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Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle
Vicious Circle Book Cover, written by Mike Carey
Vicious Circle Book Cover,
written by Mike Carey
Author(s) Mike Carey
Series Felix Castor
Publisher Grand Central Publishing (Hardcover)
Orbit (eBook)
Publication date July 28, 2008
Media type Hardcover
Length 448 Pages
ISBN 978-0446580311 (Hardcover)
ASIN B0015DYJFS (eBook)
Preceded by The Devil You Know
Followed by Dead Men's Boots

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).

Vicious Circle is a novel written by Mike Carey. It is the second work in the Felix Castor series by this author. In this work the character Ajulutsikael, also known as Juliet, is a Succubus.


  • Title: Vicious Circle
  • Author: Mike Carey
  • Published By: Grand Central Publishing (Hardcover), Orbit (eBook)
  • Length: 448 Pages
  • Format: Hardcover & eBook
  • ASIN: B0015DYJFS (eBook)
  • ISBN-10: 0446580317 (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446580311 (Hardcover)
  • Publishing Date: July 28, 2008

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Plot Summary

Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after a successful case convinces him that he really can do some good with his abilities --- "good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead. His friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor.

Doing some consulting for the local cops helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big private job to really fill the hole in his bank account. That's what he needs. What he gets is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of hell's fiercest demons. When satanists, stolen spirits, sacrifice farms, and haunted churches all appear on the same police report, the name Felix Castor can't be too far behind...

Book Review

The following review can be found in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Further adventures of Felix
  • Reviewed On: November 20, 2007
  • Reviewed By: M. J. Gray

Felix Castor returns in a dark sequel to The Devil You Know. This time he is trying to contact the ghost of a girl on her parent's behalf, and disentangle his friend Rafi from a rather nasty demon, and pay his rent, and cope with a succubus who wants to be his sidekick. This is edgy, intelligent writing. In spite of, or perhaps because of(like Neil Gaiman), his background in graphic novels, the Felix Castor novels are not an easy read. I loved it and hope the third one comes out soon.

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