Review: Immortal at the Edge of the World by Gene Doucette

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Publisher: Writers Coffee Shop
Publishing Date: October 2014
ISBN: 9781612132754
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3.5/5

Publisher Description: In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who seems to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appears throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her.

Review: This is the third in the Immortal trilogy. These publishers are weird. They turned me down for the first two books in the series but approved the third one. Cover art is really good.

This is a story of a glib and somewhat sarcastic journey of an immortal. It was really quite funny and entertaining. The historical perspectives are funny and interesting as told from a person who lived through these times. There are goblins, Satyr’s, pixies, vampires, ifrit’s, djinn’s and elves that Adam has interacted with over the millennia. Ultimately, the forces of not so good are out to obtain the secret of immortality and the ability to transport to parallel worlds.

The most engaging aspects of this novel were Adam’s past, especially when he travels with Hsu to find the astrolabe. It takes place in exotic countries coupled with an engaging story-line and interesting characters. While everyone around Adam has supernatural ability, Adam has very little. Surprising for one that has been around for 60k years. The only real fall down in this novel, known as the “know-it-alls crutch”, was the use of the word “Actually”. Used a record 111 times.

Get this, have fun and don’t think too hard.

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