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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... AS A HEALER, HE KNOWS HER BODY. BUT IT'S HER HE 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... AS A HEALER, HE KNOWS HER BODY. BUT IT'S HER HEART HE WANTS. 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 Magdalegna, 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 Magdalegna nearly their victim--Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdalegna 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.


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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... AS A HEALER, HE KNOWS HER BODY. BUT IT'S HER HE 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... AS A HEALER, HE KNOWS HER BODY. BUT IT'S HER HEART HE WANTS. 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 Magdalegna, 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 Magdalegna nearly their victim--Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdalegna 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.

30 review for Gideon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

    4 It took you 9 years to figure that out? Stars *Spoilers* This is the second book in the nightwalkers series. Gideon is a Ancient healer and the oldest surviving member of his race, the demon. Magdalegna is the Demon King's baby sister. 9 years earlier Gideon caught up in a moment, started making out with Magdalegna in the gardens. He ends up pulling away freaking out over his loss of control and her young age and telling himself it is the madness of the hallowed moons. Calls her a child an 4 It took you 9 years to figure that out? Stars *Spoilers* This is the second book in the nightwalkers series. Gideon is a Ancient healer and the oldest surviving member of his race, the demon. Magdalegna is the Demon King's baby sister. 9 years earlier Gideon caught up in a moment, started making out with Magdalegna in the gardens. He ends up pulling away freaking out over his loss of control and her young age and telling himself it is the madness of the hallowed moons. Calls her a child and there by Pissing her off to no end and then he exiled himself for almost 9 years. So at the start of this book He and Legna figure out they are actually mates and started imprinting 9 years ago. Now he has to win her love and trust and make up for hurt feelings! Ok so this book was not as good as Jacob's book, but it was still a good read. I liked Gideon. He was powerful, always in control and very serious! I loved how he is a tell it like it is kind of guy, very up front. Doesn't let himself feel. I loved how Legna made him lose control, challenging and pushing him to acknowledge his emotions. Making him fall in love with her and Demanding his everything! He becomes very playful with her and it is very sexy......... “The problem is,” he said in a rush of soft words, “aside from my trouble reconciling myself to the idea that I actually deserve you, Nelissuna, I am quite rusty in matters of affection and romantic emotion. I am afraid I have no idea how to go about earning your trust and your good opinion, never mind being what you need… beyond that.” .“Gideon,” she breathed, unable to draw in enough air to sound his name more firmly. “Mmm, I love when you speak my name, Neliss,” he said, his tongue touching to the sensitive lobe of her ear just long enough to draw it between his gentle lips. “I will love it just as well when you cry it out. And even more so when you scream it.” “I suppose at some point, if I start to go crazy, you are going to have to knock me out or tie me up or something.” “Hmm. The latter has possibilities,” he mused with a growing smile that erased the tension in his face. Legna laughed, giving him a shove. “Gideon, you are nothing but an ancient pervert,” she teased him. “And this is an issue because… ?” Legna I liked, but in the first part of the book she acted like a baby and a brat and I just kept thinking Thank God that only lasted a very short time. Then she was back to being the legna I fell in love with in the first book. Brave, sweet, caring, sassy with a little bit of shy. She was also funny and playful. A little childish at times, but very grown up at other times. I love how she never backed down from Gideon and forced him to feel and let him know that she would have all of him or none! “As an empath and as your mate, this is my territory! You are my territory! Mine! Ugly or beautiful, raging or passionate, you are mine for the rest of our existence, Gideon, just as you claim I am yours, and I will not let you feed yourself to me in select little bites and bits! I will have all of you or I will turn my back on you and take nothing at all!” “I am here. I will always be here,” she soothed him sweetly, meeting his gaze when he brushed a finger under her chin to tilt her head back. “Promise me, Neliss,” he said hoarsely. “I have heard those who speculate that I am indestructible, but I swear on my soul that it will kill me to ever lose you.” “I will always be here,” she reiterated as strongly as her heart could manage. He reached to caress her face with warm, tender knuckles. “Do not leave me, Neliss.” He was pleading with her, unashamed of the need and emotion his voice reflected. “Sleep beside me today and all the days to come.” “You smell so good,” he murmured against her ear a long minute later. “I smell like sex,” she argued. He nodded, making a loud noise of appreciation as he sniffed and nibbled her neck.“You smell of very good sex,” The reasons this book was not as good as the first is because of the aforementioned childishness of legna at the start of her and Gideon's relationship, and in parts of the book it got a little repetitive. There was some new characters that were introduced that I really liked. When Legna quit being a baby there was some really beautiful parts to her and Gideon's relationship. “Because I am afraid of anything that might mean I will lose you,” he confessed. “I told you, my love, I am not going anywhere. I am here, right where I belong. My heart lives with your heart, my soul with your soul. I love you, Gideon. You have to start believing that, and believing that you deserve it.” “I will never deserve it,” he said roughly. “But I will endeavor to do so for the rest of my days. I love you, Neliss, as I have never loved in the whole of my life. You are my heart, my breath, my every thought and every aspiration. You are the true source of my power, because without you I am utterly powerless.” There was a kick ass fight at the end and some long overdue weddings.... This was a solid 4 star book and I am looking forward to the next book in this series! http://jessicasoverthetopbookobsessio...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    2.5/3 stars Gideon, the second book in the Nightwalkers series, was an okay read.  Unlike Jacob, the first book, which I loved, this book felt long, analytical, somewhat boring, and very redundant. The author kept reiterating the plot from the first book. These books are meant to be read in order, and it was disappointing that the author didn't treated it as such.  Also, the two main characters, Gideon and Magdalena, had very little, if any, chemistry between them. I even found myself, toward the e 2.5/3 stars Gideon, the second book in the Nightwalkers series, was an okay read.  Unlike Jacob, the first book, which I loved, this book felt long, analytical, somewhat boring, and very redundant. The author kept reiterating the plot from the first book. These books are meant to be read in order, and it was disappointing that the author didn't treated it as such.  Also, the two main characters, Gideon and Magdalena, had very little, if any, chemistry between them. I even found myself, toward the end, skimming their love scenes. A shame considering Ms. Frank is fantastic at writing erotica.  What I did like about this book was the cast of captivating and endearing secondary characters and the introduction of the Vampires and Lycanthropes (Werewolf) into the Nightwalker world. These characters added depth, intrigue, and zest to what would have otherwise been a completely boring read.    The paranormal world Jacquelyn Frank has created is utterly fascinating and addictive. It's the reason why I'm willing to continue with this series regardless of how disappointed I am with this particular book. 

