Dark Descendant features Nikki Glass who is a private investigator. The story starts with Nikki on a blind date when her phone rings, the caller is Emmitt a client of Nikki’s who asks for her help that evening in rescuing his girlfriend from a cult that she is living with. Nikki’s gut reaction is to say no but she also isn’t enjoying her blind date either so decides to meet with Emmitt outside the mansion where the cult lives. Nikki’s instinct turns out to be correct and a car accident occurs with Nikki seriously injured, she is taken into the mansion by some of the cult members where her life is about to change dramatically.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it doesn’t have vampires or were’s or fae but it is about gods. In particular the book is about Liberi Deorum or Children of the Gods, these are people who are descendants of gods such as Zeus, Eros, Loki and Kali. I really liked Nikki she wasn’t a stupid character who made ridiculous decisions she took everything in her stride, she didn’t accept the changes in her life straight away she struggled coming to terms with things and didn’t jump into bed with anyone. This is what I like from a book it really puts me off when somebody’s life is turned upside down and the character just shrugs it off and accepts it. We are introduced to quite a number of characters although this book only revolves around a few of them. The ones we did meet were also very interesting; however I am looking forward to hopefully meeting the other characters in the next book.
This is a fast paced book that I couldn’t put down. It is quite a dark read there is torture, rape, murder and no romance. I would like to give it 4 fangs. The next book in the series is Deadly Descendant and is out in May 2012 and is already on my tbr list.