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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Forever by Jacquelyn Frank


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After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut. While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die. Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: save Marissa from Menes’s plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.

Review

The second book in Jacquelyn Frank's World of Nightwalkers series, Forever follows the brother of Docia from the the first book. Jackon died and accepted the offer of Menes, to share a body and live again. Menes is also looking for a suitable host for his main squeeze, Hatshepsut. Menes can feel the attraction Jackson has for Marissa and agrees she is a beautiful woman. Menes can also see how strong Marissa is in spirit. Perfect for his queen. Marissa isn't sure she is too keen on the idea of getting a in body room mate. That discussion will have to wait because there are more pressing issues to attend to. The bad guys have really gone an done it this time. Don't expect immediate resolution of that one. This series is all about the struggle between the bodywalkers. If Frank wrapped it up all in one neat little bow, we wouldn't get anymore books. That would be awful. Let the woman work her magic and be patient. 

I have been reading Jacquelyn Frank books since her very first Nightwalker title, Jacob. Frank is an accomplished world builder. She whisks the reader away into the world of Nightwalkers where all manner of man (and woman) dwells. Her world of Nightwalkers blends with the modern day that they are set in. The characters are straddling two worlds. There is no struggle for the reader to try and reconcile how they can move in both worlds. This is a talent that is not gifted to every author. 

FYI, the Shadowdwellers series and the Gatherers series are my absolute favorite titles by Frank. Love. Them. 

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