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Gideon (Nightwalkers #2)

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They're called the Nightwalkers--proud, ancient beings who live in the shadows, existing just beyond the human world. But there are also dangerous humans who hunt them--necromancers who use the blackest magic to manipulate them. And for a Demon named Gideon, the battle against these evil forces will soon be all too personal...

Mass Market Paperback, 337 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Zebra (first published 2007)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 It took you 9 years to figure that out? Stars


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This is the second book in the nightwalkers series. Gideon is a Ancient healer and the oldest surviving member of his race, the demon. Magdalegna is the Demon King's baby sister. 9 years earlier Gideon caught up in a moment, started making out with Magdalegna in the gardens. He ends up pulling away freaking out over his loss of control and her young age and telling himself it is the madness of the hallowed moons. Calls her a child and t
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
After a slow, rocky start (the first 2-3 chapters), this second book in the Nightwalkers series really takes off and doesn't slow down for breath. There was too much exposition and re-capping in the beginning, no matter how relevant some of it was, and this lost it a star (it took me two tries to read this). But the chemsitry and development of Gideon and Magdelegna was excellent, and you get to meet the Vampire Prince, Damien, and the Queen of the Lycanthropes, Siena. Bella and Jacob feature ...more
2.5/3 stars

Gideon, the second book in the Nightwalkers series, was an okay read.

Unlike Jacob, the first book, which I loved, this book felt long, analytical, somewhat boring, and very redundant. The author kept reiterating the plot from the first book. These books are meant to be read in order, and it was disappointing that the author didn't treated it as such.

Also, the two main characters, Gideon and Magdalena, had very little, if any, chemistry between them. I even found myself, toward the end
Carolyn F.
Re-read by audiobook. I'm a little tired of the Romanian-ish accent. And then they threw in a Russian accent. I didn't like this one any better

Previous review 07/15/10 I'm going to give this book 3.5 stars. The beginning was a little boring. I thought Legna was a little weird around Gideon and couldn't figure out why she was throwing fits everytime she saw him. When it was finally explained that about 8 years before he saw her in the garden, gave her some really intense kisses, pushed her away
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Apr 17, 2013 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Quick review:

Cover: Nice
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: HOT
Thumbs Up: 3.75
Overall: A bit predictable
Characters: Well done
Plot: Another heroine who becomes a hero
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Gideon

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Honestly I like book one better. This wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as good as the first. I kind of knew what would happen in this book based on the last. It seemed like there was a lot of set up in future book for other characters in this one.

Oct 16, 2010 DarienMoya rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads, demon

The second book in the NightWalker series is not as good as the first but it does spin a very interesting story and introduces you to characters that you cant help but love and be intrigued by. This world of demons is unlike any other, they are the earth able to rule over the elements with strength and power. I give this book a 3.5 out of 5. I liked it but I didn’t love but I still gobbled it down.

Gideon is an Ancient being one of the oldest demon all he knows is solitude, and has
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
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Aug 16, 2010 Leah rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, m-f
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I can't believe the reviews on this book are not more positive, I really loved it. I enjoyed the first book, Jacob, well enough to read the next one at least, and I'm very glad I did because I loved Gideon.

I've seen some complaints on other reviews that the first love scene doesn't appear until quite late in the book, but for me, this really built the anticipation and when it did finally happen it was lovely. The love scenes were certainly not the hottest I have read, but I felt that they were
Laura the Highland Hussy
3.5 stars
Okay, my rating on this book is low even though I love the story. In fact I will continue on in the series specifically because I love the storyline and the world Jacqueline Frank built.
My complaint is the way she is unnecessarily and overly formal,repetitive and way too overly-analytical.

My best example was when Gideon and Legna finally got to the point of being intimate and the author spent like 8 pages on the mental foreplay. But
May 19, 2010 Crista rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star, paranormal
I am sorry to say that I struggled with this one. It was an act of sheer will and perseverance that allowed me to even get to the end. I can't say that I didn't skim a few pages hear and there...but I did finish it!

