1. The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon
I picked up this book because I had thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Fallon’s Second Son’s trilogy (starting with The Lion of Senet). It took me slightly longer to get into this book (maybe 3 pages) but that is not so much a poor reflection on The Immortal Prince as an indication of just how much I did LOVE The Lion of Senet.
Anyway, The Immortal Prince opens with the failed hanging of a man who claims he is immortal. Our lead female character is a learned historian who is sent to debunk his claims of being one of the mythological Tide Lords upon which the land’s religion is based.
Much of this first novel is spent hinting at the true nature of everyone’s relationships and trying to uncover if our immortal man is truly what he claims to be. You can tell we are being set up for a lot more surprises in the future, but you forgive being made to wait as the characters are so likable that you want to get to know them better, even the evil ones.
Jennifer Fallon writes very strong female characters who are a joy to read, and even her good characters have very believable flaws. The book is written in an easy to devour style and finishes on a high that makes you want to know what happens next. Lucky for the reader the series is finished and we can rush out and get the next one!