“Hellenic Immortal” by Gene Doucette



The second book in the Immortal series, Hellenic Immortal follows the continuing adventures of Adam, a sixty-thousand-year-old man with a wry sense of humor, a flair for storytelling, and a knack for staying alive. Hellenic Immortal is a clever blend of history, mythology, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery and romance. A little something, in other words, for every reader.


My Review:

“Hellenic Immortal” is an amazing continuance in the world of Adam the Immortal.  Once again the dynamic adventures of his present day life intermingles with something from his long life’s past, sending him on a quest to undo a previous wrong that he had not intended to do. In his own words, Adam admits to the mistakes he has made and knows without question that it is up to him to find a solution to a very bad situation that has reared its ugly head in the present. With the help of friends, old and new, his journey across the world quickly begins.

Along the way, Adam’s story is full of vivid tales and images of lands and legends only known in history books, and then some that are not known at all. Though he clearly has an opposing view on most academic reviews, considering he has lived through most of it, with an occasional mind-clearing drink, some deep personal thought, and maybe a little sex, he manages to takes it all in stride and does what he knows he must do.  If someone in his path has troubles and needs a hand, he will somehow find a way to help them too.

Overall, Adam the Immortal is an enchanting character to follow, and like it or not, he is a good guy, a warrior, and sometimes even a hero.  I truly recommend the “Hellenic Immortal” to anyone who loves a book that has a taste of it all.  Should there be another, I will gladly take the adventure with him again.