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(Nightwalkers #5)

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The Nightwalkers have lived in the shadows of our world for centuries, gifted with abilities few humans can comprehend. For Noah, duty is all--until he meets the woman who is his destiny...


As Demon King, Noah is dedicated to protecting his kind from their human and Nightwalker enemies. Yet for six months he has struggled with viv
Mass Market Paperback, 471 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Zebra
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 "Only because of Noah" Stars


This book is a hard one for me to review. I had to sit for a few hours after I finished reading it just to try to figure out what to rate it and how it made me feel. One minute I was Happy and liking this book and the next I was not liking this book. Like , dislike, like, dislike round and round it went until the very last page!

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So this is the 5th book in the Nightwalker series, Noah and Kestra's love story or Fear story, they both work for this book!
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
Oh, oh, oh. I'm still riding high after finishing "Noah" by Jacquelyn Frank, book five of her 'Nightwalkers' series. This series has everything I want in a paranormal romance/urban fantasy: mega-hot heroes, strong heroines, vampires, demons, and weres (Oh, my).

Kestra is a successful mercenary who uses her intelligence, agility, and highly trained body. She's also a woman who has suffered horrible loss and lives with survivor guilt every day. Until one evening, on a mission gone bad, she's saved
Apr 06, 2010 rated it liked it

3.5 flames
My thoughts on Noah are a little mixed, so I may be a bit scattered. I think that this whole series has been an interesting mix of an interesting plot, wait, no a fantastic plot, but with overly dramatic and repetitive writing. My main complaint through these 5 books have been the writing. It annoys the crap out of me. BUUUUT, the characters and plot more than make up for it. I mean I did read 5 books here! I must like something!

I hated that

I am so in love with Jacquelyn Frank’s world of demons. I could read about them all day, and it would not be enough. I love how detailed everything is, and usually where I would be bored I am just revelling in it all.

Book 5 in the Nightwalkers series is by some extraordinary stuff, most will not agree because we expected the world from Noah. I am glad he was no extraordinary demon because it would have been too much. He was everything I wanted and more, though the
May 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: demons, hate-it
It was 2008... I remember clearly... I finished Damien (the 4# of the serie) . I was so happy! Was a great story and I was exulting for the sequel… and I wait… eat my nails waiting… buy the preorder… wait the arrive from England… take the book from the post men smiling … start and read all night… and everything was…. FOR NOTHING!!!
WHY??? WHY??? This book is terrible! Noah was a wuss king, nothing like the great demon of fire that scary all the others!

Whyyyyyy??? Why the book I think would
Terrific! Sensual and erotic with mystery and suspense combined!

Noah is coming to the edge of his sanity. As a demon, he feels deeply, and during the moon phase of Sahmain and Beltane, if the needs of a male demon aren’t met, his insanity grips the better part of him, making him do things he doesn’t want to do. Noah struggles with this more and more as the centuries go on, and for the past six months, he’s been dreaming of a wild woman who pushes him right to the brink of his sanity. He wants he
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla, safe-for-me
I really wish I felt their chemistry. But I struggled. It was not bad, and Noah had loads of potential. I thought Kestra was going to fight him more so I was glad when it was not pushing away the entire book. That being said, it these books just cannot hold up against the first one.
Sep 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
I loved Noah's story, it was really good, an excelent addition to the Nightwalkers series, but it was not my favorite.

I mean I loved it but I just was expecting a bit more. Maybe because I read somewhere that this was supposed to be the last book of the series, but it just can't be, I mean so many things need an ending; for example, what happened to Ruth? She wasn't even mentioned in this book. 4 previous books to develop her story and in the last one she doesn't appeared.

Also the book starts
Apr 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
I didn’t finish after the first quarter, and never even felt the slightest bit curious about the rest of the story.
Liz F
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Noah" is the fifth installment in Jacquelyn Frank's Nighwalker series. To me, it was the best book of the series so far. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has plenty of laughs and a couple of tear-jerker moments. The sexy-time here has got to be the hottest sexy-time of all the books so far!

"Noah" is a little separate from the rest of the series, I think. The Evil Bitch doesn't make any kind of appearance in this book at all. Its unusual because she has been the "Big Bad" probably since the se
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Another book, another beautiful woman! Do I sound bitter? maybe. I long for a heroine that has some kind of physical flaw, instead of iridescently beautiful sugar white hair and perfect skin, I long for a blemish, some slightly adorable crooked teeth, hell I wouldn't even mind a bad haircut, or a bad hair day! Alas it is not to be, and all of us average looking, need-to-lose-a-few-pounds women are doomed to never be loved by a Nightwalker. Like I said I may me slightly bitter.

Okay, now that litt
Dec 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This made up for Damien. I'm so glad that the series went back on track. I really loved Noah's emotional and tender side. I thought Kestra was a good heroine and her reactions throughout the book was realistic. However there was something that was missing. I also wondered what happened to Ruth? Did she disappeared all of a sudden. The last 4 books was building up to something big with her and I was let down.
Michelle Tempted By Books
Feb 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
I FORCED myself to finish this. This whole series was a drag for me. WAY,WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY,WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY,WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY,WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY,WAY,WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY TOO many details. Oh did I say that too much? Well that is how this series read to me. ARGH! I just wanted to scream. In fact I think I may have growled a time or two. This side stories and internal dialogue take FOREVER. The incessant details make the stories so long and so slow and put me to sleep.

