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Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy Series #1)
     

Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy Series #1)

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by Jessica Andersen
 

Read Jessica Andersen's posts on the Penguin Blog.

In the first century A.D., Mayan astronomers predicted the world would end on December 21, 2012. Modern scientists say dire solar flames and magnetic fluctuations will all occur on that exact day. In these final years before the End Times, demon creatures of the Mayan underworld—The Makols—have

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Read Jessica Andersen's posts on the Penguin Blog.

In the first century A.D., Mayan astronomers predicted the world would end on December 21, 2012. Modern scientists say dire solar flames and magnetic fluctuations will all occur on that exact day. In these final years before the End Times, demon creatures of the Mayan underworld—The Makols—have come to earth to trigger the apocalypse. But the Chajinal, descendants of the Mayan warrior-priests, have decided to fight back.

In Nightkeepers, a Makol uses a lost rite known as The Godkeeper to call a demon to earth. During the ritual, a sky god attempts to possess the demon’s human sacrifice, a narcotics detective named Leah Ann Daniels. The rite is unsuccessful, but gives Leah magical powers, and strands the god between planes. Warned by a cryptic message from an ally, King Jaguar Striker arrives just in time to save Leah…but is exiled when he breaks Chajinal law. Leah and Striker must bond together to defeat the embodied demon and gain support of the Chajinal army—all before the next solstice, when another demon will try to pass through.

Nightkeepers combines Mayan astronomy and lore with modern, sexy characters for a gripping read. Fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy will not want to miss Jessica Andersen’s The Final Prophecy series!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451224378
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Series:
Final Prophecy Series , #1
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jessica Andersen is a doctor of molecular genetics, a patent agent, and a professional horse trainer and riding coach. She resides on small farm in eastern Connecticut with her husband and beloved corgis, two-cats and a handful of young horses.

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Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was slow, too many characters and too long. I actually skipped to the back just to read the end and see if Leah and Strike did end up together. I read Christine Feehan, JR Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray, Gena Showalter, Jacquelyn Frank and Sherrilyn Kenyon. And have loved all of those authors books. This was the first time for a Jessica Anderson book, not sure I will give her another try.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Almost a quarter of a century ago Nightkeeper King Scarred-Jaguar and his warrior priests fought a suicide mission to seal the barrier from the demon Banol Kax. Most of the brave people died, but they accomplished the objective. A few children and their Winikin servants survived the terror.---------------- Twenty four years later the Striking Jaguar, son of the courageous late king, who died in the last war with Banal Kax, knows the time for the deadly solace is approaching. He begins to get his force prepared for the upcoming war.-------------- Meanwhile Miami narcotics detective Leah Daniels is tied to a Mayan altar as the priests prepare her for sacrifice. Strike knows who she is, what she means to him and is determined to keep her safe from the upcoming war to re-seal the barrier. However, Leah ends up at his side, both ready to die to keep Banol Kax interred on the other side.------------------ This terrific romantic fantasy builds the Andersonian world around the Mayan doomsday prophecy that on December 21, 2012 global cataclysm will occur. The story line is fast-paced action but centers on Striking Jaguar who must choose between love and the sacrifice. The fascination in this excellent thriller is that the warrior priests including the hero are unsure what to do to save the world they fear being active might cause the beginning of the end and being passive likewise. Jessica Anderson provides a strong story that sub-genre fans will cherish.-------------- Harriet Klausner
Cormeia More than 1 year ago
This is an okay book I love the way she can make everything tragic and emotional but sometimes it feels like she lingers on certain parts to much. Another I didn't like that I hope I get to see in the next book is that I did like the way she introduced the nightkeepers, but I would have preferred that she make those characters be more present in the first book. But instead of that I really like the book.
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During the first couple chapters I had the sneaking suspension I wasn't going to like this book. I even found myself wondering if I was done with the romance genre all together, no matter how paranormally bent the storyline. When the author began introducing additional characters my attitude changed and I thought things were beginning to get interesting. And yet I found myself, not really bored, but impatient for the story to be over. At one point, I glanced at the percentage and sighed to discover I was only 56% through the book. It's not that the book lacked romance, or adventure, or life threatening, then life affirming, events. I think it came down to too many climaxes (not of the romantic persuasion, though there were plenty of those). The story kept building up, then resolving itself and continuing on. By the time the end battle came, I was just exhausted and ready for it to be over. Unfortunately, I think the book just had too many things crammed in and the story was conclusive enough, and the side characters undistinguished enough, that I don't care enough to finish the series. *Originally posted on goodreads
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Anyone into the paranormal romance will absolutely love love love this series!! Its a wonderful break from the vampire-werewolf-fairy business and it will captivate you from the beginning! The series only gets better from here!! MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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