“I don’t know how old I am.My earliest memory is something along the lines of fire good, ice bad, so I think I predate written history, but I don’t know by how much. I like to brag that I’ve been there from the beginning, and while this may very well be true, I generally just say it to pick up girls.”
--Adam the Immortal
Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers—someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide.Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.
Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, IMMORTAL introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other “magical” creatures, yet a world without actual magic.
At the center of the book is Adam.
“I have been in quite a few tight situations in my long life. One of the first things I learned was if there is going to be a mob panic, don’t be standing between the mob and wherever it is they all want to go. The second thing I learned was, don’t try to run through fire.”
--Adam the Immortal
Adam is a sixty thousand year old man. (Approximately.) He doesn’t age or get sick, but is otherwise entirely capable of being killed.His survival has hinged on an innate ability to adapt, his wits, and a fairly large dollop of luck.He makes for an excellent guide through history . . . when he’s sober.
Immortal is a contemporary fantasy for non-fantasy readers and fantasy enthusiasts alike.
Praise for Immortal
“In creating the ageless Adam, Gene Doucette has conjured up a character as witty as he is old, and as charming as he is depraved. IMMORTAL is by turns thrilling, moving, and deeply, darkly funny.”
–Eric Garcia, author of Repo Men, Matchstick Men and the Anonymous Rex series
“Imagine if you will two editors sitting at a bar in New York, trying to think up the next huge blockbuster. What they might come up with is to somehow combine Chuck Palahniuk with Phillip K. Dick with a little Charlie Huston sprinkled on top. The mega-ambitious story they’d concoct would be none other than a man who has lived forever. And then, just when they’re about to settle up their bar tab, they’d agree on calling this new author, Gene Doucette.”
–Vincent Zandri, author of the best-selling thrillers, The Remains and The Innocent
“[F]orget the genre. Here’s a description I like: Immortal is like Men in Black meets The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Odd Thomas. Yes, really.”
–Spencer Seidel, author of Dead of Wynter
“The world of fantasy has been growing steadily popular over the past decade from stories about witches and wizards to the lives of an obscene amount of vampires. Readers have been thirsting for the next great book and after sifting through practically every book on my reading list and becoming thoroughly depressed, I have finally found the story to take me out of my doldrums… “
Excerpted from WritersNewsWeekly.com
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