The truth is, Morgan has dozens of reasons not to trust anyone, from the violence that torched her house and killed her father to a love-life that's left her questioning her relationship with her erstwhile boyfriend, Brian. Fleeing, she soon finds that there is another group of immortals, the Olympians who want to use her tracking skills for devious purposes. I rated Dark Descendant, book 1 of the Nikki Glass series, five stars, and I couldn't wait for the second installment to come out. A solid start with some intense characters and a fascinating world and mythology. Seriously, just think of a bunch of evil, rich, arrogant cliches and you have them in a nutshell. Haha it was kinda cool. How I loved this book! It was such a good story, easy to read with likeable characters and an intriguing plot.
I explained I'd just finished a book so then I was asked to describe it. Nikki Glass can track down any man. They can go from stabbing someone's eye out, to having a nice cop of coffee in the next scene. From the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books comes the gripping first novel in a new series about a private eye who discovers, to her surprise, that she's an immortal huntress. The first children of the gods where given immortality, but all of there other descendants were not.
Nikki Glass is thrust into. That hunt leads Morgan into a realm of sexual depravity, then a terrifying kidnapping. It might have been a little thin for my tastes at times, but I was still engaged, and can only hope that these novels get better and better. So it is very Highlanderish. I mean every chapter you're at the edge of your seat An adult Urban Fantasy novel about Greek Gods? They are descendants of the gods. Though Nikki had never believed before that the ancient gods were real, she is a believer now.
He seemed to have much potential to be an enteraining lead hero. The good guys aren't easy to spot, the power plays are surely going to be something to keep readers guessing. I'll definitely be reading the next installment when it's released. Pretty much from the time I got to the end of chapter 2, I was hooked. Nikki is a 25 year old private investigator and a one-time orphan who unwittingly enters into a world she had no clue even existed. And throughout the whole book, she only managed to track 1 person if i remember correctly.
Orphaned and raised in the Foster care system, Nikki was adopted by the Glass family. She hits the bulls-eye without even trying. She has become tougher and more accepting about discovering she is a descendant of the goddess Artemis. It was more for shock effect than anything, I think, because by the time I got past the first five or so chapters, it really didn't become an issue. Thanks to Emmitt, Nikki discovers she cannot die. Hellhounds are attacking people which is a problem for both the Olympians and Liberi.
Later, she reads up on mythology and uses that information to help her apply her inherited powers to her investigative work. Well, they didn't actually try to catch some time for each other or anything, but the scenes they have together are just beautiful. There is a loophole in this tho. The potentially interesting aspects of the story are virtually ignored. Not the most thrilling of mystery climaxes.
I only hope that there's lots more to come in this serries and soon. Nikki Glass was made for the urban fantasy genre. After Book 1, I was waiting for Book 2 it seemed like forever and when it came out I was so excited! All of these are better paced, better characters and do not leave you feeling like you just wasted a lot of calories eating a mediocre piece of cake,instead of holding out for something delicious. Players with little or no impact on this story are glossed over, so readers do not waste time learning information about characters that really do not matter. I also took issue with all the contradictions in this book.
Dark Descendants ended up being an interesting start to Black's newest series and in addition to the world inhabited by the great-great-great-grandchildren of the the gods of more than just the Olympian pantheon, part of what quickly won me over was that I really liked Nikki. The only redeeming person in the beginning is Maggie, who seems like token Good G First off, I hate situations like the one the main character, Nikki, finds herself in. I loved every minute of it. But seeing as their rivals are a bunch of murderous bastards who kill off entire families just to keep a monopoly on their power--well. I have to say thank you, Ms.
To learn more about cookies, please see our. Like I said, Black is the queen of gray morals. Of course there are some unfinished businesses and some questions unanswered, and I'm sure there's time for that and the scenes given at the moment suffices, but giving us a different plot for each book is just what I needed! Nikki Glass becomes immortal quite by accident, she gets put right in the middle of two warring immortal clans. If you enjoy the mythology of the Mythos Academy or Dark-Hunters you love the Nikki Glass series. The complications mount up as Nikki begins to suspect that Konstantin might not be behind the attacks after all.