  3. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    After a slow, rocky start (the first 2-3 chapters), this second book in the Nightwalkers series really takes off and doesn't slow down for breath. There was too much exposition and re-capping in the beginning, no matter how relevant some of it was, and this lost it a star (it took me two tries to read this). But the chemsitry and development of Gideon and Magdelegna was excellent, and you get to meet the Vampire Prince, Damien, and the Queen of the Lycanthropes, Siena. Bella and Jacob feature pr After a slow, rocky start (the first 2-3 chapters), this second book in the Nightwalkers series really takes off and doesn't slow down for breath. There was too much exposition and re-capping in the beginning, no matter how relevant some of it was, and this lost it a star (it took me two tries to read this). But the chemsitry and development of Gideon and Magdelegna was excellent, and you get to meet the Vampire Prince, Damien, and the Queen of the Lycanthropes, Siena. Bella and Jacob feature prominently, as Bella is visciously attacked and nearly killed by a new threat to the Demons, and they realise there's a traitor in their midst. The plotline of Gideon and Legna is very interesting. What happens to Gideon is the ultimate female fantasy: that a man so reserved, arrogant, domineering and seemingly detached, can change, can be influenced in a positive way by a woman, who can - no, not change, but bring out certain repressed qualities. There are many women who have stayed in a relationship too long in hopes of "changing" their man, and fail because it's not changing the man at all, it's at attempt to release qualities of compassion, consideration, understanding, empathy etc, qualities that women in general value and require in others - if a relationship fails it's often because they weren't the right women to reveal this in the man, or perhaps he just doesn't have it in him. Whatever. Anyway, it's a fantasy that features predominantly in romance fiction, and in Gideon is quite beautiful and really makes you smile, because he's just so adorable in his vulnerability as well as sexy in his strength :) Yep: fantasy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    Re-read by audiobook. I'm a little tired of the Romanian-ish accent. And then they threw in a Russian accent. I didn't like this one any better Previous review 07/15/10 I'm going to give this book 3.5 stars. The beginning was a little boring. I thought Legna was a little weird around Gideon and couldn't figure out why she was throwing fits everytime she saw him. When it was finally explained that about 8 years before he saw her in the garden, gave her some really intense kisses, pushed her away Re-read by audiobook. I'm a little tired of the Romanian-ish accent. And then they threw in a Russian accent. I didn't like this one any better Previous review 07/15/10 I'm going to give this book 3.5 stars. The beginning was a little boring. I thought Legna was a little weird around Gideon and couldn't figure out why she was throwing fits everytime she saw him. When it was finally explained that about 8 years before he saw her in the garden, gave her some really intense kisses, pushed her away and called her a child, well I would have been pissy too. About 1/4 of the way in, I started enjoying the book, but I had to put it aside and read a couple of other books before I did that. Thus, the lower rating. All in all, though, it's a good book. This is the second Nightwalker book I've read by Ms. Frank and will finish the series. I've also read the other nightwalker-ish series (can't remember the name). Really, really like that one. The Gatherers series, I've just read one that I didn't like but still bought book #2 because I've liked everything else by her. I'll read the next book in the series hopefully in August.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)

    Quick review: Cover: Nice Rating: NC-17 Steaminess: HOT Thumbs Up: 3.75 Overall: A bit predictable Characters: Well done Plot: Another heroine who becomes a hero Page Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend: Yes Book Boyfriend: Gideon SUMMARY (50 words or less) Honestly I like book one better. This wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as good as the first. I kind of knew what would happen in this book based on the last. It seemed like there was a lot of set up in future book for other characters in this one. Fo Quick review: Cover: Nice Rating: NC-17 Steaminess: HOT Thumbs Up: 3.75 Overall: A bit predictable Characters: Well done Plot: Another heroine who becomes a hero Page Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend: Yes Book Boyfriend: Gideon SUMMARY (50 words or less) Honestly I like book one better. This wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as good as the first. I kind of knew what would happen in this book based on the last. It seemed like there was a lot of set up in future book for other characters in this one. For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at: http://mybookboyfriend.blogspot.com/2... Audio Review Xe Sands did a good job. However, in this one, I found that all the men sounded a lot like Jacob from the first book. Especially Gideon and Jacob. Because Jacob was in the book, I sometimes didn’t know who was doing the talking.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lissy Liz

    I was very interested in finding out what was up with Magdalegna and Gideon, since he is one of the most powerful Demons, a healer like no other and having lived over a millennium. With his platinum hair and silver grey eyes…. wow…. Once the imprinting process started, there was nothing they could do to keep away from each other. Lovely story, enjoyed it a lot. [image error] I was very interested in finding out what was up with Magdalegna and Gideon, since he is one of the most powerful Demons, a healer like no other and having lived over a millennium. With his platinum hair and silver grey eyes…. wow…. Once the imprinting process started, there was nothing they could do to keep away from each other. Lovely story, enjoyed it a lot. [image error]

  7. 5 out of 5

    DarienMoya

    ^^GIDEON UP!^^ The second book in the NightWalker series is not as good as the first but it does spin a very interesting story and introduces you to characters that you cant help but love and be intrigued by. This world of demons is unlike any other, they are the earth able to rule over the elements with strength and power. I give this book a 3.5 out of 5. I liked it but I didn’t love but I still gobbled it down. Gideon is an Ancient being one of the oldest demon all he knows is solitude, and has ^^GIDEON UP!^^ The second book in the NightWalker series is not as good as the first but it does spin a very interesting story and introduces you to characters that you cant help but love and be intrigued by. This world of demons is unlike any other, they are the earth able to rule over the elements with strength and power. I give this book a 3.5 out of 5. I liked it but I didn’t love but I still gobbled it down. Gideon is an Ancient being one of the oldest demon all he knows is solitude, and has no idea how to communicate and identify with others of his race. He is also a body demon, which makes him the all powerful doctor in the demon world. If you need some serious healing then old Gide is your man. After 8 years of disappearing from the demon world, the prodigal Ancient makes his return to help with the delivery of a half-breed baby( check first book Jacob ) and every one cant help but be grateful. There’s only one person who lights Gideon’s fire and that’s Magdelegna this beautiful woman that he considers a child because she’s a weee 300 and something years old, talk about baby but I guess when you have lived a millennia everyone seems like a child. Magdelegna is a powerful mind demon, but she’s also very lonely and a little prissy, but she meets her match in the form of the powerful Ancient her destined mate. She cant believe the attraction between them when a few years ago they get caught up in a night that is the hardest for demons, because it fuels lust and can lead to people being hurt or killed. Talk about rough sex. So now both have to get over their hang ups and face a love that is as old as time. Some of the most unnecessary hang ups ever. So this mated couple gets caught up in a war with their most hated enemies the necromancers( users of dark magic and summons demons for evil things). One they know your demon name you are pretty much caput. I just love the way they fight almost beautiful the way they are able to control the minds and body of their enemies, no guns and fancy martial arts skills needed here but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to. Plus the connection that the fighting pairs have make them almost indestructible, able to share each other thoughts while fighting or being apart is pretty cool. I love when they go all Captain Planet on the necromancers “ Earth, Fire, Wind, Water” well you get what I am saying. Overall I liked it and left me wanting to dive in the third book and it’s a good thing I already own them. So if you like demons, the strong but silent type male and the powerful but very feminine female then I think you might enjoy this. Elijah here I come, on the PL scale it’s a 2.5 not very sexy but it will keep you warm.

