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Brave the Tempest

Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 9
Written by: Karen Chance
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
Series: Cassandra Palmer, Book 9
Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Cassie Palmer, chief seer of the supernatural world, faces her biggest challenge yet - her own allies! Everything's on the line in the latest thrilling entry in the New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series. 

Cassie Palmer has been chief seer of the supernatural world for a little over four months. In that time, she's battled two gods, fallen in love with two men, and confronted the two sides of her own nature, both god and human. So it's not surprising that she currently finds herself facing two adversaries, although they have a single purpose: to wipe out the supernatural community's newest fighting force, leaving it vulnerable to enemies in this world and beyond. 

To prevent catastrophe, the vamps, mages, and demons will have to do the one thing they've never managed before and come together as allies. Cassie has the difficult task of keeping the uneasy coalition intact, and of persuading her own two opposing forces, a powerful mage with a secret and a master vampire with a growing obsession, to fight at her side. She just hopes they can do it without tearing each other apart. 

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Karen Chance (P)2019 Tantor

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Worth the read

Another action packed thrill ride from Karen Chance. My only real complaint is how long it takes for Pritkin to make an appearance.

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  • Bookophile
  • 2019-09-05

Worst Narrator Ever

I had to listen to this at 1.5 speed. The narrator was so awful that I can’t put it into words. I honestly can’t tell if she was trying to do such a bad job to get out of a contract, was paid a bonus for stretching the length of the recording, or just wanted the listener to suffer. Ruined the book.

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  • Ender
  • 2019-10-09

Time Traveling Love Affair

I'm a big fan of this series and have enjoyed the character development. The mix of quirky heroin, adventure and sex is excellent!

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  • LexiLikesLiterature
  • 2019-10-08

Complete opposite of the last book


The last book in this series was so exciting. This one is the complete opposite. Where the last was filled with 20 hours of action and time jumping, this one was 20 hours of feelings and talking.

Be prepared to learn how Cassie feels and have her talk about it for hours. She is extremely emotional in this book. She matures in decision making skills but then spends h as of the book in self doubt and pity. All the way past Chapter 22 is just characters talking. Nothing happens at all.

I found it utterly boring. It was fall asleep boring. I zoned out a few times and then went back. It was like that sports commercial where the fan looks away for a second and a goal is scored. I kept going back because I figured I'd missed something. Well I hadn't.

What I love about this series is the world building. In that aspect things are still spectacular.

So here are my issues:

Chapter 9 has this awkward scene where Augustine is trying to convince Cassie to be more welcoming to her Court... it just felt off...I understand where the author was going but the road there was bumpy.

Why cant Cassie just get one of the Necromancers to pull up Mirna's dezd6 wife so he can apologize and be forgiven?... This way there isn't any issue with breaking the timeline.

This series has changed narrators too many times. I hope she sticks with this one.

Favorite Quote "I got 99 problems but this chick ain't one" - Cassie 🤣 So I guess they have Jay-Z in this universe.

2 Stars 🌟🌟- Decent. Has Potential. Possibly a good idea for a story but something could have been better. Doesn't mean I hated it. Just means it was missing something to push it over the hump..

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  • Red-Haired Ash
  • 2019-09-22

The Pythia Court is starting to come together

This books is slower, in my opinion, than the rest of the series. This focuses heavily on the Pythia court and Cassie learning more about her power. Cassie has really grown since the first book and her interactions with her court really show this.

Cassie and Mircea still have unfinished business but it's done between them. FINALLY!!! Pritkin and Cassie are finally together but they still have a lot of stuff to work through. I am so glad they are finally together!

While I enjoyed this slower pace I did have some issues with this one. There was some confusing scenes in this book, mainly the scene with Pritkin, Cassie, and the demon council. It keep flashing from the demon council to later when Cassie was back home. This quickly became confusing for me, especially since I was listening to the audiobook and couldn't easily go back. I don’t understand why she wrote the scene like that when she could have just had two separate scenes and not confused people.

Overall, I enjoyed this book for it being the slower and more politics paced. This needed to happen for Cassie to have a successful court. I can't wait to see what will happen next for Cassie.

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  • MelissaKH
  • 2019-09-14

Please...

First things first, I really love this hole universe, the story lines are great! Finally Cassie and Pritkin...It's about time!
Now for the bad news, someone needs to edit these books better for the repetition of phrases and teach the narrator about pronunciation and inflection. The numerous drawing out and sing song warble of every aaaaaaannnd theeeeeen or unleeeeesssss, (of which there are way to many) made me want to throw something. The steamy scenes are delivered in the same tone as a fight scene and I just can't with her pronunciations...less than half way thru I was frequently yelling at the recording and had to rewind because I had missed parts. I also agree with a previous reviewer about the author going off on long tangents in the middle of a conversation or a sexy scene. Although, I do like that each character has a different voice that the narrator delivers quite well.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 2019-08-31

A decent story

Brave the Tempest is fast paced with a lot going on. Cassie once again finds herself bouncing from one chaotic moment to the next. Many of the support characters make appearance with a few stepping up to the plate to take on more of the burden. The story rehashes several prior books throughout the story, which I don't recall happening much in the other stories and was kind of irritating. A rehash point took place during an intimate scene, which in my opinion was the absolute worst place to do so. This story also felt a little bit like a filled as the overall series arc was not progressed by this story. However, Cassie is finally standing up against some of the powers. The narrator did a decent job.

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  • Edward S.
  • 2019-08-30

language

I love love love the cassie stories. I hate the GD word. I wish it don't need to be said.

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  • Robin
  • 2019-08-26

Good

Feels like a bridge to some where else. Still a good book. I'm not a Cassie Pritkin fan so that doesn't help me since they have a thing.

It is nice that Cassie seems to finally pulling up her big girl pants..

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  • Christine
  • 2019-08-23

Great book.

excellent book! Best Cassie story to date. Loved it! The narrator did a good job of bringing it to life.

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  • Christina W
  • 2019-08-18

A fantastic ride, as always

I always enjoy Cassie's adventures, this one is no exception. Even at 20+ hours it was over too fast for me, I need about 50+ hours when it's a Cassandra Palmer book!