I loved the first book, Jacob, and couldn't wait for this one. I could've/should've waited and saved my time. Legna is someone I couldn't wait to hear more about. I loved her heart and soul that she showed in Jacob, but unfortunately it didn't continue in this one. I found her charac
Jul 07, 2008 Anita rated it really liked it
The second book in the Nightwalkers paranormal romance series, and I'm really liking it. Many fans of this genre complain that it takes 228 pages before this book has it's first sex scene, but I didn't mind. Ms. Frank spends those 228 pages endearing the characters to you - you get to know them inside and out and see them interact with all sorts of situations. Personally, if I don't love the characters, then I don't enjoy the book. This series does a great job of making you "part of the family", ...more
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May 07, 2010 Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews rated it really liked it
I Just love this series, it is wonderfully Fresh and the characters are Fantastic!! If you haven't read The NightWalkers series you should give it a go.. I loved this book about Gideon and Magdelegna it was lovely, Gideon is One Sexy Demon!! You get to rediscover more about Jacob and Bella and we get to meet new characters..And it lets us no what finally happens between Kane and Corrine!!!
Jul 23, 2011 Kelli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook version narrated by Xe Sands

Story – 2 stars
Narration – 4 stars

It’s probably a good thing I picked the audiobook version of this book because there were a few elements that may have caused me to stop reading. In the case of the audiobook, I found the narration to be a mitigating factor to my generally “meh” interpretation of the story.

Magdelegna and Gideon’s story, on the surface, should have appealed to me more that Isabella and Jacob’s. A more mature couple where the primary barrier t
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I was so ready for Gideon's book after reading Jacob's, he is the oldest of the Demons, but of course still mega hot, so don't fear there are no saggy man bums and wrinkly...other things, as the eldest, an Ancient he is the most powerful demon, but he has been living a solitary life as a self infliced punishment for the wrongs he committed in his long past. That is until Legna, the Demon King Noah's empath sister comes along and totally rocks his world.

I wanted to like this much more then I act
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
Recommended to Christel by:
Shelves: jacquelyn-frank
This is the second book in the series.

Gideon is an Ancient, a healer, who has taken his duties seriously for the 1000 years he has been alive. He is known for great wisdom and is well respected among his race of demons. But he is vulnerable to the primitive desires of his race during the time of the hallowed moon, Samhaim. Nine years ago , he lost his composure with his king's baby sister, Magdelegna. He berated himself for his weakness for Legna is but a mere child to his age. He exiled himself
Feb 03, 2008 Andrea rated it did not like it
I did read the first in this series Jacob , and felt it was a decent start to a new series. So, when I found a cheap used copy of this one, I figured what the heck?

Ugh, I wish I hadn't bothered. I didn't even finish it, and I just don't NOT finish a book. It's only happened less than a handful of times.

I felt like it took way too long to get to the story for this book. It seemed like a quarter of the book was spent rehashing the first one. And not even creatively. The dialogue felt so forced an
May 08, 2010 valee rated it liked it
I did not enjoyed the second installment in this series as much as I did the firt book in it, Jacob.

I got a bit bored at the beggining. It took me half the book to get a bit onterested in this couple. The chemestry between them wasn't too stong. I did not feel a strong conection between them. And in my opinion, Guideon wasn't too interesting.

Although I did like a lot to know more about the Lycans and the vampires. I found really intriguing this new paranormal world that Jacquelyn Frank has crea
Erin Robbins
Jun 17, 2007 Erin Robbins rated it liked it
If new to the series, do not start with this book. You really need to read Jacob first. While many series keep characters in the fringe, this series appears to keep the characters from previous books very much involved in the story line and you will have difficulty following if not read in order.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as Jacob. The characters are still likable, but for some reason this one lacked the excitement. Maybe because unlike the first book, this one focused not on a mystery, bu
Jul 30, 2016 majstoricamagije rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
This is a different story than the first part.

Like Gideon and his brutal honesty and directness, his logic.

Legna behaves like many typical female characters.

However, the way that these characters influencing each other is a great, refreshing and healthy.

Yes, they wanted to change some things on one another, but nothing too much, nothing terrible and unreasonable. Concessions were minimal, perfected them - this is perhaps the healthiest compromise the healthiest person I met in the books.
Gideon (The Nightwalkers, Book 2) Nine years ago Gideon, the oldest of Demons, the Ancient medic of his race, has committed (in his eyes) the unpardonable sin of succumbing to the cursed moon of Samhain and claimed Magdelegna, the youngest sister of the Demon King. Their embrace was nothing more than a heated kiss, but still, he went into self-imposed exile for the better part of a decade.

