Published in: 2010
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 4 in the Nightkeeper series
All his life Lucius has been an outsider. He yearns to be strong, to be a warrior like the Nightkeepers. And when the Prophet’s magic begins to change him, Lucius finds himself becoming the sort of man he’s always wanted to be.
Held back by her lack of a warrior’s magic and the strictures of her bloodline, Jade longs to break out of her supporting role. Determined to prove her worth among the Nightkeepers at any cost, she won’t let anything stand in her way—especially petty matters like love.
When Lucius and Jade are charged with rescuing the Mayan sun god from the underworld, they ignore their growing attraction. But unless they can confront their demons and accept that love isn’t a weakness, even destiny might not be able to save them.
This book spoke to me, as Jade was seen by all as this bookish quiet girl who didn’t get invited to the big shindigs because she wasn’t really part of the group- i.e. she didn’t get to attend the battles because she lacked the warrior mark and instead had the scribe’s mark, meaning she was basically a librarian. But she was more than a bookish quiet girl and she wanted nothing more than to prove it. Oh, I feel you Jade.
Lucius went from tall, skinny and nerdy (but strangely endearing) to buff and hot and still nerdy, and that is kinda the things that bookish girls like Jade and me dream of. Because of Jade and Lucius, this series took a serious turn and some key components fell into place, some serious game changers that made you go “Yeah!” thinking that finally, the good guys are getting a break here. It was bloody fun to read, and Jade finally got to prove that she is more than just the quiet bookish librarian, save the day, and get the hot guy- which is really all any bookish girl wants to do.
Demonkeepers rating: 8.5/10
Would I re-read it? Yes! I am seriously addicted to this series right now and cannot get enough, meaning that I most definitely want to re-read it.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the author and the series, into mythology and the Mayans, paranormal romances and fantasy series.
Author’s site: http://www.jessicaandersen.com/