Immortal DescentCarolyn M. Walker
Book Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 4/3/2018
Publisher: Clean Reads / Astrea Press
Deep in the caves of rural Western Germany, the truth about immortality has remained a secret for centuries, but now that secret is about to break free...
Ethan West knows what it means to be different. With a haunted past and a strange sixth sense he sometimes canât control, Ethanâs in search of a better future. Instead, heâs brutally attacked. Narrowly saved by the beautiful and mysterious Rue, Ethan quickly learns the world is darker and more bizarre than he had ever imagined. And sparing his life comes with a price: being reborn immortal. Now, a dark faction of ancient, cursed immortal beings known as Lorns are after him. And they want his rare, newly awakened soul.
Descended from the mythological Nephilim, Lorns are bound by either the divine force of order or the mortal force of chaos. Ethan is a rarity, bound by neither, yet he is ruled by both. Now, wielding an ancient and volatile power, Rue and her Alliance work to keep Ethan from spiraling out of control. At the heart of a terrifying underground war between Lorns, Ethan becomes the target of one side and a savior to the other. Amid everything, Ethan struggles to understand his own purpose and powerâan ordeal that tests his loyalties, beliefs, and sanity in ways unimaginable. And the greatest danger is yet to come.
Book Excerpt 1:
The memory tore through him and had him shuddering on the couch. Ethan didnât realize he was screaming until he felt Rue shaking him. His eyes flew open and he stared up at her face and into those bright silver eyes. For the briefest instant, all his fear melted away when he looked up at her. He remembered the shadowed eyes of the woman from the alleyway. These eyes were so different. Never had he seen eyes as hers before, so intenseâso bright, so capturing. He held her gaze, almost afraid to look away. If he looked away, what would he see?
âEthan, are you alright?â Rue asked in a quieter voice. It was soothing, so calming he couldnât believe he hadnât noticed it before. âCan you speak?â she asked. He shook his head and he felt the anxiety wheedle its way back into his mind. The attack.
How could he have forgotten all of that?
âThe womanâno, that thingâ¦she tried to kill me,â he whispered at last. He felt his heart continuing to speed up.
âItâs just the memory now,â Rue assured. âItâs not happening to you anymore.â
Despite her words, Ethan glanced around the room, still paranoid. He tried to quiet the quickened breaths, afraid the memory might become real again if he made a sound any louder than a sigh.
âJust a memory,â he repeated and took a deep breath. Rue nodded and placed a hand on his shoulder. He reached up and took hers in his, squeezing it. âSo thatâs what happened to meâwhat I couldnât remember.â
As much as he wanted to deny it, he couldnât refute what heâd just seen. He couldnât explain it; he couldnât justify it. All he could think of in that moment was it was all real. What heâd just seen in those memories had been real.
âThe womanâwhat was she?â Ethan asked, still speaking just above a whisper.
âIt was a Lorn.â
About the Author:
Carolyn M. Walker is a California native and lover of all things literary. As an avid reader, she always enjoying new and exciting reads. Now as an avid storyteller, it is her mission to bring that same joy to her beloved readers. After earning her Bachelors in English Literature and Psychology, Carolyn went on to pen the draft for her first fiction novel and hasnât looked back since. Aside from writing, she is also passionate about art, food, travel, history, and music. Carolyn has a soft spot for holiday cooking and loves experimenting with new recipes and treats. She also loves the beach, snorkeling and diving. Carolyn now lives in sunny Florida with her husband and daughter.