Darker After Midnight Paperback
by Lara Adrian
Part of the Midnight Breed series
The climactic novel in Lara Adrian's New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series Darker After Midnight invites readers to enter a thrillingly sensual world where danger meets desire.
After existing in secret for many centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them, unaware, one single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. And it falls to the Order - a select society of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike - to stop Dragos, the power-hungry vampire at the centre of the conflict, before his lust for domination can explode into catastrophe. At the centre of the Order's quest is Stirling Chase, a troubled Breed warrior whose biggest conflict is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him towards eternal darkness, Chase's path to redemption lies in the hands of a mysterious and beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems...Praise for the Midnight Breed Series: 'Evocative, enticing, erotic' - J R Ward 'Adrenaline-fuelled, sizzlingly sexy, darkly intense...addictively readable series' - Chicago Tribune 'A gut-wrenchingly new paranormal series by hot talent Adrian. ..terrific supernatural entertainment' - Romantic Times Smart, sexy and compelling' - Fresh Fiction
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/12/2001
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781849013765
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Review by wyvernfriend
When I started reading this I had the fear. The feeling that I was reading yet another vampire romance where pretty helpless female is saved by bulky oversexed male. Nope, parts of this are here but I loved this story, once Tavia realises what is going on in the world and where she fits in, she becomes pretty awesome.While I reallly enjoyed the read, the end felt a bit rushed and things were glossed over a bit, but it was an interesting read. Looking forward to seeing more of Tavia.
Review by Lauren2013
After placing the entire Breed race at risk of discovery, Dragos is on the offensive and the warriors are playing catch up. At the heart of the conflict are Sterling Chase, a warrior struggling against his bloodlust, and Tavia Fairchild, a young woman who is not what she seems. Together Chase and Tavia will have to accept their true natures if they are to defeat Dragos before he unleashes hell on earth.
A satisfying conclusion to the existing story lines.
Chase and Tavia's romance is hot and heavy but definitely not the best in the series. Chase has always been an ambiguous character for me, and while his HEA is well deserved and quite rewarding, his redemption is nonetheless not as convincing as it could have been. He seems to overcome all obstacles far too quickly and conveniently. Tavia's character is extremely interesting but I don't want to give too much away, so suffice it to say that she is strong, independent and kick-ass (I particularly enjoyed the way in which she contributes to Dragos's downfall).
The scenes involving the entire Breed warrior "family" are a definite highlight. It is very gratifying to see everyone together even if it is a little saccharin sweet. Some of the newer characters such as Lazaro, Kellan, Nathan and Mira are compelling and I am eager to see where Adrian takes them.
While the plot includes several cliched and predictable moments, the development of Dragos's reign of terror and his ultimate demise is action packed and thrilling with some surprising twists. The ending feels a little rushed but the hints at future stories are intriguing and Adrian establishes a compelling new mythology that will make a good foundation on which to build the next installments.
In sum, a worthwhile read for those who are lovers of the Breed.
Review by mlsimmons
I really enjoyed this book and this series. I've read that this is the last of the Midnight Breed series and it was a good ending if that is the case. I've read some great series that ending leaving a lot unfinished. I will say that this story ends with a great end of a series and great spinoff is possible. I'm interested to see where Ms. Adrian goes next.
Review by LisaT131
I am deeply satisfied. For now. Yet, I am dying to see where the author goes now.<br/>
Review by Bea_writer
This is the latest of the series and I believe that it is the best. We have spent a long time getting to know the backstory and the lead-in to Chase's slide down. Lucan we see approaching bloodlust and Tegan we hear how he did fall in the past. But here we see the tipping point that Chase faces.<br/><br/>Adrian has done and excellent job throughout the series in foreshadowing and plot development. She is an excellent writer and this novel is no exception.
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