In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times best-selling author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war - and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.
Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn - when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them - the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.
Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift - and even lethal - justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.
Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again - or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides - between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.
©2013 Lara Adrian (P)2013 Random House Audio
"Evocative, enticing, erotic." (J. R. Ward, best-selling author of Lover Mine)
"A riveting novel that will keep readers mesmerized.... If you like romance combined with heart-stopping paranormal suspense, you’re going to love this book." (BookPage, on Darker After Midnight)
"A fast-paced tale of romantic suspense and intense realistic characters.... Adrian compels people to get hooked on her storylines." (Romance Reviews Today, on Shades of Midnight)
I love how she can bring the characters to life for me. She does the female and male voices very well. There is distinction between the vocies.
Love this series and can't wait for the next book. Adrian has opened a whole new cast of characters and story lines so we don't have to say good-bye to the ones we love so well. It's definitely fun to see who has had children and how their stories will unfold.
I have anticipated this book ever since I saw that Lara Adrian was coming up with a new book for the Midnight Breed series. To me, the book moves a little slow at first. There were some unexpected twists, and the characters were really well developed as they are in all her books. However, the buildup seems to take a long time. in truth, I didn’t start to truly enjoy the book until part two of the novel. However, I listened in hopes that things would change, and they did.
I did like the fact that we were able to see all the characters from past books such as Lucan and Gabriel. Ms. Adrian gives a glimpse into the characters’ lives over the last two decades. We meet the children of the mates from the earlier novels and get to see the warriors and their mates. I think the only mated couple that is not mentioned are Clare and Andre.
While the first part of the novel did a great deal of catching us up on what’s happened for the past two decades, there is a romance going on, a kidnapping, conspiracy, and treason issues, and Mirror is in deeper than she initially thought. The one thing I truly loved about this novel is that Mirror grew up to be a kickass woman that can take care of herself. She’s a little high strung and vicious at times, but she’s a good fighter and a wonderful woman. The end of the book not only surprised me, but made me want to call Ms. Adrian and tell her to hurry up with the next book because there has to be a next book. Seeing Nathan, Kellin, and Rafe all grown up was treat too. In the end, I was surprised, pleased, and eagerly awaiting more.
Yes. Great story! Very sexy. Keeps you on the edge.
The black dagger brotherhood series: can't specifically compare to another book, yet similar to this series. Really good story, great action and twists that you do not necessarily see coming. Hot male vampires!
Love Lost Found
Highly recommended. One of the best books in the midnight breed series.
"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon layout down, and commence living on its hint. what I began by reading, I must finish by acting" -Henry David Thoreau
Love the new direction the MB is heading. I cannot wait for book 12! This is insane because usually by book 10 a series tends to go stale but Edge of Dawn has the maturity of a book 3 when a series really hits it stride but with the freshness of cracking open Book 1. Thank you Laura Adrian for finding the sweet-spot!
I can honestly say I am done with this series, the build up is slow, learning about Mira's ineffectually ways of dealing with the death of Kellan. The little spit fire Mira has turned into a brooding, whining annoying young lady,
The story takes place twenty years after the world came to know vampires existed and what happen after first dawn when they were exposed. Plus the events leading up to the peace summit.
We are introduce to Lucan's son Darren and how him and his father are at odds with each other. He is like his father, a born leader and Lucan recognizes it and tries to keep him out of the field fear for his safety. Meanwhile, all Darren wants is a chance to prove himself as a man.
There is a new enemy, not going to spoil it for anyone, since the mystery is part of the appeal, but I will give you a clue, in earlier stories they talked about where the tear drop over a crested moon came from.
The warrior's children are all in their late teens and early twenties, so each one will find his or her mate in this new series, while fighting not only the humans but their new enemy as well.
If you are not ready to let go of the series than continue on, all the original warriors and mates are re- introduced and their political position they hold in world.
If the last book was a struggle for you, this one will make you want to scream in frustration.
As always, Hillary Huber delivers spot on narration, which makes an already great story a perfect listening experience. I still believe that she could refrain from mentioning the name of the character (from the extensive list of characters) she is representing and the audience would be able to tell like they were listening to an old friend on the phone. She's that good and that consistent.
