- File Size: 870 KB
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House (May 2, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 2, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007ZXKD5M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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- Book 2 of 3 in Immortal (3 Book Series)
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More About the Author
Gene's newest novel is THE SPACESHIP NEXT DOOR, a science fiction adventure debuting 12/22/2015.
Also look for Gene's sci-fi thriller FIXER, and short thriller SURVIVING HECTOR.
Earlier works include the humor collections BEATING UP DADDY and VACATIONS AND OTHER ERRORS IN JUDGMENT and the parody collection THE OTHER WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK.
Gene is also an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. You can follow him on Twitter @GeneDoucette, on Tumblr (as genedoucette) as himself and as The Urban Cyclist. You can also keep track of him on his blog at Genedoucette.me, and you can contact Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Customer Reviews
I was not disappointed.
If you haven't read "Immortal" - you should - but you don't need to read it before this book. This is a sequel in that it continues the story line, but it is self-contained.
Gene Doucette (or is it Doucette Gene?) is a great story teller.
Typographically - the all caps sections got tedious, in "Immortal 3" (I'm not done with Adam - I hope Gene isn't either) I hope he tries some other method.
I recommend this book.
Along the way, Adam's story is full of vivid tales and images of lands and legends only known in history books, and then some that are not known at all. Though he clearly has an opposing view on most academic reviews, considering he has lived through most of it, with an occasional mind-clearing drink, some deep personal thought, and maybe a little sex, he manages to takes it all in stride and does what he knows he must do. If someone in his path has troubles and needs a hand, he will somehow find a way to help them too.
Overall, Adam the Immortal is an enchanting character to follow, and like it or not, he is a good guy, a warrior, and sometimes even a hero. I truly recommend the "Hellenic Immortal" to anyone who loves a book that has a taste of it all. Should there be another, I will gladly take the adventure with him again.
Like the first one, the author introduces more ancient or mythical creatures -- in the first one it was guest apperances by demons, vampires, iffrit, pixies and this one focuses mainly on satyrs, a lone dryad and lycanthropes. This story is a little slow at first and not quite as engaging as the first one but the plot picks up as you move through it. I saw one critical review that opined on the lack of answers from the first one and lack of characters from the first one, but I didn't mind that. Adam has journeyed in solitary fashion so it's not suprising that steady characters are not present at all times.
I am also impressed with the author's research -- he explains historical concepts and language artifacts as part of the story in a humorious fashion, a bit like having your whacky high school history teacher again (all in a good way). It's a solid, pleasant and entertaining read -- I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author tells a great story, entertaining and engaging. Buy and enjoy!!
I found the humour to be much less than in the first book. The story kept my attention in the second half, but it didn't have the same impact as the first.
Each chapter started with an excerpt from a story about Silenus the Younger. These excerpts didn't really make much sense until late in the book. Then it tied in smoothly, but they were distracting and disjointed for most of the book, especially when the excerpt was on the longer side.
Overall, this was an okay read, and maybe if I had left more time between reading this and first book I might have enjoyed it more. As it was, this second book didn't even compare to the first.
'Hellenic Immortal' certainly won't be taking a place in my pantheon of life-changing books, but it was a fun read. I enjoyed the first book, 'Immortal' and I felt this followup book was a better, more refined offering. It provides a self-encapsulating story with a few good little twists. It continues one of the most important story arcs from the first book, which, not being resolved, leads me to believe there will be more books coming along. However, both books to date are self-contained chapters that can easily stand alone. We're not left with an unresolved cliff-hanger, just overall unresolved questions about our protagonist.
I've put Doucette on my watch list for the next book and will buy it when it's released. I won't be standing breathlessly awaiting its arrival, hopping from foot to foot but it will be pleasant surprise when it arrives. And that is my recommendation: if you're looking for a pleasant read, with a bit of depth but not TOO much thinking required, this book (and series is for you).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr Doucette is a master of his trade. It puzzles me why his books are not more widely read. He needs a marketer that is as good as he is.Published 2 months ago by Amele
I've read this entire series (so far as it's gone), and all of the books are great. Always interesting, always well plotted, always with interesting characters.Published 4 months ago by flyfish
Not as good as the first book in the series, but still an enjoyable read.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a sucker for great immortal stories and Gene has done a great job. Definitely fits what you'd think an immortal would be. Great story!Published 9 months ago by Jason Cheek
After that excellent first book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on book 2 and let me tell you this book doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Y. Joshi
It's a well told story, fast paced and a fairly easy read. I like the historic references to ancient Greece. The different areas and times explored were interesting. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
The second book in Gene Doucette's "Immortal" trilogy suffers from the classic case of author fatigue: when your editor is pressing you for a sequel and when your devoted... Read morePublished 16 months ago by G.L.