Tempted by Revenge, Bound by Desire...
TITLE: My Immortal AssassinAUTHOR: Carolyn Jewel
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 358 pages
PUBLISHED: Forever, 2010
I haven't yet read the first two books, My Wicked Enemy and My Forbidden Desire so I wasn't familiar with the storyline. It didn't take long to catch on to the plot. These are all stand alone books, but I think reading them in order would definitely enhance the enjoyment of the series. The included glossary in this book is very helpful with the terminology and helped me fill in any gaps I may have found.
The author has taken us into a fascinating world where magic and evil are prevalent and out there for anyone to see, if they know where to look. Demons, mages and witches walk the streets and rub shoulders with humans. It's an interesting underworld to our every day, oblivious lives.
Durian is a very complex man/fiend/hero. He's tough and tender, scary and sentimental all at the same time. He's a very disciplined and methodical killer. Of course it always helps to be devastatingly gorgeous and possess magical skills.
Gray is an interesting woman. She starts out with the rage and motive for revenge that an assassin needs, but not the training. Her courage and perserverance make Durian want to learn more about her while he's teaching her the art of killing and survival. When she starts to come into her own magic, she really turns things around and sets Durian on his heels.
I think the only negative I would have is that the ending was a bit rushed for me. I felt that it could have been drawn out a bit instead of tying things up so quickly. Of course, that could just be me - I wanted more! I am thrilled that there is more to come with a fourth book out this summer My Dangerous Pleasure.
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