Published in: 2009
Edition read: E-book
Series: Nightkeepers book 3
Michael Stone is a man with a dark secret that has skewed his magical abilities dangerously toward the underworld. Seeking redemption, he sets out on a perilous mission to save the daughter of Ambrose Ledbetter, a renowned Mayanist who died before he could reveal the location of a hidden library. The Nightkeepers must find the library before their enemies gain access to its valuable cache of spells and prophecies.
Sasha Ledbetter grew up hearing heroic tales of an ancient group of sword-brandishing magi who would save the world from destruction. She never expected that her bedtime stories would come to life in the form of Nightkeeper Michael Stone, or that she’d hold the key to the warriors’ survival. As Sasha and Michael join forces to prevent the imminent battle, sparks of attraction ignite between them, and they’re forced to confront the unexpected passion that brings them together…and also tears them apart.
Michael is a character we haven’t heard much about in this series until now. He was described as secretive and a bit of a dick, but all is revealed in this story and it was bloody good. Michael is hot, damaged, and has some wicked assed magic. Sasha is a spitfire that I ended up really liking, and I quickly devoured their story.
The Mayan themes are really getting interesting and I’m finding myself completely fascinated by the story itself, the use of Mayan lore/mythology, glyphs, and their history. It’s all very well woven together and instead of overwhelming the reader with all this jargon, it’s well integrated, just slipping in where necessary and becoming part of the general language of the books.
I think I’ve become obsessed. I’ve spent hours googling Mayan mythology, history, and ruins- I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to it at the moment…. I regret nothing.
Skykeepers rating: 8/10
Would I re-read it? Yes, I am loving this series so much!
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of paranormal romances, mythology, Mayan culture and history, romances etc.
Author’s website: http://www.jessicaandersen.com/