O.M.G! Maddy & Kynan’s book! I just need to start with – thar will be spoilers ahead! Read at your own risk. I’ve been feigning for this book for months. I mean, I just found out about the My Immortals series late last year and I’ve already managed to glom… Read more »
Series: My Immortals
A world with demons, mages and humans who aren't aware of the magic around them.
The My Immortals series is set in the present day, but one that includes demons (the demonkind) and people who can do magic (the magekind). There are other kinds of demons, but this series is about a demon species that calls itself the kin. They are fiends.
Most normal people are unaware of the magical world around them. The kin refer to these non-magical people as "vanilla humans." However, many humans have latent magical powers, meaning that they have no awareness of their magic and cannot use it unless there is some sort of inciting incident that triggers their magic.
Humans - Vanilla, latent and Magekind
As noted, humans come in three varieties; No magic at all (vanilla), have magic, but don't know it (latent) and have magic that is expressed (magekind). Magical ability is genetic, but it's a recessive trait so even if both parents are magekind, there's no guarantee their children will be, too.
About the Magekind
Men with magic are mages. Women with magic are witches (sometimes sorceresses. The magekind believe a child can be tested at the age of three to determine if he or she is magekind. A child who does not pass this test is often either abandoned or given up for adoption.
The magekind are wrong about the reliability of their test. There are children who fail who are, in fact, magekind. Unfortunately, magekind who don't receive training often go insane. In the not so distant past, however, demons made no secret of their existence. The demonkind routinely took possession of humans and otherwise wreaked havoc — think the Dark Ages and up through the Renaissance, for example. Humans, mostly those with magic, began to fight back. They considered themselves the protectors of humankind. The result was pretty horrific for everyone and, ultimately, demons mended their ways, more or less. There are always a few bad actors, you know? Among the demonkind, it is now a strictly enforced rule that humans may not be messed with except after gaining their explicit consent. The magekind haven’t really caught on to this. Most of them still feel demons should be either dead or magically enslaved to them. And therein lies the problem. Not only are both demonkind and magekind still adapting to new rules and behavior, over the years, the magekind got used to having demons enslaved to them. The mages also learned it was possible to ritually murder a demon and extend their lives, to the point where some magekind have been alive for hundreds of years. As you might imagine, demons don’t care for being murdered or enslaved. So, the series is set against this historical context and the present set of mutual animosities, and neither side is completely wrong. Or right.
Dr. Harsh Marit! Finally! I feel conflicted about this one. Dr. Harsh Marit has been one of my favorite secondary characters in this series for some time. I was excited to see how his book would go but I have some feels about the dark subject matter of Harsh’s book…. Read more »
I have been hip deep in Carolyn Jewel’s My Immortals series and loving it! With the exception of reading Dead Drop first, I have read (read: glommed) the rest of the My Immortals series in publication order. Now I’m in the midst of re-reads in order to write my reviews…. Read more »
I’m in the process of reviewing the My Immortals series and I’m totally out of order, lol. I think I’m finding it easier to review my favorites first…and I loved My Dangerous Pleasure. I was totally surprised to find how much I loved Iskander. 😀 I wasn’t a fan of… Read more »
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… Read more »
My Immortals #2! In glomming the My Immortals series, I have my favorites (of course). I’m thinking that My Forbidden Desire isn’t really one of my favorites although it is a very good and entertaining read. I think the biggest issues for me was that I never 100% warmed up… Read more »
This is the beginning of what looks to be a beautiful relationship. *happy sigh* I first learned about the My Immortals series via the Alphas Unleashed anthology. I loved the short story Carolyn Jewel included and I immediately went looking for more. And I found it. The more I was… Read more »
OK. Let me just start this review by saying I am insane, lol! I met Dead Drop via reading a free anthology I grabbed about a year ago: Alphas Unleashed. Most of that anthology I truly disliked but then I was introduced to Carolyn Jewel’s My Immortals series and everything… Read more »