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“The Immortals” is perfect for those of us who grew up loving Percy Jackson or D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, and are looking for something more adult in pacing and content. I was most reminded of Kendare Blake’s “Antigoddess”, an enjoyable and bloody book much like this. “The Immortals” is action-packed, visceral, sexy, and stuffed with tidbits from both well-known and lesser-known myths. Part crime thriller, part fantasy novel, with a sliver of romance. The modern embodiments of the gods and goddesses are delightful and realistic to our times (Hermes is a favorite of mine). There are plenty of low-key references that hardcore mythology buffs will delight in (Selene’s dog is named Hippolyta!!!) and a thriller-like pace and atmosphere that will appeal even to non-fantasy/mythology fans.

~Allison Senecal

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