Image of The Immortal Crown: An Age of X Novel


Image of The Immortal Crown: An Age of X Novel

The Age of X is back, as the incredible Mead returns to her dystopian future where politics, religion and the gods collide. In the previous book, both central characters had their world views readjusted as they could no longer deny the reemerging presence of the gods. Mead’s exploration of two societies who took diametrically different paths in the aftermath of a plague is truly chilling and compelling. Things are never quite as they seem, which makes for extraordinary read!

Though religious investigator Justin March spends his time tracking down religious extremists in RUNA, he has recently been selected by the god Odin as his “elect.” Assigned to protect Justin, super-soldier Mae Koskinen has also unwittingly been touched by the gods. Their current assignment is to accompany a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling into Arcadia, RUNA’s dangerous neighbor, whose society treats women as commodities and where religion runs the government. With help from the Ravens in his mind, Justin learns there is more going on than first appears. Adding to the problem, Mae is on a personal mission she is not revealing — look out, danger dead ahead! (DUTTON, Jun., 432 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith