The Immortals

The Immortals

eBook - 2016
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Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago -- when her name was Artemis. "The Immortals--Deborah Harkness, New York Times
Publisher: New York :, Orbit,, 2016.
ISBN: 9780316385879
0316385875
9780316385886
0316385883
9780316347181
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago -- when her name was Artemis. "The Immortals--Deborah Harkness, New York Times
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macika Jul 01, 2016

If you love mythology this is a good spin off story about some of the ancient "godly" characters., their story well woven into the modern times, played in Manhattan. She is writing her second book in the same topic, definitely will read that one as well, hopefully bringing more "ancients and their attitudes" into the new story. Give it a 4 star.

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Apr 27, 2016

Well, if you loved the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, I would be shocked if you didn’t absolutely love The Immortals. Percy was for our past, Selene is for our present.

Right from the beginning, Brodsky gives us a female character that we can root for. From her struggle to help protect the innocent, even though she’s barely stronger than a mortal, to the disheartened contemplation of the wrinkles she sees forming on her face, Selene feels immediately real.

Her ancient past is seamlessly woven in, and the mythology is easily explained for those reading who may not have any background familiarity with Greek myths. We’re introduced to the modern incarnations of some of the best – and worst – Greek gods, and in such a way that you have to give a nod to Brodsky for following the simple creed of Names Have Power. It was interesting to explore how that would play out with gods, whose power depended upon the strength of their worship.

The story itself is nothing unique. Dogooder seeks vengeance for the death of an innocent they are somehow tied to. The police (NYPD in this case) are inept. There’s a male / female partnership, so on and so forth. It’s to be expected. If you read for uniqueness anymore, you’d be perpetually dissatisfied with every book you laid eyes upon. The writing, however, is excellent. This was a book that I truly did not want to put down. Brodsky gave me a world that I can’t wait to be immersed in again. (So yes, I already can’t wait to get my hands on Olympus Bound #2.) The ending was completely unexpected. Selene proved herself immeasurably strong on a non-godlike level.

This was an enjoyable read that enabled you to shut off your brain and just enjoy the story. That’s the best kind.

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