Black Dawn, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


When a tide of ferocious draug, the vampire's deadliest enemy, floods Morganville, its eclectic mix of residents must fight to save their town from devastation. Chaos has taken over the quiet college town of Morganville as the threat of the draug rapidly spreads with the help of the city's water system.

Whilst most of the locals have already fled, student Claire Danvers and her friends Shane, Eve and Michael choose to stay and fight.

Things take a turn for the worse when vampire Amelie, the town's founder, is infected by the master draug's bite.

Unless Claire and her friends can find an antidote to save Amelie and overcome the draug, Morganville's future looks bleak...For news about Rachel's up-coming 2012 UK tour, giveaways and to share your love for Morganville, sign up to the UK Fans of the Morganville Vampires group on Facebook.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780749040550

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I love The Morganville Vampires series with all my heart. I've read all the books to date a few times and I only do that with absolute all-time favourites. I tend to complain when a series just goes on and on but seriously? I don't want this one to end, ever. I don't know how I can ever let go of these wonderfully developed characters and their scarily addictive story. Everything about these books just draw me in and refuses to let go. They're so incredibly gripping and entertaining. The only bad thing is that I get so caught up in them I finish them in no time and then I'm left waiting impatiently for the next book. I try to pace myself but it's just not possible.<br/><br/>Black Dawn picks up right where book eleven left off. Morganville is in serious danger as the draug (the only thing that really terrifies vampires) are in town and threatening to ruin everything! We see humans and vampires somewhat reluctantly joining together to fight a common enemy. This whole book was so insanely intense. I had to put it down several times because it was freaking me out so much! It really messes with your emotions and I was so terrified for my favourite characters because they have to face some awful situations. Yet they do it with courage and never really think about not fighting. They're all seriously brave and I love how, as always, Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire look out for each other even when they're not getting on.<br/><br/>Shane gets a lot of focus in this book- something I'm sure many fans won't mind at all! Of course, as always where Shane is concerned, it's not always good focus and will probably make your heart freak out and have you refusing to believe what you've just read. Shane has a way of always getting into sticky situations (not always his fault, really) and terrifying both the characters and the readers! Claire is awesome and has gotten even tougher, something I didn't think was even possible. She's so selfless and smart, it's hard not to like her. Their relationship faces some problems but neither of them run away from the problems and it's interesting watching them try to deal.<br/><br/>Myrnin is as awesome (and wacky) as ever and made me laugh out loud so many times. He's also getting really sweet and at times was seemed to be becoming a bit of a softie! Michael and Eve are still reeling from the events of book eleven. This book is told from many POVs, which works sometimes and doesn't work other times. I like seeing things from Shane and Claires perspective, but I'm really wasn't too crazy about the times it switched to Eve. I really love her as a character but her POVs just don't work for me. Overall, this is book is amazing and I have no idea how I'm going to handle the wait until book 13, which isn't out until November of this year. I can't recommend this series enough, even though new-comers will certainly have a lot to catch up on!

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Loved it. It amazes me how after 11 books Rachel Caine can keep the story fresh but she does. Book 12 does not disappoint!!

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The twelfth installment in Caine's thrilling Morganville Vampire series, Black Dawn, does an excellent job at maintaining a high standard of storytelling and overall excitement.<br/><br/>This time around, Morganville has properly gone to shit and Claire and co. must find a solution to the Draug problem and save the town they actually pretty much hate? They address the irony so I don't have to side-eye anyone.<br/><br/>Anyone who has been reading from book one is very familiar with the characters by now, so we certainly don't need major developments at this stage, but Caine is the gift that just keeps on giving. Michael and Eve take more of a central role than they have in the past few books and I really appreciated seeing their relationship problems as opposed to the events of the previous book just being brushed under the carpet.<br/><br/>Shane's parts of the books honestly frustrated me a little bit. I found myself wishing for his hallucination part to end so we could get back to the story. I have to say I'm not overly keen on the shifting perspectives since I like seeing everything from Claire's point of view, but I accept that after so many books, there's only so much the author can get from one character.<br/><br/>Myrnin is still my favourite sans none. I understand that his behaviour can be cruel and benevolent at times but he undoubtedly cares about Claire. I honestly never suspected his feelings for her before this book, and maybe in another time, with no Shane around, I could wish for that ending, but Shane is just too perfect for Claire. I love that Caine has spent so many books with Claire and Shane together. She doesn't unnecessarily pull them apart every five seconds in order to fill pages. It's much more heartfelt and realistic as far as I'm concerned.<br/><br/>The draug plot line is one of the best arcs Caine has explored throughout the series. This enemy brought hopelessness and suffering to a whole new level in Morganville and it really had me wondering if they could find a way out this time.<br/><br/>I'm highly anticipating the last three books and hope they can keep with the momentum of this installment. Hopefully the series will go out with a bang, but after so many excellent books, I have every faith in Rachel Caine pulling it off wonderfully.

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