An oracle has predicted the sojourner’s end, which is a problem for Adam insofar as he has never encountered an oracular prediction that didn’t come true . . . and he is the sojourner. To survive, he’s going to have to figure out what a beautiful ex-government analyst, an eco-terrorist, a rogue FBI agent, and the world’s oldest religious cult all want with him, and fast.
And all he wanted when he came to Vegas was to forget about a girl. And maybe have a drink or two.
The second book in the Immortal series, Hellenic Immortal follows the continuing adventures of Adam, a sixty-thousand-year-old man with a wry sense of humor, a flair for storytelling, and a knack for staying alive. Hellenic Immortal is a clever blend of history, mythology, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery and romance. A little something, in other words, for every reader.
Few days ago we introduced you with first book in the series about Adam - man who one day simply stopped ageing and he doesen't know why. Second book, Hellenic Immortal, came out on May 3rd and today we are honored to have with us Adam who kindly accepted to answer some of our questions.
1. Of all women you've ever met which one made the biggest impression?
I more or less have to pick my red-haired nameless friend, who I think we called "Eve" in Immortal, and who went by a different name in Hellenic. I've barely said more than two words to her, but the fact that those words were separated by many centuries trumps just about everything else.
2. Why did you chose the name Adam?
To be completely honest, it was arbitrary. I know people are going to look at it as some sort of biblical indicator or something, because that's what people do, but it just happened be the name I was going by when all of the stuff happened in Immortal, and then I was essentially stuck with it.
3. You've lived long enough to see a lot of things. Which period is your favourite?
This one, without question. This is the most odor-free period in all of history, and when you throw in electricity, running water, indoor toilets, and data matching the library of Alexandria available to me in something the size of my hand... let's just say a few public baths, aqueducts and orgies aren't going to be beating all of that.
Maybe a couple of the orgies.
4. So, you mentioned that you fought in Troy? Was Achillies really gay?
That's a very modern question. I didn't know Achilles personally, but by modern standards of course he was. So was everyone else. Most people in that time embraced a more pan-sexual approach to the world. One was not JUST gay or JUST straight. Achilles had close relations with men, because that was what men did, especially men in war. But men also had close relations with women when they were not at war. It was actually much less complicated.
5. Did you meet Elvis?
I didn't. I was in the U.S. at the time, but I was as much a spectator during his career as the next person.
6. What do you think about books like Twilight?
They're fantasy wish-fulfillment, and I understand that, and I'm sure they appeal to a certain type, but let's be honest: no vampire who acts like those vampires do would last a century. Even fifty years is a stretch. I'm serious; if your emotional maturity is the equivalent of a high schooler, you're not making it to old age alive. There's a reason Bill Shakespeare had Romeo and Juliet commit suicide.
7. Do you think you'll ever die? Are you afraid of death?
Of course I'm afraid of death. Who wouldn't be? I'm probably only still alive due to stubbornness and fear of death. It's healthy.
Do I think I'll ever die? I hope not.
8. Thank you for being my guest today! Any last thoughts to share with your fans?
Buy the books! Gene worked very hard on them.
You've heard Adam, guys - buy the books! You can find it here.
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Until next time,