This exciting paranormal story is an incredible roller-coaster ride across time and space while one tries to keep up with the action and refrain from receiving odd looks due to the tendency to burst into laughter as one improbable scenario follows another. I have been a long-time fan of the series and I am still a little behind on reading the components, so I had a little trouble remembering all of the permutations at first, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying all of the adventures that this intrepid and versatile heroine is experiencing in this particular story.
The treasure hunt quality of the search for both Pritikin himself and for the aid to help Cassie power the search, adds to the madcap environment which is enhanced by the presence of a frustrated demon lord who has quite a bag of tricks. There are a lot of subtle jokes, including a postulation on the origin of the phrase, “When pigs fly”, and the glimpses of a younger and more carefree version of Pritikin are delightful. Add in the presence of protective vampires, the youth of the members of the Pythian court, Cassie’s insistence on trying to protect those around her no matter how many rules she is breaking, and the story takes on an even more offbeat and frenzied twist.
I felt like I was breathless and my head was spinning by the end of the story, but just like being on a great carnival ride, I was ready for even more and disappointed that I had reached the end. I wouldn’t suggest trying to read this as a stand-alone story because there are so many ongoing threads, and I warn you that very few things are completely resolved, but it is great to see Cassie back her way into her solutions as well as fascinating to get a little better look at some of the secondary characters. This story is a great addition to a very creative and exhilarating paranormal series and I look forward to seeing more of Cassie’s growth as Pythia!
“Reap the Wind” by Karen Chance is part of the ‘Cassie Palmer’ series that follows the adventures of the clairvoyant woman who has become Pythia in name but not necessarily power. The frantic search for war mage, incubus, partner, and friend, John Pritikin, necessitates travels through time that require not only power, but the patience to deal with the Lord of all Incubi, Rosier—Pritikin’s father, and the challenge of avoiding the Pythia of each era. Unfortunately, Cassie has plenty of things to take care of during the present as well, including a power struggle against the Circle of Mages, the organization of her Court, and keeping the vampire faction from gaining too much control…and there are only so many hours in a day…or are there?
You’d think that being chief seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn’t mean you don’t have to do things the hard way. That’s why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time?even though she doesn’t entirely understand her dimension-bending new power.
Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage’s soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages?with Pritkin’s demon dad in tow. He’s the only one who can reverse Pritkin’s curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers?or causing a world-ending paradox or two....