Title: Night Child
Series: Night #3
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: ebook, 330 pages
Published: April 28th 2014 by Entangled: Edge
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A psychic gift…
Muriah La Deaux’s latest job requires her to locate an ancient codex detailing a prophecy of an immortal birth. But before she can deliver it, her client is brutally murdered. Now a man with chaos in his eyes wants the codex she’s hiding.
An immortal child…
Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the survival of his entire race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to protect Muriah on a risky mission—locate the lost scrolls that will trap their foe—but his tenuous grasp on his sanity is slipping.
The ultimate sacrifice…
Muriah’s headstrong spirit awakens feelings in Issa that are best left buried. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made.
I am amazed, dazed and happy, happy dancing! I'm crying tears of gladness because Night Child was the ULTIMATE PURELY PERFECT CLOSURE to this absolutely impressive paranormal romance series! I want to go back and re-read the whole series again to relive the awesomeness of the whole Night series.
I always fall in love with Lisa's heroines and I'm utterly besotted with her Smokin' Hot Night Walkers. Muriah La Deaux, our heroine in Night Child, is an intelligent, loyal, and independent character. She has a strong sense of familial duty, almost to a fault. Issa, our hero, is the oldest of the Night Walkers, the Mayan god of sacrifice and god of the west. For centuries, Issa has been tasked with the most anguishing tasks for the benefit of all humankind. The nature of his duties has taken their toll on him and Issa is mired in grief with the sadness of his unending plight.
The demon in this final installment was the god of chaos and he was a VILE despicable villain. His ultimate goal was to control the Night Walkers by taking the Night Child, an innocent unborn child who was destined to take the place of the god of the north who had been previously sacrificed. Without the Night Child, the Night Walkers would all die and humanity would cease to exist. The world was truly in dire straits.
This tale grabbed my attention from the very beginning and captivated me until the end. The suspense was gripping as chaos had seemingly insurmountable powers to use in pursuit of Issa and Muriah as they desperately sought the instruments to remove chaos as a threat while discovering solace with each other. Did I mention that Lisa writes the best loving sex scenes? She unequivocally does! AND the surprising twists to the story's plot took me totally unaware.
Night Child can be read as a stand-alone but I highly recommend that newbies to the series read the series in order from the beginning. Those of us who have avidly followed the series will experience euphoria at the return of all of the previously featured Night Walkers and their mates.
I have stalked :-) Lisa for many years and have literally inhaled every book she's ever published. She is the most talented story teller I know. Every installment of her Night series has been awesome and this final book culminating the series takes the most AMAZING cake! IF you've never read a book by Lisa, pick up this series! You won't regret it!
I wish I could give Night Child a heaven-full of stars!