Author: Karen Chance
Book Name: Reap the Wind
Series: Cassandra Palmer
Blurb: 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….
Review: I’d had this book on my wish list for a really long time, or at least it seemed like it. So much so that when it finally came out, I held off on buying it and chose to nab it from the library instead. I kind of wish that I’d taken the time to refresh myself on the entire series to remind myself how great it actually is. While a reread of the whole thing wasn’t necessary, there were a couple of places it took a bit to drag a couple of recollections up.
I had forgotten how much I love this world and the characters in it. Cassie is pretty badass, but she is still kind of stumbling around and trying to figure out her power. Getting to see a side of Pritkin before he became his own version of badass was a nice change of pace, especially since he is one of my favorites.
Cassie grew a bunch in this book and is beginning to find a more solid foundation to move forward in her role as Pythia. It was nice to see her learning not to be everyone else’s tool. She is still being run ragged and bounced from problem to problem with very little breathing room.
My one, sort of negative is that there were a couple of biggie issues that didn’t get resolved in this book. It was really kind of a cliffhanger. In this case, I’m not hugely bothered by that as I love the series and fully intend on reading the next book, but I generally prefer a cleaner ending.
I did cave and go ahead and buy this one, even after reading it at the library because, really, it was kind of a stupid, forgetful thing and obviously I wasn’t thinking straight by night just buying it right away. Won’t happen the next time, though I do hope it doesn’t take as long to get the next book out (supposedly later this year).