  8. 4 out of 5

    CC

    Wow. That was a huge letdown! I loved the first book in the series, Jacob. But I really did not like this one. I did not like Gideon at all. He was a cold jerk. I really think he was modeled after Gregori from Feehan’s Dark series. But unlike Gregori, he has no idea how to treat his mate. There was zero heat. Zero chemistry. I did not like Lena either. She was a doormat when it came to him. He kissed her 9 or 10 years prior and left her hanging by calling her a child and saying not nice things. Wow. That was a huge letdown! I loved the first book in the series, Jacob. But I really did not like this one. I did not like Gideon at all. He was a cold jerk. I really think he was modeled after Gregori from Feehan’s Dark series. But unlike Gregori, he has no idea how to treat his mate. There was zero heat. Zero chemistry. I did not like Lena either. She was a doormat when it came to him. He kissed her 9 or 10 years prior and left her hanging by calling her a child and saying not nice things. Then one year later he avoids her and stalks a human to have sex with to “save “ Lena from him. Yea ok. Jackass. Then he disappears for almost 9 years. This is NOT a man obsessed with his mate. Then later he declares them mates and proceeds to tell her she is immature for being jealous and he would never feel that way towards her. He is too intellectual for that. I wanted to slap him too many times to count. I loved glimpses of Jacob and Bella. Not sure about the next book. Seems like it was really unliked. But I want to keep up with the story arch.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Gokce ~Muslin Myst~

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was compelled to give this 5 stars because of its success in gripping my attention back to this series alone after the awfully disappointing of the first one. Now this is what I call a good romance! Here we have Gideon, the enigmatic Ancient healer of the demon race, and Legna, the kid sister of the King of the demon race and secret admirer of Gideon. I already liked Gideon from the first book, perhaps even more so because of his hostility towards Isabella, the heroine of the first book who I ab I was compelled to give this 5 stars because of its success in gripping my attention back to this series alone after the awfully disappointing of the first one. Now this is what I call a good romance! Here we have Gideon, the enigmatic Ancient healer of the demon race, and Legna, the kid sister of the King of the demon race and secret admirer of Gideon. I already liked Gideon from the first book, perhaps even more so because of his hostility towards Isabella, the heroine of the first book who I absolutely hated. Gideon is the oldest surviving member of his race therefore he has great knowledge and is a well respected demon. It was already clear from the first book that he had a certain fascination towards Legna and this one only added to it. He's a cynical character, blunt and completely oblivious to any feelings of caring or loving another save for his patients. There's something extremely sexy about warming the stone-cold heart of a man who's been letting himself be haunted by mistakes of the past. And that is what Legna manages exactly. Legna is a strong woman despite the overprotective efforts of her brother to shield her from the dangers of their ways of life. She's always been both fascinated and intimidated at the same time by the Ancient healer and yet being the Mind demon herself she doesn't let that get in the way of their relationship after discovering they're Imprinted, desitned to be each other's. I was so glad to see her not to turn out to be like her predecessor. There were some great hot moments in this book, especially the constant struggle Gideon had with his feelings were amazing in my opinion. Again with the cold guy falling in love being sexy ;) Gideon and Legna were adorable together, at times not afraid to challenge each other but the love and respect they held for one another was tangible. And the part where they find out about Legna's pregnancy must be one of the most sweet moments of paranormal romance books that put a smile on my face. I was glad to see some new characters introduced to the story, like Damien the Vampire Ancient and Siena the Lycanthrope. I'm actually looking forward to reading their stories. One thing you'd guess that bothered me was to see Isabella. Sorry folks, I can't stand the woman. I see that she hasn't lost anything from her selfish and spoiled being. The only thing she worried over was her freaking wedding. If I was one of the bad guys I'd just step aside for a bit while she had her goddamn wedding just so she could shut up about it! And it irritated me that everyone constantly pointed out how great and how powerful she is and how she helped them a lot and blah blah blah. She didn't do any wonders if you ask me, other than her superhuman ability to annoy me to no end. Legna was way way waaaay better heroine and definitely much much more helpful through the books -yes, plural- and she's done enough favors to last her a lifetime and that is the lifetime of an immortal. First time ever I wasn't happy about a past character coming back for recent book. Other than that, it was a great installment, one that managed to engage me back to the series. Good job Gideon and Legna!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So, Gideon. I really liked him in the first book but now I looove him. I love that he and Legna Imprinted really early in the book and that they realized that and their love for each other very quickly. Many think that he's cold and unfeeling, but he's not; he's just afraid of how his emotions make him feel. Good Lord, he's an excellent lover. I mean, the guy gave Legna an orgasm without even freaking touching her. He has awesome powers and skills. I love when he realized the sound he was hearin So, Gideon. I really liked him in the first book but now I looove him. I love that he and Legna Imprinted really early in the book and that they realized that and their love for each other very quickly. Many think that he's cold and unfeeling, but he's not; he's just afraid of how his emotions make him feel. Good Lord, he's an excellent lover. I mean, the guy gave Legna an orgasm without even freaking touching her. He has awesome powers and skills. I love when he realized the sound he was hearing at the end was their baby's heartbeat; I knew she was pregnant anyway (just look at the prophesy in the beginning). There were times throughout the novel when Legna irritated me in some way but I still love her; I liked her in Jacob and now I love her. I love her powers and I love that Gideon is the reason her powers were so strong. I love how accepting she was of Gideon after he explained to her what happened from his POV those nine years ago. I freaked out when they found Bella bloody and broken on the floor. She almost died and Gideon fixed it so that she's didn't lose the baby. I freaked out, also, when Corrine was kidnapped, and I was very, very glad she was rescued. Those damn necromancers! I hate Ruth for the way she treats Bella and Jacob, and now I hate Mary, too. I never suspected them to be behind the attacks on Bella and Corrine, but now that I know it was them, it all makes sense and connects now. I continue to love Elijah and I cannot wait to read his book next. I was suspicious of Siena at first but now I really like her. I love that she's friends with Legna and Gideon and helped them. They are going to make an awesome couple. The hostility, respect, and distrust are going to turn them into an awesome romance. I love Damien, the Vampire Prince. I'm ashamed to say that I did think the vampires were behind Bella's attack since he was the only one Gideon had told about the Druids. But, I love him and can't wait to read his book either. I still love Noah. Although, I did want to beat him when he was coming down on Gideon and Legna, even though I now know it was because he didn't want Legna to find out about their mother's death and that they hid her memories of what she saw. I can't wait for his book either. I have to say that I liked Gideon more than Jacob. Even though there was a conspicuous lack of Elijah, there was a lot of Noah. And I really liked how this one brought more of the Nightwalker species into play.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lynsey

    I can't believe the reviews on this book are not more positive, I really loved it. I enjoyed the first book, Jacob, well enough to read the next one at least, and I'm very glad I did because I loved Gideon. I've seen some complaints on other reviews that the first love scene doesn't appear until quite late in the book, but for me, this really built the anticipation and when it did finally happen it was lovely. The love scenes were certainly not the hottest I have read, but I felt that they were I can't believe the reviews on this book are not more positive, I really loved it. I enjoyed the first book, Jacob, well enough to read the next one at least, and I'm very glad I did because I loved Gideon. I've seen some complaints on other reviews that the first love scene doesn't appear until quite late in the book, but for me, this really built the anticipation and when it did finally happen it was lovely. The love scenes were certainly not the hottest I have read, but I felt that they were quite emotional, which suited the characters and the tone of the book. I loved how Gideon gradually started to feel emotion after living without it for so long, and how Legna helps him to communicate with others and realise when someone is reaching out to connect with him.

