“Of all the J. Frank books in this series, I love this one the most!!! I don't know where she can go from here! Noah is so unpredictable and even frightening once he goes after the one woman meant for him. I love Kestra also, she is perfect for Noah. It's an emotional rollar-coaster ride... a book I had a hard time putting down.”stupid shiny volvo driver wrote this review Thursday, October 2, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed Noah's story although it wasn't my favourite in the series. I was annoyed that the 'problem' with Ruth was not resolved in this book especially since this series was marketed as 5 books. How can you not resolve the main conflict when the series is ending? I feel like Frank lied to her readers. I'll try the first Shadowdwellers book- maybe it will be resolved there.”jolymac wrote this review Friday, October 8, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Noah the King of Demons finally gets his mate Kestra. But wow it like almost didn't happen.
And she is so against Love that it is mind boggling.
A great story!”
“Book 5 of the Nightwalkers series by Jacquelyn Frank.
This was a very good book.
The King of the Demons seeks out Corrine to help him find his mate that he has been dreaming about for the past six months. It's days away from the moon holiday Sanhaim (spelling?) which Noah will not be able to handle if he doesn't find his mate. Corrine helps him reach her through her powers. He finds out her name, Kestra. She's a hard ass who likes to be in control even in their touchy feely dreams, which just so happen to not really be dreams at all.
Noah has another session with Corrine and he's babysitting Jacob and Bella's daughter (can't remember her name!) so he brings her along. Noah hasn't been dreaming of Kestra since the previous session. Corrine can't seeem to find her either. The baby walks into the room and all of a sudden Noah is in two places at once. Half of the room is now in the past where Noah can see Kestra talking to a man, an attach proceeds and then Kestra is shot in the head. Noah collaspes. The room is covered in soot and debris from the action.
Noah heads home. He's breaking up inside knowing that his mate is dead. He makes the only decision he's left with. He takes Bella & Jacob's baby hostage to Corrine's, where he drains Kane's, Corrine's mate, energy, makes Corrine go down stairs and repeat the previous session with the hope that he can jump planes of existance and assist Kestra from her assailant. Of course Bella and Jacob are hot on his trail. Noah is able to jump the plans, assist Kestra, and bring her back to his castle.
Kestra isn't about to give up her freewill to some hunky looking man. The rest of the story is all about Kestra pushing Noah away because she's afraid of the feelings she's feeling. I.E. she doesn't want to feel turned on, she uses sex as a tool not for enjoyment, and she does enjoy it. :)
Noah's character really takes a leap for me. In the previous books I looked up to him as the "king" but he's calling Kestra "baby" in this book and that just seemed sooooo out of character for him. It really bothered me. Everytime I read it coming from his mouth I kind of cringed. Weird, but it happened. He did have a native Demon endearment he called her too but "baby" was used more often than not.
Kestra's character was perfect for Noah. I was pleased by this.
It doesn't look like there's going to be another Nightwalker book. The next book due out by Jackie Frank is Ecstasy: The Shadowdwellers, due January 6, 2009. The shadowdwellers were a breed of nightwalkers in this series. I'm confused by this. There is no synopsis about this book either.
Either way, this book rocked.
“I realy enjoyed the way Jacquelyn wrote this book. I like the Demon fairy tale and I love that I did not have to deal with Ruth in this one.Of course it was HOT HOT HOT!!!! Cant wait till the next book.”Jeanette S wrote this review Tuesday, September 2, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Terrific! Sensual and erotic with mystery and suspense combined!
Noah is coming to the edge of his sanity. As a demon, he feels deeply, and during the moon phase of Sahmain and Beltane, if the needs of a male demon aren’t met, his insanity grips the better part of him, making him do things he doesn’t want to do. Noah struggles with this more and more as the centuries go on, and for the past six months, he’s been dreaming of a wild woman who pushes him right to the brink of his sanity. He wants her, badly, and it has to be soon.
