by Jacquelyn Frank

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ISBN-13: 9780804181419
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: The World of Nightwalkers , #5
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 327
Sales rank: 72,020
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Jacquelyn Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of the World of Nightwalkers series (Forbidden, Forever, Forsaken, Forged, and Nightwalker), the Immortal Brothers series (Cursed by Fire, Cursed by Ice, Bound by Sin, Bound in Darkness), the Three Worlds series (Seduce Me in Dreams and Seduce Me in Flames), the Nightwalkers series (Adam, Jacob, Gideon, Elijah, Damien, and Noah), the Shadowdwellers novels (Ecstasy, Rapture, and Pleasure), and the Gatherers novels (Hunting Julian and Stealing Katherine). She lives in North Carolina and has been writing romantic fiction ever since she picked up her first teen romance at age thirteen.

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Nightwalker 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of this author's books, and have really enjoyed them. The stories and varied realms they travel, and the way the characters have evolved have kept me engaged. However, as she moved us to this other half of the nightwalkers the storylines were good but not great. The second to last book was disjointed and now this final installment feels like the author wanted to appease her readers with a conclusion. The writing is uninteresting, there is a theme of weakly including the historic couples of nightwalkers and yet it's as if they are just laid out on the page with no real dramatic tension. I'm sorry to see this disappointing finish and sorry that Ms. Frank either lost her muse or her editor, because this book is not worthy of her previous stories.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
:Late review, but I really remember it, just from seeing the main character's name when it popped up on the new "Shelf" list from NetGalley. This book....Kamen has been absolutely (and rightfully so) demonized in earlier Nightwalker books for what he did in letting Apep out into the world. His sole goal is to right that wrong, even if he has to sacrifice his own life for it. Vieve...what an interesting concept for a character - half wraith/half human. She was so sweet and yet had to live with such hatred from her own wraith family. She and Kamen got their chance and I was thrilled to see them make the best of it and find a way to happiness. Great Nightwalker book. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost my attention by page 11. This is the final book in a series. My advice is to start with the first one. This one has a tedious beginning that does not read like a stand alone.
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Suleika-All_About_Books More than 1 year ago
*Ecopy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I have loved Frank's Nightwalkers world for a while, I have been reading since the beginning and I have to say that I loved this book and specially that I got to see some of my favorite characters in this book. Kamen and Vieve made a great couple and their story was very romantic, kinda fast but I didn't mind because both characters are great. This is a series finale and it does make me a bit sad to let the series go. The battle was not as intense as I thought it would have been but they fought the villain well with not a lot of casualties which was good because I didn't wanted to lose anyone. Of course we got the HEA and in the battle between good and evil, good was the winner.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
I actually did not realize until I was a few chapters in that this is the final installment of the series and so it took me a bit to figure out who the major players were but even without reading any of the connecting books in the series, NIGHTWALKER nicely wraps up the series and was a very enjoyable read. Kamen has several lifetimes of wrongdoings against the other Bodywalkers to make amends for, but the most significant is his inadvertent release of a deadly god who is determined to destroy the world. To avoid this, he has to convince all other Nightwalker nations to unify in the fight to defeat the god. His partner in this plan is Geneviève. Part human, part wraith, Viève has been an outcast all her life due to the circumstances of her birth and has zero self-esteem, but this may be her chance to show how valuable she is. As they spend time together, they find themselves drawn to each other but Kamen is so heavily weighed down by the guilt he carries that he does not believe that he deserves what Viève is offering. Viève is determined to prove that's he worth it all and she's very fierce in her defense of him, which is something Kamen is not used to. For Viève, being among this group is eye opening and the respect with which she is treated is very new and a boost to her self-esteem, but Kamen made all the difference. He was so tender with her and treated her like something very precious. Their successful completion of their assignment in its own way is validation of their value to the group and it was very nice seeing both of them form their own unit. NIGHTWALKER is all about redemption. Kamen is determined to earn his redemption and and does that over and over again, putting himself in danger for the good of everyone else. While there is the expected battle with and triumph of good over evil, I had more fun reading what came before that final battle - the politics, negotiations, danger and finally all nations coming together against their common enemy. I really enjoyed the world Ms. Frank created and the glimpses of the various nations and their abilities at the beginning of this book helped fill the blank spaces. However, it can be a bit overwhelming to keep track of and for anyone who has never read any of the connecting/preceding books, I'll recommend doing that before picking up NIGHTWALKER to avoid getting confused. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful cover. I find Jacquelyn Frank to be a wonderful story teller and enjoyed her story arc for the series. Such fantastic descriptions. I have greatly enjoyed the other novels in the series, and this was nice to finally see the dramatic grand finale. The first two chapters had a lot of info dumping, which made for some rough going. But once through that, the story flew. Kamen and Gevieve are one hot couple. It was also great to see many of the characters from previous books again. I’m not sure this would make a great novel as a stand alone. Reading the previous in the series really helped fill in the gaps. So, I do not recommend this as an entry into the Nightwalker series, but it’s a nice conclusion. Overall great series. If you've read the others, then you can't miss this one.