  12. 4 out of 5

    LAB☺

    I don't think series is for me. I found this book kinda boring. Pretty much nothing happened for the first half of the book. I did like the world the author created but don't think I can continue on. I don't think series is for me. I found this book kinda boring. Pretty much nothing happened for the first half of the book. I did like the world the author created but don't think I can continue on.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Luana ☆

    Meh. The heroine was incredibly immature when it comes to the relationship with her intended. They are both portraited to be highly intelligent and intelectual but they were so dumb with each other. Specially the heroine, she held a grudge towards the hero for such a long time, but his actions were quite self explanatory if you just think about it. Not that it makes it okay in any way, but it was understandable. Why they didn't talk about it is beyond me. Anyway, I liked both characters when the Meh. The heroine was incredibly immature when it comes to the relationship with her intended. They are both portraited to be highly intelligent and intelectual but they were so dumb with each other. Specially the heroine, she held a grudge towards the hero for such a long time, but his actions were quite self explanatory if you just think about it. Not that it makes it okay in any way, but it was understandable. Why they didn't talk about it is beyond me. Anyway, I liked both characters when they were not in each other's presence but I disliked so much their clinical, almost robotic relationship. It was boring. And the plot was also meh. And another thing, I hated that the heroine tried to act like the heroine from the previous book, it just didn't fit at all.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    http://www.demonloversbooksandmore.co... 3.5 stars Okay, my rating on this book is low even though I love the story. In fact I will continue on in the series specifically because I love the storyline and the world Jacqueline Frank built. My complaint is the way she writes...it is unnecessarily and overly formal,repetitive and way too overly-analytical. My best example was when Gideon and Legna finally got to the point of being intimate and the author spent like 8 pages on the mental foreplay. But http://www.demonloversbooksandmore.co... 3.5 stars Okay, my rating on this book is low even though I love the story. In fact I will continue on in the series specifically because I love the storyline and the world Jacqueline Frank built. My complaint is the way she writes...it is unnecessarily and overly formal,repetitive and way too overly-analytical. My best example was when Gideon and Legna finally got to the point of being intimate and the author spent like 8 pages on the mental foreplay. But it wasn't really foreplay, it was repetitive and annoying passages of Legna and Gideon over analyzing their thoughts and relationship. It started out great with an interesting prologue between Damien (vampire prince) and Gideon. Both are the eldest of their respective races, and they have a mutual respect for each other. Gideon is warning Damien about the latest threat of black magic against their races. I then completely lost interest until Legna and Gideon had a scene together. It was good, and then it got better, but still with too much re-hashing of Jacob and Isabella, and the plot from "Jacob." If someone hadn't read "Jacob," they would be confused by "Gideon" even with all of the summary. It's just that type of a series- and there's nothing wrong with that. Ms. Frank could've wrapped up the summary in 2 paragraphs, not several pages. That is what made me skim...the constant repeating of the same thing over and over. We get it. Gideon doesn't feel he's worthy of Legna and Legna doesn't understand Gideon's feelings of unworthiness. Please, move on. If you can get past the repetition and the overly dramatic inner monologues, the story itself is fantastic. Really, it is. the concept of the Nightwalkers is great! The battle scenes were great, the rescue operation was short, sweet and to the point, I just wish more of the book had been that way. The way that Gideon and Legna imprint on each other is neat to watch unfold...they've been fighting it for 10 years and haven't even known it. I just wish that there had been way more dialogue and way less inner monologue. And the heat that simmered between them was soo steamy. So, yes, I'll finish the series (and not just because I have all the books-I truly am vested in the characters). I just hope that Elijah has more interaction between characters, and less extrapolating.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Crista

    I am sorry to say that I struggled with this one. It was an act of sheer will and perseverance that allowed me to even get to the end. I can't say that I didn't skim a few pages hear and there...but I did finish it! I loved the first book, Jacob, and couldn't wait for this one. I could've/should've waited and saved my time. Legna is someone I couldn't wait to hear more about. I loved her heart and soul that she showed in Jacob, but unfortunately it didn't continue in this one. I found her charac I am sorry to say that I struggled with this one. It was an act of sheer will and perseverance that allowed me to even get to the end. I can't say that I didn't skim a few pages hear and there...but I did finish it! I loved the first book, Jacob, and couldn't wait for this one. I could've/should've waited and saved my time. Legna is someone I couldn't wait to hear more about. I loved her heart and soul that she showed in Jacob, but unfortunately it didn't continue in this one. I found her character boring and "overworked" for much of the book. She did not live up to what her potential was. Gideon as well fell flat for me. As he is called the "Ancient" because he is the oldest of the demons, very powerful, and a healer..I felt that he was ANCIENT. He was boring and tired and felt "old" to me. I struggled to find him as mysterious and intriguing as I did in Jacob. This book is nicely setting up the next book Elijah. Sounds familiar. Jacob set up Gideon and Legna's story beautifully and then just "mailed it in". I hope the same will not be true of Elijah's story or we might be looking at a one hit wonder!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    The second book in the Nightwalkers paranormal romance series, and I'm really liking it. Many fans of this genre complain that it takes 228 pages before this book has it's first sex scene, but I didn't mind. Ms. Frank spends those 228 pages endearing the characters to you - you get to know them inside and out and see them interact with all sorts of situations. Personally, if I don't love the characters, then I don't enjoy the book. This series does a great job of making you "part of the family", The second book in the Nightwalkers paranormal romance series, and I'm really liking it. Many fans of this genre complain that it takes 228 pages before this book has it's first sex scene, but I didn't mind. Ms. Frank spends those 228 pages endearing the characters to you - you get to know them inside and out and see them interact with all sorts of situations. Personally, if I don't love the characters, then I don't enjoy the book. This series does a great job of making you "part of the family", so to speak. Basic story: Gideon is the oldest demon (1000 yrs) and has loved from afar the King's younger sister Legna (250 years or so) for the last decade. He insulted her terribly about 9 years ago by spurning her advances, then went into seclusion for about 8 years. Recent events (book 1) brought him out of seclusion and now the romance can slowly take off. This book also introduces vampires and lyncanthropes (weres) to the reader.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews

