My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel
Series: My Immortals #3
Published by Forever on January 1, 2011
Genres: Erotic, PNR, Romance
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Revenge. It's all Grayson Spencer wants. Christophe dit Menart, a human with dark magical powers, destroyed the life she loved. She wants the pleasure of killing him, no matter the cost to her. If not for Durian, a dangerously sexy demon fiend charged with keeping Christophe alive, she would have succeeded, too. Now, she's certain all hope is gone. But he has a plan and an offer she can't resist...
Durian has spent his life as a trained and sanctioned assassin. His duty: to enforce the laws against demons harming humans. He's always prided himself on staying out of the fray, carrying out his orders and honoring his fealty to his warlord, but never getting attached. Never until Grayson, a spunky and determined woman clearly gifted with magic herself. He convinces her to swear fealty to him so he can protect her and teach her to use her magic to taste the revenge she so desperately wants.
They're soon bound together in a forbidden desire--a dangerous passion that calls into question Durian's oath of loyalty to his warlord. When he refuses to return her to Christophe, his disobedience threatens to inflame the tumultuous war between demons and the magekind. Can they--and their love--survive?
My Immortal Assassin is the third book in the My Immortals series but the fourth book I’ve read in the series.
I enjoyed My Immortal Assassin but it is not one of my favorites in this series. I’m not exactly sure why but this one didn’t really resonate with me – and I’m going to put it down to not being 100% in love with the characters.
I do want to note that while My Immortal Assassin is not my favorite in this series…it is a very important book in the series. I would consider this book a necessity for the complete story arc.
Grey and Durian have both had it hard: Durian was made mageheld and tortured near to death in My Wicked Enemy, including vivisection. Durian survived the vivisection but was kept mageheld until he was severed in My Forbidden Desire. Durian is now free but he’s still healing from the torture. Grey was kidnapped by Christophe dit Menart who also killed her sister. Prior to her kidnapping, Grey was a professional ballerina. Christophe dit Menart had Grey kidnapped because of her latent magical ability. Demons are getting scarce and dit Menart wanted to breed his own army of mageheld demons. And Grey was to be the first mother. *shudder*
My Immortal Assassin follows Grey and Durian as they free her from Christophe dit Menart and discover dit Menart’s evil schemes.
I am really enjoying the My Immortals series. I can admit that the My Immortals complete story arc as a whole is a lot more interesting to me than (most of) its individual parts. Each book seems to address some cultural wrong in some way and My Immortal Assassin is no different. A lot of the issues discussed in My Immortal Assassin are consent (primary) and power (secondary). dit Menart is a mage of significant power. Originally, the reason dit Menart and other magekind kept demons mageheld was to protect innocent human life. But absolute power corrupts absolutely and dit Menart is (another) extreme example of this. Demons are getting scarce: so many have been made into mageheld slaves and/or ritually killed for power. Instead of being happy about this (the disappearance of demons), the magekind seems to be more interested in creating more demons because demons = power. The ritual killing of demons gives the magekind more power and extends their life. The holding of demons mageheld gives the magekind slaves that physically cannot say no to any given task.
The corruption of the magekind means that the magekind – not the demons – are attacking, abusing and killing innocent humans. The corruption of the magekind means that the demons – not the magekind – are now the ones protecting innocent life. Full circle.
This series. I’m so loving it.