IT’S A DUAL!
REVIEW #1 BY GLORIA LAKRITZ
SR REVIEWER AND REVIEW CHAIR FOR THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD
This is the third book in this wonderful series, and although I thought this to be a trilogy, I can see more to come if the author so chooses. J.E. Taylor has brought us a wonderful story spanning three books, culminating with Trinity Rising.
We began by meeting Naomi Hawk in a precarious position, making a decision on whether to let a demon take her to Lucifer or jump out off an eighty foot ledge. Lucifer wants to drain her for her life force. She has learned she is a ‘child of the light’. As she plummets towards the ground she feels herself being grabbed and is rescued by one angry vampire. Her angry savior is Damian, one hot sexy thing, who also wants her death. And so our story began.
I had no idea Night Hawk series would be a vampire story, but yet again, an author has turned the tables on me and given me a fast paced story filled with vampires, demons, and Archangel Michael thrown in. The author writes well with each chapter a POV of Naomi or Damien, keeping the reader in the minds of both of these characters and what they are feeling. From that one moment on the ledge, these two have grown through the series, Naomi growing into a stronger woman, and Damien to a loving partner. The two personalities each bounce off each other and give the reader both tense and tender moments as the storyline continues.
Since book 2, Tigress, ended so abruptly, readers have been waiting for this book 3 anxiously, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. On the run once again, Naomi and Damien now human, both in a different place physically, have to match wits with the paranormals, and have to think differently. Lucifer is hunting Naomi, wanting to claim their baby. Lucifer sets up Damien hoping to flush them out as they are on the run from the police. Help comes from an unlikely place as they run into ex-FBI agent Steve Williams and his family; ‘a family with enough psychic energy to wage a war and realign the universe.
In writing this review, I noticed that Steve Williams is already a character in another series that is written by this author. In checking further it seems an established series with 5 or so books under it’s belt, so I certainly will be looking for it to be added to my ever growing TBR pile.
Trinity Rising is one fast paced bloody, scary ride, as Lucifer has no other thought than fighting to the death. Archangel Michael is back for a cameo, the war wages. Who will survive? In war we lose loved ones and gain new friends, I truly enjoyed the story that J.E. Taylor gave us and whole heartedly give it my 5 Stars.
REVIEW #2 BY PENELOPE ADAMS
MEMBER OF THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD REVIEW TEAM
Damian and Naomi have finally found a peaceful life as humans, and while Damian might be having some problems adjusting, he is content. When they discover Naomi is pregnant, they welcome the news with mixed emotions. Both are thrilled at the prospect of being parents but both know that “he who will not be named” (Lucifer) will come to claim their Trinity child. So the chase begins, Damian and Naomi desperately trying to save their unborn child and Lucifer trying to take it away. They reach out to old friends, new friends and even an old enemy for help in what could be the final face down. Odds are not in their favor but let the games begin.
Ms. Taylor has taken us on an exciting ride from the rocky meeting of Damian and Naomi, through their love beginning, their discovery of their heritage and the trial and tribulations of facing the devil himself. Now she wraps up her Night Hawk series in a thrilling, fast paced, bittersweet, action packed journey filled with surprises. We get answers to our questions, meet new friends, get reacquainted with old ones and find ourselves in the midst of an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. All along we cheer, laugh and cry along with Damian and Naomi, hoping for the best, fearing for the worst.
Damian and Naomi are the kind of characters that readers hope for but rarely meet during the course of a series. Their love is constant and strong, no matter what circumstances come their way, that love is the one thing they know and trust. As strong as the couple is together, they have surrounded themselves with a group of friends and allies that hold their own and, dare I say, at points stand out more than our heroes. An old friend/enemy ex-FBI agent Steve Williams comes back into the picture in this story, he and his family are an interesting addition to the little family and bring a host of surprises with them.
I had mixed emotions while reading this book. Knowing this was to be the final story in the series, I tried to savor every moment, yet I found myself reading as fast as I could to find out what happened. I’ve enjoyed this series, but I do have to admit that this final story had so much packed into it; I felt a little overwhelmed trying to take it all in. There are a lot of plot twists and new surprises thrown in so quickly it is a lot to digest. My slight twinge of plot exhaustion aside, this is an epic ending to an incredible journey of love, hate, revenge and evil. I’ll miss my friends and wish them happiness but all good things must end. Or do they?
Gloria: Wow Penny, how fast the year is going by, almost March already! We have with us a series we have been reading by JE Taylor and this is the last of the Trilogy. Naomi and Damien had a really auspicious opening when we started the series in Book One. I mentioned this in my review as we met them having Naomi leaping off a ledge with Lucifer trying to get her, and being saved by the vampire Damien. My, how far we have come with their story, their relationship and meeting lots of characters along the way.
Penny: We have definitely watched them grow together. You mentioned in your review that some of our new characters in this book were actually from another series. I did not know that fact so I’m looking forward to reading that series and learning the back story of our FBI agent. There was a lot going on in this book, as I mentioned, almost too much to take in. I almost wish Ms. Taylor had fleshed out some of the relationships and stretched this into two books.
Gloria: I know what you mean, but I thought this book was easier to follow than book 2. Ms Taylor has so much to tell us, and so many characters to do it with. Must say The Archangel Michael was a fav of mine and then again wasn’t Lucifer some mean dude? The FBI agent has his own series, I didn’t realize this, and I thought it was such a coupe that the author used them to aid Damien and Naomi. I also want to check up on that series as well.
Penny: Lucifer was, well The Devil, evil, mean, wicked and downright nasty. Yes, Archangel Michael was special, and a very giving person. I do have to say, it might have been easier for me had I read the other series first, I got lost a time or two in the agent Williams family powers and connections. I guess that just gives me something to look forward to, reading up on all their history. I’m sad to see this series end but know Ms. Taylor will continue to give us good stories to read.