Kestra is a strong woman who endured so much as a teen and grew up refusing to become a victim again. She pushes herself on a physical level, making herself tough in mind as well as body. The dreams she has with Noah are sensual, erotic, pleasing, but then again, are just that… Dreams. Figments of her imagination, or so she believes.
Yet, their dreams hold power to each other, and it takes Noah a while to come to the understanding of who Kestra is to him - his Imprinted mate. But suddenly, the dreams stop, for a week, but it doesn’t really dawn on him why. Until he goes to Bella’s sister, Corrine, for help to find his Imprinted mate. He becomes shocked when he finds out why he hasn’t been dreaming of her.
Kestra met one of the men she did something for, looking for payment. Usually she meets the pay-offs in a public place to avoid any confrontations or anything else of that matter. This time, she went to him, and it cost her her life. Shot in the head after her payment, she dies, and that’s when the dreams stop.
However, to go back a week in time to see what happened was with help from Corrine, but of Bella and Jacob’s daughter, Leah. Even at the tender age of two, her power is growing, and one of them is that she can manipulate time. When Noah finds out his Imprinted is dead, his sanity comes to the breaking point, and almost kidnaps Corrine and Leah to manipulate time back a week to save Kestra.
That works, but it costs him as well as others. Kestra is finally with him, in his arms, and becomes his mate. But Kestra doesn’t believe in it, and leaves, only to be drained of her life bit by bit. But Noah gets her back, and slowly, Kestra comes to believe in what Noah is telling her is now her life, and is adjusting well through everything - except between her and Noah. She doesn’t believe in love. She did once, and it cost her her parents lives and nearly her own. But with a lot of work, Noah convinces her, and finally she manages to admit that love really does exist.
The story made me laugh and cry. At first, when Kestra admits that she’d been hurt before, that someone she trusted had hurt her, you figure the usual. Only, it’s not the usual. She’d been through a complete horror, and I can’t imagine a woman being able to survive that, let alone push herself to what and where she is now. An incredibly strong woman, she builds a wall around herself as protection, and comes unglued when Noah shatters it.
Noah learns a few lessons himself - surprising himself with his indecisions, he does the best that he can. He hurts her indirectly, and it takes everything in him to repair it.
It’s awesome to watch Kestra change, to become someone who truly makes herself shine, regardless of her past. To see her push past it was superb.
Erotic love scenes leaves the reader panting, the suspense leaves the reader holding their breath, and the action has you cheering the good guys on. Incredible, and I can’t wait for the next!”
“Noah is the most powerful of the Demons, and the most volatile. After centuries of living, the beloved and respected Demon King faces despair and madness when the one woman he's destined to be with is taken from him. Kestra is a highly successful mercenary demolitions expert, and can certainly take care of herself - until the moment her temple makes contact with a barrel of a gun.
Noah is the 5th book in the Nightwalkers series, preceded by Jacob, Gideon, Elijah, and Damien. The Nightwalkers are ancient races of non-human beings hidden away from the light of day, and living secretly within human society. I've enjoyed the mystique of these other societies through the captivating stories of danger, passion and romance, and the imagination used in creating this world. Any of these magnificent men can visit me any day (night), and hopefully Jacquelyn Frank has more in store for us.
Posted by Barbara Vey on www.PublishersWeekly.com/BeyondHerBook blog 08/27/08”
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Noah is the most powerful of the Demons, and the most volatile. After centuries of living, the beloved and respected Demon King faces despair and madness when the one woman he's destined to be with is taken from him. Kestra is a highly successful mercenary demolitions expert, and can certainly take care of herself - until the moment her temple makes contact with a barrel of a gun.
Noah is the 5th book in the Nightwalkers series, preceded by Jacob, Gideon, Elijah, and Damien. The Nightwalkers are ancient races of non-human beings hidden away from the light of day, and living secretly within human society. I've enjoyed the mystique of these other societies through the captivating stories of danger, passion and romance, and the imagination used in creating this world. Any of these magnificent men can visit me any day (night), and hopefully Jacquelyn Frank has more in store for us. ”