Sunday, July 6, 2008

The End is Coming

I first heard about this book through one of the online reading groups that I belong to, one of the members raved and raved about it, that sparked my curiosity. I did a quick Google search about the author and the series, it sounded pretty good. So, I ordered it.

The book came last week, I was already reading something at the time, but some reason, my gaze always fell on Night Keepers. Sounds crazy, but that what happened. But I didn’t want to rush it, I wanted to enjoy it, so I pressed on with Into The Wilderness. And oh so patiently waiting for Night Walkers turn.

Something that I noticed right at the beginning was that I didn’t want to put the book down. And being in the real world, I had to put the book down, and only read it when it was possible. But every spare moment I had, I would bring out the book and read.

Here's the blurb:
As a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly never expected to be strapped to a stone altar, the human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax up a demon from the underworld. Or that she’d be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king who claims to recognize her from his visions...

Jaguar Strike wishes he hadn’t made the mistake of reuniting his fellow warrior priests, or broken the law by saving their chosen human sacrifice. Now, he has no choice but to join forces with Leah and invoke dangerous magic in a death-defying race against the end of time.

I love the mythology, and the doomsday theme in this book. The setting was wonderful, dark and sensual. The characters were wonderful, each has their own issues, but they come together for a common goal. Even Leah, who is not considered to be one of the “chosen”, needs to see this through. Although there were a lot of set up for what was coming ahead, Leah and Striking, found time alone. It was sensual and there a few times I ended fanning myself.

NightKeepers by Jessica Andersen (4.5/5) Paranormal Romance; Mayan Mythology; Published: 6/2008; Series: # 1, Final Prophecy; New Author; Favorites Reads 2008; 100 + Reading Challenge (23); Keeper shelf;

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