    I Just love this series, it is wonderfully Fresh and the characters are Fantastic!! If you haven't read The NightWalkers series you should give it a go.. I loved this book about Gideon and Magdelegna it was lovely, Gideon is One Sexy Demon!! You get to rediscover more about Jacob and Bella and we get to meet new characters..And it lets us no what finally happens between Kane and Corrine!!! I Just love this series, it is wonderfully Fresh and the characters are Fantastic!! If you haven't read The NightWalkers series you should give it a go.. I loved this book about Gideon and Magdelegna it was lovely, Gideon is One Sexy Demon!! You get to rediscover more about Jacob and Bella and we get to meet new characters..And it lets us no what finally happens between Kane and Corrine!!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The author is just as wordy in this one as the first. She’s using big words, and a lot of them, which makes reading tedious, and I find myself losing interest and checking out. The whole drinking exotic animal milk, like zebra’s, because it’s like alcohol to a demon, truly is disgusting, stupid and weird. I’m surprised how far Frank went to copy Gregori in Dark Magic by Christine Feehan. Gideon has silver eyes, hair of about the same length, and he ties it back with a leather thong. The only diff The author is just as wordy in this one as the first. She’s using big words, and a lot of them, which makes reading tedious, and I find myself losing interest and checking out. The whole drinking exotic animal milk, like zebra’s, because it’s like alcohol to a demon, truly is disgusting, stupid and weird. I’m surprised how far Frank went to copy Gregori in Dark Magic by Christine Feehan. Gideon has silver eyes, hair of about the same length, and he ties it back with a leather thong. The only difference is that Gideon has silver hair with his silver eyes. You really threw us off the trail with that one, Frank! He also has an aristocratic appearance and he’s 1,000 years old. Hello, you completely ripped off someone else’s character. The relationship that Noah had with his sisters was a little disturbing. Maybe it’s just because I’m not close like that to my brother, but the hugging tightly, kissing foreheads and cheeks, and tugging hair was just weird. And then Noah makes a comment about boys liking the story of imprinting because it’s the “most outstanding sexual experience known to exist in the world.” Wtf? Why would you say that to your sister? That’s disgusting. And then Legna says there’s hope for him, and he says “I can only hope” and winks lecherously. Ew. I really didn’t like how much time was being spent on the side characters. We start off in Damien’s perspective, a random vampire I’ve never heard of, hearing his thoughts and feelings, while Gideon sits there this book isn’t telling his story and he’s the side character. Wtf? Then we’re back with Isabella and Jacob. I just read their story; their time is over. I don’t wanna read about them anymore when I’ve just read an entire book about them. Don’t you know that previous characters aren’t supposed to dominate the next books, and they’re definitely not supposed to be there for any length of time. I loved the history that Legna and Gideon shared, that they gave into the wild passion at that certain time of year, and that she was hurt and mad at his careless words. But what really ruined it was that Gideon had lusted after a human woman after that encounter with Legna. Wtf? He was supposed to like Legna and be attracted to no one else. That really sucks. Gideon scanning her body was done exactly like Gregori. He goes searching through her body, except in here, the author seemed to think she was a doctor, what with throwing out terms like physiological, enzymes, molecular structure, reproductive systems, etc. It was ridiculous! I was completely lost, and you don’t have to go that far, because readers don’t know what the freak you’re talking about. Legna really made me mad. I thought she was a strong, independent woman who was holding fast to her vow not to let Gideon know how she felt, and to be mad at him after insulting her, leaving her and then lusting after another woman. But that lasted about a second. During his examination she reacts to his touch, and sends him what she’s feeling, like “a cat in heat.” Uh, ew. And what happened to her pride? Why is she letting him know she desires him? After Gideon’s and Legna’s encounter, he distances himself from her, thinking that would save him from going after her at Samhain. Instead, it made him “vulnerable to any female that caught his slightest attention.” So, because he left the 1 woman he desired, he went after the first female he came to? How sweet. I really didn’t like how Legna was so big. At first she’s tall, like all demons, which wouldn’t be bad, but then Gideon is saying she’s statuesque and she’d be considered an Amazon. Ew. That’s way too big and I don’t like that at all. I liked when Gideon showed he trusted her enough to let her know his full name. But then he called her Nellis, and the author didn’t even say what it meant. Wtf? You can’t throw out words and then not say what they mean. I lost pretty much all of the respect I had for Legna when she told Gideon that she was afraid, and then agreed with his careless comment that he made 9 years ago that she was a child, and asked what she could possibly bring to make their imprinting make sense. Wow, just turn into a complete baby the minute you get together. I see where this is going. And why is she suddenly so afraid when 9 years ago she was kissing and touching him and wanting things to go further, and then during the examination she’s like “a cat in heat,” looking at him from under her lashes, sending him her reaction to him touching her, and kissing him? How can you be afraid of him, after you’ve done all that? Yeah, that doesn’t even make sense. Frank has the distinct talent of being the most wordy and intellectual author I’ve ever read, and in a romance book, that’s not a good thing. You don’t want to jar readers right out of the mood because they’re tripping over words. Case in point: “His mouth took from hers wildly, his hands coming to cradle her head as she swayed forward into him, deeper and deeper into the hot clash of taste and tongues. She was pristine ambrosia, food for the gods, and it sent spears of want plunging down through his body. Control? It was hers and hers alone. He suddenly understood what it might be like for those on the receiving end of his power. What he was receiving from her electric, powerful, and a healing of his self-imposed solitude that was like a beneficent balm.” Are you kidding me? Pristine ambrosia? Beneficent balm? What the freak? Gideon says she needs time, but they won’t be able to resist each other at Samhain, and Legna responds with “I am grateful for whatever time you give me.” Seriously? You’re thanking him for not forcing you to be with him? My god, this is so annoying. Where did the strong, fiery Legna go? Cuz this woman is a doormat. And Legna’s eyes turning silver like his . . . really? Why is that? That’s so annoying. I see that Legna is going to be superwoman, just like Isabella in the previous book. Since 9 years ago when Gideon had started the imprinting process with Legna with their kissing, Legna has been tapping into his strength, so that’s why she’s advancing so fast. I see Frank was bitten by the same bug that Stephanie Meyer’s was, the one that has the women receiving power after power and just being superheroes to save the day. Another thing that annoys me is everything making comments about Legna getting her attitude and way of thinking from Bella. Bella is an immature idiot with a childish sense of humor that’s supposed to be sarcastic and funny, but is really just annoying. Can’t Legna be sarcastic or fiery without everyone comparing her to the stupid Bella? I didn’t like how Gideon so easily made the transition from being single and in control of his emotions to teasing and called her sweet, beautiful, and his beautiful one. I didn’t expect that flowery speech, but I forget he’s modeled exactly after Gregori. Just like in Dark Magic, Legna is considered a fledgling, so young compared to him. There’s also the matter of Gideon expecting his will to be done, and being rooted in the old ways. Frank also adopted a sense of betrayal that was in Dark Magic. He created something that would make Legna hurt and mad, that Gideon had taken her memory of her mom’s death. Frank also had Gideon have incredibly wide shoulders, just like the men in Christine Feehan’s Dark series. But in here, Gideon has silver hair, silver eyebrows, and silver eyelashes. No, hold that thought. His eyelashes are actually black. I guess Frank realized how strange silver eyelashes would’ve looked like, and so changed them to black. That’s a copout. You can’t have a weird anomaly occur like a man having two different colored hair on his body. Legna is alternately bold and shy, and that makes for frustrating reading, like they’re bipolar or they just don’t know what they want. She’s in his bed touching his face and chest while she thinks he’s sleeping, but when he wakes up she’s trying to back away. She’s call scared and then she’s stammering and hesitant and fearful like a little fool. She says she’s afraid of the way he makes her feel, and so he tells her to leave now, and what does she do? She goes and jumps him. You just got done saying you were afraid and you weren’t ready, so when he tells you to go as he’s holding onto his last bit of control, you go kiss him. Are you scared or aren’t you? God, she’s as annoying as the women in the Dark Series. “You have had my undivided love and attention practically since the day I was born, Noah. Has it never occurred to you that you are simply unwilling to share me with anyone else? You joke about it, but ther are reasons why you are not interested in finding a companion of your own. Why should you? You have a perfectly kept home, a beautiful hostess to manage your social affairs, and she is pretty much emotionally maintenance free. I give you completely unconditional love, respect, and admiration. I keep you company when there are so many around, but none are really close enough to your heart to safely be a King’s confidant. There is only one thing I cannot do for you, and I already know you have your ways of obtaining that.” How . . . disturbing. Who says that to their brother? It was so disgusting when Gideon said it