Nikki Glass is still reeling from her transition from being
a descendant of the goddess Artemis to being a Liberi,an
immortal with skills and powers connected to Artemis. The
Liberi can only be killed by someone with a person with a
drop of divine blood, their descendants, so many of the
Olympians made a practice of killing their children for fear
those children would steal their immortality and become
Liberi themselves. Independent, Nikki attempts to keep her
PI business and home separate from Anderson Kane, but her
interests continue to get absorbed by his goals. She needs
to remain one of "Anderson's Liberi" to keep herself and her
sister, Steph, safe from the Olympian Liberi, but she
constantly keeps one eye on the door. Abandoned by her
mother and shuttled through foster homes because of her
aggressive and rebellious behavior, Nikki has difficulty
trusting that she can fit in.
The Olympians come to Anderson with information on a
descendant on Anubis who is killing people with his jackals.
The Liberi want the killings to stop, but the Olympians know
more than they are letting on about this descendant and his
Jenna Black's works are always stellar. She has complex but
strong female protagonists and a crisp writing style. Like
her other protagonists, Nikki has gone through a lot and
continues to evolve and refocus her perception throughout
the novel, but she never comes off as whiny or unrealistic.
This is a series in the early stages, as DEADLY DESCENDANT
is only the second novel in it, so you should hop on board
now to watch how great it's going to get!
An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world— unless one fearless P.I. can
hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns in this new novel in
the acclaimed series by Jenna Black.
As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass
knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the
Descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it might
be a trap.
The Olympians believe the “dogs” are really jackals, controlled by a blood-
crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki
hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes
out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of
shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are
deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward may be “god,”
but that won’t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks. Like