Example 1:
Feb 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Noah was a good addition to the Nightwalkers series, but it was not my favorite out of the five books Jacquelyn Frank has published so far. She usually does a great job at having the two main characters fall in love slowly with reason yet keeps the rest of the story flowing in the background. I have long awaited for Noah to find his partner, but I thought that the way they fell in love was a tad bit sketchy. She does mention a long background between the two for 6 months (you will have to read i ...more
Oct 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
I loved all of these books and will add this series to one of my favs. It was a nice combination of everything.

I do have a few cons...It did have a tendency to be repetative with regards to Kestra's struggle to love Noah. Also, her background story with regards to her tragedy wasn't carried out well. For something so tragic as it was suppose to be, was not well served with a summary.

Also...the largest complaint is that I've heard that this was suppose to be the last book of the series. If this i
Sharon (Simi) Ehcstasy
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I, like Kestra, have just fallen in love with Noah. At the start of this series, you were introduced to a beautiful, strong, King called Noah who reigned over the demon world. You had glimpses of his magnificence throughout the book, his failings, his love, his heart but until you read this book you have no idea what else Noah is capable of.

I love an author who can write a book (like Lothaire) that does not disappoint. I have been waiting through this series to read about Noah and finally when I
Jun 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
She lost me the moment the hero used a child--a supposedly beloved niece--as a hostage. Nothing could redeem Noah, the demon king, in my eyes after that, no matter how crazy he was at the time. It is impossible for me to view him as hero material.

So disappointing, since I've enjoyed the rest of the series. Frank has created a novel world out of many common paranormal creatures: shapeshifters, vampires, demons, etc. The other heroes have been appealing, despite some paternalistic excesses. The ro
Noah, Noah, Noah....

OMG, how hot was he????? So sexy, dominant, and LOVING. Above all, his ability to just open himself up to this woman. That was just positively yummy.

Kestra grew on me. I liked her better in the end. He power was awesome. I think that they will be a great couple.

I don't know what's going to happen in this war, but I suspect that bad things are on the horizon. Between crazy Ruth and the rogue vampires, I am scared for the Nightwalkers.

And of course, Xe Sands is the goddess of a
Well, it started out with a bang but then I lost interest. It seemed to drag on and on to me. This book has quite a few five stars so maybe I am missing something.
Lissy Liz
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh I love Noah!!!
I want one like HIM❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal
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Rachel Hughes
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with Noah from the beginning. He did not disappoint, and I adore Kestra too. Definitely my favorite book of the series.
Jan 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who's looking for a great read
For the past six months, Noah, the Demon King, has had difficulty keeping his darker and "baser" instincts under control, plagued by tantalizing and incredibly real dreams of the woman clearly destined to be his mate. But if she fights him even in his dreams, he can only suspect the fight she'll put up in real life.

Kestra Irons is living her life on the edge, trying to purge her deep-rooted fears with deadly stunts. Yet one day, the Grim Reaper is waiting and her life is extinguished with a sing
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves PNR
Recommended to Sandra by: Michelle who knows me too well

This is an apt image. Noah, the Demon King, a Fire Demon over 700 years old, has watched those around him fall under the spell of the Imprinting. He's happy for them but also longs for his own mate.

In this book, he finally gets what he's been wishing for.

Of course, it can't all be flowers and chocolates, and Jacquelyn Frank delivers yet another riveting example of her masterful story telling. Noah's mate is much like the other women in this series - strong, powerful and perfectly matched to th
Lisa Lap
Finally Noah gets an imprinted mate! The demon king has needed one for a long while now and I was so relieved for him that he finally found Kestra. However, Noah became a smaller version of himself because of his fear of losing her. Noah, for me, has always been larger than life - even more so than the others. By seeing Kestra's death - which he then circumvents to save her - he sort of folded in on himself to me. He withheld so many facets of his personality to not scare Kestra off that I wante ...more
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Paranormal Romance
Nightwalkers #5
1st September 2008
2 Stars
As Demon King, Noah is dedicated to protecting his kind from their human and Nightwalker enemies. Yet for six months he has struggled with vivid dreams that threaten his very sanity. Every night he's tormented by images of a woman both achingly real and tantalisingly beyond his grasp. And his bone-deep need leaves him no choice but to force her to leave the life she's known and enter a world beyond her imagining.Every day, Kestra ri
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: f
I was really looking forward to Noah's book, but I was very disappointed. This series seems to be going quickly downhill. What started out as a very cool fantasy/paranormal romance series is quickly turning into your standard, no surprises paranormal romance. Ruth and Nico aren't in this book at all and as the main villains of the series, I don't know why they weren't. The plot of the rogue vampires did fit well considering what happened in the previous book, but it just didn't have enough impor ...more
For this installment it's past time for Demon king, Noah, to find his mate. After 650 years of waiting, including three of those where his nearest and dearest have found their HEA's, Noah is beginning to lose his grip on reality which is causing his friends a bit of consternation. Noah's dreams of his future mate Kestra, a contract killer, has him wanting to seek assistance from Corrine if he can get over his fear of his possible future with Kestra. But due to Kestra's lifestyle and Noah
So glad to finally get Noah's story. I've really enjoyed getting to know him throughout the series. I absolutely loved Kes when this story started. She was a strong heroine and was just what Noah needed in a mate. She could take care of herself and didn't make any bones about it. She had her own rough history and had a lot to get over and I appreciate that. If I was rating this book on just the romance of Noah and Kes I would give it four stars. Five if it wasn't for the long drawn out wait for ...more
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