Illusion (Chronicles of Nick)
St. Martin's Press / April 1, 2014 / $18.99 print, $9.99 digital
Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.
But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe . . . Even the son of a hated demon. Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.
Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.
Illusion is the fifth book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick series and as it's progressed, we are getting to see more of whom Nick has become in the present-day Dark-Hunter novels. Nick has just had his sixteenth birthday and is still trying to figure out who he is in the world, like most of us were at sixteen. The only difference is that Nick has the ability to completely destroy the world when he reaches adulthood.