Published in: 2012
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 7 in the Nightkeeper series
Cara Liu is determined to unite the winikin under her leadership. But her rule is far from secure as the traditionalists and younger warriors vie for control. And when Nightkeeper Sven enters the scene, Cara has trouble separating her duty to her people from her desire for her longtime love.
Sven knows the attraction between them could badly compromise her ability to lead the winikin, and jeopardize her people’s tenuous alliance with the Nightkeepers. Nevertheless, she and Sven give in to temptation and begin a secret affair—distracting them from a danger within their own ranks planning a vicious betrayal…
I was so excited that the seventh book was Sven’s book, as he’s been this background character whose just always there, bumming about, going from part of the crowd to the only single person left in the complex… and now he finally gets his book and he’s in love with a Winikin named Cara. Cara is kinda kick-ass, but she has this weird hair that annoys me (I don’t get it, she has a giant white stripe in her hair?) and although I love the Winikin and how Cara is the best leader they could ask for, and they get powers eventually, I don’t know if she’s the person I’d have picked for Sven- the whole family angle weirded me out.
Anyhoo. The story was good, the moments between Cara and Sven were sweet- especially the day they play hooky on the boat- and I liked how the Winikin got a super boost and became valuable players in the end-game, finally giving the Nightkeepers the numbers and the powers they need to have a fighting chance at stopping the end of the world.
There is also some serious things going down with Rabbit, and it all comes to a head in this book, leading us up to the final book and Rabbit’s story, which we know will be a doozy. It all gets really exciting towards the end of this book as we are only months out from the end time and its all happening now!
Magic Unchained rating: 8/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the author and this series, paranormal romances, mythology and Mayan mythology.