This is a review of the Tomas short “The Day of the Dead” by Karen Chance. It is a short story belonging to the world of the Dorina Basarab and Cassandra Palmer Series. Karen Chance says that chronologically, this short is ahead of both series, and can be read anytime after “Claimed by Shadow“. You can download a (free!) copy of the short here, on Karen Chance’s official website.
Tomas has returned to Mexico to kill Alejandro once and for all. He’s been trying for so long, and been through so much, that he’s more than ready for this day. He’s not afraid to die, just as long as he takes Alejandro with him.
Alejandro is as bad as they come. On this day, known to locals as “The Day of the Dead” every year, he sets up a hunt. He traps people, and then sets them loose in his underground maze. If they make it out, they are allowed to live. But no one ever makes it out alive.
Sara is looking for her younger brother Jason, but it seems like he’s been captured by Alejandro. Which is strange to say the least, because her brother is a Mage and Alejandro usually leaves magic practitioners alone…
I enjoyed this novel. I did think that the scene hotted up a bit too quick, but it is a short after all.
I am looking forward to reading the newly published “Tempt the Stars”!
For more information on the timeline of the Cassandra Palmer Series and the Dorina Basarab Series (and associated short stories) please follow this link. (Found on Karen Chance’s official website).