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For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment "if "he ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.
Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda heir to the throne of Hexis and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed and her body with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict for a chance to make Selinda his forever."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-01-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Frank (the Nightwalkers books) launches the Immortal Brothers series with this serviceable but eventually wearying paranormal, set on a vaguely described parallel Earth. Warrior Dethan never suspected what consequences might befall him and his brothers when they discovered the fountain that gave them eternal life. They will live forever, and suffer forever. Dethan is chained in a cavern, condemned to have his body continually consumed by fire. When his mighty skills are needed by Weysa, the goddess of conflict, she limits his agonies: he will still burn up, but only once a day for a few hours at a time, until he completes his assignment. Once freed, he encounters the seductive Selinda, who is betrothed to an abuser and whose city is under siege. Of course he must come to her rescue—over and over. The worldbuilding holds interest, but the familiar and repetitive plot relinquishes it. (Mar.)