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Midnight's Daughter

Midnight's Daughter [Kindle Edition]

Karen Chance
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Karen Chance takes her place along with Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, and J.D. Robb (SF Revu )

A wonderfully entertaining romp with an engaging heroine (Kelley Armstrong )


Karen Chance takes her place along with Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, and J.D. Robb SF Revu A wonderfully entertaining romp with an engaging heroine Kelley Armstrong

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1284 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00AMGFI9U
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Oct 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003AYZBT8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Karen Chance is the New York Times bestselling author of two urban fantasy series. Her previous novels Touch the Dark, Claimed by Shadow, Embrace the Night, Midnight's Daughter and Curse the Dawn are all published by Penguin. Karen lives in Florida.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really enjoyable read... 24 Oct 2008
MIDNIGHT'S DAUGHTER is Karen Chance's fourth novel, her first three being of the Cassandra Palmer series, and it is set in the same world with some of the characters we became familiar with in her previous novels.
If you haven't read the Cassie Palmer series, then I would highly recommend it, but have no fear because MIDNIGHT'S DAUGHTER can easily be read as a stand alone novel, although I do think readers of Chance's other work will get more from this novel.

The main heroine is Dorina Basarab, a 500-year old dhampir (half-human, half-vampire). Seeing as dhampirs tend to live very short, violent lives, hated and feared by vampires and humans alike, Dorina has done very well for herself. She's managed to retain her sanity by making sure she unleashes her anger on those who deserve it the most, demons and rogue vampires. The only reason the Senate (sort of Vampire Government) have allowed her to live this long is because of who her father is - Mircea Basarab, the darkly dangerous and seductive vampire lover of Cassie in TOUCH THE DARK, CLAIMED BY SHADOW and EMBRACE THE NIGHT. Now 'Daddy Dearest', as she calls him (just to get on his nerves), needs her help because her uncle Dracula has escaped from prison, and he is renouned for his cruelty and murderous ways even amongst the vampires...

I prefered Dornia as the main protagonist over Cassie, because she can really take care of herself - there are some delightful scenes where she wrestles for superiority and control with Louis-Cesare, the master vampire Mircea wants her to work with in order to capture 'Uncle Drac'. Previous readers of Chance will recognise him from the Cassie Palmer series, and we really get to know more about him and his past in MIDNIGHT'S DAUGHTER.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dory's story is no Dud 4 Oct 2008
By Jessica
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Oh I've been looking forward to this new novel by Karen Chance and I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed, it's a fabulous read, exhibiting what I've come to expect from Chance, fast pacing, a strong and interesting lead and good development plus complete and utter I'm going to put in anything slightly paranormal, mythical and magical then just throw it all in the air and see what happens mayhem. Brilliant.

Dory was conceived 500 years ago, a Dhampir and daughter to the first level master vampire Mircea, who we have already been introduced to through Chance's three previous books in the Cassie Palmer series. As with all Dhampir's our heroine is an undesirable so to speak, vampire's fear and distrust her because of her tendency to take her ya ya's out on them and anything else monstrous that gets in the way and humans are equally disgusted once she goes into one of her blacks outs. See Dory like all Dhampir's has trouble copping with the strain of having super human powers in a human other words she has periods when she goes stark raving, kill anything in site mad.

Dory carries a lot of anger around with her and her mental state has only deteriorated recently with the disappearance of her room mate Claire, a null who has a calming effect on her. Determined to find her but having no luck does Dory have a choice when her hated father offers his very capable help? But "Daddy dearest" help comes with a price, he'll get Claire back but only if Dory helps track down and stop her deranged and single-minded "uncle Drac".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was worried - but it's great 30 Mar 2009
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I love the Cassie Palmer series so I was a little apprehensive about moving into a parallel story, worried that it wouldn't stand up to the competion or it would start doing retcon on the Cassie Palmer story. Fortunately however it took all the best of Karen Chance and was sufficiently different enough to make it compelling in it's own right. Dory has some of Cassie's traits; humour, sarcasm and strength chiefly, but she has her own problems and ways of dealing with them. It was nice to be re-introduced to Louis-Cesare again, and the sensuality between him and Dory is well-written (and hot!) it was also good to have Mircea as a non-romantic character but find out more about his background and twisted family
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4.0 out of 5 stars A sassy, funny supernatural thriller. 10 Aug 2009
By Lucy Felthouse TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
As I so enjoyed the other books by Karen Chance that I've read, I looked forward to reading Midnight's Daughter. Though it's a separate series to the Cassandra Palmer books, it's set in the same world. Some characters appear in both series, which is a nice link, particularly if you've read both.

This latest book introduces Dorina Basarab, who is half-human, half-vampire - also known as a dhampir. Her kind are rare as they're despised by both humans and vampires and therefore are hunted down and killed by both. What makes them even more rare is the fact they're subject to uncontrollable rages which often result in their untimely and probably violent deaths. Somehow, Dory has survived for 500 years and in that time she's been killing demons and vampires; those that deserve to be killed, that is.

The action begins as Dory's best friend goes missing. Normally one to leave a note when popping out for milk, Claire has disappeared without trace. Naturally, her friend panics and makes it her mission to find her, kill whoever took her, and bring her home. Without Claire's calming influence Dory is even more subject to her manic rages, making this mission more dangerous than it already was. Throw in the escape of the world's most dangerous vampire, the reappearance of her father and an idiotic French vamp, and Dory has her work cut out.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the reappearance of some characters from the Cassandra Palmer series and was happy that Chance had written this book in the same humourous, sharp and easy to read tone as her others. Despite the number of characters of different races, the flitting of the action from one location to the next, and the bonkers character names, the book is really easy to follow. I got into it very quickly and begrudged every time I had to stop reading it when life got in the way. An action-packed, funny, sexy supernatural thriller. Recommended to supernatural/vamp/magic fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars have realised that Dory may well be one of my favourite characters of...
Started this set of books as an addendum to the Cassie Palmer series, have realised that Dory may well be one of my favourite characters of recent times. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mairead
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
I love the way Karen chance can write about vampires and trolls without it all sounding childish. This book has me hooked and I can't wait to start the next one.
Published 8 months ago by Kookaburra
5.0 out of 5 stars book rewiew
Midnight's Daughter is fantastic book, with amain character that i personally fell in love with, there are witty conversations, amazing fight scenes and some explicit encounters... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good story
Once again Karen Chance has come up with a new storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though I wasn't certain I would when I read the description, so much so that I have... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
The beginning of this book was promising but towards the end just got annoying. Basically the heroine falls down a lot, and the bad guy is defeated. The end.
Published 20 months ago by Ms. Eloise Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars V gd
It was very good sucked you in so you didn't want to put it down. Would definitely recommend others to read it.
Published 20 months ago by josh wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodread
Midnight's Daugher would have been the frist book I have read by Karen Chance. A friend told be about her and if you love Fansty books on Vampires etc. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Bee
4.0 out of 5 stars A great spin off to the Cassie Palmer series
Based around the story of Dory, a dhampir and Mircea's daughter, this is spin off of the Cassie Palmer books. Read more
Published 21 months ago by lyra
4.0 out of 5 stars Dory #1
This was a re-read, and it's a bit sad that I am to find that after 3 years and around 600 books since my first go, I find I can't in all honesty still give it 5 stars, so I've... Read more
Published 23 months ago by The Demon Librarian
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the Cassandra series...
Obviously readers of the Karen Chance Cassandra series will know who Dory is and why a lot of characters from those books feature in this series. Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2012 by Cheryl M-M
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