Sunday, September 14, 2008

Review - Immortals: The Crossing by Joy Nash

Immortals: The Crossing
Immortals, Book 6
Joy Nash
Love Spell
September 30, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-505-52767-7

Book Blurb from the author’s site:
Celtic demigod Manannán mac Lir (Mac) is hot on the trail of Artemis Black, a stunningly dangerous witch who is inexplicably able to intertwine life magic with death magic. Her rare talent nearly killed a faerie infant under Mac’s protection. For the safety of his people, he should punish her severely for this crime.

But once Mac runs Artemis to ground, he finds he just can’t handle the sexy, infuriating witch. Artemis is both vulnerable and cunning, and it’s not often that Mac meets a female who can tug at his heartstrings and challenge his magic. Each time Mac thinks he’s got Artemis cornered, she slips from his grasp. Soon, he’s obsessed.

Artemis is desperate. So desperate, she’s been skimming life essence from faeries, despite the inherent danger, intending to barter the stolen magic for the assistance of a ruthless demon. When her spell races out of control, nearly killing a faerie young one, Artemis calls the spell back. But not quickly enough to escape the notice of one very angry, very sexy Celtic demigod.

Passions run high between Artemis and Mac—and so does suspicion. What human would refuse the help of a demigod? Mac’s sure Artemis is hiding something he’s not going to like. It’s clear she’s in trouble, and dealing in dangerous magic. He won’t let her destroy herself. He’s going to stick tight by her side until he uncovers the truth.

Even when she leads him straight into Hell.

My thoughts:
When a young child nearly dies from a death magic attack on their village, Manannán mac Lir sets out to find the person responsible. Mac is an immortal demigod and Sidhe prince. As the Guardian of Celtic Magical Creatures in the Human World he’s charged with the protection of the faerie people, and he takes that job seriously. The trail leads to Artemis Black, a woman capable of mixing a deadly combination of death magic with life magic. While she should be taken straight to the Sidhe Council it’s clear that the woman has some troubles of her own. Intrigued, Mac disobeys and soon finds that he’s getting in deeper with each passing moment.

Artemis Black is stealing life energy. She knows it’s wrong, but she’s been given no choice. Faeries so rarely have babies that she failed to check before taking from the latest village, nearly causing the death of an infant. Now she has Mac after her, a complication she can’t afford with time running out. The stubborn demigod has offered his help without knowing what the problem is, but accepting would be too high of a risk. Determined to handle it on her own, Artemis is about to find out just how much she misjudged the immortal by her side.

This is the sixth installment, and an engaging addition in the Immortals series. Tired of the music star life and the fans that come along with it, Mac throws himself into his job as the Guardian of Celtic Magical Creatures in the Human World by tracking down a witch that’s draining the life energy from faeries. What he finds when he meets up with Artemis is a woman who catches his interest like no other. Ms. Nash pens a story of passion and deception, melding fantasy, action and a fast-paced plot together to form an intriguing read. Immortals: The Crossing will suit fans of the series or those looking for an entertaining romantic fantasy.

To read an excerpt and learn more about Immortals: The Crossing, visit Ms. Nash’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

5 comments:

RachaelfromNJ said...

Great review! I haven't read this series but I've heard about them quite a few times. Each book is by a different author right? Are there ongoing characters that transfer over into the other authors' books or each has their own?

Kimberly Swan said...

Each book alternates the author and while previous characters are mentioned they can also be read as stand-alone. I really enjoyed the two I've read. :)

RachaelfromNJ said...

Oh ok cool! :)

MarnieColette said...

I love this series. I originally read the first 4 books --- they are great. This one sounds fabulous also.

Great reveiw by the way... wish the ones at AMAZON.com were as well written.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Marnie - Everyone I've talked to agrees with you, that they were all so good! I really enjoyed this and hope you'll get a chance to read it soon. (just 2 weeks until it releases!)

Thank you, how kind of you to say so. :)