Monday, May 27, 2013

Doug's Review of Eternal Nights by V.S. Nelson

Title: Eternal Nights - Sekhmet's Guardians #2
Author: V.S. Nelson
Author's Website: V.S. Nelson Site
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Genre: Paranormal Romance with a Bit of Action/Suspense
Length: 566 pgs
Buy Link: Eternal Nights - Sekhmet's Guardians #2">


With each passing day Jessica’s consciousness grew stronger. For twenty years she was content to remain as she was—trapped inside another. The life she led came to an abrupt end the moment she laid eyes on Raphael. At first she suspected they were destined to be together--his gentle touch confirmed it. Although he didn’t know it, he ignited waves of a fiery passion that burned deep into her soul. It became brighter every day, giving her the strength she needed. Somehow she would find a way to free herself from her grandmother’s powerful magic.

Since her birth she learned vicariously from observing others of her kind and until now she was satisfied with the life she led. She had everything one would need to live a meaningful life without the stress the human world inflicts on its inhabitants. With each passing day her obsession to be more than she was, intensified. Jessica knew she was gifted with her race's abilities to communicate with others but until now she had never used them. They say practice makes perfect and she was at a point now where she could make her presence known—at least to him

Doug's Review:

After reading Eternal Lovers I must admit that I grabbed this second book immediately and started reading. It should be noted that these 2 books represent over 1000 pages of reading (that is like 4 of your normal PNR/UF books) and I enjoyed it greatly. I must say that for whatever reason I found myself enjoying this second book more than the first, possibly because I was already familiar with the characters and most of the stories were set-up in Eternal Lovers.

I assumed when I started this novel that the main thrust of the book would be the romance revolving around Raphael/Jessica (which the synopsis leads you to believe) but this novel encompasses at least 3 couples (possibly more if you include ones mentioned in book 1 but detailed here). If this review seems a bit short it is because for the most part this novel finishes stories that were begun in book 1 Eternal Lovers and so to detail these stories would be a bit of a spoiler for those who have not read it yet.

While this novel was primarily about the couples and the romance, the overarching story of the war keeps moving forward and looks to be more prevalent in the next book. This series so far has been a very happy series without the angst usually being a prime ingredient in these type novels but I was glad to have a book where most things turned out well and the evil was kept to a minimum but from what I have read of the next book Eternal Blades, that is about to change.

NOTE: I am anxious to see what the future has for Ronan, I get the feeling he will be a force to reckon with if angered.

Bottom Line: Buy these 2 books, they will give you days of reading (or sleepless nights) as they are addicting and enthralling entertainment and I can't wait to see more of this story evolve. 4.5 Stars

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