Dark Descendant is the first book in the Descendants series by Jenna Black and an Urban Fantasy from Pocket Books.
Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can't die. . . .
Crazy as it sounds, Nikki's manhunting skills are literally god-given. She's a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki's new 'friends' include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she's a spy.
But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon.
But if they think she'll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .
Nikki Glass has not had an easy life. In and out of foster homes, she developed a tough, outer shell that rarely allowed anyone to see the real Nikki underneath.
When she was adopted by the Glass family, Nikki had to adjust to being in a stable home - with an older sister and parents who honestly cared about her well being.
Now, Nikki is a successful PI - she always finds whatever or whoever, she is looking for - and she always follows her gut instinct.
But now the case she is working on has taken a turn and Nikki’s instincts are telling her to walk away - but she can’t just leave her client hanging.
Too bad she didn’t listen to her instincts...
I absolutely loved Dark Descendant.
Nikki is tough - but she has empathy. Too much in my opinion - she is a little more forgiving than I think I could be.
I can’t wait for more in this series.
I give Dark Descendant 5 out of 5 stars.
- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451606796
- ISBN-13: 978-1451606799