Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer

Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, #2) by Karen Chance

Claimed by Shadow (2007) is book #2 of the Cassandra Palmer series.

Introduction Edit

From the book jacket:

A recent legacy made Cassandra Palmer heir to the title of Pythia, the world's chief clairvoyant. It's a position that usually comes with years of training, but Cassie's circumstances are a little...unusual. Now she's stuck with a whopping amount of power that every vamp, fey, and mage in town wants to either monopolize or eradicate-and that she herself doesn't dare use.

What's more, she's just discovered that a certain arrogant master vampire has a geis on her-a magical claim that warns off any would-be suitors, and might also explain the rather ... intense attraction between them. But Cassie's had it with being jerked around, and anyone who tries it from now on is going to find out that she makes a very bad enemy... ~ Take A Chance: Books

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The Story Edit

It’s havoc at Dante’s as Cassie has accidentally released the Graeae in her quest to find tools and help to track down Tony and free her father. And, for the first time, she learns about the D'uthracht Geis placed on her.

Having her time traveling ability out of her control is one thing, but the geis…well, that’s another. It does serve one purpose as Cassie figures out why she keeps traveling back to the same timeline over and over. It comes in handy as the Silver Circle wants her dead, too. ~ KD DID IT Takes on Books

Full Summary Edit

The story picks up just after the events of Touch the Dark. Cassie has escaped the Senate, but reveals she stole a few objects of power on her way out of the door. She is looking for Tony, not only because of past issues with him, but because she wants to free her father's ghost, and neutralize Myra, the other heir to the Pythia power. (She thinks Tony is the key to finding them both.)

Just as she approaches a member of Tony's organization to try to get a fix on him, she is attacked by Mages. She is forced to make an alliance with the mage assassin Pritkin to escape. They decide to work together to get to Faerie , where they believe Tony and Myra are hiding. Pritkin wants to get to Myra for his own reasons.

While all this is going on, Cassie discovers that Mircea has placed a geis on her... a powerful spell that prevents her from sleeping with other men. If she makes a move to do so, she and the potential partner experience great pain. But this is at odds with the power of the Pythia which is urging Cassie to lose her virginity in order to claim her full power.

Before she can even set out for Faerie, Cassie is being sent back in time. Myra is trying to kill Mircea in the past, to remove his protection of Cassie in the present. ~ Goodreads reader | Jen

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  • Aura: magical skin
  • Cassie's Ward: pentagram ward created by the Circle—they put a block on it she Cassie can't use it.
  • Codex Merlini: the text on which all modern magic is based, written by Merlin.
  • "Crystal Gazing": scandal sheet for the magical community—on the counter in Mac's shop
  • Dagger Bracelet: Dark Magical Weapon—had tiny grey daggers that sense threats, they mostly act on command, when suits them, but sometimes act on their own.
  • Dislocator: Magical weapon— [6]
  • Magic Mirrors: surveillance monitors and or communication [8]
  • Magic Tattoos: Tattoos that have magical properties—wards, weapons, magic enhancements, etc.. 
  • Magical Fire: burns like phosphorus—doesn't put out easily. [14]
  • Magical Objects and Weapons: running list for series
  • Magical Paperweight Snare: What Cassie's father's spirit is trapped in: Tony has it in Faerie; Tony is using it as a paperweight, the size of a golfball. [15]alks—self-prophecying Tarot deck.
  • Magical Sword: Tattoo that Mac put on JP for Faerie—turns into a real sword. [9]
  • Magical Traps: aka Snares—traps for a spirit or other magical being(s)
  • Null Bombs: stops all magic—made illegally by killing mages who are Nulls .
  • The Oracle: Newweek-like magazine for the magical community
  • Portals: magical entryways between planes of existence—like from the mortal world into Faerie.
  • Runes of Langgarn: Thurisaz, Hagalaz, Jera and Dagaz [9]
  • Saint Sebastian medallion: Agnes' amulet—pertinent to her death—once used to ward of the plague by holding arsenic.[7]
  • Sheba: jungle cat tattoo ward—a panther—that Mac lends Cassie.
  • Shield Bracelet: Myra has a shield bracelet, a gift from a friend—to protect her from Cassie's Dagger Bracelet; it had tiny interlocking shields. [6]
  • Tarot Deck: talks—self-prophecying Tarot deck.
  • Time Line: The course that time suns on—there are those who would travel in time illegally—such as the Guild or other Dark Mages—to alter it for the own purposes; it's the Pythia's job to protect it.
  • Wards: a wide variety of magic spells used for protection—sometimes in the form of tattoos, sometimes objects are spelled to act as weapons when a threat occurs; and many others. 



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Book References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 12
  2. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 4
  4. 4.0 4.1 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 15
  5. 5.0 5.1 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 7
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 14
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 2
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 5
  10. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  11. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 7
  12. 12.0 12.1 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 11
  13. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 11
  14. 14.0 14.1 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 13
  15. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 6
  16. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 5–8
  17. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 8

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