had been a while since he had been attracted to a female. Shut up. I don’t wanna hear about that crap. I mean seriously, is he really telling her about other women? And then she warns that if it’s anything under 1,000 years she doesn’t wanna hear about it, and he edits himself innocently, saying “did I mention I was a virgin?” Wtf? Why would you have them have this discussion about his past sex life with other women and be all cute about it? And then she coos at him, giving him a pat on the cheek. Why would you just laugh it off, instead of being hurt? And don’t you know you’re not supposed to talk about things like that with your mate? Ugh, it’s just like Christine Feehan. You set it up to where they all have 1 mate intended for them, but then you have the men sleep with other women before they get with her. It’s senseless. Another similarity with Dark Magic is that Gideon was given a mate of his own kind, just like Gregori. Most of the others in the Dark Series were given human women, and I see she kept the healer with a woman of his own kind, just like Feehan did. She even gave her characters the same sense of humor. The women make dumb, embarrassing comments that are supposed to be funny but aren’t, and the men just die laughing out loud. They joke about the men being sex fiends and perverts, and they joke about the men expecting everyone to follow their orders. Frank also used the worn-down line that Feehan used, about the man not knowing what it was to laugh, or having a sense of humor, until the woman came along. Would it kill you to come up with your own material? “Braver still, she traced her butterfly touch down the firm column of his throat, marveling at its complete antithesis to the slim shape of her own and how strange it was that she found that to be a sexy thing.” The antithesis? Did you really just use the antithesis when studying his body? Oh, how dry the romance is. This is what I would expect a relationship with a college professor to be like. He’ll be using flowery speech and weird words you don’t know to describe your body….and on that note I’m gonna stop. Frank must’ve had a good education, and that’s great, but a romance novel isn’t the place to show off your knowledge of words. Frank is just as long-winded as Christine Feehan. The characters, primarily the man, launches into these super long speeches that have me feeling physically worn out as I’m reading them. They’re so lonnggg and boring and tedious to read through. It’s like trying to concentrate on psychology or chemistry. No one wants to read these speeches that are almost a whole page long. I’m really surprised Frank didn’t just come out and say that Legna was the light to his darkness like Feehan did. Instead she launches into a page-long narrative that danced right on the edges of that concept. She searched for other ways to say it, but the idea was exactly the same: “She was his one true mate, his second half, the feminine side of himself that flourished on intuition and protective instincts. She was the side that turned calm before the battle so as to see to complete preparation for what was to come. She was center, focus, and everything moral that would guide his actions. She was the strategy and logic that would take him along the best course to victory while exercising caution for his own safety. She was mercy for those who would lie beaten at his feet, satisfying him with victory while sparing him the poisonous joy of killing when it was no longer needed. She was the peace and the light that would keep him from burdening himself with the heavy weight of taking a life, no matter how justified it was. He was her one true mate, her second half. As she armed him, she felt him slipping deeply into her soul, becoming the masculine side of herself. This was the place within her that thrived on defending what was hers, the part that would mark her territory with the blood of her enemies if they dared cross the lines set before them. He came her sense of authority and righteousness, the part of her that was battle scarred and warrior skilled. He was her physical prowess, her devious cunning, and the part that would endure the pain and wounds of hell rather than see injustice done. He was the darkness and the conflict that kept her from becoming too complacent in the soft nature of peace, leaving herself open to the attack of those who were not so honorable in ideals as she would have them be.” I’m absolutely appalled at the depth of this author’s copying. That takes guts to completely rip off another author’s ideas and then have it produced, making money off of it. That is so wrong and despicable. And anyone who has read Feehan knows where Frank got all of her ideas. I just love how Bella’s dominating this book too, because as everyone knows, it’s all about Bella. After Twilight, I’m so sick of hearing that name it isn’t even funny. And I don’t know why anyone would choose that name. Bella gets attacked, and so that’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Legna is worried about her. Gideon has to heal her. Elijah has to search into the attack. Jacob is heartbroken, and Gideon has to look for people that could have been behind the attack. You can tell when the author is describing something on her own, something she’s trying to make sound unique like she hasn’t copied the overall concept, because it sounds grossly intelligent. For example: “A true Lycanthrope could exist in three stages. A single animal of any species imaginable was the first. There was a human form for the second, indistinguishable from any normal mortal who could not see beneath the skin and into their genetic make-up. Most Demons could tell just by their scent that they were not truly human. Gideon suspected this was probably true of other Nightwalkers as well. The third and final form was the Lycanthropic form, a combination of the first and second, the specific animal and the specific human usually as large as a human but sporting the specific attributes of the Lycanthrope’s animal form, like the fur and claws if it was a bear, or fangs and wings if it was a bat.” What? specific animal, specific human, specific attributes. What the freak? And a Lycanthrope, by definition, is someone who turns into a wolf, specifically and only a wolf, not any animal they choose. Frank even has them mention playing chess, which was in Dark Prince. And how incredibly boring. That’s her grand idea as to what to do with Gideon? She’s a real bag ‘o fun. And even though Gideon keeps insisting she’ll never bore him, just as the men in the Dark Series do, I don’t guy a single word. Legna is 1 of the most boring characters I’ve ever had the displeasure to read about. She speaks like someone straight from the 1700s, and wears dressed to go with it. Ugh, what a complete and utter bore. Yeah, she’s real young and vibrant. Gideon goes to the court of Siena, and Legna gets jealous, which was kind of irrational because the woman had expressed her pleasure over Gideon having a mate, said she wouldn’t get with a Demon, and she was a virgin, but kind of rational because of the way the queen dressed, and she asked Gideon if he came there to be with her. But Gideon says that it’s foolish of her to feel that way, and she gets mad, feeling that he’s calling her childish again. She stays mad for a few minutes, arguing with him, but then just gets over it and is touching him the next second, like a real bipolar. Gideon calls her little girl and insolent girl during the argument and grips her throat so hard it leaves marks, yet Legna is caressing him the entire time. “Legna’s head was spinning from stimulus and psychometric devastation.” What the freak? I was disappointed that Gideon didn’t make 1 remark about the time when Legna materialized at Noah’s celebration in the council room and she was naked. Jacob mentioned it in the 1st book, and that’s kind of weird. Shouldn’t Gideon have been the more appropriate 1 to remember such a scene about Legna? I also disappointed with Gideon’s real name: Pentangelo. Rly? The author obviously didn’t know what to do with Legna and Gideon, and so just branched off with the other side characters. That should never happen. Bella was getting hurt, Noah was thinking, Jacob was with Bella, Corrine was attacked… I mean, are you kidding me? This is Gideon’s and Legna’s story, it’s supposed to be all about them. There were more disturbing comments about Legna running across Noah with a partner more than a few times over the centuries, and Gideon remarking that Noah felt the energy of their lovemaking from miles away. Ew. That’s a line you just don’t cross. Frank even has human hunters out to get the Nightwalkers, and even goes so far as to call them fanatics. She set up her world exactly like Feehan’s, down to the threat from humans. Legna has to meditate and get her strength back up so she can help get Corrine back, and so Gideon comes in and can’t stop thinking about her body. Rly? You’re rly gonna distract her from that? And I was so sick of Gideon studying her physiological response. “Adrenaline was racing through her, causing chaos in her biorhythms to the point that Gideon hardly knew where to start to help calm her.” What? Rly, you don’t have to go so far with the medical terms. I always wondered how mates destined to imprint took like 3 centuries to make it happen. Finally, Gideon says it’s because she walked in on him when her mom had been dead and covered in blood because he hadn’t been able to save her that had him keeping his distance from her. I was glad that Legna wasn't a virgin, because Gideon had been with other women, but I found it strange that there was no mention of Legna's love life before Gideon, like it wasn't okay to talk about her sex life but it was okay to talk about Gideon's. That's a double standard there! The romance was so boring, and I almost fell asleep while even reading the sex scenes, and that shouldn't happen. Also, the characters changed completely from their original personalities, and that was disappointing and annoying. It was obvious that Elijah was going to get with Siena, and I wasn’t too crazy about that. Siena was just weird, what with the jingling collar that was too reminiscent of a house cat for me, and her weird hair that wrapped around herself to grow into fur, and that wrapped around Elijah’s wrist in the preview of their book. Creepy and weird!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    I just loved Gideon and Lena so much! And the narration is fantastic!

