Night Child (The Night Series)
Author: Lisa Kessler
Date of Publication: April 28, 2014
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…
Le sigh. Check out those abs. Yummy indeed. I love Ms. Kessler’s The Night series and this book was no exception.
Issa – Mayan God who did sacrifices, and sort of a vampire too (he drinks blood, cannot wake up/exist out in the sun). Was pretty danged gory when they talked about it, but hey, everyone knows about the whole “rip the heart out” thing so it was awesome. Issa definitely grew over the course of the book as he learned how to not be so isolated and alone. I loved how he couldn’t read Muriah and how it drove him crazy (although he did find a periodic way around that problem….)
Muriah – The one thing that didn’t happen was a full explanation of just what it was that kept Muriah from being read by the Night Walker creatures. I really wish that had been explained, or maybe it was and I just missed it. However, I liked her rather interesting career choice. Not the bookstore, though I loved that aspect of it, but rather her obtaining rare and unusual books – methods better left unexamined. Hehe.
And then there was the Egyptian god of Chaos. He was fun and I like that he didn’t hold back on using his powers to cause, well, chaos all around him as he hunted Muriah to stop her and Issa from finding the tablet that could lock him away again. I also liked the continued examination of the child being born from a prior Night couple to replace the God killed in the last book. The Egyptian god (the name escapes me, and I feel really bad about that) wanted that child and I totally get the reason for it.
So – long story short…read this book. It’s awesome and well worth your time. I can’t wait to read more by Ms. Kessler! She has two great serieses going (this one and her portal one).
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.