Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy Series #1)

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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, ...

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Overview

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451224378
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Series: Final Prophecy Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 559,563
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific romantic fantasy

    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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2008

    I must be the only one who didn't like it

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2009

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    It's a good start to series

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    During the first couple chapters I had the sneaking suspension I

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    One of the BEST series EVER!!!

    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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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Phenominal

    What a wonderful fresh idea for a series! Edge of your seat and ready to dive into an ancient world (I am taking a trip to visit now myself!) Amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    Loved It!

    I loved the characters in this. They really had flaws that made them human and seem more realistic. This was a great set up of the group and problems that arise in the series.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

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    Interesting Spin on 2012 Theories

    I read the back cover of the first and I was interested in reading it, so I picked it up, even though my book of choice as of late is Vampires. It did take the first few chapters for me to really get into the book, but after I did I was hooked. Since then I've read all three in this series and am naturally left waiting until April 2010 for the next installment.

    I like how each books focus is on a different character it really lets you get to know everyone that is in the group on a better in dept level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2009

    Kept me interested all the way through!!!

    This was a well written story that I just couldn't put down! I loved this version of December 21, 2012. Wonderfully refreshing!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2008

    Good book

    This is an awesome book, woven from the Mayan 2012 prophecy and filled with all sorts of treasures (including some hot hot sex!). I got this book at the RWA convention as a freebie, but you can bet I'm keeping an eye out for the next one. There's a lot of backstory in this first one, but there's a lot of ground to cover too and the author does a good job of keeping it interesting while making sure we don't get completely lost in the complex web of relationships and histories we're presented with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2008

    Intriguing Story Line but Too Tedious

    Very intriguing story line about the end of time from the Mayan's prophecies. Unfortunately, the plot is everywhere and too much unnecessary details which makes the reading very tedious. It would have been a better novel if the author could stay focus on the main plot without the lengthy and sort of irrelevant character/plot development. This is supposed to be an entertainment read not some deep dramatic serious novel. And the sex scenes are too superficial and may as well be eliminated. I may give the next novel of this series a try but am not hopeful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2008

    Best Author I have read in a while

    Jessica Anderson is an original! Her book is fantastic and fresh and impossible to put down. I am looking forward to reading more of this wonderful tale in the books to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    Horrible....

    There should be an option for 1/2 a star. It took me three torturous days to make it to page 50 with this book. I really wanted to like this book and it seemed to have potential but it was just so boring.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    Awesome!

    I am a fan of the paranormal - Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alyssa Day, Christine Feehan, JR Ward, etc. This book rocks!! Excellently written, great plot, lot of details. I have found a new author to collect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    High quality plot⿦

    Nightkeepers has a high-action, paranormal plot. This is not your typical paranormal story. Jessica Andersen takes information concerning the Mayan Calendar which comes to an end, December 21, 2012 and speculation that the world will come to an end on that date, and she builds a thriller around it. The Nightkeepers are a small group of ancient warriors sworn to protect heaven and earth. The Nightkeepers must once again band together to fight evil Banal Kax. Strike (king) of the Nightkeepers falls in love with heroine Leah. Of course, first he must rescue her from human sacrifice. Fans of paranormal romance will not want to miss Nightkeepers.

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