By Gene Doucette
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, 224 pages, $9.99
A Fun Story with an Amusing Hero
Adam, an immortal being, is readjusting to civilized life in Las Vegas and spends his time drinking and gambling. Still unused to crowds of people after years of solitude, he is annoyed to have his adjustment period interrupted by the appearance (and subsequent disappearance) of a mysterious woman, Ariadne. Before long, Adam is embroiled in an FBI investigation and an even more dangerous Mystery Cult, determined to raise a dangerous Drayd. Adam must use his centuries of knowledge to save himself and the humans he has grown to like.
Hellenic Immortal is an amusing tale of Adam, a man who has a dry wit, fierce intelligence and a strong desire to keep living. Adam is a fun character, keenly observant and bemused about much in the modern world. It’s nice to read his tale in both the present and past as both are woven throughout the book and give clues to current situation. This is the second book in the series but it’s not necessary to read them in order. This is a nicely written book that fans of fantasy will enjoy.