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Deadly Descendant

Deadly Descendant, May 2012
by Jenna Black

Pocket
Featuring: Nikki Glass
368 pages
ISBN: 145160680X
EAN: 9781451606805
Kindle: B005GG0MWE
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"Twists and turns combined with great world-building---stellar Jenna Black!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Deadly Descendant
Jenna Black

Reviewed by Vicky Gilpin
Posted August 3, 2012

Fantasy Urban | Thriller P.I.

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 motives.

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!

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SUMMARY

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 playing dead.


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