Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

My Immortal Assassin My Immortal Assassin
by Carolyn Jewel

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Tosca Waerea

After an incident that leaves her irrevocably changed and in possession of a power she cannot control on her own, Anna Grayson Spencer wants nothing more than to take revenge against the man who destroyed her life.  Durian's duty as an assassin is to ensure that the tenuous peace treaty between mages and demons is upheld.  When Durian and Gray meet for the first time, an assassin and a part fiend/part "other," both are surprised when he offers to teach her how to handle her power if she will bind herself to him magically.

Interestingly, Jewel's characters don't incessantly bed-hop throughout the story, an activity that has become de rigeur for characters in paranormal romance novels.  I have to be honest and admit that I wasn't overly partial to Gray as a heroine at first.   She comes off rather abrasive at the start of the book but she did begin to grow on me.  A lot of that is, possibly, because I was worried that her 'submission' to Durian would be of the dominant/submissive type.  Happily, I can report that Gray retains the kick-assedness that makes her such an interesting character without the sexual gymnastics (complicated or otherwise).  Overall, 'My immortal assassin,' book 3 in Jewel's 'Witches' series, makes for an enjoyable read.

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