Book Review: Hellenic Immortal by Gene Doucette (18+)

Posted May 4, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House

Release Date May 3, 2012

Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Blurb: “Very occasionally, I will pop up in the historical record. Most of the time I’m not at all easy to spot, because most of the time I’m just a guy who does a thing and then disappears again into the background behind someone-or-other who’s busy doing something much more important. But there are a couple of rare occasions when I get a starring role.”

–Adam the Immortal

An oracle has predicted the sojourner’s end, which is a problem for Adam insofar as he has never encountered an oracular prediction that didn’t come true . . . and he is the sojourner. To survive, he’s going to have to figure out what a beautiful ex-government analyst, an eco-terrorist, a rogue FBI agent, and the world’s oldest religious cult all want with him, and fast.

And all he wanted when he came to Vegas was to forget about a girl. And maybe have a drink or two.

“I am probably not the best source when it comes to who invented what. For a long time I thought I invented the wheel.”

–Adam the Immortal

The second book in the Immortal series, Hellenic Immortal follows the continuing adventures of Adam, a sixty-thousand-year-old man with a wry sense of humor, a flair for storytelling, and a knack for staying alive. Hellenic Immortal is a clever blend of history, mythology, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery and romance. A little something, in other words, for every reader.

Hellenic Immortal takes place a couple of years after Adam’s escape from the compound.  Adam has to figure out how to keep an oracle’s prediction from happening.  She predicts his end, and he can’t have that.
We learn that Adam has held some pretty impressive names over his life span. (You’ll have to read the book to find them out ;). )  We are also introduced to new breeds of creatures including: satyrs, werewolves, and nymphs.
During Adam’s trips into memory lane we get to see Ancient Greece.  Greek history and legends is one of my favorite subjects, and one reason why I loved this book even more. If you think Adam’s impending doom means he loses his humor, you are wrong.  He is just as witty as ever.
I love how when Adam describes past events, he transports you there.  Every detail is described, and you get the feeling of the environment.  Adam has great story-telling qualities.  I just hope he has more stories to share with us.
There is a bit of language in this book, but the scenes are pretty tame.  If you want more of Adam’s smart ass comments and to see how he’s going to survive this problem, you need to read this follow up to Immortal.
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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