Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Series: Nightwalkers #2
Dates Read: 2012, 2013, June 19, 2020
For a thousand years, Gideon has healed his people. He is the oldest surviving demon and the most powerful body demon. Nine years ago he made a mistake with Magdalegna, the king’s sister, and now he has realized that they were meant to be together as mates.
I have been fascinated by Gideon since he was introduced. He is the oldest, the most aloof, and the most knowledgeable. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this book as much as the first one. Gideon is so aloof and walled off through the majority of the book that I never really connected to him. While he does warm up eventually, it was too late for me to really connect so he remains just an ok character.
Legna was great! Since her summoning and saving months ago she has started to come into more power. She is also struggling to cope with the power surge. I liked Legna because she was strong, determined, and wasn’t afraid to stand up to anyone, especially Gideon. I loved watching her sass Gideon and put him in his place. He has been alone too long and needs someone to get him in line.
What really made this book a success for me was the progression of the main story plot regarding the necromancers and hunters. We have an act of betrayal, a kidnapping, and a big battle. We also get to see more of the nightwalker races in this book when the Lycanthrope queen Sienna and vampire king Damion help to bring down the necromancers and hunters. I really hope we see more of the shifters and vampires in the future books.
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