Review: NIGHT DEMON (Night Series, #2) by Lisa Kessler
Gretchen Finch’s job would be much easier if she weren’t alone in the jungle with a brilliant recluse whose every glance sets her on fire. But the more she focuses on her work, the closer she gets to unlocking the mysteries of a terrible creature—the Night Demon—that threatens the world as she knows it. Though her scientific mind tells her it’s impossible, she’s beginning to believe the ancient Mayan tales as the sinister jungle comes alive around her.
Lukas Smith has spent hundreds of years searching for answers to his immortal Night Walker nature. As a series of ancient glyphs become clear, he’s about to find out more than he’d ever hoped, but the more he learns, the more his fate intertwines with the Night Demon, and the harder it becomes to hide his immortal secret from the beautiful, intelligent Gretchen.
Together, they must find a way to stop the inexplicable violence and mass destruction surging across the earth before the Night Demon destroys more than just mankind
Fans of Lisa Kessler’s Night Series will remember Calisto and Kate from “Night Walker”, the story that details much (but still not enough) about how Night Walkers are created, and about how Kate was reincarnated from Tala. A part of this tantalizing story reveals just whom TALA had been the reincarnation of.
In the beginning of this novel, you will be introduced to Lukas, a Russian Night Walker, created by Calisto, searching the Yucatan region where Night Walkers originated so be can learn how they can be killed–so be can kill himself. His research partner, beautiful human archeologist Gretchen, desires information on the ancient Mayan race herself, for her report. But, even more, she desires information on Lukas, her extremely attractive and enigmatic partner.
During the time they are researching, unbeknownst to either of them, the most evil creation known to both humans and Night Walkers alike has been awakened deep in the heart of the Yucatan jungle: Camalotz, the Night Demon. She has been banished to the center of the Earth for millennia due to a sacrifice of the Goddess Of The Moon, Ch’en. The four Night Walker gods of the four corners of Earth were positive that she would never again rise, because they had ripped out Ch’en ‘s heart so she could never be reincarnated. What went wrong?
As Camalotz terrorizes humanity with her thirst for blood and souls, Lukas, Gretchen, Calisto and Kate find themselves neck-deep in a battle to either save or end the world with the four gods, including Calisto’s maker, Mulac; neck-deep into a world Lukas never wanted to reveal to his beloved Gretchen. All be wants is to love her freely; all she wants is him. Can their feelings get them through this battle to save Earth, regardless of what kind of blood flows through their disparate veins? In this inventive, passionate novel, Kessler grips the reader’s attention from paragraph one and leads them on a journey filled with danger, history and romance, all leading up to a twist no one will never see coming.