“This being the last in the Nightwalker series, I was disappointed. I surely hope that Ms. Frank decides to continue the series, because there were too many story lines that did not get completed such as: Ruth and what becomes of her, the first two Space and Time Element children, the Vampire uprising, Jasmine, etc.
Though this story was good and I LOVED Noah, I was pretty disappointed in Kestra. It took WAAAAYYYY too long to get her character to stop whining and playing the damaged soul desperate to deny her feelings. Agh. I get it, it was mysterious and kept you reading to see what would happen, but after about 350 pages of "I want you, I care for you, but I don't know if I can love you. I want to love you, but I don't think I know how. I want to know how, but I don't think I could stand to try blah blah blah blah" Get it?”
“Noah, the King of the demons has always been in control of his powers, but lately he feels restless. Family and friends close to him found their mates and are settling down, but his need to find his mate is becoming almost unbearable. With Samhain just around the corner, Noah feels the need and he knows he is no exception to the rules. If he fails and cross the line, he knows he has to deal with his enforcers Jacob and Bella. But Noah cannot ignore the dreams he has lately of his mate, although he doesn’t know who or where she is, he knows she is the one for him. The only way to save his mate life is to break some rules and risks almost the life of his precious little godchild, who happens to possess the power to do it.
Kestra Irons has a dangerous job but she loves it, she has spent most of her life on her own. Lately she is having dreams about an unknown gorgeous man and doesn’t know what to think of it. But when her last job turn into a bloodbath, this mysterious man shows up and takes her away from her home and country. She is grateful that he save her life, but she is not buying all those stuff about life mates and powers, so Kestra fight him with everything she’s got.
But Noah doesn’t give up that easily, so he has to convince her that they were meant to be together and he needs her and her newfound power to stop a threat that comes from the inside.
Noah by Jacquelyn Franks is the fifth novel in her Nightwalker series. Just like the previous novels I love the way Jacquelyn Frank mingles the different species together with danger and romance.
From the beginning of this series I was anxious to read King Noah’s story, but it was not quite what I hoped for. Noah is a fire demon, one of the highest and strongest of their kind, but I didn’t quite saw that in this novel. I love the fact that Noah did everything in his power to get to his mate and his determination to convince her that they belong together. I also love the fact that Noah accepted the punishment Bella gave him for using her little daughter in his game, even though he knew it would break his heart.
I have to agree that Kestra was indeed the right woman for Noah, one who matches to him in strength, power and especially her stubbornness. She is a strong woman with a mind of her own and isn’t afraid to say what is on her mind.
Together with the rest of the Nightwalkers they fight yet another threat to their kind, but I missed the biggest threat of all, which we saw from the beginning of this series. We all know Ruth is the traitor among the demon kind and she is determined to destroy Noah, but where was she in this novel. Especially because this novel should have been the last in this series and I was waiting for a confrontation between Noah and Ruth. The good news is that there will be another novel in this series and Jasmine is the leading lady, so hopefully the Ruth situation will be resolve then.
I believe the two strongest secondary characters where Jacob and his mate Bella. They both stole my heart from the beginning and in this novel Bella show herself to be the enforcer she is, but most of all the protected mother. The way she handle Noah after his little game, where he used her daughters powers to do the job really put a smile on my face.
Although this novel is not the best in this series I still am a huge fan of Jacquelyn Frank and her Nightwalkers. I’m looking forward to Jasmine’s novel and I’m curious to see who will deal with Ruth and her followers.”
“Noah *sigh* finally got his own book and of course it was worth the wait.”Angie D wrote this review Tuesday, March 24, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Shortly after reading NOAH, I decided to check out Jacquelyn Frank's website as I was eager to see what the next book in the series was. To my astonishment, her blog mentioned that this was to be the last book in the Nightwalker series and she is continuing the saga with the Shadowdwellers. Whoa! Did I read that correctly? If this was to be the last in the series, I would have thought that the Nightwalkers would have gone out with a bang - literally. You know, blow up the bad guys and all that. Instead, this was a sappy read and not what I expected for the Demon King.
I have read the first four books and have always been intrigued by Noah. Reading about his struggles and constant fear for his people and knowing how forlorn he felt watching those closest to him find their Imprinted mate, it was almost an immense relief to see him finally meet his queen. I actually psyched myself up before I picked up this novel. I really thought I was going to be in for an amazing romance and some huge battle scenes based on the length of the book. Yet, shortly after the introduction of Kestra, I began to feel detached. Fair enough that the author wanted a strong female for Noah. And I could also appreciate Kestra's attitude in view of her past. However, Noah seemed weak in this novel and seemed almost like a shadow of his former self. I struggled with the central characters' relationship and found their conversations exasperating after a while. I get it, she's highly independent and he's trying his utmost to give her room to adjust to their ways, but do we have to be told about it over and over again?
What happened to the renegade Demon? I was expecting an explosive, earth shattering battle not several pages of sex scenes to be followed five pages later by more sex scenes. And why did everyone seemed so despondent? I felt disappointed by the time I finished the book. Not because it was a bad novel - indeed, there were some good moments - but because too many things were left unresolved. Perhaps answers will be found on the Shadowdweller series, but I was quite deflated by the ending of NOAH that I'm currently reluctant to pick up ECSTASY. As much as I enjoyed the Nightwalker series in general, I am moving on to another author for the meantime until the next two Shadowdweller books have been released so I can get an idea of what that series is like. ”
“This is the 5th book in The Nightwalker series. I liked the story of Noah the Demon King though the writing style in this novel varies a bit from the other three. The author concentrated mostly on Noah and Kestra (his imprinted mate) and their feelings for one another. ”Melissa wrote this review Tuesday, January 27, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book but I also struggled with it. Noah's story is not like any of the other books in terms of writing style. It is a true love story and pretty much only about Noah and Kestra. A very hot HOT harlequin if you know what I mean. The vivid details of Kestra gave me the mental picture of an albino Crystal Gayle with bad clothes. Not sure who wears bangs and straight white hair past their butt anymore but it I admit it was hard to get over. I didn't like the fact that none of the issues of the past including Ruth were not addressed. If we are moving on to the Shadowdwellers then we need to close of these doors. That being said I was able to suspend all that was and take this book as a stand alone and loved it.”Mrsrony wrote this review Friday, November 21, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had high hopes for Noah, I had been a huge fan of the rest of the Nightwalkers series. When I picked it up I was thrilled at the length, but after reading it, I felt like too many things were said over and over. I didn't think the book needed to be as long as it was. It took me over a month to read because I kept putting it down and not picking it back up. ”Megan_jmbb wrote this review Thursday, November 20, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Noah was an enjoyable read. Not so sure about the white hair and eye lashes and the ice blue eyes and not be albino with Kestra. Nice that she had a strong power. It didn't seem to wrap up the series though. I know she says she is continuing them in the Shadowdwellers series, but it just didn't feel like it wrapped up things at all. Glad I didn't realize it was the end of the series when I started the book!”Tami H wrote this review Sunday, November 2, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No