  20. 5 out of 5

    m ✦ foesandlovers

    3.5 STARS

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mojca

    Nine years ago, Gideon, the oldest of Demons, the Ancient medic of his race, has committed (in his eyes) the unpardonable sin of succumbing to the cursed moon of Samhain and claimed Magdelegna, the youngest sister of the Demon King. Their embrace was nothing more than a heated kiss, but still, he went into self-imposed exile for the better part of a decade. Now he's back, braving her mistrust and acerbic insults, but Destiny has something "wicked" in store for the two Demons. During a routine exa Nine years ago, Gideon, the oldest of Demons, the Ancient medic of his race, has committed (in his eyes) the unpardonable sin of succumbing to the cursed moon of Samhain and claimed Magdelegna, the youngest sister of the Demon King. Their embrace was nothing more than a heated kiss, but still, he went into self-imposed exile for the better part of a decade. Now he's back, braving her mistrust and acerbic insults, but Destiny has something "wicked" in store for the two Demons. During a routine exam, the two become Imprinted, melding their souls, hearts, and (somewhat) bodies together in a ritual as old as time. Gideon and Magdelegna now must come to terms with their Fate, the desire they feel for each other, and their blossoming feelings all in the midst of a full-blown battle between human necromancers and the Nightwalkers... How come in every series, there has to be an old "geezer" with silver eyes? First, there was Christine Feehan's Carpathian Gregori Daratrazanoff, then came Sherrilyn Kenyon's leader of the Dark-Hunters, Acheron Parthenopaeus, and now Gideon, the Nighwalker. Unlike his "predecessors", he also has silver hair combined with his mercury/silver eyes. Actually, Gideon was a little too similar to before mentioned Gregori, both in age and abilities (Gregori is an Ancient healer, Gideon is an Ancient medic) to be deemed original. Also the scene after the attack in Jacob's home was a rather flat mirror reflection of a scene with Raven and Gregori in Dark Desire. Another similarity between these two series (Carpathians vs. Nightwalkers) is the "battle" between the Demons (and other dark creatures) and the humans. I don't know whether that was an intentional tribute, or the only way the author saw that could create a decent enough conflict. Those uncanny similarities apart, this was yet another good story. The past characters (Jacob and Bella) mixed, rather nicely with the current and future ones, making yet another great example of Ms. Frank's ability to have them all in the same book, yet not "crowding" each other. Also the bigger picture (the animosity between Nightwalkers and humans) was nicely woven into the main story, resolving some issues that remained open from the previous book, and creating some more to propel the series forward...Nicely prepared ground for Elijah's story with the introduction of his heroine and the already obvious mixture of their emotions. While Magdelegna has developed nicely throughout the story, the diplomat embracing her fierce and protective nature slowly yet effectively, I missed the same with Gideon. He didn't appear to struggle overly much with his newfound mate and emotions. For someone who's been alone for so long, he's adapted rather too quickly. But that's just my opinion. I find myself liking the stories where the man is literally brought to his knees by his woman. Gideon simply appeared to take it all in stride. Maybe it was his logical nature that made him see sense, but I really hoped he'd put up more of a "fight". A big plus was the cutback on the lyricism of the prose. There were still too many internal musings, but not as many and not as "colorful" than in the previous book. The repetitions remain, alas. The "abuse" of the word mate and heavy fall of hair was molar-grinding-inducing. All in all, a good book, with a plethora of various characters and a nicely developed plot (and universe). Not really a stand-alone per se, so I'd advise to start from the first book in the series (Jacob) or a few of the scenes could draw a complete blank.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kelli

    Audiobook version narrated by Xe Sands Story – 2 stars Narration – 4 stars It’s probably a good thing I picked the audiobook version of this book because there were a few elements that may have caused me to stop reading. In the case of the audiobook, I found the narration to be a mitigating factor to my generally “meh” interpretation of the story. Magdelegna and Gideon’s story, on the surface, should have appealed to me more that Isabella and Jacob’s. A more mature couple where the primary barrier t Audiobook version narrated by Xe Sands Story – 2 stars Narration – 4 stars It’s probably a good thing I picked the audiobook version of this book because there were a few elements that may have caused me to stop reading. In the case of the audiobook, I found the narration to be a mitigating factor to my generally “meh” interpretation of the story. Magdelegna and Gideon’s story, on the surface, should have appealed to me more that Isabella and Jacob’s. A more mature couple where the primary barrier to the relationship isn’t the standard “no, I must stay away from you because I am a horrible/dangerous person/creature” but rather a somewhat atypical “We just imprinted on each other but we don’t know each other really well so maybe we should get to know each other better and oh, I may be almost 300 but aren’t I a bit young for you?” is more my style and I actually did like these two better than Jacob and Isabella. There were, however, a few pacing and plotting issues that caused a stumbling block to my enjoyment. As usual, your mileage may vary. I can’t exactly say the dialogue was formal but there was a certain ponderous nature to the descriptions and wording that seemed make some of the scenes drag. There were also quite a few word choices that, while certainly not malapropisms, struck me as being slightly off. I don’t recall this being a factor for me in the first book so either there was a change in phrasing to accompany the change in personalities of the protagonists or the far more prevalent thread of humor woven into Jacob allowed me pass over the wording with amusement rather than irritation. I also had the sense, especially in the final scenes, that there was a lot of set-up and establishment of characters for future books done in a way that didn’t seem particularly organic to the existing story. That had the effect of making me wish the book had ended earlier. And while two books isn’t enough for me to establish a pattern, please tell me all the books in this series don’t end with (view spoiler)[someone pregnant. (hide spoiler)] The saving factor for me was the narration (although if the character of Daniel had been more prevalent in the story I might not be saying that. If I never hear his voice again it will be too soon). Usually, plot irritations pull me out of the story and give me the mind-set of observer. These characters were so inhabited and given life by the narration that I found myself in the uncommon position of being aware of my discontent with the text but unwilling to step away from the character’s lives. One of the reasons I don’t have any specific lines to quote that reflect my above criticism is that I would think “There, I should write that one down” but immediately be pulled back into the characters lives. I jotted down no comments in expectation of reviewing this book and that is a first for me, especially for an overall 3-star rating.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

