In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase’s path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, a beautiful witness who identifies him at the scene of a mission gone terribly wrong, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems.
Pulled into a vortex of intrigue and danger, she can neither resist nor understand, Tavia is uncertain whom to trust. And while everything sane and logical warns her against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that the handsome, deeply haunted male stirs something primal and ravenous within her. But even as she surrenders to her cravings, nothing can prepare her for the shattering truth of who—and what—she truly is.
As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Dragos and his Minions unleashing a hell on Earth like nothing ever seen before, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out and the streets running red with the blood of innocent lives, both Breed and human, together Chase and Tavia must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.
Spend some more time among the Midnight Breed.
©2012 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2012 Tantor
Those of us who have read or listened to The Breed series have been waiting for Sterling Chase's "happily ever after" for quite awhile. However, this listener thought that this was the conclusion to an awesome series and I didn't want that. But not to worry. Even though this book tied up the loose ends nicely and brought us to a conclusion of sorts, a glance at the author's website shows books #11 and #12 to come so the world is not yet safe. (hooray for that!)
Chase is one of the good guys. He has always had a sense of honor even though he has been through some pretty horrible events. So he was due for some good stuff to happen and in this book, Chase found his perfect mate in Tavia. Tavia is a strong, likable character that is a great heroine, and she goes well with the tortured Chase.
Once again Hillary Huber is the narrator and she does an excellent job with the voices and accents. It is always nice when a great narrator reads the entire series.
Lara Adrian has not been repetitive in the course of 10 books. She came up with a fresh plot for every book. What an imagination she has!
I highly recommend this book, and the entire series. Not only did this series interest me enough to purchase every audio book, it has interested me enough to listen to every audio book again and again.
Buy the book, buy the series. You won't be disappointed. It's 5 stars all the way.
I'll be listening to the entire series multiple times...it's excellent!
This story brings everything together and everyone has a part to play. It was exciting and action packed and I'm just freaking that it's all over. I don't want it to be over. I wouldn't mind having the Breed in my life for another 10 books!
I love Hillary Huber. She brings the characters to life and is consistent in her renderings of the voices between books. I doubt she would have to verbally identify the characters and I would still know who's voice she was portraying. This was really necessary in this book because they were so often all together in a scene. She does female voices without them sounding whimpering and breathless and her male voices make you forget you are listening to a female narrator. I've heard her on other titles and the same held true. She's excellent.
I tried. I seriously tried. If the world would have just left me alone long enough...I would have!
If you haven't met the Breed warriors yet...you're missing out. If you routinely visit the Brotherhood, the Elder races, the folks at UGH or the Horsemen, you'll love this series!
I've been so discouraged lately with the other series books that I've been reading lately, that I was almost scared to listen to this one. Seems, so many of the authors are in to pushing out book deadlines, or just have too many appearances to make, or whatever, that the quality of writing has gone down the tubes. Romance has turned to smut, in a lot of cases. This book was really worth reading; with an actual plot, action, suspense, love and victory. Exactly, what I enjoy listening to while passing the time. Thank you, Lara Adrian, for not forgetting about your readers, and giving us an enjoyable book, that I was glad to have used a credit on.
I don't remember how I happened upon this series, but after reading book 2, I went back and read and listened to all 10. The books are really well written and Hillary Huber does a fantastic job narrating them. Before this series I had always avoided anything that ventured into the fantasy genre preferring to stick to mystery and romance. Now I seek them. If you loved this series, I suggest you try Jaquelyn Frank's Night Walker series narrated by Xe Sands, who is fabulous and perfect for the series. Also try the Immortal Guardian Series by Diane Duvall (hopefully Audible will get more of these soon). The Elder Race Series by Thea Harrison is exceptional and shares the traits of these other fantasy series of being very well written and narrated, seeming totally real and rational, having well developed characters you can identify with, very compelling story lines and including steamy romances.
If you also fell in love with this series, please share others of this caliber that you have found.
Really enjoyed this book. So many twist and turns, along with a new beginning. Absolutely loved it. Lara has outdone herself once again.
I prefer audio in any book, especially this series
I've been following this series since I listened to book 1 and I was so exited when book 10 finally became available. I loved everything about this book, all the plots and twist and turns, especially towards the end when Dragos finally got what he deserved.
Yes I did. I think she is a very talanted narrator.
Yes it was. It was extrenly hard for me to stop listening, even at night when I needed to go to sleep,
Cant wait for the next book in the series. One thing I wish for, however is less profanity.
I'm not sure if it's because this really is the best of the series or if hearing it instead of reading it makes it more intense. Whatever the reason this one kept me at the edge of my seat. She tied up some long over reaching plot lines and it was a good ride, well worth the wait. Can't wait to see where the series goes from here.
Another fantastic installment in the Midnight Breed series. The narrator is fantastic as always and Lara Adrian hit it out of the ballpark again.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I must say I didn't think this was the BEST book in the series but it was still good. It's nice to see an author end a series before it got too tired and worn out. I would recommend the entire series.
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed his story of sadness, sitting on the edge of blood lust. To find that he can overcome himself and live a life of happiness.
It also closes the chapter of Dagos and gives opportunity for more directions. It will be interesting to see which direction Adrian take us.
This is the only book in this series that I have listened to. I have done the rest on ibooks. I decided to try this one on audio. I am happy I did. Hillary Huber gives the story a special feeling that I didn't get from my own reading. Well done!
Well worth the credit!
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