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Eve of Darkness (Marked Novels) [Paperback]

Sylvia Day
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8 Jan 2013 Marked Novels (Book 1)
Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
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Product details

  • Paperback: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (8 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765337487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765337481
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Marked" series book 1 17 May 2009
By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER
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"Eve of Darkness" is the first book in SJD's fantastic new urban fantasy series. Evangeline (Eve) Hollis has never forgotten the man she gave her virginity to; however Alec Cain left her heartbroken when he disappeared from their hotel bed and her life. Ten years later, no other man Eve has met has ever matched what she felt for Cain, until she encounters a dark stranger and finds herself getting down and dirty with him in a parking garage. Initially unaware the new man in her life is none other than Cain's brother Reed Abel, Eve soon finds herself not only torn between two men but also having to adjust to a new life and its accompanying danger. Like Cain and his brother Abel, Eve's actions have "marked" her and changed her into something no longer mortal; a "Mark" able to identify Infernals (demons) in the human world and destroy those that step out of line.

This is a great book and a cracking introduction to a new series; however there were some down sides. I was initially left confused by this book's first chapter and actually believed I was reading book 2 in error; however SJD quickly explains this as the reader is taken back to events six weeks prior. Also I can't actually understand why Eve was "marked"; after all (imo) sleeping with a man she loves and another she lusts for hardly warrants the damnation of her soul.

Now negatives aside, I'd like to rave about the things I did like. Cain may have killed Abel in the Bible yet in SJD's new world he is definitely the golden boy. Despite the fact he committed the world's first murder and remains somewhat of a rogue he receives his orders directly from God; whilst his brother Abel, although diligent in following the rules appears more of an underling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 12 Oct 2013
By jojo
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Takes you into a world of angels and demons
Sylvia day succeed s again to entice us into a story of intrigue where you just need to know where the storyline is going to next.
Book 2 here I come.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 9 July 2013
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Like all S Day books this grips you from the word go, the storyline in this series is good although not something completely new, it reminds me of the books I read as a 13 year old. Days writing style is fantastic and she holds onto you right the way through the book, my only downside is the amount of repetition through the book, having now read the full series and hearing the same things said constantly as reminders, does get somewhat tiresome, but I need too bare in mind that not everyone would of read their way through the series and this might be the first book they've picked up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars eve of darkness 21 April 2013
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great read ! couldn't wait to read the next. And have ordered the third book. Another good read by Sylvia Day :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Eve and Cain - a recipe for trouble 18 July 2009
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Evangeline Hollis is a young woman leading an ordinary, mundane life: she has a successful career as an interior designer, a condo, a car - all the trappings of success, and yet she feels dissatisfied, and unfulfilled. Ten years earlier, barely out of high school, she shared a single night of passion - her first - with the mysterious Alec Cain, a man with whom she felt an immediate and intimate connection, but who was gone from her bed by morning. Despite this, no other man has been able to move her in the same way since, until an encounter with the equally attractive and charismatic Reed Abel drives her to another singular act of passion - one that is to have unimagined, and unimaginable, consequences.

For Cain and Abel turn out to be the Biblical brothers: Cain doomed to walk the Earth hunting and killing demons to expiate his sin, and Abel, now an angel, Marking and managing sinners to join the fight against the Infernal - and Eve is the latest recruit to bear the Mark of Cain. Suddenly, she finds herself thrust unprepared into a new, and dangerous, world: where the legions of the damned and the celestial mix with mortals, and engage in a delicate dance that can erupt into violence at any moment. If she wants to survive, Eve has no choice but to join in and learn how to protect herself, from both the Infernals who seek to harm Cain through her, and the machinations of the archangels who command God's forces on Earth. All while struggling with her own emotions, as with her Marking, Cain returns to her life with the same animalistic magnetism, tempered now by a determination to protect her, and to resume his centuries old quarrel with Abel, who has designs on her of his own, and remains an enticing temptation.

In Eve of Darkness, S. J.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 July 2014
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great book - loved it and have all the others too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and breathtaking! 8 May 2014
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Highly recommend!
The characters feel like you know them and can relate to their struggles. Couldn't put this book down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic 28 April 2014
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Great book good story another good book from syliva day would recommend to anyone who enjoys her books to r
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Eve of Darkness
Another very enjoyable read, great storyline, I just hope its not over yet and there are more books to come
Published 4 months ago by smw
5.0 out of 5 stars Eve of darkness (marked)
This a really well written and griping book the characters are well formed and interesting I loved reading it and I was excited to read the next books in this sires
Published 5 months ago by michelle anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to get your teeth into.
I enjoyed this first instalment, I like it when there are cross over in characters from other books which you already know about. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Littlewadie
4.0 out of 5 stars Marked Series
This is the first in a series of books about about the balance of good and evil in the world. The unseen world of angels and demons is the basis of a compelling and thought... Read more
Published 6 months ago by A is for Apple
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing
I've read one of Day's other books and expected this to be similar, but I have to say I found this one quite boring.
Published 6 months ago by Betrel
5.0 out of 5 stars marked
A wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. In fact I think the whole series is brilliant. A novel look at a well known biblical story. Can't wait for the new book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by welsh dragon
2.0 out of 5 stars Eve of darkness by sylvia day
Not really as good as some of her other books,
read half the book just waiting for the point of the story to get started.
Published 7 months ago by fw.
1.0 out of 5 stars absolute nonsnense, disjointed storyline and difficult to follow
I don't often give up on a book but with this I had to conceded defeat. Poor story line, weak characters and difficult to follow. Don't waste your money!
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Janet Neale
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I didn't think I would like another book series after crossfire en captured my heart but this book is also a very good read by an outstanding author
Published 8 months ago by C. L. Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
I was very impressed with my order.it was the best price that I could find. It was in perfect condition,
Published 9 months ago by Sonya Shields
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