The Immortals (The Immortal Brotherhood Book 1)

The Immortals (The Immortal Brotherhood Book 1)

Posted by licoricehouse | Published 5 months ago



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Raina Black steals treasures from warlords, spies on governments and corporations, and sleeps like a baby at night. But after a particularly rough job where she inexplicably wakes up in a tomb in Cairo, things get weird.

First, Noah Mason, a man she swears she saw die, approaches her, claiming to be a demon hunter. Then, Noah insists she must fulfill her family legacy by helping him restore the Immortal Brotherhood...before all hell breaks loose.

But Raina wants no part of it. Going up against dark supernatural forces is above her pay grade. However, when the promise of a cure for her terminally ill sister hangs in the balance, Raina decides that the Immortal Brotherhood could solve her problems.

Between dodging bounty hunters, non-sparkly vampires, and Noah Mason’s smoldering gaze, Raina has to use her skill and wit to pull off the most dangerous job she’s ever taken on.
This was a great book, full of action, weird occurrences, mystical artifacts, demons, necromancers, warlocks, and of course, humans meddling where they are not supposed to. Overall amazing combination of impeccable writing, great plot, realistic characters and urban setting.
The main character is Raina, an analyst in a private military company, who moonlights as a thief of rare artifacts to pay for her sister's cancer treatment. Then there is Noah, a powerful immortal, who dies five minutes after they meet. After which they embark on an adventure together. The romance is practically non-existent as the story focuses on one particular artifacts and all the individuals and groups trying to obtain it. I find this approach accelerates the pace of the story. I felt like I was racing with them and I couldn't put the book down.
Regardless of the lack of romance, the authors paid a lot of attention to character development, inter-character relationships, and especially complicated family dynamics. There is a lot of anger and resentment between some of the characters, but there is also a lot of love, care, friendship and loyalty among others. Nothing is black and white, and little is what it seems, considering the secrets that are being unnecessarily kept.
I expected a cliffhanger, and I got one. The story cuts off in a very intense moment, but it is clear that a completely new part of the adventure starts. And I immediately started reading the next book. Great series. The story continues in A Discovery of Faeries (The Immortal Brotherhood Book 2).

- Anonymous

This felt like Assassin's Creed meets Wanted meets Da Vinci Code supernatural style. It was full of wonderfully done action scenes, information that left you puzzling things out, and more twists than a licorice stick. The possible slow-burn romance took a backseat in the book, but I look forward to seeing how it plays out. It sucked me in from page one and I can't wait to see what happens next!

- Anonymous

4 CRANKY STARS

I enjoyed this story but can only give it 4 stars because for me it seemed too predictable. It’s a modern-day story of secret societies, immortals, magic and double agents. The heroine, Raina is an agent of a group that I never could figure out what they did but spy. She also, has a side job as a thief to earn extra money to pay for her sister’s cancer treatments. As the infamous Nightwalker, she commands huge fees for the relics and weapons she supplies illegally to people fo disreputable reputations. It appears that her whole existence revolves around illegal activities.
On her latest job, she refuses to give up the package. In it is a lovely but strange pendant. Of course, she puts it around her neck and the clasp hooks. As in all these stories, it now can’t be removed and imbues her with magical powers. She doesn’t know this at first but as the crooks stalk and try to kill her, she learns. This is when she meets Noah and learns about the Immortal Brotherhood and the Servi Mortis. Just which group is good, and which is evil remains a question until near the end of this book.

Everyone is after her and that pendant. Her sister’s cancer appears to be worse and then there is a surprise twist. Things are not always what they seem especially when good and evil are connected. Can all our characters survive to the next book and what will lie in store for them. Also, what did her family have to do with these organizations? What a twisted web this is.

- Anonymous

What is more badass than a woman who moonlights by stealing precious items from powerful people? How about being a badass whose family legacy is helping save the world from evil? Meet Raina Black. She is a spy that works for a company called Hyperion (I, for one, will never see Disney the same anymore…) but moonlights after hours to help pay her sister’s medical bill. On her recent assignment, things go wrong… very quickly. The item she was hired to procure is a part of her family legacy and has fixed itself to her. The Immortal Brother to her aid. Meet Noah. He has a powerful and dangerous gift. He can regenerate! (I thought of Doctor Who, but it’s a bit different!) Noah helps Raina escape, but convincing her she needs the Brotherhood as much as they need her… well… he’s out of his depth. Will Raina be able to save her dying sister and help the Brotherhood, or will the two conflict? If so, who will she choose? The life of her sister, or the fate of the world?

There is chemistry between Raina and Noah. While it is acknowledged, it doesn’t go beyond the acknowledgment. On one hand, I’m glad it didn’t. Romance isn’t the focus of this story, so to take it beyond the two noticing the other is attractive would have definitely taken away from the story. On the other hand, I so wanted them to be together, and perhaps they will be. There just wasn’t room in the first book for every element. I would like to know more about the organization Raina worked for, Hyperion. How do they tie into The Brotherhood and the evil forces they are up against? The characters are quite interesting and I need more of them (particularly Bev) in my life. I will be continuing this series because I need to know what happens to the bad guy?! This is a good start to a series!

- Anonymous

I enjoyed this book a lot. A new author to me , but hopefully one I will be reading again.

- Anonymous

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