WOW! Jessica Andersen has hit a home run with this new series, The Final Prophecy. If you like in depth mythology wrapped up with a great story line, hot men and steamy romance but are looking for something a little different you will love, love, love this book.
Jessica Andersen has successfully created a new world where a select few magi known as Nightkeepers protect us from evil that threatens to breakthrough. According to Mayan mythology the world is going to end on December 21, 2012 when evil will break through and overtake humanity. Modern scientists and astronomers also predict solar flames, magnetic fluctuations and other cosmic imbalance. All in all it is predicted to be a hell of a day. The good guys, descendents of Mayan warriors and others who predate even the Maya (all the way back to Atlantis these protectors can trace their heritage) are joining together and training to stop the evil Makols from triggering the apocalypse.
King Striking Jaguar thinks he is the last of the warrior priests until the power comes rushing back on the summer solstice, it has been inactive for 24 years, ever since his father sealed the intersection of earth, sky, and underworld and wiped out his family and all of the other Nightkeepers. Now the power has returned after an evil human opened the doors to the underworld through ritual and brought the evil into itself and keeps bringing more demons over. For some reason this demon has focused on Miami Detective Leah Daniels. It has already killed her brother though she doesn't have proof, now it has kidnapped her. Strike is the one to save her, after they have both dreamed of each other for weeks he is teleported to her when she needs him most.
He stops the ritual ceremony, saves Leah and learns more Nightkeepers are out in the world. His winikin Jox calls them all home to start training for their fate.
Leah can't believe the crazy world she has been thrown into or the man she has been dreaming about. She's still dreaming right? Warriors, magicians, powers.she has to be dreaming. How did she become part of an ancient Mayan prophecy?
King Striking Jaguar, known as Strike, has more battles to fight than he ever dreamed of. Not only does he have to save the world and all of humanity from evil he has to try to save the woman he has fallen in love with, even though the two seem to be impossible to do. How can he choose between Leah and the world? He has a duty to his people and humanity.
Jessica Andersen has penned a passionate romantic tale combined with fascinating paranormal elements like nothing I have ever read before. Intelligent, believable and complex this series is going to be a hit with fans of paranormal romance. I absolutely loved it. Nightkeepers is riveting. I didn't want to put it down until I was done.
Fast paced, exciting, and passionate you won't want to put this book down until you know if Strike chooses Leah or follows his duty as king or can he find a way to save her and the world he is sworn to protect?
Special Notes: Jessica Andersen had to do some serious research on the Maya and doomsday prophecies for this book. Well done turning it into a believable paranormal romance.
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.