Deadly Descendant

Deadly Descendant The second novel in a unique and action packed urban fantasy series from the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley series An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world unless one fearless P I can

  • Title: Deadly Descendant
  • Author: Jenna Black
  • ISBN: 9781451606805
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The second novel in a unique and action packed urban fantasy series from the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley series An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world unless one fearless P.I can hunt it down Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns in this new novel in the acclaimed series by Jenna Black As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, privaThe second novel in a unique and action packed urban fantasy series from the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley series An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world unless one fearless P.I can hunt it down Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns in this new novel in the acclaimed series by Jenna Black As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down But when an Oracle shows up, warning the Descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington, D.C Nikki is afraid it might be a trap The Olympians believe the dogs are really jackals, controlled by a blood crazed descendant of the Egyptian death god Anubis Whatever If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she s got to catch him in the act But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face to snout with a snarling pack of shadow jackals whose bite is worse than their bark These hellhounds are deadly even for an immortal like Nikki Dog spelled backward may be god, but that won t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks Like playing dead.

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  • Jenna Black

    Jenna Black is your typical writer Which means she s an experience junkie She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating.Concluding that this discovery was her life s work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation She writes paranormal romance for Tor and urban fantasy for Bantam Dellcmillan author jennab


  • After the first book in this series, with its unique world of miscellaneous demi-gods running around, I was excited to keep reading. But, this one fell a little flat for me.Sometimes life dishes out cruel jokes.First, we have our main character, Nikki, who is mostly loved by readers for being a heroine who makes good decisions and stays level-headed. But, in this one, she makes some of those typical bad choices that everyone wants to kick her ass over. She also does an awful lot of angsting and [...]

  • "He was beautiful and exotic and dangerous, all of which made him sexy as sin."DEADLY DESCENDANT was absolutely AMAZING! For the life of me, I just could not put this book down. I couldn't until I flipped to the last page and STILL, I WANTED MORE! The Nikki Glass Series is one of my favorite new Urban Fantasy series and I am impressed at how much I am crazy for this series!DEADLY DESCENDANT picks up right where Dark Descendant left off. Nikki is adjusting to life an immortal and learning more ab [...]

  • June 2013: 4 starsJune 2016: 3 starsI have no idea why I rated this so highly the first time around. Maybe it was just that UF was new to me back then and I was more forgiving. This book irritated the hell out of me on this reread. Nikki is a great character, but she didn’t seem as smart. There were a few times she did something, and I just knew it was a bad idea. It was mentioned often that she was rebellious during her rough childhood. It seems hard to believe since she is generally very cau [...]

  • This was really good just like the first, maybe a little better. Still she says some phrases over and over that irritated "bite my tongue" for one, after the 50% line she said it several more times, 6? She still does things at crucial points that I am thinking, "what the hell are you doing?!" And I can predict the consequence. At least I cannot predict the plot, just small parts in scenes that can be frustrating. She still thinks she holds the moral high ground in so many situations, yet she con [...]

  • I almost bit off my little sisters finger when she tried to get me to stop reading this. Before starting I had totally forgotten my love for all things Jamaal. Not to worry though. It's back. Forever.Not to mention this one had more of Jack. I love it. I freaking love it! Turns out he's got a good guy buried under all the trickery. *sigh*Setting aside my unnatural attraction to fictional characters I have to rave about the actual story too. When I opened Deadly Descendant I only meant to read th [...]

  • This is pretty much like the first. Initially you get the catch up stuff ("he couldn't die because", "My sister was attacked because") which is clumsily included I feel but at least it's a fast reminder if you read the series with gaps.As I was concluding this book, I realised the series reminded me of Kelly Armstrong's werewolves. Alpha males, commune style living in a large, beautiful house in huge grounds. I read those so long ago that I can't actually make a comparison on the writing. This i [...]

  • Re-reading: audible version ———•———•———•———•———•———Originally read kindle version 4 stars ****

  • I love this series. The Nikki Glass series is so very different from Black's others that I couldn't help but be intrigued. While the Morgan Kingsley novels center around bound demons, this series focuses on descendants of the gods. I love mythology and since there's no practical application to most of what I learned in college, I like to read about them in novels. Nikki Glass, descendant of Goddess Artemis, is charged with hunting down a descendant of Anubis who has gone mad and is killing morta [...]