debb323 More than 1 year ago
The premise to the story is a good one. Apep, a god, has been brought back by Kamenwati, who is a Bodywalker from Egypt. Kamen made a grave mistake in doing this and takes it upon himself to break the curse and get the twelve nations together to fight Apep. One of the first he meets is a Wraith, a half-breed named Vieve. She has a self- loathing much like Kamen does and they bond. He feels emotions towards her that he hadn’t felt in centuries. I loved how this relationship builds; the telling was very believable. Where I felt the story was lacking was the huge buildup of this confrontation and how fast it happens. So much time is spent getting to know all these characters and come time for the climax and I felt it was anticlimactic. Kamen and Vieve do carry the story fairly well which helps the story not fall completely flat. I found the different paranormal creatures described really well and were made to be interesting. The formatting was great and no huge grammar errors were noted. I was given the uncorrected proof in return for an honest review. 3.5 ***
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
Nightwalker I was provided an early copy of this book by ' Loveswept and NetGalley' for an honest review. This being the final installment of the series. Kamen has spend his time trying to find ways to redeem himself for whathe did to the Bodywalkers Politic. Kamen believe he has found a way to defeat the God Apep. That was unleashed by mistake. He believes that by enlisting the help of all the Bodywalkers they will destroy Apep. First Kamen must get them all to agree to help. Kamen meets Genevieve when he arrives at the Wraith. Vieve is a half-breed that is consider useless by the Wraith. Together they will embark on a journey to find all the heads of all the Bodywalkers, but what they find instead is each other. Vieve will try to convince Kamen that his past doesn't matter and Kamen try to show Vieve that she isn't useless. Old and new characters will join for the battle . AWESOME!!!!
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
4 Stars I have really struggled with this review for the simple reason that I have not read the other books from this series so I found some of the plot line confusing. So my advice would be to read the other books leading up to this series finale. This book SHOULD NOT be read as a stand alone! Trying to keep up with the different characters and their abilities was a bit stressful but again this could be chalked up to the fact that I haven't read the other books in the series. Kamen (a bodywalker) is trying to make up for bringing Apep (a very bad god) into their world and through his research he determines they need to bring all the nations together to banish and destroy Apep. This is how he meets Vieve (half-human and half-Wraith). She is an outcast, being treated without any respect even from her own family just because she looks different than the rest of them. Kamen and Vieve have an instant bond, they both feel like outcast and not accepted by others. Kamen and Vieve had great chemistry and are really good for each other both as partners to save the world and as a couple. I was hoping for a little more in that final battle, it seemed to be very short and almost and after thought to the rest of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good paranormal romance but I would highly recommend reading the series in order so that the read is familiar with the characters before starting this book. I will definitely go back and read the series in order and read this book again as I am sure it will make more sense to me the second time around. I received an eARC copy of this book compliments of the publisher and Tasty Book Tours via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
ElaineReads More than 1 year ago
Do NOT read this book as a standalone. As a matter of fact, you need to read ALL of the Nightwalkers, Shadowdwellers, and previous World of the Nightwalkers before reading this book. You will have no clue what is going on otherwise. Whew! Now that I have that out of my system. This is a great book, but it is not a standalone. It is the culmination of a fourteen book saga that was broken into three series. Do not be overwhelmed. These are wonderful, engrossing, sometimes funny books and I love them. They are well worth the time invested. Kamen was one of the primary bad guys throughout the World of the Nightwalkers series. There was some foreshadowing that he was more misled than evil, but he still did horrible things. I never expected to feel sorry for him and come to like him as much as I did. The fact that I was rooting for him by the end of this book and wanting everyone to forgive him is an example of how good a writer Jacquelyn Frank can be. Of course, if the male lead is the most hated man in the series, then the female lead must come from the most hated and feared species. Vieve is half Wraith and half human. Fortunately, her human