I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Dark Lord of the Night
The only thing standing between a new vampire and eternal darkness is the mortal woman who claims his heart.
Youngling vampire Dominic Marchant struggles to master his deadly instincts as he hunts the urban jungles of South Florida. He keeps his hunger confined to the blood of the guilty with help from Cassidy Chandler, a human woman who can literally touch his soul. Their love is his last remaining tether to humanity, which is tested beyond endurance when powerful forces from his past introduce him to terrifying new appetites he could never have imagined.
His efforts to protect Cassidy from the depravity overtaking him push their relationship to the brink of shattering. Refusing to give up on the man who is her heart, she takes an unthinkable gamble to save him. But is she fulfilling an ominous prophecy that ensnares them both? Or has she become just another pawn in a cunning game played by the five-thousand-year-old vampire who claims Dominic as his own?
Desperate to rescue her from a fate worse than death, Dominic strikes a perilous bargain with his greatest enemies only to face an impossible choice—embrace his darkest self . . . or destroy the woman he cannot live without.
I was impatiently waiting for the next installment in the Dark Destinies series. So imagine my excitement when I had to the chance to read Dark Lord of the Night before its release. Let me just say that it did not disappoint. If you love vampires, you’ll love this fresh spin on your favorite type of underworld-lings.
First off, I want to say that the best thing about this series is that there are no cliffhangers but I always want to know what’s going to happen next. I can’t help but think about the characters after the story ends and hence my impatience about reading the next book. It’s one of those stories that don’t let go even after having finished reading the book a few days ago. I WANT MORE!!
The main threat from the previous book makes its way into this one and I knew that my beloved characters were not going to have an easy time of it. Dominic or Nic as he’s called still holds my heart. Seriously. I’ve never read such a vampire that had a sweet, charming, dangerous, sexy and troubled personality. He’s still a fledgling vampire trying to contain the “beast” within. The “beast” simply refers to a vampire’s base needs that could go out of control and can kill. Nic has that constant battle but he’s one of the good vampires.
1. Constant turmoil
Nothing is easy this book/series. The love story between Dominic and Cassidy is always under stress. Just when you think it’s going good…BAM!
Who doesn’t love a kooky vampire? He’s so cute, but crazy. He’s the pain in Nic’s butt, BUT! I have a feeling that he loves that crazy guy.
3. The villains
You’ve got the big honcho vampire Kymbyses. Super old and powerful vampire. However, it’s really his evil underlings that you have to watch out for as well.
4. The vampire hunters
I dislike Jackson and his family of vampire hunters. But maybe there is a way to redeem him? The jury is still out on that one. You can kind of understand their reasoning, but I’m on team Nic and Cassidy all the way!
5. Vampire scents
Yes, they smell. Each vampire has a scent. The descriptions are so vivid that I can actual smell it when I’m reading along. Cedar, frost, smoke, it’s all there.
I highly recommend reading book one Dark Heart of the Sun first. They won’t read as standalones.
See my review for Dark Heart of the Sun here.
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