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Spellfire by Jessica Andersen
Series: Nightkeepers #8
Published by Signet Eclipse on 2012
Reviewed by Jo
Imprisoned and tortured by the demoness who tricked him into betraying the Nightkeepers and the woman he loves, Rabbit must endure excruciating pain to protect the diminished Skywatch army as the end-time approaches. Although an ancient prophecy says his unique powers are key to winning the final battle in the doomsday war, he hasn't just lost his credibility—he's lost his magic. Myrinne is far from the woman Rabbit once knew—she's got magic now, and despite emotional scars, she's strong enough to help the Nightkeepers. And yet she's not prepared to handle the fiercely driven man he's become or the new, dangerous feelings that spark between them. With the barrier ready to fall and a xombi outbreak in the human world, Rabbit and Myrinne must forge a new partnership amid dangerous instability and the threat of an undead army. In the end, it will be up to Rabbit to master his ferocious magic—or all will be lost. For him, for the woman he doesn't have the right to love anymore, and for the fate of the world…
Rabbit knows he has burnt his last bridge and it’s only a matter time before the person he thought he could trust kills him. After all, he betrayed not only his friends and fellow Nightkeepers, but also destroyed the love he had with Myrinne and to top it all off, his magic is gone. Imagine Rabbit’s surprise when he is able to escape from the hellish cave he is being kept in and even more surprising, the Nightkeepers had come for him. The problem is Rabbit knows they may never trust him again and he isn’t sure he can fulfill the prophecy about him and save the world.
Myrinne is still stunned by her last time with Rabbit and his attempt to kill her. She thought that their relationship was strong enough to survive anything, but she never counted on a demon messing with his beliefs, the very foundations of his being. Myrinne survives Rabbit’s attack and even came out of it with stronger magic than she had before. Now she is facing the hardest choice of all, helping to rescue the very man she loved and who turned his back on her.
Rabbit realizes right away that his magic has gone to Myrinne. While he wants it back to feel normal, Rabbit would also love to let Myrinne have it. The night of the prophecy is just around the corner and if the Nightkeepers are going to save the world, they will first need to figure out what all the clues they have been give mean. At the same time, Rabbit has to learn what a crossover is and just what his powers are meant to do when the wall comes tumbling down. The hardest part is Rabbit and Myrinne have to work together with his magic to find the answers – harder still because the passion that has always been between them is still there and seems to be getting stronger. The clock is ticking down, it’s only hours until either the world as everyone knows it will end or Rabbit, Myrinne and the other Nightkeepers will find all the answers and stop the deadly turn about to happen.
Months have turned into days and now into hours, the survival of the world will come down to the two self proclaimed misfits and their love to save the world with the help of the other Nightkeepers. Spellfire is a book I have long awaited, not because it was the last book of the series and I would finally know all the answers, but because it was Rabbit’s book and I really wanted him to have the best of happy ever afters. I was very worried when I saw Rabbit and Myrinne so far apart. I cheered when Rabbit made it out of that cave and yet again when he and Myrinne began the long road back to the love they had for so long. I came to believe that all the ups and downs were necessary, if painful, for them to find the shocking answers that were needed to save the world.
Spellfire takes us right to the strike of midnight and past it with all the drama, suspense and passion you could ever ask for. Now that the answers are known, I’m going to spoil myself and spend an entire weekend reading this series from beginning until end just to feel the tension build up and all the passion that was found and held as each of the Nightkeepers found their own answers to help solve clues in time. If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly suggest that you begin at the first book and read them in order to follow all the over arching clues and indulge in the suspense and passion.
My opinions above are just a few of the reasons why I was held spellbound and did not want to put this book down once I began it. All of these reasons and even more are why I have to Joyfully Recommend Spellfire as a must read and the Nightkeepers series as one you will not forget anytime soon.