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Dawnbreaker: The Third Dark Days Novel (Dark Days Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
"An intoxicating mix of jet-setting action and sparkling turns of phrase that let me taste the Nile and feel the British fog. NIGHTWALKER is a must-read addition to the urban fantasy genre, filled both with action and satisfying characters."--Kim Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of For a Few Demons More
"An unflinchingly self-assured first novel, chiseled with subtlety and irony into a darkly suspenseful and blessedly surprising story. In exacting detail, and with prose as silky and enticing as her protagonist, Drake has composed a love letter to the vampire genre. I wish I'd written it."--Vicki Pettersson
"With its ever-thickening plot, fans of supernatural drama are sure to get their money's worth."--Romantic Times BOOKclub
With its everthickening plot, fans of supernatural drama are sure to get their money s worth. --Romantic Times BOOKclub"
NIGHTWALKER is an action-packed, stellar debut. Jocelynn Drake will have you coming back for more. --Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author of Halfway to the Grave"
An unflinchingly self-assured first novel, chiseled with subtlety and irony into a darkly suspenseful and blessedly surprising story. In exacting detail, and with prose as silky and enticing as her protagonist, Drake has composed a love letter to the vampire genre. I wish I d written it. --Vicki Pettersson"
An intoxicating mix of jet-setting action and sparkling turns of phrase that let me taste the Nile and feel the British fog. NIGHTWALKER is a must-read addition to the urban fantasy genre, filled both with action and satisfying characters. --Kim Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of For a Few Demons More"
With its ever thickening plot, fans of supernatural drama are sure to get their money s worth. --Romantic Times BOOKclub" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B002PEP4K0
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Original edition (16 September 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 1040 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 386 pages
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( i dont particularly like telling people what the story is about, just my view on the type of book it is and isn't. much more exciting that way)
The focus is once again back onto the inevitable war between the nightwalkers and the naturi. The naturi are becoming much more visible and reckless than they have before, but that's nothing compared to the havoc they'll unleash if the seal between worlds opens. It is battle after battle as the two species make their way to the sacrificial site. I had a feeling of what was coming, but I was nervous the entire time hoping it wasn't so. There's plenty of twists and turns along the way though!
I also liked how Dawnbreaker showed more of the varied relationships between all of the supernaturals. Tensions are SUPER high between Mira and the werewolves, since she's like a beacon for the naturi who can control them. The local pack leader is understandably not happy that Mira has dragged her personal war into the city. There's a new witch in town, who is suppose to help Mira with the impossible task of learning to control Earth magic. She didn't get much page time, but I liked her and hope to see her again. Then, of course, there's Danaus who is something totally unique (and supposedly impossible). He's a bit more dangerous than everyone assumed.
Dawnbreaker was super tense and exciting! I'm loving the mythology and world building, and how it's creating this interesting story arc. Mira is much more than she knows, and I had a theory about what that is. There's lots of holes in my theory, but I do think it's possible, but I was wrong. The ending has a slight cliffhanger, and I can't help but wonder what the witches want with Mira now.
The relationship between Mira and Danaus is the most interesting. What started out as a grudging partnership (the lesser of two evils) has quickly turned into caring. At least that's how it reads, but I'm sure the characters would deny such an attraction being that they still joke about killing each other one day. But I like the evolvement of their relationship and I look forward to it getting more serious.
While I feel Dawnbreaker is more of a conclusion to the story arc started at the beginning of the series, there's still storylines that need to be tied up and new developments that will take us into the next books. I'm really happy that I've started this series now that it's complete because I don't think I would want to wait for the next release!
Mira continues to be a strong female (vampire) character that I like. She's put through a lot in the books, so far but she always does what is needed of her sometimes above and beyond. I like her character growth and can't wait to see where the story leads.
Mira is back in Savannah, where she had hoped to escape the influence of the Coven and her Naturi problems. However, the Naturi seem to have followed her home, and they are coming after her with ferocious intent. She will have to rely on her hunter companion and her slowly increasing family to have her back in this trying time.
The Naturi invading her territory is not the only problem that Mira has. It's not even the worst. The Naturi plan to open the door that will free their trapped queen, Aurora, and Mira has only days to stop them. When a Naturi proclaimed to be a traitor to her own kind winds up in Mira's possession, she has hope that she may be able to keep Aurora from re-entering into her world; but can this Naturi be trusted? After all, she appears to be the youngest sister of the Naturi queen, princess to the Naturi. Where exactly do her loyalties lie?
Mira will discover this and more as she races to close the portal between the worlds and save the world from the disastrous return of the Naturi queen. Secrets will be revealed. Loyalties will be tested. And trust will become the most fluid commodity available. Who do you trust when you're surrounded by enemies?
I hate to be a party pooper, but I think this series is stuck in a rut. I don't feel like progress is being made from book to book, and I had a strong sense of déjà vu with the plot line. Like the past two books, Mira and Danaus maintained an uneasy alliance, they skirmished with the naturi, and then they had a big confrontation that Mira barely survives. Unfortunately it's all become too predictable, and I think the next book needs to break the mold to pull this series back up to the stellar level of the first novel.
The "I'll kill you when this is over" line has become a running joke between Mira and Danaus, but their relationship is STILL stuck in first gear. According to the timeline within the story, only one month has passed since they first met, but after three books I've passed antsy and now I'm frustrated. The lack of build up since their initial encounter is disheartening, and it has taken the edge off any romantic hopes I had for this couple.
For all my grumbling, I'm happy to say that Jocelynn Drake has not lost her touch when it comes to the pacing. The scenes flew by, and I was fully engrossed by the finale, but once again the ending lacked closure. I appreciate the need to keep things loose for sequels, but I also don't want to read a series that feels like Mira is trapped in a "Groundhog Day" scenario. I'm sorry to say, but this series has moved from one of my `must buys' to a `maybe buy.'