Night Child (The Night Series) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Night Child (The Night Series)

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622665464
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2014
  • Series: Entangled Edge , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 56,511
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Lisa Kessler is an award-winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for best Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and many other awards. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. Lisa lives in southern California with her husband and two amazing kids. Visit her at http://Lisa-Kessler.com.
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  • Posted June 8, 2014

    ONE OF THE BEST ADULT PARANORMAL SERIES OUT TODAY! OMG! I want t

    ONE OF THE BEST ADULT PARANORMAL SERIES OUT TODAY!
    OMG! I want to cry because this is the last installment in this series... In this installment we find Issa, God of the West and protector of the human race called into action by his brother to help fight off the schemes of a foe. Issa is such an intriguing character, because he has been alone for so long, he's tougher than most. Until he meets Muriah. That is when the journey picks up winding around obstacles, with twisted turns that take you from one side of the world and back looking for specific relics.




    The scenes are so well depicted that I felt like a bystander watching them unfold. I Love this series and will definitely be re-reading it many times. Just to feel the emotions of the characters again.... BRAVO Lisa Kessler on a well written, crisp, clean, and picturesque world of the Night Walkers!




    5 out of 5 Hearts
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    Posted May 19, 2014

    This book is the conclusion to The Night series. Although it ca

    This book is the conclusion to The Night series. Although it can be read as a standalone, I would recommend you read the books in order to fully understand all of the characters.

    As the ancient Mayan god of the west, Night Walker Issa, feels he is losing his sanity after all the sacrifices and spilled blood he is responsible for. Among those, the woman he loved and his brother, the god of the north. The death of his brother leaves an imbalance in the world and leaves the Night Walkers vulnerable. Their only hope is an unborn child, who will be the god of the north reborn, carried by a human woman, Gretchen. The Night Walkers have a prophecy about this, but the codex has been lost and no one knows if the baby is immortal in the womb or until after it is born.

    Muriah is human, but knows of the existence of the Night Walkers. Gretchen’s partner Lukas is a Night Walker and has been watching over her family for generations. Muriah has the gift of psychometry and uses it to located ancient artifacts. She has located the codex for one of her clients/boyfriend, but he is murdered before she can tell him.

    The God of Chaos sees the vulnerability of the Night Walkers and his chance to rule. If he can get the child and hold him, he knows he can control the Night Walkers and have them do his bidding. Issa and Muriah join forces to put distance between him and the unborn child, while at the same time finding a way to trap him again.

    During their adventure, Muriah and Issa fall in love with each other. It is not easy as Muriah wants what Issa cannot give her, a family to carry on her family’s legacy. For Issa, he has been alone for so long and has sacrificed so much, that he does not think he deserves to be loved. Muriah shows him that she can look past his duty and into his heart. The chemistry between between the two is hot, but so is the tenderness.

    I loved this book and it has a wonderful ending to the series.

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

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    Sadly the Night Walker series comes to a close. Lisa Kessler has

    Sadly the Night Walker series comes to a close. Lisa Kessler has grown as a writer and her fans recognize the quality of this final story. As hard as it must have been to write, the characters carry the reader into the world of Night Walkers. This story takes up where Night Demon leaves off. Lukas and Gretchen are parents to the Night Child, child of the God of the North. Without his birth, the Night Walkers, guardians of the mortal world, would cease to exist and the mortal world wouldn't be far behind.




    Muriah and Issa are the lead characters in this story. Muriah has hit that wonderful time of life, her biological clock is exploding in her mind. Her psychic gifts, and take charge personality are thrown together with the God of the West, Issa, the great sacrificing god. Their journey to trap Apep, an Egyptian god reject, has them working together, or learning how to work together and deal with their emotional baggage. 




    This was a fast pace, I don't want to put it down, NO! I'm going to keep reading... do what ever you want, just don't bug me, type of book. This whole series has been a joy and pleasure to read. I do hope that Ms. Kessler will pick up the story line of the Night Child... can you imagine, a mortal mom, night walker dad, and an immortal god for a child.. Talk about your terrible twos, and those teenage years! 

