“What I was currently doing with my time and money . . . didn’t really deserve anyone else’s attention. If I was feeling romantic about it, I’d call it a quest, but all I was really doing was trying to answer a question I’d been ignoring for a thousand years.”
In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who seemed to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appeared throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her.
In his last encounter, she actually did vanish—into thin air, right in front of him. The question was how did she do it? To answer, Adam will have to complete a quest he gave up on a thousand years earlier, for an object that may no longer exist.
If he can find it, he might be able to do what the red-haired woman did, and if he can do that, maybe he can find her again and ask her who she is . . . and why she seems to hate him.
“You are being watched. Move your loved ones to safety . . . trust nobody.”
But Adam isn’t the only one who wants the red-haired woman. There are other forces at work, and after a warning from one of the few men he trusts, Adam realizes how much danger everyone is in. To save his friends and finish his quest he may be forced to bankrupt himself, call in every favor he can, and ultimately trade the one thing he’d never been able to give up before: his life.
From the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal comes Immortal at the Edge of the World, the breathtaking conclusion to the best-selling trilogy. Will Adam survive?
I have been a fan of these books since the first one came out. I’m sad to see these characters go, but I really enjoyed this last adventure.
Adam can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. There’s always someone wanting to find out what exactly he is. He’s spends a majority of his time in this novel trying to find out who is after him this time. He thought after the trouble at the compound before that he’d be off the grid for a while. Yeah, that so didn’t happen. We get to see a few past characters, which is good because I wanted to know what was going on with them. We also meet a few new ones. Mirella is a complete badass, and I want to fight like her.
Each book has brought in a new species, and that’s not different with this one. We get to meet goblins, and many more things. I enjoyed going back into Adam’s past. He has had many friendships, but a few have definitely made an impact on him. I loved meeting Hsu, and seeing his view of the world. He’s definitely a good friend to have. There are also a few action scenes, and some of them can be pretty gory.
I don’t want to give a ton away because this last leg of his journey to find the woman with the red hair is one of his best ones. We learn so much about him, and the other characters. I’m going to miss this bunch of characters.
Gene Doucette is the acclaimed author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal, the sci-fi thriller Fixer, and (as G Doucette) the erotic horror thriller Sapphire Blue. He is also the author of multiple short stories– including The Immortal Chronicles series– is a prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, and a published humorist and essayist. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and two children.