Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
I want to begin this review with the fact that this is the first book I have read in the series. Although there was probably a lot I didn’t know, it had no effect on my enjoyment of the story.
Colin Flynn is a Night Walker who has returned home to Ireland a broken man. Colin was attacked by a Night Demon while he was in his spirit animal, the hawk. When the demon bit off part of his left wing he was left unable to fly again. Although all his other injuries were healed, there was no way that his damaged wing could be regenerated.
When he arrived home, he learned that his enemy, a Water Spirit named Benedict, has once again invaded Colin’s territory. Now Colin is handicapped and unsure of his ability to stop Benedict. A Water Spirit lures women and children. In his horse form, Benedict drowns them and then eats their flesh. Colin has to stop him but how?
A visit to a neighborhood bar where Colin hears a woman playing piano will change his life forever. The woman playing is Juliana Duffy and she is deaf. At a young age a bomb went off in Belfast leaving her without hearing. Now she plays by feeling the vibration; Colin is determined to find out how she overcame her disability, something he hopes will help him get over his lack of confidence and feelings of depression. Is flying all that defines him as a Night Walker? If a deaf woman can manage to still play piano, why can’t he overcome his wounded arm and wing?
In spite of Colin telling himself to stay away from Juliana because he is immortal and she is human, he can’t stop himself. Before long, they begin a relationship. This relationship is also in jeopardy because of Benedict. Can Colin overcome his disability and save his people and Juliana? Is this the one thing that Benedict has been waiting for, Colin unable to attack from above as a hawk?
A beautiful love story and a story about two people, who although handicapped, become handicapable.