I am so glad I took a chance on Jessica Andersen and the Night Keepers. I had read an interview in Romantic Times and then it became available for review. I took it as a sign and asked to review it. It arrived about a week later and I dove right in. This is a very well researched novel. For someone like me, who devours shows on the History Channel, Discovery, etc. about lost civilizations, ancient prophecies, and the like, this series was tailor made for me. If you don't find those kinds of things interesting, give The Night Keepers a try for the believable characters, the unique subject matter, as well as a few surprises that I didn't see coming.
Strike and Leah are two very strong personalities that are so real and true. In fact all the secondary characters are fleshed out. Ms. Andersen succeeds in introducing a lot of characters as any start of a series does but doesn't overshadow the main characters. The action sequences are well done and the foreshadowing is deftly woven into the story. What also impressed me was the fact that Ms. Andersen was able to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion while making me eager for the next book.
I highly recommend The Night Keepers and I will be preordering The Dawn Keepers scheduled for January 2009.
The exciting debut of a new paranormal romance series As a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly never expected to be strapped to a stone altar, the human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax up a demon from the underworld. Or that she'd be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king who claims to recognize her from his visions... Jaguar Strike wishes he hadn't made the mistake of reuniting his fellow warrior priests, or broken the law by saving their chosen human sacrifice. Now, he has no choice but to join forces with Leah and invoke dangerous magic in a death-defying race against the end of time.