The Circle Gathers

(3 customer reviews)


Arthurian myth meets urban fantasy in this new series from Rowan Casey!

Not all legends are make-believe….

Three years ago, Jessie “the Berserker” Noble was at the top of the MMA fight game, a world-title contender with a brilliant future ahead of her. Then the visions started and her world came crashing down. Hard. Now Jessie’s a shadow of her former self, taking no-holds barred fights in the underground circuit to earn just enough to buy the drugs she needs to keep the horrible things she sees at bay.

When a man named Dante Grimm tells her she’s the modern incarnation of a champion of old and that she and her soon-to-be companions are desperately needed to hold back the darkness to come, Jessie thinks he’s as insane as she is.

But Grimm’s far from crazy. There is a battle coming the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in centuries, a battle against a foe straight out of their worst nightmares. And for them to succeed, Jessie going to have to dive deep into the heart of the very thing she’s been running from all this time – her visions.

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3 reviews for The Circle Gathers

  1. Kitty Ranma

    Interesting beginning.
    It strikes me that there doesn’t seem to be a explanation for the stars that are given. So I thought I’d start giving my take on it.
    1 horrible no redeeming qualities.
    2 ok there are redeeming qualities.
    3 good worth reading, or well written but not my cup of tea.
    4 great but there’s something off.
    5 loved it.

    So now about this story. It couldn’t stop listening, I can’t wait for more of this series. A good book, but it took me awhile to get into it. I do look forward to the next part, hopefully it will get better as the series progresses. I want to say more about this story but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won’t go into it. Also it’s a open ending almost a cliffhanger, and that’s also something I don’t care for.

    The narrator brings the story to life, drawing me in.

    I’ve recently had several conversations with people that have said that one of the things they’d like to see in a review is if I’d read/listen to it again. So I’m now adding that to my reviews.
    I might listen again it depends on the rest of the series.

    Reasons I enjoyed this audio.
    Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building.

    contemporary, fantasy, fighting-war, magic, open-ended, recorded, series.

    This book was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

  2. Darc Librarian

    I loved this book. The hero/antihero is a washed up MMA fighter who due to horrific visions creatures that can’t exist has lost hope and become a drug addict and at the beginning honestly not a very nice person. She discovers that the nightmares may not be all in her mind when she meets an illusionist who is not what he seems. Dante Grimm is in need of a miracle and just might lie in the unsteady hands of Jessie Noble but first he will have to convince her that she is not losing her freaking mind. If he can’t then hell will rain on earth and humanity will fall. A really good start to what looks like it could be an amazing Arthurian Urban Fantasy where nothing and no one is what or who they seem. The narration by Lawrence Locke only enhanced the story and I am really looking forward to the next book!

  3. Rosemary HUGHES

    Start of a new series, with lots of martial arts type action, and an interesting backstory that is developing into a cross between: Arthur and knights of round table, and Dresden Wizard and the Archangels. Early days, as yet, so only the odd monster has raised its grizzly head.
    I believe there obviously is a lot more action to come.

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