Artemis Black has a very magical background which has led to
her being able to hold and use both black and life magic
together. For a
while Artemis was in the military and because of her strong
magic, she was a member of the Psych Ops unit.
Now she is a civilian and has to undertake the most
serious mission of her life Ė to save an innocent soul.
Even if it means having to do something Artemis would
normally never consider.
Manannaīn mac Lir (Mac Lir) is half god and half Sidhe and a
He is also the Guardian of Celtic Magical Creatures
in the Human World, a position he takes very seriously.
When Mac is alerted of an odd type of magic that is
taking life essence from his people, he is on the job to
find and stop this person.
Mac recently had experience in dealing with the
blackest of magic while helping the Immortals defeat an old
one. So it is
easy for him to locate the trail of magic that harmed the
Mac and Artemis first come to meet and it isnít totally
pretty (although the sparks of another type fly) but their
meeting is interrupted by a mob of Macís fans.
Mac knows what Artemis has done, but he canít get it
to add up to what he feels about her and tries to draw her
out to find a reason for her actions.
Artemis has little time to complete her mission and
she canít afford to tell Mac anything.
When the Sidhe Council get involved and Artemis has
to make an instant and drastic decision, both she and Mac
begin a journey that is destined to changes their lives Ė
the question is will that change be good or not?
is the story of one of the last characters that was involved
in the saving of an Immortal brother.
Mac Lir risked a lot to help friends and has
discovered that it changed him some.
However it has not and will not stop him from
fulfilling his duties.
Artemis discovered the hard way that once you call a
demon, even for the right reasons, it can come back to hurt
you much later.
Together, Mac and Artemis have to come to terms with not
only their feelings for each other but also the fact they
have to work to free innocent and some not so innocent
souls. I had
wondered what, if anything, had happened to Mac after that
last battle and I was happy to see that he ended up gaining
what he had wanted for so long.
Mac and Artemis are an unusual magical couple and I
was surprised to see that both figured out that sometimes
the correct answer is gray.
I have had, and Iím sure you have too, some dates
from hell, but Ms. Nash took it to the extreme in The
takes a slight humorist angle on a story that could have
been pretty dark.
Anyone who has been following the Immortal Series and
wondered about Mac will need and want to read his story.