  • Re-readNikki you are a bad-ass and if I ever turn to girls you'll be first on my list babe. Jamaal, I am so glad I am straight. Even though you are a little unstable and can kill people with a thought you are still sexy as hell. Call me. Honest to god truthI would kill someones mother to get my hands on the next book.

  • 3.5/5 (C+)I discovered Ms Black last year with Dark Descendant. I had heard a lot about her Morgan Kingsley series, but it just didn't call to me. So when Ms Black started a new series, it sounded like the perfect occasion to give her a try and I really ended up enjoying Dark Descendant. It's a good thing too since I've been looking for new UF series lately and nothing appeals ^_^; I'm afraid I'm getting burn-out on UF as well, sigh. As a result, I was happy to pick up Deadly Descendant and cont [...]

  • This review can be found at The Blogger Girls review site.4.5 starsNow that Nikki's firmly claimed Anderson's ragtag group of Liberi as her home and immortal family, she's still trying to get used to life working for Anderson. When the Oracle from the Olympians comes to Anderson for help in catching a descendant who's going on a killing spree, she's forced into hunting him down. The only problem is this descendant is not only wielding shadow jackals as his weapon but he's also insane who has no [...]

  • This one was good and awesome! I still hate the authors over use of reminding us that Nikki doesn't like authority or some other sayings she says repeatedly. Otherwise the book was awesome. Firstly there is the hints at romance and I can't quite tell who Nikki will end up with. Some people might not notice, but I do think that Anderson has a soft spot for Nikki whether that's romantic or not remains to be seen. On the other hand, Nikki has always been attracted to Jamaal which is surprising give [...]

  • I was pretty disappointed in this book. I spent the vast majority of it trying to read faster so I could finish and move on to another book. Nikki just wasn't doing it for me. Most of the book was her explaining her thought process for four pages at a time and how she *really* wishes her power came with an instruction manual. The romance seemed incredibly random and forced, like the author got halfway through writing and thought oh maybe we should have some sexual tension. I also noticed the aut [...]

  • I am happy that I enjoyed this one cos I am super scared of book 2 syndrome at the moment ;)But it was light and a fast read. And I do like those.Nikki found out she has divine blood, and so do a LOT of people it seems, and some can become immortal (if you kill someone immortal first). And now she is stuck with a bunch of weirdos at a mansion. Another set of immortals wants to kill her and yes those guys are real assholes. The nice guys are nice and I do like their leader. Too bad she fancies so [...]

  • Mythology and folklore are rich rich topics and so wide that if you know what you are doing, you could wip up such great stories *swoons* Presenting Nikki Glass #2 Deadly Descendants by Jenna Black.Here is the summary of the book:The second novel in a unique and action-packed urban fantasy series from the acclaimed author of the "Morgan Kingsley" series Once, Nikki Glass was an ordinary private investigator, running her own business in Washington, D.C. Then, her world turned upside down when sh [...]

  • It is possible to like something problematic as long as I acknowledge the problems.So that's what I'm starting with this time.The first book had played around with a dotted-lines-love-triangle with Nikki in the center and Anderson and Jamaal at the opposite corners. (view spoiler)[The direction that Jenna Black took was Nikki having a preference for inappropriate and/or unavailable men, which meant she could've gone either way: Anderson, pining for his wife who had gone insane during her impriso [...]

  • The 2nd installment to the Nikki Glass series! I have read Ms. Black's Morgan Kingsley series and was hesitant with this one.but so far Nikki is amazing :)Nikki & Jamaal So it was obvious after the first book that something along the romance side would develop between these two. Jamaal goes from hating Nikki to friendship in this book. It's a tense frienship as they're learning to open up and trust each other.but it's a very good frienship for both of them. They are so much alike that their [...]

  • 3.5 starsWhat I likeThe story is fast-paced and I find myself interested the whole time. I like the idea of Anubis's descendant running amok with his jackals. It brings up a couple of new interesting plotline, like channeling death magic (which has implication in Jamaal, since he has been having trouble controlling his) and the Underworld. I like the further interaction of Nikki and Jamaal, as they are opening up to one another, sharing stories from their past. As I said in my opinion for the fi [...]

  • Some parts of the narrative just annoy me. Like I like the story but the narrative drags at parts and has a immature quality to it I can't explain. The constant smoke and drug use also got really annoying to read about. And the move in street and mc have no connection between them at all IMO and seemed beyond forced. She likes him because he's really hot and a huge asshole that has no problem hitting women but like he's so hot and has a sad backstory so it's okay, besides he's hot and apparently [...]

