This book is a whirlwind story that features a very different take on immortality. I devoured it on a single plane ride and never felt a moment of boredom. The main character’s narrative voice makes me absolutely believe that he’s a teenager who’s been around for 1500 years.

I was immediately invested in the characters and the plot. It was a fantastic blend of fantasy and action-adventure, with just the right doses of back-story to fill in some blanks without disrupting the flow of the story.

I was intrigued by the concept of immortality presented here because it certainly isn’t a version seen often. However, I’d have been pleased if there had been any representation of a female immortal beyond an unnamed woman mentioned in passing. In addition, the only fleshed-out woman characters are the love interest and a housekeeper.

This is a fully contained story that doesn’t end on a cliff-hanger. However, some information is revealed that definitely keeps me invested in Alexander’s story. I can’t wait to read what happens next.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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