Spellfire (Nightkeepers,#8)

Published in: 2012
Pages: 426
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 8, final book in the Nightkeeper series

Book description:
Imprisoned and tortured by the demoness who tricked him into betraying the Nightkeepers and the woman he loves, Rabbit must endure excruciating pain to protect the diminished Skywatch army as the end-time approaches. Although an ancient prophecy says his unique powers are key to winning the final battle in the doomsday war, he hasn’t just lost his credibility—he’s lost his magic.

Myrinne is far from the woman Rabbit once knew—she’s got magic now, and despite emotional scars, she’s strong enough to help the Nightkeepers. And yet she’s not prepared to handle the fiercely driven man he’s become or the new, dangerous feelings that spark between them.

With the barrier ready to fall and a xombi outbreak in the human world, Rabbit and Myrinne must forge a new partnership amid dangerous instability and the threat of an undead army. In the end, it will be up to Rabbit to master his ferocious magic—or all will be lost. For him, for the woman he doesn’t have the right to love anymore, and for the fate of the world…

My review:
Final book in the series! I’m sad to see this series end, but it had to happen. So this book takes a weird turn, in that we go off the Mayan gods and fully into the Egyptian gods, and that can be a little hard to follow. I’m not sure I liked this switch last minute, it was almost like the author had some real great ideas to bring into the series, then realised it was nearly December 2012 and therefore her deadline, went ‘oh shit better just chuck this in here’. In fact, much of the book has a bit of a short, rushed feel to it.

The main story revolves around Rabbit and Myrinne. Full disclosure, I’ve never really liked Myrinne. She redeems herself in this book and I dislike her a little less, but I honestly feel that Rabbit could do better. We also get some more of Rabbits background, plus a visitor from the past thrown in for good measure.

The side story revolves around Anna, who was a bit of a loose end in the previous books. I’ve also disliked her a lot in this series, but she becomes way cooler in this book as she finally, FINALLY embraces her seer powers and uses them to do some good for the Nightkeepers. She also finally finds love, so that was quite nice, and really rounded out the series.

Final review:
Spellfire rating:
8/10
Nightkeeper series rating: 8.5/10.
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the author and series, paranormal romance, mythology, Mayan mythology, action.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13542763-spellfire
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Spellfire-Novel-Nightkeepers-Jessica-Andersen/dp/0451238486
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Andersen

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