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  • Posted May 1, 2014

    Le sigh. Check out those abs. Yummy indeed. I love Ms. Kessler's

    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.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    Lisa Kessler has concluded The Night Series with this wonderful

    Lisa Kessler has concluded The Night Series with this wonderful story. Muriah La Deaux is a worthy heroine. She is more than a match for the Mayan God who is her protector. Issa is one of the original Night Walkers and as such is powerful, but he is not prepared for this mortal woman who challenges him. They have to work together. The survival of the world depends on them. Their attraction grows as they fight to defeat the Lord of Chaos. Will they succeed? This book is filled with adventure, danger and excitement. The emotional intensity keeps increasing as does the sensual tension between Muriah and Issa. What a great romance! Apep and his evil minions add to the suspense. The story is a roller coaster ride filled with unexpected surprises. I hated to see this series end.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    This book is a riveting and stunning conclusion to the Night ser

    This book is a riveting and stunning conclusion to the Night series.  One of the original Night Walkers, Issa joins with Muriah La Deaux on a race to Egypt in order to find a way to stop the God of Chaos. Muriah will have to use her psychic gift in order to save an immortal child and as the battle between love and chaos ensues, she will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
    This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with lots of action, suspense, drama and romance.  The author uses well written scenes and details to inspire vivid images that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated action is not only believable, it makes the reader feel as if they are part of the unfolding drama.  The strong compelling characters are easily understood and draw the reader deeper into the story and spine tingling anticipation builds throughout the story as Issa and Muriah try to outrun and outmaneuver the Chaos.
    The attraction between Muriah and Issa steadily grows hotter as the story progresses and the sex scenes burn up the pages.  The relationship will take a little work, there is the fact that he is immortal and she is not and they both have a few emotional issues to overcome which adds a lot of depth to the story and gets the reader emotionally involved.  There also is some humorous moments as Muriah tells the God of the West how it is and of course he can’t believe she would talk to him that way, but he finds it kind of charming which just pushes him toward the mortal more.
    The author’s fantastic world and captivating characters is an exciting spin on the Mayan end of the world concept that keeps the readers thoroughly entertained throughout the series.  I am sorry to that the series is ending, but what a way to go, this book is a magnificent ending to the series and a wonderful goodbye to the characters though really wish I didn’t have to say goodbye, maybe there could be another story one day about the immortal child…hmmm…

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    I have read every single book and Novella in this series and hav

    I have read every single book and Novella in this series and have loved every single one of them!! One of the great parts of this one for me is the heroine, Muriah, already knows Night Walkers exist so with this story, she is the one with the secret. Issa hasn't been around for as long as he has without knowing a thing or two though, so it doesn't take him long to discover that she does in fact have a secret and the way he learns what that secret is, well let's just say... I would love for him to discover my secrets! Every single one of them. *Sigh* These two make an amazing couple and have been bumped up to my favorite out of all of them. It's a definite must read, but if you haven't read the others in this series do yourself a favor and do that! You will be really glad you did!!! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Muriah owns a book store that has been in the family for generat

    Muriah owns a book store that has been in the family for generations. Her specialty is finding rare and authentic artifacts for customers. She has a gift in which she can touch the artifact and see where it has been.

    She has been trying to find a codex for a client but then he is murdered. She then is introduced to Issa. She feels an immediate pull to Issa, but he doesn't do relationships. Besides as a night walker he once dawn breaks he leaves his body.

    Great book, Muriah and Issa are trying to save the night child which will continue the night walkers and overall the human race. They are trying to stay one step away from the god of Chaos. This book is full of chaos, excitement and romance.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    This book is a great read. Muriah and Issa story is things are n

    This book is a great read. Muriah and Issa story is things are not always going happen the way you think they should, but finding the love of your life is.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Muriah knows more is in the world than just humans. She has been

    Muriah knows more is in the world than just humans. She has been hunting for an ancient codex for a client when the client ends up dead. A stranger appears at her door looking for the same thing. Issa is one of the original night walkers and hasn't wanted a woman in a long time. He had his heart broken a long time ago and never thought he would find someone special again. Issa must protect an unborn child and figure the codex out if he is to save the world. Muriah is needed to find missing scrolls and Issa is the only one to protect her. While he never thought to Muriah opens up feelings in him and he will do anything to protect her and save the world.




    Issa seems like such a hard person or Night Walker I should say. He doesn't let people get close and everything seems to go to pieces around him. That is just the surface. Issa is a very caring and thoughtful guy when with Muriah. She brings out the best in him. He is also a kick butt guy who isn't afraid to fight. Not to mention sexy and while in another form simply beautiful. Muriah should be scared and while at times she is she still will do anything to help out. She has a gift her self and is very smart. She will do anything she can to help Issa even when it puts her in danger. I have enjoyed all the characters but I really love these two.




