Monday, 29 September 2014

Immortal at the Edge of the World by Gene Doucette

Immortal at the Edge of the World
Book 3 of the Immortal Series
by Gene Doucette
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Release Date: October 2 , 2014
Genre: FICTION/Fantasy/General & Fantasy/Contemporary
ISBN e-book:   978-1-61213-276-1
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

MY THOUGHTS

This was a fitting conclusion to the Immortal Series with many favourite characters reappearing to provide answers for questions that were raised from the very first book. However the author is not content to just play with existing people, he successfully adds some new persona’s to the mix, who help mould a whole new story and give dimension to Adam. Gene crafts another backdrop of events and misfortunes culminating in a resolution that successfully satisfies both the current trajectory and the issues raised in previous novels.

There is Adam and there is Eve, two extraordinary people who seem to have crossed paths many times throughout history. What is the mystery that surrounds Eve and why is she so elusive. Why is Claire so distant, what happened to scare her away? Immortal at the Edge of the World has all the answers.

I’m not sure how I feel about Adam and Eve and what is related about their previous relationship. It’s not pretty, though I never expected it would be. Having said that, I never imagined that Adam would have treated anyone so poorly, regardless of the era in which such events occurred. He always seemed such a gentleman, even if reluctantly so. The one point I took from this particular circumstance was that one event does not necessarily define a person, but your actions can certainly have a lasting impact on others. Thank God we can’t all live to be 60 000 yrs old, imagine the grudges people would hold!

Adam and Claire is a different story again, I’m not sure I believed Claires reasoning nor could I understand how Adam could not know. (Though I can’t really go into that without giving some very obvious spoilers away - so that is a conversation for people who have read the series).

There is a new heroine in Immortal at the Edge of the World  who shows a great deal of promise, someone who will hopefully stick around for a bit longer yet. I wonder what her life expectancy is?


Realistically I think the tale of the Immortal Adam could go on forever. For a man that has lived for 60 000 years he surely has to have a lot more stories to be told… and I hear the author is now publishing short stories of our favourite Immortal Man, all of which should be available on Amazon - so go and check them out.

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~~SUMMARY~~


Immortal-Edge-of-World-3D-Bookstack“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?







~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~




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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.



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Praise for Immortal at the Edge of the World
"Brilliant end to the trilogy, with much twistiness involved in tying up all the plotlines. Lots of humour and typical Adam-ness - but no spoilers from me. You'll just have to read it for yourself. I think this might be my favourite of the series.+  - Andrea Goodreads Review
OTHER BOOKS BY GENE DOUCETTE

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