Right, so… I really don’t know where to start on this review. Mostly because I have never had to do a DNF before. I feel like I have wimped out, but with my reading time so limited, and my book list growing bigger and bigger, I am sad to say I don’t have the time to finish books I am just not enjoying, and I am gutted that I didn’t enjoy Elijah. I desperately wanted to love it, because I had been looking forward to this instalment since I started the Nightwalker series, and even though I wasn’t overly keen on the first two books, I had loved the snippets I’d seen of Elijah’s character in the previous books in the series.
So where did it all go wrong for me?
Things start of promising. Elijah, Captain of the Demon Guard for the Nightwalker race, is beaten to the point of death by members of his own kind, who are hell bent on overthrowing Noah, the king and ruler of their race. He is found by Siena, Queen of the Lycanthropes, and not his most favourite person. Great start right? Will she kill him? Will she help him? Sexual tension is there from the last book… Like I said, I was REALLY looking forward to Elijah.
Queue more sexual tension between the two, the on going struggle with the necromancers from earlier in the series, and we continue on with some of the other storylines from Jacob and Gideon.
In all honesty, I didn’t get much past page 100 of Elijah so I cant really tell you much more about the storyline. Once again there is plenty of description, and for me this is the main problem with the Nightwalker series. There is just too much description of the not so important bits, and I felt like I had to wade through pages of this to get to the juicy bits. Not even the temptation of hanky panky between Elijah and Siena was enough to make me want to continue, and thats really sad, because I do want to know how this series pans out! I want to know what happens with the necromancers, and find out if it all works out in the end, but I just have not gelled with this series at all.
I managed to plough through the first two books in the Nightwalker series, but just couldn’t find the pull in Elijah to keep me picking it back up. The gaps between putting it down and picking it up were getting longer and longer, and in the end I just didn’t pick it back up again. This series just isn’t for me, but I am not going to let that put me off trying some of Jacqueline Franks other books. I know other people that have thoroughly loved this series, so give the first one a go (Jacob) and see what you think! You may fall in love with the Nightwalker world, and the characters, it wouldn’t do for us all to be the same right? Sadly, just not for me.
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