Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Book #18: The Immortal Crown

Title: The Immortal Crown (book #2 in the Age of X series)

Author: Richelle Mead

Date started reading: June 8, 2014
Date finished reading: June 20, 2014

Publish date: May 2014
ISBN: 978-0525953692
Number of pages: 432

Official summary: "Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect — special humans marked by the divine — are turning against one another in bloody fashion. Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity. Meanwhile, Mae — grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine — has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission — and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret." (http://richellemead.com)

How I obtained the book: Checked out of library

My commentary: Part of me really wants to hate this series because it's all about alternative religions and stuff, but Mead's writing is so good that I can't help but love it.

Buy on Amazon.com: The Immortal Crown: An Age of X Novel

Reading Bingo Challenge: On the Reading Bingo Challenge I am going to mark this book off as "the second book in a series" on the normal card.

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