“Again I have to stay that I like the story as a whole. I like the issues that are brought up and I like the way they all come together during battle. But, over 200 pages in and the story was still just about Gideon and his mate. (didnt say the name cuz I dont want to spoil it for people). I think too much time was spent on them in consecutive chapters. I would have liked it better if it was spread out a little more and some of the action scenes where spread out a little more. Again I have to give this book a 3.5 out of 5.
“I am debating whether or not I will continue the series. I enjoyed the characters and I am curious as to where the plot will go, however, I am not a fan of the author’s writing style. She tends to be overly-verbose, and her descriptions become tiresome. I felt the same way about Jacob and hoped that its tedium (which I chalked up to “first-in-a-series-world-building”) would be less in the second installation. Unfortunately, I did not find that to be true. Also, at some point in the book, the story became less about Gideon and Legna, and more about setting up the next book in the series.”Shazamy wrote this review Tuesday, August 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I first started this book it was so hard to get into b/c the beginning was so slow and it went on into about 20% of the book, but it did finally pick up after that. At first it felt like the author just through Gideon and Legna together b/c they were there, to me there wasnt that much chemistry with the two but boy was I wrong as soon as we get farther in to the book I seen how right for each other they were. I do admit I like Jacob and Bella more but Gideon and Legna were still enjoyable to read about.
I still wish we got more Kane and Corrine. I wanted more of them. I wish they got their own book, I adore them and I would have liked to seen how their relationship developed, but I did love Gideon and Legna how they are around each other and I loved reading the parts where they were in each others mind. I went crazy when Bella was attacked, heartbreaking moment. And then going after Corrine. God. And then finding out Ruth & Mary were behind it. I never liked Ruth but now it just makes me despise her even more, that is just so low. Mary's mate died before they knew anything about druids and it is Jacob's job as an enforcer to enforce the law. It's not anyone's fault. I really hope they kill Ruth/Mary off soon for what the did.
I loved meeting Siena and Damien. I already really like these too and can't wait for their books. I think Siena is next with Elijah as the leading man for book 3, which im excited about I loved his character.”
“I gave this a four instead of a three, which is my original rating, for a lot of reasons. The author's writing style was somewhat narrative and it didn't really hold my attention for too long. There were times when I stop in the middle of it and surf the net, it just didn't absorb me. Here I'm spouting negative stuff while I rated it 4...here's why:
This one has the same tone as "Jacob", the first in the Nightwalker series. It's really serious, sure there was humor but the overall atmosphere for me was...frigid. That's Gideon for you, he's a healer who treats his patients seriously and no one's more perfect for him than Legna, the Mind Demon/Empath.
I have to admit there were some instances when I was distracted because I felt the writing was dragging. It didn't have a lively tone, the narratives bored me and it lacked a certain something. While I gave it a four, I didn't enthusiastically like it. I appreciate the author's efforts, because I liked Legna's character, how she and Gideon got together, though I hated it when he called her a child, I was able to have an idea of that condescension and it grated on my nerves. Sure he's an Ancient, but still...
Yes, the love scenes were mediocre and few, but that's not the point. There was a lot of mystery going on, which were tied in the end. Jacob and Isabella finally got married on Beltane, along with Legna and Gideon, and Corrine and Kane.
I don't know if I'm just not in the mood, but it'll be quite long before I read the next.”
“In this book Demons are protectors.... Necromancers that are humans can summon a demon by their true names and turn them evil. Gideon is an ancient Demon who is set in his ways- he is a very powerful healer. Magdellena is the King's sister and not nearly as old as Gideon. She is a mind demon and can sense people's feelings and teleport. She is the only demon to survive being summoned by necromancers ( thanks to Bella a druid). Since then her powers are changing- but she does not like Gideon and chooses not to confide in him- However Gideon notices the changes and tries to examine her- during the process he discovers they are imprinted...... yet they do not like each other.....”Nerissa H wrote this review Tuesday, April 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved the strength of the main characters (Gideon and Legna) but the action was very short lived. The love scenes and sheer chemeistry was great as well as the faith that he had in her.”Alex P wrote this review Tuesday, April 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very interesting world that is now expanded by bringing in two other Nightwalker races, the Vampires and the Lycanthropes. Gideon is the oldest and most powerful of the Demons and when he "Imprints" with Magdelegna, the King's youngest sister, even his world is expanded with a new richness. But the Necromancers are escalating attacks on the Demons and Jacob's wife Isabella and their unborn child are nearly killed. Gideon and Magdelegna share power that has been born from their new love and they are key to fighting back. But it will take the combined efforts of Demons, Vampire and Lycantropes to stop these Necromancers. A rich and lushly worded story. ”Roxhill wrote this review Thursday, March 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really wanted to like this book and the Nightwalker series but so far I am not impressed. This bums me out because I really like Franks work.
For right now I will push ahead. ”
“no longer own”open end books wrote this review Monday, December 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really wanted to like this more than I did. The plot and characters both have strong points as in Demons = Good Guys and Human Necromancers = Bad Guys and the characters are centuries old demons that after a decade of strained relations have suddenly become Imprinted soul mates.
It doesn't take long before they're lovesick and cooing ad nauseam to each other. Their conversations & even sex scenes bored me so much I skimmed through them and still came close to calling this a DNF. Then it got interesting again and they discover their foes are an all women black magic society. It wasn't hard to figure out they had an inside source in the Demons nor who it was, but this and the ensuing battle scenes did keep me reading.
So, do I recommend this? Only if you appreciate writing that takes its time to get to the "meaty" parts. My overall grade for this is a C+.”