Friday, 22 June 2012

Gideon (Nightwalkers #2) by Jacquelyn Frank

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 491 KB
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0749955449
  • Publisher: Hachette Digital (5 Jan 2012)
  • They're called the Nightwalkers——proud, ancient beings who live in the shadows, existing just beyond the human world. But there are also dangerous humans who hunt them——necromancers who use the blackest magic to manipulate them. And for a Demon named Gideon, the battle against these evil forces will soon be all too personal.


    For a thousand years, Gideon has healed his people. And as the oldest surviving male of his race, his wisdom has always been respected without question. But Gideon knows that even he is vulnerable to the powerful, primitive desires that befall his kind during Hallowed moons——and nine years ago that truth was hammered home when he found himself claiming Magdelegna, the Demon King's sister, in a wild embrace. Horrified by his lack of control, he left her wanting and furious——and then exiled himself for the better part of a decade.

    Now, with necromancers threatening his people——and Magdelegna nearly their victim——Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdelegna are destined to be together, to share a love as deep and old as time itself. But first he needs to regain her trust. Then he'll have to save her life.

    Every night holds secrets.
  • Cover:  Again I think that the plotlines and characters mean they could have done so much more with these covers.  Looking at a guys naked, sweaty back is just boring and doesn't really show off the paranormal elements that it could.
After I finished and really enjoyed book 1-Jacob, I couldn't wait to get stuck into book 2.  But unfortunately I didn't love this one as much.  Gideon is the oldest Demon still alive and he can come across as cold.  Mating with Legna is supposed to break this down.  But I feel he didn't change enough, didn't become possessive and loving like Jacob did.  At times I felt the only thing that he liked/loved about Legna was her 'beauty', like he felt she was one of his collectibles to be acquired,seemingly not liking her feisty personality.
I did enjoy getting to see more of the other characters- we still see Jacob and Bella, Noah as well as other Night Walker species such as the Lycanthropes and Vampires which I am looking forward to seeing in the next books.
Over all this book didn't live up to the first book.  I was left wanting and disappointed.  I will continue with the series and hope Elijah's book is better.
I give Gideon 3.5/5 stars.  I liked it, but compared to book 1 is wasn't as good.

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