09 June 2012

Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

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Gideon (Nightwalkers #2)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·   rating details  ·  4,184 ratings  ·  251 review

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 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.

Here is the second installment of the Nightwalker series by Jaquelyn Frank, narrated by Xe Sands~ Gideon. I was actually really looking forward to listening to this book based on getting "a little taste" of Gideon in the first book (Jacob). I really enjoyed that they gave him a chosen mate that we'd already gotten "a little taste" of in the first book at well... it was a nice twist. Although uncommon for demons to pair bond as the two in this particular book did (in the premise of these books, demons generally pair with their counterparts whom happen to be of druid decent but appear for all intents and purposes as humans...), it was a bit different, but very much so welcomed (at least by myself!). I loved meeting the king and queen of the vampires and the lycanthropes as well- Damien and Siena, which I'm sure we will meet more of in the coming books! The plot, again, was pretty basic, there was one real big battle scene and that was that... nothing too long and drawn out, fairly interesting and enough to capture my attention and keep it. Again, as the first book in the series, a nice, light listen, easy to attach to characters and just overall enjoyable. And again, the narration was spot on, perfectly executed and as great as the first book! I just started Elijah, the next book in the series, so expect that review soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Stars I give Gideon:
★★★★ = Liked it! 

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