Muriah La Deaux's latest job requires her to locate an ancient codex detailing a prophecy of an immortal birth. But before she can deliver it, her client is brutally murdered. Now a man with chaos in his eyes wants the codex she's hiding.
An immortal child...
Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the survival of his entire race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to protect Muriah on a risky mission--locate the lost scrolls that will trap their foe--but his tenuous grasp on his sanity is slipping.
The ultimate sacrifice...
Muriah's headstrong spirit awakens feelings in Issa that are best left buried. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made..
Deep in the heart of the Yucatan jungle resides the ancient Mayan god Issa. He's weary to his very soul of all the sacrifices he has overseen and beyond tired of all the blood he has spilled. Now he's called to help his fellow Night Walkers, as their very existence could be about to end.
Muriah is human but has the gift of psychometry and is able to use it to find missing objects. She's located an ancient codex for her sometimes lover, but he's butchered before she can tell him. Distraught and confused, the last thing Muriah expects is to be questioned by a strange man, who literally seems to disappear into thin air! Seeking the advice of trusted friends, she's pulled headlong into an adventure with the most arrogant and obnoxious man she's ever met. Unfortunately that man is not human, he's a god and Muriah finds herself helping him unravel the mystery of an ancient prophecy. They are not the only ones looking for answers and so, begins a dangerous chase.
I've read a few of Ms Kessler's books since I discovered her work last year. I think this series is probably my favourite. Her characters are not always likable and can take a while to worm their way into your heart, but when that connection is made, boy is it strong! A case in point would be Issa, the most egotistical male around, and yet his transformation as he reconnects with his humanity is a joy to behold. Seeing him form a bond with the spirited Muriah changed the whole feel of this story. It was good to see her change from an almost reclusive woman to one who could and would embrace life and love.
Having read the title, fans of this series would be mistaken if they think this book is just about the birth of a new Night Walker child. This may be the last of the series but it's about a new beginning and filled with love, friendship and loyalty. A great series and Ms Kessler is truly ascending to new heights.
Night Child is an e-book and is $3.79 at Amazon and $3.99 at B & N.