The previous Midnight Breed novel provided so much closure that it seemed as though we might be at an end of the series. I expected a spinoff series might be in the works but had not thought there could be such seamless continuation, much less so with a two decade time jump. Lara Adrian just proved me oh so wrong.
This story centers on Mira, who was still a mere child in the last book and Kellan, who was still a teenager when we last met him. Mira's sweet, hopeful nature has been warped by the loss of the Breed male she would have called mate. She's now a warrior in her own right and out for vengence.
There's a new threat on the horizion (well, at least one) and a whole new generation of Breed warriors prepared to fight along side the one's we know and love. I loved it, loved it, loved it and can't wait for more!
I DID LISTEN TO IT AGAIN. I LOVE THE WORLD ADRIAN BRINGS TO LIFE IN THIS SERIES. SHE FLAWLESSLY ENTERED INTO A NEW GENERATION OF THE BREED WITHOUT LEAVING THE CHARACTERS BEHIND THAT MADE THIS SERIES.
J R WARDS SERIES OR THE PHOENIX PACK SERIES. ALSO FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THIS GENRE AND STORY LINE TRY SUZANNE WRIGHT "HERE BE SEXIST VAMPIRE" GREAT SERIES OR TERESA GABLEMAN SERIES BOTH ARE GREAT.
ACTUALLY I HAVE BOTH BOOK AND AUDIO AND THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES THAT I LIKE AUDIO OVER BOOK EVEN THOUGH I HAVE OVER 700 AUDIOBOOKS. BUT MIRA WAS LESS WHINY AND LESS OF A DOORMAT FOR KELLAN.
BOTH. ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED BECAUSE MIRA WAS SUPPOSE TO BE SUCH A BAD ASS BUT IS WAS ALL IN HER OWN MIND BECAUSE YOU NEVER REALLY SAW ANY OF THE BAD ASS IN HER AT ALL. SHE EITHER CRIED, WHINED OR BEGGED(SHE BEGGED A LOT FOR KELLAN TO CHOSE HER I WANTED TO JUMP THRU MY IPOD AND SMACK HER TELL HER TO HAVE SOME PRIDE).
EVEN THOUGH MIRA WAS MY LEAST FAVORED CHARACTER IN ANY OF THE BREED SERIES BOOKS(LOVED HER AS A CHILD IN PREVIOUS BOOKS THOUGH) I WOULD NEVER GIVE UP ON THIS SERIES AND ALL THE NEW GENERATION OF BREED WARRIORS AND THEIR POSSIBLE STORY LINES HAS ME THRILLED THAT THIS SERIES WILL CONTINUE. ADRIAN SURE LEFT A CLIFF HANGER ENDING. AND THE CARROT DANGLER POSSIBLE NEXT STORYLINE WITH NATHAN AND JORDANA. CANT WAIT.
Love to read!
Maybe I'm getting a little bored with this series, but I just never really got into this book. The futuristic setting turned me off a little from the beginning and I had to make myself return to it several times. The story line is fine and I like Mira and Kellen as characters. I especially like that Mira was made into a warrior as opposed to a shielded wimp.
This narrator usually does an exceptional job, but there were a few parts that were completely off in terms of emotion and inflection.
It is worth a credit, especially if you like the series overall. It just wasn't one of my favorites.
Nothing beats a great listen!
I don't suggest this installment if you are new to the Midnight Breed series, this is not the best book in the series to start with. I think Lara explains what has happened in other installments, but a new listener might be overwhelmed by all of characters in Edge of Dawn.
**Caution: There are many new and reintroduced characters. I suggest you set your bookmarks when new characters are introduced.**
I was worried I might be disappointed when I realized there was such a large time gap between Book 10 and Book 11.
Lara Adrian did not disappoint, she did a great job catching us up with old characters and introducing the next generation of characters. Lara Adrian and Hilary Huber did not disappoint.
I literally cheered during the big showdown. It was G R E A T.
I love the new direction the Breed Warriors are going with the new generation warriors, and their new enemy they will need to take down.
Mira and Kellan's relationship
I love the way Hillary can manage so many different voices and make them all sound great.
Yes, yes and yes
Lara Adrian is such a great writer and I would love to be inside her mind for a day!!
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