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The Immortal Crown eBook ↠ ebook Read ´ naturaltreatment ´ From the international bestselling author of Vampire Academy Richelle Mead comes book two in the Age of X series The Immortal CrownIn the wake of Gameboard of the Gods religious investigator Justin March and the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protecDs vying for control of humans but the Elect – those special humans marked by the divine – are turning against each other in bloody fashionJustin and Mae's mission takes a new twist when they find themselves assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling Justin's old friend and rival into Arcadia the Republic of United North America's dangerous neighbouring country Here in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with the government Justin discovers powerful 45 StarsThe Immortal Crown was an impressive seuel and even better than Gameboard of the Gods in my opinion I refreshed my memory thank you Recaptains I got right back into this story and enjoyed the ride even this time around Be warned my review contains some spoilers if you haven’t read Gameboard of the GodsJustin and Mae are up to their usual investigating “religious groups and supernatural claims” making sure they’re not a threat to the RUNA Republic of United North America Justin is still riding a fine line with the god Odin after barely escaping servitude in the last book Sleeping with Mae almost sealed the deal as she is his perfect match and his taking her meant Justin agreed to Odin’s offer He barely got off on a technicality There’s always a price to tying yourself to a god and Justin is trying hard to avoid it Justin and Mae are “elect” “someone marked as special who have the potential to be strong servants for the gods” and that’s especially helpful to those gods who are trying to reestablish power and dominance Needless to say both Justin and Mae capture the attention of many deities out thereWhen Lucian Darling Justin’s college friend and candidate for consul invites him on a goodwill delegation to Arcadia a country in opposition to the RUNA and Justin wants no part of it That is until Mae asks that they agree to go Mae a Praetorian guard is an elite super soldier who never had any belief in gods or the supernatural until meeting Justin and after the events of the last book Now however she’s been having visions about the niece her sister discarded like garbage and the location shown gives her the chills If they’re correct her little eight year old niece is in Arcadia where woman are considered second class or worse Mae has no idea how to go about getting her niece back until Lucian Darling’s offer This story had me on edge and gritting my teeth in many parts The customs of Arcadia infuriated and disgusted me This is a society where woman are treated as property sold either as concubines or if they’re “lucky” as wives as in multiple for a man to the highest bidder as early as the age of thirteen or whenever they hit puberty The women slave over preparing meals and cleaning the home often deprived of modern technology to assist not because they don’t possess inventions like plumbing dishwashers or vacuum cleaners but because doing it the manual way builds character and instills humility Ugh Women must keep every part of their body covered so that they don’t tempt men and if they are caught making any infraction they can expect beatings or other forms of punishment as far as even death To say I was OUTRAGED would be putting it mildly Mae’s desperate worry over her niece is understandable and so is her reliance any means of help even if it comes from supernatural sources However her relationship with gods in this installment is a rocky one I’m troubled by the newest god to reveal himself to Mae at the end I looked up some of the gods mentioned in this series and one of the abilities ascribed to this newest god is troubling Does he have anything to do with something traumatic that happens to Mae at the end I guess we’ll seeJustin has his own tr

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From the international bestselling author of Vampire Academy Richelle Mead comes book two in the Age of X series The Immortal CrownIn the wake of Gameboard of the Gods religious investigator Justin March and the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him Mae Koskinen have become firmly enmeshed in investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods both inside and outside their country's borders With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation not only are the go US residents You can win a copy of this book on the blog Join now I already said this before but I'll gladly say it again I was not a fan of Richelle Mead at all but I am now because of this series When I first tried to read Vampire Academy I was hardly impressed I remember going through the first ten to twenty pages and saying to myself with a scowl Mmm juvenile writing Too young Meh DNF Honestly between me and that series we're pretty much done Nada But then I read Gameboard of the Gods and I fell for it hard I instantly loved not only the writing but also the world building the flawed characters the setting and the plot It had everything I wanted in a good perfect story and You can really see that Mead has matured very much in her writing with this highly ambitious storyThe Immortal Crown took everything in Gameboard of the Gods and increased its epicness tenfold We join the ever so flawed characters Justin and Mae venture outside the RUNA in search of illegal worship of gods Not known to his bosses there is to it than politics that are at play here as he is also there for a divine reason You see for many many years gods have been driven out by society They were shunned away and since then civilization has progressed to greater heights and nobody believed in them ever again Until now Especially when the same gods are playing a game or rather a war amongst each other and in order to strengthen themselves they need believers And that's what the Elects are for to bring followers to their gods And that is also what Justin is trying not to become but his lovely raven sidekicks are only too happy to keep reminding him of Odin's reuestAnd this is what I freaking love about this bookWORLD BUILDING Section 1 The Setting I don't know about you folks but it's kind of hard to efficiently and effortlessly put gods and different kinds of mythology in a futuristic world that reeks of Science Fiction all over but the author was able to do it not only in the first book but here as well with her intricate storytelling and ways of revealing the grander scheme of things It's supposed to feel unnatural as religion and science fiction are pretty much the exact opposites of each other but Mead was able to weave both concepts in a single story in a brilliant manner It just makes sense you know It also gives that feeling of excitement and trepidation that feeling of humility that in this fictional world people go about their daily lives without even knowing there are darker greater forces at play In this book our world building expands as Justin and Mae enter Arcadia the south eastern part of the USA that became its own country after an event in the past They're not as technologically advanced as the RUNA but unlike their western counterpart they believe in a god and that god pretty much rules their politics and lifestylesI loved how Mead was able to create a whole new atmosphere in this book Arcadia is as backwards as backwards can get Women are seen as inferiors and are not given voices not only in the government but in homes as well Men are allowed to marry than one woman but women cannot Since there is a shortage of women to marry in this country they are often kidnapped to be sold to the highest bidder once

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The Immortal CrownForces at work even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acuired deity Meanwhile Mae – grudgingly posing as Justin's concubine – has taken on a secret mission of her own finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia a reporter's fortuitous connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission and the divine forces the government is determined to keep secr ★★★½The Immortal Crown is the second installment in Richelle Mead's adult fantasy series titled Age of X This multi genre series is so complex in it's world building it's a lot to take in But if you can get through the first book Gameboard of the Gods then I think you will be able to find your groove I adore Richelle Mead but this series took me by surprise If her name wasn't attached to it I would not have recognized this as her writing So far I am not enjoying Age of X as much as her other series I have read but I would still recommend it It's part fantasy part mythology part dystopia part paranormal and part mysteryit's very involved With everything going on it's sure to keep all sorts of readers on their toes It's the kind of book that will keep your brain pretty active as you try to remember the what who why how and when's of this world and its characters I very much enjoy the two main characters Justin and Mae There is a romance element that adds some tension and this component is what personally kept me invested Ms Mead ends this book in a way that will have readers adding the next installment immediately even possibly regardless of their overall enjoyment In my opinion I thought The Immortal Crown was better than the first book and this gives me incentive to continue the series Check it outMy favorite uote You’ve spent your whole life seeking the next best high from drugs or the arms of a woman Magnus told him When all along all you had to was surrender to the god who wants you Easier isn’t it