When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death's door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they're the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist - and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in. As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he's sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her, as well. And he will have to shield her - for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war...and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.
©2014 Jacquelyn Frank (P)2014 Tantor
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
OMG! I totally LOVED THIS!!!
** Sidebar: I am a serious... serious.... Nightwalker fan... Serious...so I am a bit judgmental on every single aspect of these Nightwalker books! You are forewarned...
On to the review:
Ok... Now the last book totally had me spinning on this series... I was getting so upset that they were not following the whole Nightwalker time frame, as these books are called the "World of Nightwalkers.." I was expecting a cross-over from this series to the last series, which is simply called "Nightwalkers"...
So FINALLY we get our crossover...and BOY...was it a huge crossover or what! My all time favorite Nightwalker couple, not only crossover in this book, but they actually have their own storyline of sorts.... I was on pins and needles... PINS AND NEEDLES.... Frank, this is how you keep so many fans!
I totally get books 1-3 now, because with the whole 12 Nightwalker storyline is so good, I am going pre-order, pre-order, pre-order!!!! YES!!!!
Now, about Ahnvil! OMG... He was my character to watch out for in the other books, because I knew his story would be great... Just like Adam in the first set of Nightwalker books... Ahnvil was a sweety... complete sweety... and his human, Katrina (Kat)... or (Katlass) was just perfect for Ahnvil. I could not find not one thing bad about this book! Not ONE!!!
Now if you have been following the Nightwalkers since Jacob, well get ready to be shocked! The crossover twist, will have you jumping up and down with glee... I was grinning from ear to ear the moment Sands did the (Jacob voice)... and yes you can tell right away it's Jacob talking... I mean who can do nearly 50 characters with all different voices, and keep the same voice for each character throughout two series... Well that will be Xe Sands... Also my FAVORITE narrator...
So you see... extremely judgmental here...but there you go... If you love the Nightwalkers, and have been totally frustrated with this series as it wasn't showing signs of crossover between the Nightwalker Series and the World of Nightwalkers...
Well it was all in Frank's plan I bet...because this book was freaking AWESOME! I feel so complete! I cannot wait until Gideon's son (child of space) comes into play...b/c you know he will... He never did in the Nightwalker Series...so he simply has to be the glue that wholes these two series together...
Another Sidebar: Remember how it all started... Bella and Jacob's daughter played a major role in the end Nightwalker series... She saved Adam... now remember the prophecy from the beginning... A child of space, playmate to the first child of time! Ok...we had the time... But now... after you read this book...you will know why I am so excited for a child of space!!! Just think about all the Nightwalkers so far in this series.... OMG! Super excited here!
Ok... No more sidebars... All nightwalker fans.... this book is a must... If you haven't discovered Nightwalkers.... or Xe Sands...well don't start here... Go back to the beginning... Jacob! They are all on Audible so sit back and enjoy!!!
As a PNR lover ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING that Jacquelyn Frank writes which becomes available on Audible then it's an auto download for me because she has proven, time after time, that she can deliver an exciting imaginative storyline, fill it with both sinister and loveable characters, inject witty dialogue, there's always an intense romance and, as her series builds, develops and evolves, they each morph into a spectacular listen.
Well this one goes above and beyond as it finally reveals her ingenious plot-building of joining the two Nightwalker breeds (The World Of the Nightwalkers and The Nightwalkers) that you just didn't see coming. But more than that is the beautiful romance between Katrina a human and Ahnvil a handsome but wounded Scottish Gargoyle that completely shatters her beliefs.... of her world, her needs and her very existence as she is drawn into The World Of The Nightwalkers.
Anyone following this series knows what they're getting... exciting, nail-biting, pulse-pounding action, adventure, a romance with lots of sizzling chemistry, sex, surprises, twist, a Prophecy, a mad villain or two, and well loved secondary characters. Xe Sands does a brilliant job of bringing each character and each scene to life with her vivid storytelling that enables you to easily imagine every thrilling scene with the skill of her many magical voices.
Worth a credit? Errr... that's a no brainer - YES to this and all that hopefully follows. However, this is not a stand-alone listen so if you haven't yet discovered this fantastical world I suggest you start with Jacob from The Nightwalkers series and move through that series to this series, The World Of The Nightwalkers which ties all the breeds in nicely.
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