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ARCANE CIRCLE by Linda Robertson

"It's a rare book that gives you a protagonist you'd like to actually be friends with." -- Tanya Huff, bestselling author of the Blood books

January 2011
Mass Market Paperback
416 pages | $7.99
ISBN: 9781439190258

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Even magic can't solve everything...

After facing down the forces of Fairy in mortal combat, Persephone Alcmedi still must deal with the aftermath. Not only does Seph now possess deadly secrets she must hide from the arcane and mundane world alike, but the dozens of magical creatures who've taken up residence behind her cornfield need food and shelter, and there's still her foster daughter Beverly's tenth birthday party to plan.

And that's not all....Seph's boyfriend Johnny has revealed himself as the wærewolf Domn Lup, and the ruler of the wære world is en route from Romania to make sure Johnny really is the "king" he claims to be. But Johnny's hiding a dangerous secret: his magic is locked in his mysterious tattoos. He and Seph must find a way for him to reclaim it--fast--despite those who have no intention of letting Johnny gain his full powers. Seph knows that, in the arcane world, strength is always a necessity and power must be constantly proven, but how far is she willing to go to succeed...and at what cost?

Don't miss Vicious Circle, Hallowed Circle, & Fatal Circle

Reviews of Arcane Circle

Where Fatal Circle focused more on vampire politics, Arcane Circle is all about the waeres. We're given an inside look on waere politics and what Johnny has to look forward to as the Dom Lup. One of the bigger mysterious of the series is solved, though not completely fulfilled. Johnny finally uncovers who locked away his memories years ago by tattooing him against his will. While uncovering this secret, Seph is brought face to face with a huge demon from her past. All the while, Seph and Johnny must deal with the repercussions of her television premiere...I was happy to focus on dark, delicious Johnny. Johnny's evolution in this series both excites and worries me. He obviously loves Seph, and though she loves him in return, her feelings and their relationship with Menessos could prove too much for my poor wolf. Johnny has so much love in his heart that I can't help but hope for a happy ending for him....Arcane Circle took the various aspects of urban fantasy I love, threw them all together, and created a masterpiece of discovery, devotion, and desire. You have magical creatures (Thunderbird and Errol are as much stars as Seph and Johnny), egotistical lords, and a love triangle that possibly spells disaster for the world in general. Make sure you don't have anything planned for a few days when you pick this up because you will not be able to put it down! (5 Stars)--Bitten by Books

I can't believe this is already the fourth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. It feels like it was only yesterday that I started this fantastic series... Arcane Circle picks up just a few minutes after the end of Fatal Circle...we're not missing one beat and you are thrown right in the middle of the story...Persephone is a fantastic character, and her life changed completely since we first met her, she has a lot of responsibilities... With each new book the story gets more and more intricate. We do get some pretty big answers but there are some things left unanswered by the end of the book...I love the 'magic',the rituals, sorcery, it's always been one of the great features of this series. Arcane Circle is such a mix of everything...Arcane Circle is...Urban Fantasy at its best, with lovable characters and the perfect mix between action, romance and magic! (5 Stars)--Booklovers Inc.

The fourth Circle urban fantasy is an exciting entry that is low-keyed as the major foe from the previous entries has been vanquished, but now the lead couple deals with the aftermath. Johnny knows that no one lives wasting a nanosecond of the Rege's time; if he proves a false prophet because he cannot generate the magic from a key tattoo, the Zvonul will rip him apart. Sub-genre readers will appreciate the Arcane thriller.--Alternative Worlds

I've enjoyed the previous three books of this series and that doesn't change with Arcane Circle...My favourite parts of the book were the ones where we meet the other powerful weres, they were very scary, and when we finally meet Seph's mother, she has been a huge mystery for three books and it was nice getting to meet another important and until now silent player...I love the direction Johnny's character is taking, little by little he's becoming more confident and sure of himself and I really can't wait to see the other weres acknowledge him as Domn Loup. As for Seph, she's still discovering how complicated is being the Lustrata, but she's adjusting the best she can to her situation, and that's what makes her such a good heroine...All in all, this was a great addition to this incredible series. I can't wait to get my hands into the next book! --Fiction Kingdom

About the Author

LINDA ROBERTSON is the mother of four wonderful boys, owns three electric guitars, is followed around by two big dogs, and loves one rockin' fella named Jim. Once upon a time she was a lead guitarist in a heavy metal cover band and has worked as a graphic artist. She still composes and creates art, when time permits. Linda is currently the webmistress and Art Director for Strictly 7 Guitars, Jim's seven-string guitar company. She writes and rocks in northeast Ohio. Her website is www.wolfsbaneandabsinthe.com and she blogs about writing and everything from guitars to coffee, Tarot to margaritas.

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