Friday 20 September 2013


Nightwalker by Allyson James
Book 4 of Stormwalker series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: paperback

About Nightwalker:
Stormwalker Janet Begay, proprietor of the Crossroads Hotel, a place where the paranormal stop for a safe night’s rest, discovers the hard way that a slayer is targeting Ansel, a Nightwalker who’s become the hotel's more-or-less permanent resident.

When Janet and her lover Mick intervene to save Ansel’s un-life, they find that the attack is the beginning of an oncoming storm. Janet has her hands full already with the upcoming marriage of her father, the return of a woman who claims to be Coyote’s wife, her crazy half-sister, a couple dragons on her back, and her worry about Mick, who’s behaving strangely again.

But it seems that everyone is after Ansel, who fears he killed the woman he loves in a Nightwalker frenzy. Janet must choose between protecting Ansel, or facing the most powerful magical beings in the world, who are willing to destroy Janet, Mick, her hotel, and everyone she cares about to get to Ansel and his secrets.
Source: Info in the About Nightwalker was taken from GoodReads at on 21/12/12.

I dived into this book right after finishing Shadow Walker (Book 3) and I was quite happy to continue reading on with what happens next after grandma took evil stepsister under her wing. Then it was quite mundane after that. I hate these dragging episodes which seems to plague this series. But then again, the books somehow always redeems themselves with a good twist in the plot and/or a good ending. However this book dragged from start to finish. Although it has the same fantastical elements as previous books of course, this one just couldn't keep my attention. My mind starts to wander and I have to work to keep reading. What was that all about?!? Anyway, I guess it gotta happen one day in an author's life where his/her work would slump. And for this series, this book is it. However it still got the same fantastic world building that this series has!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 2
Character development = 4
Story itself = 3
Ending = 3.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4
Pace = 2
Plot = 3.5

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries

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  1. Right, the one I never read cos it's so expensive in print :/

  2. Book 4 already!?! Dang, I'm behind. I do love the sounds of this world. One day I'll get to it...


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