|I like DV Berkom’s writing and bought this set having read her previous series about Kate Jones – a PI.
Now Leine is trying very hard to leave her previous life behind – and not to kill people – but is constantly being thwarted. By her ex-boss. By Russian gangsters. By psychopaths. And so it goes. She is a little rusty and her skills are not quite what they were, but she remembers her Krav Magma and can even teach it. She remembers how to shoot cleanly. But she does seem to forget one thing – author note this – she might clean her gun but she forgets to clean off any cartridges/bullets left in the gun and she doesn’t wear nitrile gloves – when loading. Big oops these days.
I enjoyed the book set but do feel that she has really run her course of stories and won’t purchase any more.
2. Bad Traffick
3. The Body Market
Absolutely no Dragons involved in this story but plenty of mythology come to life.
A Dragon Bone is, according to this novel, an ancient artefact with writing on it, usually fund in China. Often a shell and ground up for medecine.
it seems that there are – or were – 12 immortals ‘birthed’, possibly in the Garden of Eden but they are not quite sure. What they are certain of, is that they were born at different times and the oldest is 1 – as numbered on his back in Aramaic/Hebrew script. Nia is number 9.
Nine, aka Nia, Nueve or other variants, is an archaeologist who is several thousand years old, but she is not sure as she forgets. She tells this story in the 1st person as she goes to China to find a Dragon Bone which seems to say something about her ancient history and which she has forgotten. In fact she doesn’t remember ever visiting China in all her years on Earth.
I liked this fantasy story as it starts with a very different premise. The immortals are not Angels, fallen or otherwise. I will be following this series through.