    This is a wonderful addition to this series. I love how it all ends. From the start Issa had my attention and the more I read the more I fell for him. I love how he is al dark and deadly one minute then thinking about red slippers the next. It really shows all sides to him. He tries his best to do what needs to be done but he also makes sure Muriah has some wonderful memories. If you are a fan of this series you will be delighted by this book. If you haven't read it yet you must try it.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

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    Once again Lisa Kessler captures me with her words and has me ri

    Once again Lisa Kessler captures me with her words and has me riding the waves of emotions with her characters. I don’t know how she does it, but every time I read one of her books I can’t help falling in love with her characters and becoming emotionally invested in her story. I just love the world of the Night Walkers that she has created and couldn’t be happier at the ending she has crafted for the conclusion to this series.

    I just loved Issa and Muriah. They were so perfect for each other on so many levels. Being a god, Issa needed someone who wasn’t afraid to stand up and remind him that he was more than just the god of sacrifice, and Muriah was more than up to the task. It was wonderful to see the two of them learn to trust and let each other in. I also liked the fact that despite all that Issa has been through, he acknowledges his feelings for Muriah and commits to them with very little drama. Muriah had a harder time with her feelings which sometimes got frustrating, but I loved how Issa got beneath her defenses and helped her begin the healing process to accept love.

    I loved all the other characters in this book, from the other Night Walkers, to the Fraternidad, to the “mortals” who have befriended the Night Walkers. I loved the budding romance between Zafrina and Lori, and watching the continued love stories of Calisto and Kate and Lukas and Gretchen.

    I can’t say enough about this book, other than tell you that you need to read this series! Thank you Lisa Kessler for another great read!

    I own a copy of this book but have also received an advance copy from the publisher for an honest review.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    I wish I could give Night Child a heaven-full of stars!        

    I wish I could give Night Child a heaven-full of stars!                                                                                             



    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!




    5 Stars!

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Once again Lisa Kessler has done the unbelievable - this book is

    Once again Lisa Kessler has done the unbelievable - this book is now my favorite in the series and even better than the last one. Which is pretty much what I said about the last book and the one before that! Each book in this series has opened our eyes a little more to the amazing world and characters she has created that somehow manage to blend seamlessly into our reality. I can almost believe that if I were to take a visit to the beach outside Calisto's house in the night that I might see a pair of lovers (there are quite a few in these books) sitting on the book, staring at the ocean and simply being in love, together. To me, that is the power a good writer has - to make us feel and believe that their world is just outside our own. That if we simply look a little closer, believe a little stronger or turn our head at just the right moment, we might be able to glimpse one of the many beloved and interesting people that exist in their imagination and now ours.

    This is Issa's book. If anyone deserves a happy ending, deserves to find the kind of love his brothers and other Night Walker's have, it is Issa, the God of the West. He has done and given so very much for our world that he is slowly losing touch with what little he has left of himself. He no longer feels like an individual - he fears he losing his ability to feel and even his sanity as living has become an obligation to him. We know that he (and his three other brothers) must exist to keep the world in balance but he is afraid he will never be or have more - to love and be loved like the others.

    Muriah is the fun-loving, head-strong, intelligent spitfire we met in Night Demon. Her family has known Lukas and been under his protection since Lukas met her great-grandfather as her family settled in the West, a couple hundred years ago. They began a trading post, eventually specializing in those rare and hard to find books. Muriah is turning 30 soon and is beginning to feel the burden of being the last of her family line, to carry on their traditions and work. She struggles with the idea of trusting someone enough to settle down, have children and begin a life together. She is very sure she could never trust or fully give her heart to anyone.

    Reading this fantastic book was rather bittersweet as it is the final book and features all the characters we have come to love. Lukas, Gretchen and Zafrina have settled in San Diego with Kate and Calisto. Then Issa is summoned to help keep Muriah safe and help her find the information they need to keep the world safe. As we follow along on their adventures, we also get glimpses of the day-to-day life in San Diego as the rest of the Night Walkers (and a few trusted humans) struggle to keep hope for the future alive even as the battle against Chaos continues. 

    Eventually, sadly, this book and this series come to a perfect ending - which is also a beginning. I hope, somehow, we still get to see glimpses of these amazing beings as they live, love and adventure in our world.

    I received a Advanced e-copy of this book through the Entangled Review Program in exchange for an honest review.

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