Favorite lines: “”He embodies things you fear, things you envy, and things you cannot comprehend, but he is not a liar.” Before Johnny could protest, she raised her hand and added, “Oh, you can argue he twists facts to suit himself, but what he truly does is so much more than that. He can instantly take all the information he’s acquired and accurately discern which words–and in what order–will produce the best advantage for his purposes.”” (p. 28)
Persephone Alcmedi is a witch and the Lustrata. The prophesies say she will be the one to bring together the vampires and the werewolves, but she will settle with being able to survive. The fairies are demanding the vampire Menessos, to whom she is bonded, be turned over so he can be killed after he saved Persephone’s life. If Seph’s bond becomes known, the witches could strip her ability to use magic.
Seph will need to play a deadly game to keep Menessos alive. Only with the help of reluctant waerewolves will there be a chance of surviving the threat posed by the fairies. Because the fairies won’t stop with just his death.
There are several story lines going on in Fatal Circle, but honestly, the one I care about is the one between Menessos and Seph. They were bonded in book one, but it isn’t until Fatal Circle that their relationship is poked with a stick explored.
If you’ve been reading the series you know there is, for lack of better words, a love triangle going on between a witch, vampire and waerewolf. The history of the vampire and waerewolf is all brought to light in Fatal Circle. In a way, it’s a stepping stone book. You can’t move forward in the series without the information Robertson gives in this book. It is more than just background information on the male characters; it’s possibly fatal information about the Lustrata.
The Lustrata’s ability to make changes resides in her ability to perform magic. But because some witches don’t believe in or want the Lustrata to succeed, there’s a chance they could strip Seph of her magic. Thankfully, she has the blessing of her mentor.
In Fatal Circle, Seph will be forced to make several major changes in her life. Changes which will affect both her home life and the way the world perceives her.
Robertson will have you crying and your blood racing as you ride the roller coaster with Persephone. Her urban fantasy novel is filled with vampires, waerewolves, fairies, and witches and the possibility of an epic battle which will either protect Earth or be the end of the world as they know it.