half is dominant, so she is not as vicious and untrustworthy as the rest of the Wraith species. And that brings up a small problem I had with the book. Every other species is acknowledged as having good and bad individuals. The Wraith are feared universally. Yes, I understand they have the death touch, but there aren’t any good Wraith? As I said before, this is the culminating book in a series of fourteen. It has a good solid ending and ties all the threads together. I did see one chance for another spinoff, which would be wonderful because I love the world of the Nightwalkers. We will just have to see. One other thing, and this has nothing to do with the author or the story. For some reason, the publisher has decided to only release this book in ebook and audio format. The rest of the serie(s) have also been available as paperback. This ruins my set. I have all of the books in paperback, but cannot get this one in that form. Obviously, I am ticked. Will I buy it in ebook form? Of course I will, but I am not happy about it. This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Escape into the world of the Nightwalkers. Kamen is on a mission to right the wrongs of his past and save the world, both his and the human world. He needs to get the nightwalkers to work together which is almost an impossible task. He journeys to find the remaining three nightwalker races and finds the Wraith, were he meets Vieve. Vieve is a half breed and badly treated by the rest of her family but when she meets Kamen there is a connection. I really liked this book and can be read as a stand-alone, it is action packed and fast paced an excellent paranormal romance.
Angelized_1st More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to get into the story. Author Jacquelyn Frank does get the reader up to speed about what creatures exist in this universe, their powers, and the politics at play, but the book was obviously written thinking readers would read the series in order. Once I was caught up on what was going on, and who the players were, the story moved at a pretty decent pace. Kamen and Viève make a great couple, and I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop. While they are different in many ways, they also have a lot of similarities. In a nutshell, they seem like the perfect couple. This made their relationship and the pace it developed seem reasonable to me. Though it took me a while to figure out what was going on, I kind of appreciated how I hadn’t read the other books, because I was able to form my own opinion about Kamen based on his actions in this book alone. According to the synopsis, Kamen had done something bad that he felt he needed to atone for, and had I read the other books I may have viewed him as many of the characters in the book did. I’m not sure if I recommend this or not. I enjoyed reading Nightwalker, but I don’t have any immediate plans to go back and read the series from the beginning. Maybe one day. My ambivalence could be due solely from reading the finale first, but I sort of feel like there was just too much going on in one story. I’ve checked on Frank’s website, and she does recommend reading series in a particular order. So there you go! Overall, I really enjoyed this book. While it took me a spell to get into it, once I did I found it hard to put down. The characters were interesting and complex. I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
When Kamen approaches the wrath compound in an attempt to form a treaty, he meets Genevieve. Genevieve is a ½ wrath, ½ human. Wrath are the most dreaded of all the Nightwalkers. But even Genevieve's own people find her to be lesser which gives her a very unique perspective to Kamen's plea. It has all comes down to this...Genevieve and Kamen must bring all the Nightwalker clans together or face certain destruction from Apep. Frank does a wonderful job bringing all the participants back for this big showdown. Frankly, Nightwalker brings us a nail biting inducing plot. It was intense! Action packed! adrenaline pumping story that made for marvelous reading. I received this ARC copy of Nightwalker from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review.
Yearwood More than 1 year ago
“Save the best for last.” That is a true statement for anything that you hold dare. I think that Jacquelyn Frank took these words to heart. In my opinion NightWalker the final chapter in the NightWalker saga was the best. All the NightWalker are back with their spouses to do one last battle to the death to defeat a cold blooded “God” named Apep. Whose decided that only Beings that stand in his way of taking over the world is the NightWalker and the other NightWalker nations. What I really enjoyed about this book is the subtext throughout the story. About forgive one self and others. Throughout this story that is all Kamen was looking for even, though he thought he didn’t deserve anyone forgiveness. I am going to let you the readers find out what he needed forgiveness for.
