The Immortal Crown

· Age of X Book 2 · Sold by Penguin
113 reviews

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series returns with the second installment in her acclaimed Age of X series.

Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.

Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.

Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has 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 connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.

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113 reviews
Aubrey ochs
January 16, 2016
If you love the first book you'll be head of heals as the story of Mae, Justin, and the "game" continue to twist and develop, leaving you up all night to find out what happens next. The story telling is unique and intriguing. I love how the relationship lines between Justin and Mae become more visible. The action is non stop. The only part that leaves me less than extremely satisfied is Tessa's story because it seems irrelevant. I can't wait for the next book!
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Leah Foreman
June 5, 2014
Not as much tension as the Succubus series but still pretty good with interesting characters. Can't wait until the next one is available!
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gale theriault
August 12, 2014
A great new author! I hadn't read anything by her and will now look for more books in this series.
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About the author

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series, the Bloodlines series, the Glittering Court series, and the Age of X series. Her love of fantasy and science fiction began at an early age when her father read her Greek mythology and her brothers made her watch Flash Gordon. She went on to study folklore and religion in college, and when not writing, Richelle spends her time drinking lots of coffee, watching reality TV, and shopping for dresses.

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