Friday, 27 April 2012

Hellenic Immortal by Gene Doucette

Immortal by Gene Doucette

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An enthralling  tale of an immortal man, and the subsequent challenges he faces as being the only one of his kind. Language, people, technology, cultures, and customs all change over time, forcing him to re-adapt, time and again. But one careless moment around the invention of photography changes his existence. Now his secret is revealed and those who would seek to exploit and market his gift of immortality ruthlessly seek him.

Hellenic Immortal by Gene Doucette

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“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.

My Thoughts

In Hellenic Immortal, the tale of Adam the Immortal continues. Many millennia have passed since his birth, and his exploits have intermingled with mythology. There are those who without seeing, believe in his existence, a select few within a government agency who can actually confirm it, and an imposter who usurps his identity for his own nefarious and demented gain.

The existence of this imposter has created a serious problem for Adam. Folk who should trust him have put their faith in a mad man, government investigative forces believe him guilty of a devastating crime, and the mad imposter has awoken a beast capable of global devastation. And did I mention theres a prophesy foretelling Adams doom?

Poor, poor Adam. Not that you can feel sorry for him. No, you'd much rather he "suck it up" and wade into battle, all the while continuing his "complicated" relationship with alcohol.

I consider the first book in this series, Immortal, to be one of the best books I have read in a long time. As such, I was seriously keen to read its sequel, Hellenic Immortal, and Gene Doucette more than delivered. He was again successful at intermingling past and present storylines and bringing the reader up to speed on the backstory in a humorous, but adventurous way that leaves you in a state of anticipation. You just know the ending will be epic!

I'm betting there will be a third book in the series, which will hopefully reveal more about the ever present and mysterious redhead, Eve. There's more yet to this tale and I can't wait for another lighthearted journey, as retold through the wry memories of our reluctant hero, filled with adventure, controversy, and dry witticisms as Adam irreverently gives his take on various historical and religious events. So hilarious!

If you haven't read Immortal, you should, but be prepared, you won't want to stop there. BUT that's where you're lucky, because thanks to Hellenic Immortal, you won't have to.
So light a fire under your Kindle and get reading. I want you all to help me pressure Gene Doucette to complete the next one.

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