Gideon is the second book in Jacquelyn Frank's new series "The Nightwalkers". In it we see more of the complex world that Ms. Frank has been able to present to use and we are reintroduced to fabulous past characters and wonderful new characters.
Gideon is the oldest of the Demon's; he is their healer, who carries pain and guilt with him from past events. Magdelegna is the youngest sister of the Demon King, Noah. In the past book Jacob, she was a victim of a Summoning by Necromancers, magic using humans. Magdelegna is attempting to move on with her life from that event. She is quickly growing into her powers and is still angered and hurt over a past event with Gideon. As Gideon and Legna spend more time together, due to Necromancers attacks, they find themselves drawn more to each other. They find themselves unable to resist one another and having to deal with their feelings for one another. In Gideon all species of Nightwalkers are being attacked and we are introduced to two species of Nightwalkers, who end up helping the Demons fight.
This book was a quick, thrilling, intense read. I laughed, cried and brought out ice cream for some of the sizzling scenes. Ms. Frank, yet again, made her world believable and someplace I would love to visit. Gideon will definitely be joining my "keep pile". Ms. Frank's next book in the series is Elijah, due for release January 2, 2008. I can not wait to read the next chapter in Jacquelyn Frank's fantastic series, The Nightwalkers".
They're called the Nightwalkers-proud, ancient beings who live in the shadows, existing just beyond the human world. But there are also dangerous humans who hunt them-necromancers who use the blackest magic to manipulate them. And for a Demon named Gideon, the battle against these evil forces will soon be all too personal.
AS A HEALER, HE KNOWS HER BODY.
BUT IT'S HER HEART HE WANTS.
For a thousand years, Gideon has healed his people. And as the oldest surviving male of his race, his wisdom has always been respected without question. But Gideon knows that even he is vulnerable to the powerful, primitive desires that befall his kind during Hallowed moons-and nine years ago that truth was hammered home when he found himself claiming Magdalegna, the Demon King's sister, in a wild embrace. Horrified by his lack of control, he left her wanting and furious-and then exiled himself for the better part of a decade. Now, with necromancers threatening his people-and Magdalegna nearly their victim-Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdalegna are destined to be together, to share a love as deep and old as time itself. But first he needs to regain her trust. Then he'll have to save her life.
Every night holds secrets.