    I was so ready for Gideon's book after reading Jacob's, he is the oldest of the Demons, but of course still mega hot, so don't fear there are no saggy man bums and wrinkly...other things, as the eldest, an Ancient he is the most powerful demon, but he has been living a solitary life as a self infliced punishment for the wrongs he committed in his long past. That is until Legna, the Demon King Noah's empath sister comes along and totally rocks his world. I wanted to like this much more then I act I was so ready for Gideon's book after reading Jacob's, he is the oldest of the Demons, but of course still mega hot, so don't fear there are no saggy man bums and wrinkly...other things, as the eldest, an Ancient he is the most powerful demon, but he has been living a solitary life as a self infliced punishment for the wrongs he committed in his long past. That is until Legna, the Demon King Noah's empath sister comes along and totally rocks his world. I wanted to like this much more then I actually did I preferred Jacob's book, mainly as I didn't warm up to Gideon. He was at intially too distant, cold and arrogant (but not in a sexy way)and although he did warm up and let his emotions out eventually I was stuck firmly in the meh camp complete with big cheery fire and toasted marshmallows. Another thing as well which kinda bugged me, the one of the big reasons he felt he didn't deserve Legna was because he encouraged and helped commit an atrocity and he feels intense guilt and regret about it and I was thinking YES! You should feel guilt and regret you committed geonicide, granted it was 900 years ago but still the Druids are no less dead. I mean he was forgiven but it niggled me. I did like Legna though, probably more then Gideon, she was a good character and I liked that she wasn't scared to tell off all the strong alpha males surrounding her. What I liked most about this book and what earnt it most of the stars was the progression of the main plot regaring the Hunters and Necromancers that hunt not only the Demons but all the other Nightwalker races. An act of betrayal with in the Demon ranks maked the Necromancers even more dangerous in this book and although it is obvious who it is, it was still a good twist. We also see a little bit more of the other Nightwalker races when the Lycanthrope queen Siena and the Vampire prince Damien show up, we especially learn more about the Lycanthropes and I like that the shifters are a little different in these books. I did like this book, a few places had my eyes rolling and I have mentioned my Gideon issues, but I will be on to the next book as I do like the series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Christel

    This is the second book in the series. Gideon is an Ancient, a healer, who has taken his duties seriously for the 1000 years he has been alive. He is known for great wisdom and is well respected among his race of demons. But he is vulnerable to the primitive desires of his race during the time of the hallowed moon, Samhaim. Nine years ago , he lost his composure with his king's baby sister, Magdelegna. He berated himself for his weakness for Legna is but a mere child to his age. He exiled himself This is the second book in the series. Gideon is an Ancient, a healer, who has taken his duties seriously for the 1000 years he has been alive. He is known for great wisdom and is well respected among his race of demons. But he is vulnerable to the primitive desires of his race during the time of the hallowed moon, Samhaim. Nine years ago , he lost his composure with his king's baby sister, Magdelegna. He berated himself for his weakness for Legna is but a mere child to his age. He exiled himself because of this. Magdelegna is only about 250 years old, an emerging Elder inher society. She remembers the incident with Gideon nine years ago and she feels shamed and betrayed by the Ancient one. She is a mind demon who is undergoing changes that she is not really sure of. The changes started nine years ago. She is far more advanced in doing things than a Demon should be at her age. They both realize that they are meant for each other, mates for eternity. But Gideon must regain her trust to gain her love. And Legna must come to terms with her past in more ways than one. This to me was the best of the 2 novels I have read so far. The beginning was slow because the reader has to learn the backstory in regards to Gideon's and Legna's romance. Other characters from the first book are carried over, Noah, the Demon King, Jacob and Isabella, the Enforcer and his half-Druid mate, Elijah, the Warrior captain of the demons. Plus new characters, Siena, the Queen of the Lycanthropes and Damien, Prince of the Vampires. I cannot wait till I can read the next book, Elijah, about the Warrior captain and Siena, Queen of the Lycanthropes, plus the others in the series. Quite interesting take on the all of the Nightwalker species.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I did read the first in this series Jacob , and felt it was a decent start to a new series. So, when I found a cheap used copy of this one, I figured what the heck? Ugh, I wish I hadn't bothered. I didn't even finish it, and I just don't NOT finish a book. It's only happened less than a handful of times. I felt like it took way too long to get to the story for this book. It seemed like a quarter of the book was spent rehashing the first one. And not even creatively. The dialogue felt so forced I did read the first in this series Jacob , and felt it was a decent start to a new series. So, when I found a cheap used copy of this one, I figured what the heck? Ugh, I wish I hadn't bothered. I didn't even finish it, and I just don't NOT finish a book. It's only happened less than a handful of times. I felt like it took way too long to get to the story for this book. It seemed like a quarter of the book was spent rehashing the first one. And not even creatively. The dialogue felt so forced and obvious, I thought I was reading a bad Soap Opera's script or something. I got more than half way through it, and never once could connect to the main characters. Or, should I say, who the main characters are supposed to be. There's so much involving other characters, I felt Gideon and Legna, were almost side story. Not sure if I could make myself read the next one. But who knows... I can be a glutton for punishment.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"

    I wish it was a way to give this book ZERO STARS thats how bad it is. It starts and finishes very slow. The Love Making is Clinical like a GYN visit to the DR. what was that about? No Romance at all between Gideon and Magdelegna The dialogue between the characters were mediocre at best and the arguments that Medelegna always started with Gideon came out of nowhere they were stupid and childish with no bases and insignificant. What was suppose to be Sarcastic Humor, wasn't funny and very boring. I wish it was a way to give this book ZERO STARS thats how bad it is. It starts and finishes very slow. The Love Making is Clinical like a GYN visit to the DR. what was that about? No Romance at all between Gideon and Magdelegna The dialogue between the characters were mediocre at best and the arguments that Medelegna always started with Gideon came out of nowhere they were stupid and childish with no bases and insignificant. What was suppose to be Sarcastic Humor, wasn't funny and very boring. I am at a lost as to what Jacquelyn Frank was trying to accomplish, it seems she was trying to use the writing style of Christine Feehan and it just didn't work. For Great writers of the paranormal I suggest you try Kerrelyn Sparks, Lara Adrian or J R Ward these are the best in this field of writing and they all write in their own unique style!!!!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Erin Robbins

    If new to the series, do not start with this book. You really need to read Jacob first. While many series keep characters in the fringe, this series appears to keep the characters from previous books very much involved in the story line and you will have difficulty following if not read in order. I didn't enjoy this book as much as Jacob. The characters are still likable, but for some reason this one lacked the excitement. Maybe because unlike the first book, this one focused not on a mystery, bu If new to the series, do not start with this book. You really need to read Jacob first. While many series keep characters in the fringe, this series appears to keep the characters from previous books very much involved in the story line and you will have difficulty following if not read in order. I didn't enjoy this book as much as Jacob. The characters are still likable, but for some reason this one lacked the excitement. Maybe because unlike the first book, this one focused not on a mystery, but the story of Gideon and Legna. Only the last few chapters really added anything to the larger storyline.

  28. 4 out of 5

    valee

    I did not enjoyed the second installment in this series as much as I did the firt book in it, Jacob. I got a bit bored at the beggining. It took me half the book to get a bit onterested in this couple. The chemestry between them wasn't too stong. I did not feel a strong conection between them. And in my opinion, Guideon wasn't too interesting. Although I did like a lot to know more about the Lycans and the vampires. I found really intriguing this new paranormal world that Jacquelyn Frank has crea I did not enjoyed the second installment in this series as much as I did the firt book in it, Jacob. I got a bit bored at the beggining. It took me half the book to get a bit onterested in this couple. The chemestry between them wasn't too stong. I did not feel a strong conection between them. And in my opinion, Guideon wasn't too interesting. Although I did like a lot to know more about the Lycans and the vampires. I found really intriguing this new paranormal world that Jacquelyn Frank has created. Very original. But what call my atention the most was Elijah and the Lycan queen. I hope that their love gets well develop and not as this one did.

  29. 4 out of 5

    majstoricamagije

    This is a different story than the first part. Like Gideon and his brutal honesty and directness, his logic. Legna behaves like many typical female characters. However, the way that these characters influencing each other is a great, refreshing and healthy. Yes, they wanted to change some things on one another, but nothing too much, nothing terrible and unreasonable. Concessions were minimal, perfected them - this is perhaps the healthiest compromise the healthiest person I met in the books.

  30. 4 out of 5

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