Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur

17883964In the area surrounding Taurin Bay teenagers are disappearing only to be found later drained of all of their blood. Maddie Smith is living alone, in fear of powerful ‘gifts’ she cannot control. She is visited by an apparition of a man by the name of Jon who says he is laying inured at the bottom of a well and needs her help in order to live. She doesn’t believe him until he says that someone close to her is drawing him to her for help and that person is also in danger. She gets a call from her sister Jayne that her son, Evan, is missing.

Maddie and Jon form an uneasy alliance to find Evan and another missing girl before the full moon when all the previous teens have been killed. Jon is a shapshifter from the Damask Circle, an organisation of magical and gifted people who’s mission is to rid the world of demons, evil vampires and ancient magicians, anything which poses a threat to humans. Maddie is struggling to overcome her fear and guilt that her psychic and pyrokineisis gifts have cause her during her life. She has inadvertently killed with her abilities because she can’t control it.

While I enjoyed this book it fell along the predictable lines of her previous books. It doesn’t take away from the story but if you are familiar with Keri Arthur’s writings you will know what I mean.

This is the first book in a trilogy but it can be read as a stand alone.

ARC provided by Netgalley

3/5 stars

– Crash

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