Thursday, October 9, 2008

Immortals: The Crossing by Joy Nash

Title: Immortals: The Crossing
Author: Joy Nash
ISBN-10: 0505527677
Publisher: Love Spell/2008
Pages: 324

I won this book in a giveaway from Popin's Lair and was sent a signed copy of it from Joy Nash. I decided to read it right away as I had been reading real heavy stuff and needed a change. This is a fantasy romance book.

Book Blurb:

For ManannĂ¡n mac Lir, a musician and Celtic demigod, life had become a blur of post-gig parties, expensive whisky, and cheap sex. And then the baby almost died--a baby he had sworn to protect. On the hunt for the would-be killer, Mac finds Artemis Black, a stunningly dangerous woman who's inexplicably able to intertwine life magic with death magic. For the safety of his people, he should destroy her. But the aching vulnerability in her eyes calls to him. And the raw desire she inspires has nothing to do with a spell. Their love may be forbidden, but Mac and Artemis can't go back once they've made...THE CROSSING

I rarely read romances let alone fantasy romances, whatever that means. Mac, a demigod and half Sidhe, is bored with his life. He desperately needs a change and some adventure in his life. When a faery infant who is under his protection almost dies, he knows he has to get to the bottom of it. In the process, he meets Artemis who can mix life magic with death magic. She is human, though. She is under a compulsion to save her small son Zander and is looking for life magic of the faeries. In the process, the infant almost gets killed. However, she does not let that happen. Mac is hunting for her as he has to punish her for what she did to the faery babe.When Mac and Artemis meet, sparks fly and they are both drawn to each other, regardless of magical powers both possess. Somehow both get embroiled in evil and need each other to save themselves and other souls from that. Mac and Artemis mix their magic to overcome evil. They succeed very well but Mac has to give up something vital for it. As it is a romance, it has that inevitable happy ending.

Did it work or me? After reading it, I had mixed feelings. It had nothing new to offer me in the way of a story. The pace is good though. Both Mac and Artemis are likeable. However, fantasy romance is not really for me. I am better off reading, as someone said, weird stuff. Once in a while reading such a book, is ok. I am not running out to buy the next in the series. But for die-hard fans of this genre, I would say go for it.