Now he's back, braving her mistrust and acerbic insults, but Destiny has something "wicked" in store for the
Liz F
May 06, 2012 Liz F rated it really liked it
This book is the second book of the Nightwalker series by Jacquelyn Frank. As you can see, I've given it 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. I have only one major complaint: At the beginning, its very slow. Frustratingly slow! Let me give you a quick and dirty summary!

Now, if you haven't read the first one, you should NOT read the second one. In my opinion, these need to be read in order. The main reason is because you would already know that Demons aren't devily demons. They look like
The 2nd installment of Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker series deals primarily with the contemptuous relationship between Gideon and Legna. There's acrimonious history there and the two of them don't get along all that well, hiding their emotions from the other.

There is info dump about Damien, the Vampire Prince, with whom Gideon meets, there's info dump about Legna feeling unlike herself lately and I was a little bored.

And then Isabella, mated to Jacob (Book 1) is viciously attacked and left for
Jun 27, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing
It’s not a big surprise that I loved “Gideon” the second book of the paranormal romance series Nightwalkers by Jacquelyn Frank, because from the first book I found myself in love with the series!
The main characters are Gideon, an Ancient demon and Legna sister of the Demon king. Gideon is the oldest of the demons, very strong and respected in the world of the Nightwalkers. He has unique powers and he lives a lonely life. He wasn’t searching for a female company for many years but nine years befo
May 15, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
Iwill probably be in the minority with this book, but as Frank's Book One (Jacob) in the Nightwalkers series, "Gideon" is much the same: trying to read it is very difficult. The wording and conversations between the characters are very cold and mechanical. Other than mostly dialogue and descriptions of inner longer or angst for our two main characters, there is not much more going on. If you are a fan of nice love scenes also, there is not much more going on at that end either.

Gideon is that co
I gave this a four instead of a three, which is my original rating, for a lot of reasons. The author's writing style was somewhat narrative and it didn't really hold my attention for too long. There were times when I stop in the middle of it and surf the net, it just didn't absorb me. Here I'm spouting negative stuff while I rated it's why:

This one has the same tone as "Jacob", the first in the Nightwalker series. It's really serious, sure there was humor but the overall atmosphere for
Sep 30, 2013 Mariya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
when i first started this book it was so hard to get into b/c the beginning was so slow and it went on into about 20% of the book, but it did finally pick up after that. at first it felt like the author just through gideon and legna together b/c they were there, to me there wasnt that much chemistry wit the two but boy was i wrong as soon as we get farther in to the book i seen how rite for each other they were. i do admit i like jacob and bella more but gideon and legna w
I admit, its fluff. But that is what I was looking for after reading the emotionally taxing Foer novel. This was the second book in Frank's series, of which i have read the first (Jacob) and the third (Elijah). I actually really liked the other two, but this one fell short for me on numerous occasions.

1) I just didnt like Gideon. Having already met him in Jacob, and having really only heard neutral or negative things about him, I expected this novel to really delve into his character and his ba
Feb 03, 2011 Natasha rated it really liked it
Gideon was another win for me. I admit, he loved Jacob more, but it was pretty close. Gideon is a powerful, acient of the the demon race, the oldest still alive. I knew from the start it was going to be much different than reading Jabobs thoughts. Gideon has lived so long, too long to really remember what it is like to love and feel. He's use to keeping everything personal bottled up, even from himself. It takes Magdelegna (Legna) to sooth him, and even that wasn't easy.

After reading Jacobs sto
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Nightwalkers (6 books)
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“Now Bella, you know Jacob adores you. He naturally wants to protect you. He literally worships the ground you walk on."

"Ha ha," Bella said dryly. "Earth demon. Worship the ground. Cute. Really cute.”
“I am going to devour you, Magdelegna,” he promised her, the darkness of his cravings coming to bear on her fully at last. “You wanted to know my passions? Allow me to introduce them to you.” 14 likes
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