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Thursday, September 17, 2015

REVIEW: Nightwalker by Allyson James

I've been on a mission to catch up with the multitude of series I've let lapse.  I was delighted to see that Nightwalker was recently added as an audiobook to Hoopla--a digital service for many public libraries. I really enjoyed the other books in the Stormwalker series. 

This is book four--Janet Begay, a Navajo hotel owner with both stormwalker and beneath magic, is just trying to live a 'normal' life with her centuries old, sexy dragon fiance, Mick.  However, normal and Janet just don't mix.  The nightwalker in the basement, Ansel, fears he's hurt his girlfriend in a blood frenzy and the discovery of a powerful magical artifact has every mage, dragon and other supernatural vying to possess it.  Toss in a few vampire slayers and a broken magic mirror and readers have an action packed mystery.

This is a great urban fantasy series and I definitely recommend it for those who like the addition of Native American mythology found in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs or C.E. Murphy's The Walker Papers. James develops some great characters with intricate plots and just enough humor and juicy romance. I like that Janet's struggles with her powers are ongoing. It wouldn't be near as interesting if she had a handle on them all the time. I'm interested to find out what happens in Dreamwalker (expected publication December '15) since I predict more trouble is brewing with the dragons and uber-mage Emmitt Smith. 

If Nightwalker has one fault, it might be that sometimes the language seems repetitive.  Meaning that the same descriptors or points are used way too often.  I found myself sighing aloud, saying, "Yes, I get it. No need to reinterate it again." All in all, a good UF selection.

Final rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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