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Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab) (edition 2010)

by Karen Chance (Author)

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"Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane uncle, Dracula, Dory's hoping her life is about to calm down. But then she gets some visitors. A friend wants Dory's help in finding a magical Fey relic, and the gorgeous vampire Louis-Cesare is desperate to find his former mistress, Christine. Dory and Louis-Cesare quickly discover that the same master vampire Christine is bound to is also rumored to be in possession of the relic. But when the master vampire turns up dead, they realize that there's more at stake than a missing mistress. Someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if Dory and Louis-Cesare can't stop the murderer, they might be next."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)
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Title:Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab)
Authors:Karen Chance (Author)
Info:Berkley (2010), Edition: 1st, 432 pages
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Dory is Chaos in a bottle, unleashed she is a force to be reckoned with. Heaven help any man or vamp that gets in her way. It’s hard not to love Dory’s quick wit and never ending sarcasm. Death’s Mistress is a guaranteed good read. ( )
  rarehunterseiya | May 31, 2019 |
Another stunning read. The second installment in the Dorina Basarab series doesn’t disappoint. I adore the complex and combustible relationship between Dory and Louis-Cesare as well as the increasing part that the Fey are playing. Dory is definitely topping my list as all-time favourite heroine. ( )
  Bethsinitaly | May 31, 2019 |
An absolutely fantastic read. I love Ray in it, he is a brilliantly funny character. With each book I read in this series I love Dory more and more. It’s wonderful how Karen has created a simultaneous storyline alongside the Cassie Series (which is no easy feat, however she has done so with such perfection, it is stunning). I love how she has taken characters from the Cassie series and given them even more depth and layers. An epic read, with humor, adventure, intrigue, diverse characters, stunning ideas/inventions and so much more. Bring on the next in the series. ( )
  Mike_Amos | May 21, 2019 |
Death's Mistress starts off with Dorina doing mercinary work with the Senate. She now hunts down the vampires that are breaking Senate rules, cuts off their head, and drops the head onto Mircea's desk while collecting her money. Immortals have to pay their bills and this is steady work.

Claire has been gone from Earth for about a month to seemingly be happily wed in Faerie. In Midnight's Daughter she was being hunted by Aesubrand for becoming pregnant with the future heir. It shouldn't be a surprise that her time in Faerie hasn't been all that pleasant. The time streams of the two worlds do not match up and Claire has been gone long enough to have had a 9 month old son, Aiden, that mysterious Fey are trying to murder. The resolution to this problem should have been the rune all the heirs to the throne wear after their first birthday. The rune makes the wearer impossible to kill. The threat to Aiden's life is unending and the ceremony to put the rune on him is moved up, but not fast enough. Aiden's babysitter is killed and Claire grabs her kid and books it out of Faerie to hide with Dory.

The oh so important rune is stolen from the royal Fey, taken to Earth to be sold fast, and instead becomes the motive in a large number of murders. Every head honcho in the supernatural community wants this rune. Mircea and Ming-de are two of the very select interested parties at the auction. It was being passed from the Fey that originally stole it onto the runner of the auction when murder happens, and the rune goes missing. Again. It could be anywhere with anyone and Aiden is still vulnerable. Dory becomes the official envoy of the Blarestri princess and kicks down doors looking to get it back.

Death's Mistress is golden. A unique aspect of the Dorina series is the inclusion of the Fey in the story. Typically supernatural species stay in their own stories. A dhamphir knows vampires better than demons so why stray from those characters? Chance builds up two complex worlds and tangles them together masterfully. Plenty of characters from the first novel appear in the second. Olga sells weapons in a beauty shop. Stinky is losing his baby teeth and being a strange fluffy child. Mircea and Marlowe make some appearances individually and together. Ray, the auction holder, is a highlight of the book. We get to meet Christine, L-C's former mistress and eternal damsel. I'm sad that we don't get to see her again. She was such a fun ditzy character turned psycho.) Aesubrand remains a perfectly terrifying villian.

All around a wonderful addition to a fun series. ( )
  marcosburlybiceps | Mar 22, 2019 |
Cool to read about Mircea from a different point of view than Cassie's. Dory is having a hard couple of days and we get to follow her along as she tries to find out who framed Louis-Cesare and help find the fey ru!ne that will save her friend's son from being assassinated. Looking forward to more ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
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"Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane uncle, Dracula, Dory's hoping her life is about to calm down. But then she gets some visitors. A friend wants Dory's help in finding a magical Fey relic, and the gorgeous vampire Louis-Cesare is desperate to find his former mistress, Christine. Dory and Louis-Cesare quickly discover that the same master vampire Christine is bound to is also rumored to be in possession of the relic. But when the master vampire turns up dead, they realize that there's more at stake than a missing mistress. Someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if Dory and Louis-Cesare can't stop the murderer, they might be next."--P. [4] of cover.

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Dorina Basarab is a dhampir - half-human, half-vampire - and the only way she can stay sane is by unleashing her sometimes uncontrollable rage on demons and vampires that deserve killing.

After the fortunate demise of her insane uncle Dracula, Dory is back home in Brooklyn, hoping that life will calm down for a while. But then two visitors arrive: her friend Claire, asking for Dory's help in finding a magical Fey relic, and the georgeous master-vampire Louis-Cesare, desperate to find his former mistress, a vampire named Christine.

Dory and Louis-Cesare soon discover their problems may be connected; the same master-vampire Christine is bound to is also rumoured to be in possession of the relic. But they soon realize there's more at stake when Christine's master turns up dead. Someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if Dory and Louis-Cesare can't stop the murderer, they may be next...
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