Image of Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 1)


Image of Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 1)

The 2012 Mayan doomsday prediction forms the mythological basis of a creative and intense new series, the Novels of the Final Prophecy. The struggles and self-doubt of the Mayan warrior-priest descendants layer the characters and make them believable. Intense action, sensuality and danger abound.

In a desperate attempt to seal the barrier between planes, 24 years ago Nightkeeper King Scarred-Jaguar and his followers battled the demon Banol Kax. They sealed the barrier, but almost all were killed. Only a few children and their Winikin servants survived. Two of those children belonged to the king, and with another dangerous solstice approaching, it is now up to Striking-Jaguar to reform his warrior-priests.

Miami detective Leah Daniels ends up on a stone altar, about to become a Mayan sacrifice. Strike senses a link to Leah, so he tries to keep her far away from the dangerous battle ahead. But fate has other things in mind, and Leah and Strike may be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.

(SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jun., 464 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith