabout Menessos and his involvement with the truth seeking vampire witches Regardless of all the things I didn t really like in this installment, it was still a well written addition to the series I like Seph for most of the series, but making out with Menessos is a big no no, and Johnny s attitude for most of the book didn t make him endearing either It s like the two most important characters did 180.well except Menessos but I was always whatever about him Overall I did enjoy this book, it didn t suffer from middle book syndrome like book 2 3 I just wasn t happy with the choices the characters made I hope things will fare better in Shattered Circle, and I can t wait to see how things play out for Johnny and that twist I mentioned earlier Wow best book of the series so far.So much is changing and it s changing fast for Persephone.Johnny has become the Domn Lup, Menessos is under attack by the vampire council who worry that Persephone is in control of him, and Persephone is the Lustrata and struggling with everything that means while still dealing with her mundane life and family Toss in help from the Goddess and a magickal stranger she dubs Creepy and her life has becomecomplicated than ever.Menessos has a dream of Pe Wow best book of the series so far.So much is changing and it s changing fast for Persephone.Johnny has become the Domn Lup, Menessos is under attack by the vampire council who worry that Persephone is in control of him, and Persephone is the Lustrata and struggling with everything that means while still dealing with her mundane life and family Toss in help from the Goddess and a magickal stranger she dubs Creepy and her life has becomecomplicated than ever.Menessos has a dream of Persephone, Johnny and he being a trio of strength, power and love but will his dream come true with the changes that are coming Will everyone around them let his dream come to fruition if they find out what his goals are Wicked Circle was a fast paced read I just couldn t put down I ve loved all the books in this series so far but this one totally rocked I tore through it in two nights.I couldn t believe how quickly things are changing and they don t even see it Johnny iswolf than ever now that he s the Domn Lup and his power has come back to him after Persephone s mother removed part of the spells on him The changes he is going through make him treat Persephone differently that s putting it mildly but I can t give too much away and that s going to come back and bite him in the ass Plus he gets some news that no one seen coming and this will surely change everything for him Menessos always has a few tricks up his sleeve so things come out how he wants them to Does that make him a bad guy Honestly I haven t decided yet.That s the hard thing about this series, both guys are very flawed so it s hard to decide which one you want to root for, to pick one that Persephone should be with.Does the vampire always get the girl In almost every series I ve read where there s a triangle it is the vampire that wins I wonder if that s how this will end up.I have to admit I ve never been a Johnny fan I ve always found him too crass but Menessos I ve been unsure about but in this book, well that s changed a lot I m pretty sure I m rooting for the vampire now.We ll just have to see where the next story takes everything Another great installment to the series I m on a bit of an urban fantasy kick at the moment and this series is a lot of fun I find myself liking the vampireandeach book and Jonny s attitude just rubs me up the wrong way I d be quite happy is Seph and the vamp flew off into the sunset and lived happily ever after I m probbaly not gonna get my way but I can dream. I don t know what it is about this book, but it seemed to be missing things for me Part of it might be that I really missed Demeter and Beverly, who weren t around alot, another part is because our 3 lead characters seemed to be on their own in this one.I liked that Johnny finally learned about his past, and I have to say that I was surprised by quite a bit of it It will make a big difference in his future and for this reason alone I wonder about his relationship with Seph There are other rea I don t know what it is about this book, but it seemed to be missing things for me Part of it might be that I really missed Demeter and Beverly, who weren t around alot, another part is because our 3 lead characters seemed to be on their own in this one.I liked that Johnny finally learned about his past, and I have to say that I was surprised by quite a bit of it It will make a big difference in his future and for this reason alone I wonder about his relationship with Seph There are other reason that put their relationship in danger and for some reason I can see Sepph avoiding him and not dealing with their issues.I haven t every really liked Menssos and this book solidified that line of thought He is a master manipulator, he doesn t really care what others want, only what he wants and will do whatever it takes to get that.In the past books Seph has always seemed strong, yes she muddled her way through, but the strength was there This time around it seemed like all she did was react and react in ways that I didn t care for.I will be interested to see where all these big changes lead all the characters