Title : Dark Descendant
Series : Descendants # 1
Release date : April 26, 2011
Publisher : Pocket Books
Genre : Urban Fantasy
From the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books comes the gripping first novel in a new series about a private eye who discovers, to her surprise, that she's an immortal huntress.
Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can't die. . . . Crazy as it sounds; Nikki's man hunting skills are literally god-given. She's a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki's new 'friends' include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she's a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she'll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .
Dark Descendant by Jenna Black is the first novel in the Descendant Series and I have to say that I liked this novel. Although I have some other books on the shelf by this author, I never read any of them but that is going to change. The way she wrote this book made mu curious to see how these other books are.
Nikki Glass is a strong young woman and a great private investigator, but her last assignment turns out to be one hell of a job. Not only get she involved in a major car accident, she is also in the middle of a war between descendants of the Gods and it appears both teams wants to recruit her in their team. It appears Nikki is the last mortal descendant of Artemis, goddess of the hunt.
The characters in this book are amazing, although some of them I just wanted to strangle but if you read their story you can understand their attitude. I just haven’t figure out if the other descendants are really Nikki’s new friends and fellow warriors, or just befriend her for her powers. So I would love to see Nikki grow into one fine warrior, who can control her new powers and use them in their quest.
This novel is well written with a fabulous world and some amazing characters to make it all complete. It definitely took my full attention from the beginning and held it through the whole book. I’m definitely curious to see what Jenna Black has in store for Nikki Glass in the future novel.