on 26 June 2013
Night Hunt is the third in L.L. Raand's Midnight Hunters series and picks up the story immediately where Blood Hunt ended. Like the preceding book the story concerns Sylvan Mir's Timberwolf pack and the struggles that they face now that the world is aware of the Preatern species.
This time the focus is on Nikki Kroff who is the imperator of the pack and is second only to Alpha Mir herself. After event involving Lara in Blood Hunt, Nikki finds herself almost addicted to giving blood to vampires. However it soon transpires that the pack's medicus holds a greater sway over her. But the road is not easy for Nikki because Sophia Revnik refuses to give in to the urge to mate that being in heat that affects weres. She carries secrets that have the potential to destroy the pack were she to mate.
The journey of Lara and Sophia is interesting given what the obstacles that they need to overcome. Lara's role of pack protector means that she views anything that is not of the pack as a threat to the pack. This causes problems given that that Drake, Sylvan's mate was not pack born but turned via a were virus. It also threatens to drive a wedge between Lara and Sophia before they even get started. But then, even Sophia doesn't know the full story about herself and the impact the truth about her could cause.
There is no let up in Night Hunt and book itself is perhaps spread over the course of a couple of days and the action both erotic and otherwise is thick and fast with the various factions responding in different ways to what was done to Grey and Katya in the clandestine laboratory and Sylvan's response.
An interesting point is that the factions themselves are becoming splintered. For example whilst Francesca, the Vice Regal of the vampires appears to be allied with both the weres and the Shadow Lords, it's clear that she has her own agenda as does her major domo; Michel. Michel's loyaties could be tested in the future depending upon how her burgeoning relationship with a member of the Timberwolf pack progresses.
However, within the pack itself, Lara one of the pack's centuri has her own conflict of interests since her life was saved by the vampire Jody Gates. But is Lara still a wolf? Or something else?
Even the apparent enemy of Dr. Veronica Standish seems to have divided loyalties between her cause and Francesca's vampires. Whether that is purely down to a vampire's thrall remains to be seen given that blood addiction in humans is common.
And there you have it. Another tour de force of paranormal lesbian fiction by Radclyffe writing as L.L. Raand containing perhaps the most overtly dominant women I've ever read about.
on 3 June 2012
I'm putting the same review for all three books out so far. Have read them one after the other and couldn't read them fast enough! Took me a while to look at these as wasn't sure I would like the paranormal theme but I was wrong. I got totally absorbed in the world that raand has made. Fascinating, hot, sexy - xrated as in excellent! Great read. Can't wait for more. K eep them coming please!
on 14 July 2012
This book it is the turn of Niki and Sophia. Characters who I have been dying to read about from the start. Niki who has spend the last book, surrounded by vampires and being a feeder for Lara, feels out of place. Sophia we learn alot about in this book. Her past, her reasons for not wanting a mate. But that dosen't mean her wolf dosen't want one. There story is a joy to watch and they Still manage to get around the fear Sophia has towards having a mate and allowing the mating bite.
Slyvan grows more resless and dangerous with Drake now pregnant. No matter what Slyvan is detirmined to keep Drake and their young safe, but Drake also detirmed to keep the young in her belly safe also will not be left behind while her mate tracks down the people responisble for the people who kidnapped two of her weres in the last book.
Katya and Grey the two weres who were kidnapped in the last book have been found and brought back home, but after the ordearl and the torture neither are the same.
One of my favorite things in this book to read was Raand writes in what they would do if they lost their mate, and the agony. One exsample is when Drake gets in the way of Niki, who is in a mindless rage over another were about Sophia, and it is the sense of the Alpha's young that pulls her out of her haze. But Slyvan who wasn't there at the time, senses the attack on her pregnant mate.
I can't wait to read the next book in this series.