Monday, May 20, 2013

Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black

Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass, #3)Book Description:
The third novel in an action-packed urban fantasy series from the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books—starring a female private eye who discovers that she’s an immortal huntress.

No longer the leader of the Olympians, Konstantin has now gone into hiding. Konstantin is vulnerable, and Anderson believes now is the perfect time to destroy his nemesis. He orders private eye Nikki Glass to use her powers to locate Konstantin, and she balks at the idea until a series of attacks leads her to believe that Konstantin is gunning for her and Anderson instead of remaining safely in hiding.

Nikki’s search is complicated by Cyrus—Konstantin’s son and the new leader of the Olympians—who threatens retribution should his father be killed. The complications mount up as Nikki begins to suspect that Konstantin might not be behind the attacks after all. The only person who hates Konstantin more than Anderson does is Anderson’s estranged wife, Emma, who has joined the Olympians. And Nikki knows Emma would be more than happy if Anderson and his people embroil themselves in an all-out war against the Olympians—a war they cannot hope to win.

As Nikki tries to figure out who the true enemy is, she deals with her tumultuous relationship with Jamaal, who struggles to control his death magic. But being loved by a descendant of a death goddess is the least of Nikki’s worries…

My Thoughts:
I completely loved this book.  Nikki has been avoiding Anderson specifically so she doesn't have to argue with him over searching for Konstantin.  She feels that even with all he has done, she cannot be a part to just murdering him...that is until she becomes the target of some attacks.  Cyrus is now the ruler of the Olympians and though he has taken his father's role, he makes it clear that Konstantin is off limits for Nikki or any of Anderson's people to attack.  Nikki is willing to search for Konstantin if he is the one behind the attacks but the niggling feeling she has is that he isn't the one targeting her.
I have missed Nikki and it was so wonderful to continue her story.  Of course I was antsy to see how Nikki and Jamaal were and their relationship is as rocky as ever.  I would have loved to see more of it but the author has done a wonderful job of leaving you wanting more.  Anderson seemed a bit different in this book, more focused on revenge than logic.  I think that was intentional on the author's part as well to show that Emma's leaving affected him more than he let on.  We didn't see as much of the others in the house as in previous books but they were still in and out. 
I rate this a 5/5 and cannot wait for the author's next book.  I can't believe how she left it in the end!!!

**This book contains adult content**


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