Title: Blood Spells
Author: Jessica Andersen
Copyright: 2010 (Signet); 443 pgs.
Series: The Final Prophecy #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Possible Spoilers for first 4 books!
From the Back: Trained from birth to fight with fists and magic, Patience White-Eagle knows that she should focus on the coming war for souls. But she isn’t just a warrior — she’s a wife and mother, too, which leaves her loyalties divided between the Nightkeepers and her family. Brandt White-Eagle broke the rules when he married Patience and fathered their twin sons — and now he’s paying the price. Torn between his magic and his marriage, and separated from his ancestors’ wisdom by a curse he can’t remove, Brandt is fighting to his life back together. When an Ancient Aztec god-king arises, Patience and Brandt must set aside their problems and team up as a mated warrior pair. But as they race to prevent the Nightkeepers’ enemies from enacting a terrible ritual that could tear apart humanity, the threat turns even more personal, becoming a deadly test of their powers. . .and their love..
1. Reason for choosing this book:
Blood Spells is the 5th book in The Final Prophecy series. It is one of my favorite series.
2. Reasons for liking/disliking this book:
One of the things that made this one stand out from the others is the fact that the main couple were already in a relationship prior to the Nightkeepers banning together to prevent doomsday. It’s a relationship that started to fall apart not long after the talent ceremony way back in book 1. And to make things worse, their twin sons Harry and Braden have gone into hiding with the winikins Woody and Hannah. Even though she knows it’s for their own safety, Patience — at a very low point — lied to Strike and went behind her king’s back in an attempt to make contact with them.
I also like that we continue to see things from Rabbit’s perspective. In this book, we learn a little bit more about his mother’s people — and it’s pretty significant. Things also start to improve between him and Strike — something that’s very important to Rabbit, since Strikes always been like a older brother/young uncle to him. The only one not psyched by the healing of the rifts between Rabbit and the others is Myrinne.
Though their luck has improved, the Nightkeepers still suffer a personal setback, but it still ends on a positive note. I couldn’t help but smile, when the jeep drove away from Skywatch.
3. Reasons for recommending this book:
To those already reading the series: We learns some important things about Iago and the Order of Xibalba.
Started: 7 February 2011
Finished: 20 February 2011