Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Immortal: Curse of the Deathless

I received an e-version of Immortal: Curse of the Deathless from author Derek Edgington for review.

Immortal: Curse of the Deathless is a prime example of why I have come to enjoy reading Indie authors. This book is great, no other way to say it.

I'll start with the negatives, actually, there is only one, and it is the most prevalent in self-published indie books: typos. There weren't as many as I often encounter, but more than there should be. Note to indie authors: Get good proofreaders, reviewers like me will rise as one and praise you! So much for the negative.

Immortal: Curse of the Deathless is an epic work of fantasy. Many mythic creatures (sorry, I don't know the PC title for such) are intertwined in a thoroughly entertaining adventure. Our hero is a completely irreverent and sarcastic immortal (so that's where he got the title). His immortality is put to the test repeatedly as he deals with witches, were-people, the Fae (Fey?), zealots and regular human folk (emphasis on deals).

The case can be made that this story entails three distinct episodes, but they tie together so nicely that the case can also be made that it is just one long quest. Our hero has to incorporate tasks set on him by those who seek to either take advantage of his unique abilities or destroy him.

There is all the action, suspense, violence, bloodshed (lots of bloodshed, but not always in a bad way), romance, and sex- very hot sex. Author Edgington has the ability to weave extremely steamy sex scenes without being overly graphic (read pornographic).

Edgington does a fabulous job of balancing drama and violence with sarcasm and wry wit. Immortal: Curse of the Deathless is the first installment in a series of Immortal stories. Thankfully, this author knows how to continue a series without using the cliffhanger.

For mythic adventure, action, knock-down drag outs, sex, and humor, Immortal: Curse of the Deathless by Derek Edgington has the answer. Enjoy!



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