  • I seriously enjoyed this book. It was a great read, with a lot of mystery and action. I'm not exactly happy with the direction of Nikki's love life, but there was still some serious hotness. My only gripe is the ending - which concludes high-level summary style, but left me thinking, wth? I really wanted the final few pages to be more intimate with regards to the character. I felt my gut tug, and hoped it wasn't a Morgan Kingsley-style wrap up. I've my finger's crossed that I'll get to read more [...]

  • After reading and enjoying the first book in this series, Dark Descendant, I was looking forward to the release of the second one. Unfourtunatley it was kind of a disappointment. Deadly Descendant once again follows Nikki Glass as she investigates a string of murders by what is suspected is a pack of jackals controlled by a descendant of Anubis. The reason I really enjoyed Dark Descendant was because of Nikki and her personality. I felt like she was a fresh character and had a level head on her [...]

  • Review originally posted at RabidReads.This is the second book in the Nikki Glass series. Nikki is starting to get a handle on new powers. Not completely, but she has come to terms with her new life. Though, she isn’t completely ready to give up her old life. She still has her old condo. She wants to keep her PI business, though that is getting harder and harder.The Olympians have come to Anderson because they are aware of a descendant that is killing people using a group of dogs. They need Ni [...]

  • I loved Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley series, but this series is even more enjoyable. Demons are interesting, but I find the old gods far more fascinating. Which is why I cannot resist authors like P.C. Cast, Rick Riordan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kevin Hearne and Jenna Black, who give the old gods from mythology a role in their books whether in person or as the god or goddess from whom leading and/or secondary characters are descended. Black's descendants have unique powers that are wanted by both the [...]

  • It was incredibly easy to slip back into Black's world and for the most part the story moved along well. The mystery element was a little light, but the plot kept me involved enough that I didn't mind.Note: Liberi are descendants of gods from various pantheons. Olympians are elitist and purists; only descendants of Greek gods are worthy of living and basically humans should worship/serve Olympians. Very little time has passed since the opening pages of the first book, so Nikki is still adjusting [...]

  • 2.5-stars- This was one of the books I had most been looking forward to this year. The previous book was a 5-star read and I loved the world the author had created. I was ready to lump Nikki in with Kate and Mercy, that's how much I liked it. Unfortunately this one fell flat for me and was really mostly a disappointment. I think romance fans may be happy with how her and Jamaal's relationship takes a new turn, but I felt like the direction the author went took away from the series as a whole. Th [...]

  • Deadly Descendant by Jenna BlackNikki Glass is a former private eye who suddenly became a Liberi, a quasi-immortal. Her change to more than human has required more sacrifices than she expected. He acclimation to the side she has chosen in a millennium long conflict and her conflicted emotions about being part of a team are the focus of this second book in a very good series. I mentioned in my review of Dark Descendant, Niki is a likeable character. She is not some invulnerable super hero, she is [...]

  • Decent UF but Nicki is not my favorite protagonist. I get that Emma was being set up as a villain but I would have expected a little more sympathy for someone who had been imprisoned and tortured for 10 years. Especially from someone who constantly refers to herself as a "bleeding heart". She seems to save all of the empathy for the men (not that the men don't deserve her empathy in some cases but she just seems much harsher on the women). (view spoiler)[She also goes on about how Maggie is the [...]

  • I really wanted to like this book, I really did. I find the world fascinating and the writing is solid but I dislike the main character intensely. I don't know if she's actually a hypocrite or if she just rubbed me the wrong way but I found it very unfair that she held everyone to these impossible standards and expected them to live up to it without knowing *why* they wanted to keep secrets but then when it comes to her it's different. I think normally I'd let her issue with her mother slide bec [...]

  • I was very excited when I started to read this second installment of the series. I slipped back into this world seamlessly, not having too much trouble remembering the story from the previous book, about how Nikki finds out she is a descendent of Artemis, and immortal, as a result of killing (accidentally by her, but on purpose by the victim) one of her clients. I like the worldbuilding, and the mythology. I even liked the apparent love interest, and the current mystery about a descendent of Anu [...]

  • First off I have to say I really enjoy reading this book from Nikki's point of view. Nikki reminds me a lot of Cat from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Jenna Black writes this series in first person so the reader can go into the mind of Nikki and read what she is thinking. Nikki doesn't put up with much and I find her sarcasm quite funny at times. :)I liked the plot of the book. The "wild dog" attacks kept the book moving at a fast pace. The story line had plenty of twists and turns that [...]

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