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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Touch the Dark by Karen Chance. Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires.

But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again wi Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead.

But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire-and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , 1st Edition , pages.

Published June 28th by Michael Joseph first published June 6th More Details Original Title. Cassandra Palmer 1 , Cassandra Palmer World 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Touch the Dark , please sign up. Okay- I am on the third book right now, and as the question has yet to be answered and only hinted at, I figured I would ask.

How old is Cassie when the series starts? Anyone know for sure? I'm guessing range, but maybe ? OR am I completely wrong and she is younger or older? Jules She's In the beginning of Claimed by Shadow, Cassie tells Casanova that she will be 24 "tomorrow.

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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Touch the Dark Cassandra Palmer, 1. Sep 02, Kat Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves: kat-s-book-reviews , the-great-shelf-of-meh. First of all there are vampires. Second of all, there is a heroine and a few sexy vamps around. And in the middle of explaining something, using one of my usual, snarky, totally catchphrase worthy lines, I start mumbling about the scientific explanation behind why the sky is blue.

Like that… Well, Chance does this all the time. They were in the middle of a certain-death battle when Cassandra Palmers starts giving a detailed explanation in the form, function and differing types of wards and what her history is with them. What is this, a Hogwarts classroom? They literally spend two thirds of the book in a single room just talking about… stuff. They were all just talking and I found myself drowning in a faintly reminiscent feeling.

Also, Mircea, Chance, Hamilton called, she wants Jean Claude back in his leather pants and pansy-ass girly-erotica shirts before you send him home is totally, totally a pedobear! Mircea, meet my friend Chris Hansen. Other than the squick factor I found Mircea and the other men in this book infinitely sexier and better than the ones in Anita Blake so that's a positive at least.

This book does something it should never have done and that was to mess with time travel. Note: avoid messing with time travel because invariably you will bugger it all up. Time travel is a tricky concept. Over all, the writing was okay, the characters were interesting even if there were way too many historical guest appearances for my tastes. The moral to the story is that it shows promise of good action, sexiness and wit. View all 19 comments.

If I had to use one word to describe this book it would be "busy". Not so action-packed, although there was plenty of that, but the fact that every magical creature, mythology, urban legend, religious legend, and infamous historical person you can think of was included in this story.

It's like when someone decides to order a pizza and puts so many toppings on it that it really doesn't resemble a pizza anymore. What the hell is going on here? Here is a breakdown of SOME of what's included in this s If I had to use one word to describe this book it would be "busy". Raised with vampires, a clairvoyant, but "more", sees dead people, has a ghost side-kick, is running from a hit-man vampire, is a virgin, but has a magical vagina because all the vamps want a piece of that.

Gangster Vampires - bad guys trying to kill Cassy because she ratted out their organization to the cops who don't believe in vampires, but they got them on tax evasion. Oh, and by the by, Jack the Ripper is in this group. Satyrs - they are cocktail servers in a casino and some of them may or may not shift into rats.

Wererats - see above. Dark Mages - bad guys who are siding with Rasputin. Light Mages - represented by a guy name Pritkin who is kind of an asshole and really gun-crazy. He hates Cassy and calls her a whore even though she's our special virgin. They also want to get their hands on Cassy to control her power. Witches - not sure if this means that the mages are only male, but our asshole mage calls Cassy a witch as an insult.

If so, this is so sexist. Why is it that strong men are called powerful and strong women are called witches? SMH Fey - we only meet an evil little Tinkerbelle, but there is reference to a lot of them.

Werewolves - cameo appearance to remind us that weres and vamps don't like each other. In case we forgot. Ghosts - Cassy has a ghost side-kick and apparently there are many different kinds of them too. Time traveling - it's a thing in this story. And yet, somehow, this ends up being pretty fun. Cassy is not too-stupid-to-live, but is pretty cynical and sarcastic, which I like.

I personally think that running away would be my thing too if I was one of these characters. I would like to be a badass, but I notice that they seem to get hurt a lot, and I would rather NOT get hurt.

So, I would leave the badassery to the supes and just run for my life. Let the things that heal fast take the hits. Okay, I think you are ready to read this book now. You've been prepped. View all 16 comments.

Feb 10, Shannon rated it it was ok Shelves: ghosts , color-black , short , owned , witches , forgot-to-drink-the-kool-aid , , vampires , magic , fairies. My main problem is that I've already read the Anita Blake series, and Touch the Dark is so similar that you almost have to wonder why she wasn't called out on plagiarism. I could be being unfair, but it's not like I can unread or block out the books and series I've already read. I apologize if you're reading this and haven't read the Anita Blake series at all, and it's very possible you'll enjoy Touch the Dark more if you haven't, but I can't help but compare the two.

When I first started, Cassie really felt like old-Anita to me.


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