- Publisher: Signet
- Format: Paperback | 386 pages
- Dimensions: 102mm x 173mm x 30mm | 204g
- Publication date: 7 April 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0451412702
- ISBN 13: 9780451412706
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: Original
- Sales rank: 13,080
"Karen Chance takes her place along with Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, and J.D. Robb."--"SF Revu"View our feature on Karen Chance's "Curse the Dawn."Cassandra Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. Most of the supernatural power players don't want the independent minded Cassie as chief clairvoyant--and they'll stop at nothing to see her six feet under.The Vampire Senate does support Cassie in her position, but their protection comes with a price: an alliance with the sexy master vampire Mircea, who has claimed Cassie as his own. But even the vampires will have trouble keeping Cassie alive now that the self-styled god Apollo, the source of the Pythia's power, has it in for her in a big way. To save her life--and the world--Cassie's going to have to face down her creator...
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Karen Chance has lived in France, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, but always comes back to America. She currently lives in Central Florida, the home of make-believe, which may explain a lot.
By Hellen James 12 Oct 2011
I am in love with this book! Could not put it down, a great read!
By Cherry 05 Aug 2010
The story-telling quality is quite compelling. The characters stay with you long after you've finished reading the book. Characters which readers can connect with. Like all Cassandra Palmer books, this one is also fast-paced and action-filled. I think the author has refined her writing skills because there is a definite improvement. No more of that annoying tendencies to paint the protagonist stupid just to add a bit more drama to the scene which I find irritating to read in a book. Another thing I really like about this book is the fine sense of humor in the telling of the story. Christ, it had me in stitches!! Ms. Chance was firing on all cylinders when she was working on this book! Over all I gave this book a 5 out of 5. Curse The Dawn has restored my love for this series which I lost after reading Claimed By Shadow (Book 2). I was so disappointed by book 2 that I stopped reading and buying Karen Chance altogether. But Tesco had a sale about three weeks ago and I ended up buying six books. Before reading this book, I would never pay Â£6.99 (which is the usual RRP) for Karen Chance's books. But now I would buy again.
"You definitely need to check out this series."--Literary Escapism "A really exciting book with great pacing and a huge cast of vivid characters.--Charlaine Harris, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Definitely Dead"