The Unforgiven (The Watchers, #1)
Seven thousand years ago, angels descended from heaven to guide a fledgling human race. Known as the Watchers, they were forbidden to partake in carnal pleasures. But they could not resist the temptation, and as a result their descendants have been cursed—unnatural magical beings that belong neither to heaven nor fully to earth.
Cade was ordered to claim her for his clan. S...more
I’m just going to say this right up front – I loved this story! But before I go into the reasons why, I want to give you a little background about me and my obsession with the Nephilim –
For as long as I can remember, since the first time I heard the word Nephilim, I wanted to know more about this race of beings. Were they truly the offspring of “fallen angels” and human women? Were they really cursed for the sins of their fathers? Giants or heroes, wicked or valiant, there are so few biblical r ...more
While part of me is still in denial (looking for prequel novellas or books on another imprint), when I judge THE UNFORGIVEN as a true first in the series, the opening le ...more
They call themselves Watchers after the angels from whom they descend, but to those who hate and fear them they are called archdemons, abominable, vile beasts who feed on flesh and blood, who manipulate and corrupt the cherished humans around them. They are the bastard children of angels and humans. Abominations to heaven and cursed for it, denied heaven, denied hell. They are the Nephilim.
And it so sucks to be them.
Grouped in clans based on their angel ...more
The beginning starts out with a bang, but shortly thereafter, I feel as if there is some sort of backstory I’m supposed to know. There are two characters who right off the bat feel as if it’s their story-Artur and Cybele. But it isn’t their story, and I’m sure they’re being set up for one, but they are not the hero heroine. I actually had to read the blurb again to see if I was wrong, but nope, the H/h are Cade and Maddie, and they were introduced later on ...more
I really enjoyed the kick off to Nash's new Watcher series. There is sort of a romance in the Unforgiven, but there is so much more going on, as Nash brings to life a world in which the ...more
Well paced with an interesting mythology, my main com ...more
There is a coming war between the Nephilum clans (the cursed offspring of forbidden Angel/human matings) also known as The Watchers. Each Watcher holds a magical gift and obviously the clan with the stronger collective magic is at an advantage.
Cade is part of the Clan Azazel. It is learned that there is woman, Maddie, who is a dormant Watcher read ...more
I love the complexity of the characters relationships in this book. It draws you in quickly. Artur, Cybele, and Cade's triangle is something to behold. Artur and Cybele were bonded but when Cybele finds Cade in the middle of his transition she anchors him over to become truly Nephilim so he doesn't die. Artur then takes this as betrayal of his and Cybele's bond and will not forgiv ...more
And now on to the review, I will keep it spoiler free so dont be afraid to read it.
Let me start by saying that I was looking forward to reading a new book by Joy Nash, I had really enjoyed her contributions to the Immortals series (the other authors were Jennifer Ashley and Robin Popp) but I have to say that I was disappointed in The Unforgiven (The Watchers #1), the first two third ...more
If you can get past the beginning where it seems to be Artur and Cybele's story then i ...more
Joy once ...more