Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Review of Night Demon by Lisa Kessler
Synopsis from book:
Deep within the Yucatan jungle, a demon has awakened...
Gretchen Finch’s job would be much easier if she weren’t alone in the jungle with a brilliant recluse whose every glance sets her on fire. But the more she focuses on her work, the closer she gets to unlocking the mysteries of a terrible creature—the Night Demon—that threatens the world as she knows it. Though her scientific mind tells her it’s impossible, she’s beginning to believe the ancient Mayan tales as the sinister jungle comes alive around her. Lukas Smith has spent hundreds of years searching for answers to his immortal Night Walker nature. As a series of ancient glyphs become clear, he’s about to find out more than he’d ever hoped, but the more he learns, the more his fate intertwines with the Night Demon, and the harder it becomes to hide his immortal secret from the beautiful, intelligent Gretchen.Together, they must find a way to stop the inexplicable violence and mass destruction surging across the earth before the Night Demon destroys more than just mankind.
Another Night Walker, another great book by Lisa Kessler. She’s sucked me in again and kept me reading like a fanatic! This is Lisa’s second Night Walker book, 3rd if you include the wonderful novella she wrote to tide us over until this book came out.
Made a Night Walker by mistake, Lucas considers himself a mistake, his existence a total abomination. Working with his assistant Gretchen, who doesn’t know that he is a Night Walker, he tries to find a way to end his life, his immortal life. The heat builds between these two characters as they work together tirelessly. The building of the relationship is believable and never rushed.
The Yucatan jungle comes alive in this story and the amount of research that has gone into this book is phenomenal. We learn a lot more about the Night Walker history as well, and the world building and characters come to life in a way that will make your head spin.
The story is well written and, as per the norm with Lisa, well paced. Twists you never expected will keep you on the edge and the writing flows as smooth as silk. There is never a dull moment! I loved seeing some old characters from Night Walker and Night Thief, as well as the new characters that Lisa gives us in this installment.
The Night Walker gods come out to visit in this book, to help cage the monster unleashed, and they are not characters that you will ever forget!
A darker story than the first two, the impact of this book will hit you hard. The fight between good and evil has arrived and no one knows who will prevail.
A great addition to the series, I’m already asking myself, who’s story is next Lisa and when will it be out?
I give Night Demon
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