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Jacquelyn Frank. Kamen does the unthinkable and releases Apep, a god who is bent on destroying everything. To pay for what he did he goes on a mission to help unite all of the nightwalkers and to save their world. Geneviève has her own retribution to over come and make right so she helps Kamen with his mission. Neither 1 of them knew that being together would be such a temptation. But can they complete his mission before Apep starts a war in their world or will they fail. This book has a great story line and wonderful characters for any reader to enjoy. The author gave the characters very good interaction. This book is for any paranormal romance book reader.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
✦Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Nightwalker (The World of Nightwalkers) by Jacquelyn Frank Publication Date: August 25, 2015 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated: 4 Stars The World of Nightwalkers Series comes to an exciting end in Jacquelyn Frank 's series finale, Nightwalker. An epic battle arises and all the previous characters in the series make an appearance. It was great to get updates on all the couples. Nightwalker was full of action, danger, excitement and hot romance. I loved the character growth Kamen experienced throughout the series and Geneviève brought out the best in him. If you haven't read this series I recommend The World of Nightwalkers Series for paranormal romance lovers looking for a unique and well written series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I'd suggest reading the books in order. If you're a fan you'll enjoy the series conclusion in Nightwalker. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
Nightwalker is a great fantasy story interrupted frequently with graphic sex. The book is great because the narrative stirs up an emotional connection between the main characters and the reader. The ending draws the Nightwalker series to a close, but provides a satisfying personal hope for the future. The book can be read independently as well as the final chapter in a series.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating: 4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★☆ In this, the fifth book in the World of Nightwalkers, Jacquelyn Frank brings all of the characters from her previous books together for this final saga. She also introduces a new love story between two totally unexpected characters, Kamen the Bodywalker and Genevieve the hybrid Wraith! Ms. Frank creates a world within a world that functions side by side with the human race. The twelve Nightwalker races must find a way to work together if they are to save not only themselves but also humankind. The only problem is six of the races are hidden from the other six by a curse and a way must be found for the twelve to communicate and lift the curse. If not, the world will be destroyed by the Imp god, Apep. Feeling guilty for his part in the release of Apep, Kamen sets out to find the last three Nightwalker races and form an alliance. The first group he encounters is the Wraith, the most deadly. He meets Genevieve a hybrid wraith and cannot understand the feelings she is causing him to feel. Kamen has not felt sexual attraction in this life. He is a scholar and dedicated to his mission, all he has to do is convince his body and mind of these facts! It is hard being part of a race but excluded at the same time. Vieve has all the powers of a Wraith but does not look or feel like one. She appears more human and because of this she is made fun of while living with her family but is treated more like a servant. When she meets Kamen, her attraction to the Bodywalker is overwhelming. Her race do not touch or give compliments, they get together to procreate only. So when she is sent with Kamen as the representative of her race, she is stunned. This is a unique and totally absorbing paranormal romance that you will not want to miss. Find out if the Nightwalkers save the world! Hero: Kamen 4.25 stars Heroine: Genevieve 4.25 stars Steam: 4.25 stars Plot: 4.25 stars Cliffhanger: No
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Nightwalker (The World of Nightwalkers #5) by Jacquelyn Frank Bodywalker Kamen sets out on a quest to unite the other Nightwalkers in the fight against Apep. Nightwalker is a worthy conclusion to this thought-provoking series. Kamen is an interesting hero. He is not trusted by many of the other Nightwalkers because he originally released Apep. I appreciated that he wants to prove his worth and do what is right. I like that he is intelligent and wants to make up for his mistakes. I like Geneviève. She is part Wraith and part human. Viève is assigned by the Wraith Magistrate to accompany Kamen on his journey. Being a half-breed she is unappreciated by the Wraiths. I like that Kamen valued her and that Viève seems to bring out a more human side to Kamen. They have an interesting chemistry, neither feeling worthy of the other. Apep is a fascinating villain. He is evil and selfish. He is clever and unpredictable. He is a challenging rival. It is understandable that the twelve Nightwalkers need to band together to fight him. Nightwalker is a well-written conclusion to the series. Jacquelyn Frank does a great job integrating events that happened in previous books. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved how she grew to appreciate her worth....