- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1520 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (31 May 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071F7JW69
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Dark Lord of the Night (Dark Destinies Book 2) Kindle Edition
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This is the first book of this series I have read. Most of what I needed to know from the first book was filled in here. Which was great. I got a good sense of the main characters Dominic, Cassidy , Serge and Jackson. The only problem I had with this book was at time it seem too drawn out. Some parts were too long, I understand building suspense and anticipation, but I do think some parts were written longer then necessary. However when the action started is moved at vampire speed, needing me to read bit again in case I missed something.
I quite like the idea of a young Vampire taking on much older and stronger Vampires, however this is not what the story is mainly about. Dominic and Cassidy share a connection that is rare even between vampire. Drinking their victim's blood the vamp can read the thought of their victim creating a sort of one way psychic link. For Dominic and Cassidy the link goes both ways essentially joining their souls. During one of his feeding hunts Dominic meets another Vampire who awakens something dark within him, something he cannot share with his soul mate Cassidy, breaking their bond and causing a wedge between them, but both of them have a destiny that can only be fulfilled with them together, and how does Dominic's sire fit into all this.
This is a good book that can be read as a standalone story, as I said the most of the back is filled in through the book. This is more of an emotional story (with some heart wrenching choices) which in some parts do go on but is mostly done extremely well.
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First off, I want to say that the best thing about this series is that there are no cliffhangers but I always want to know what’s going to happen next. I can’t help but think about the characters after the story ends and hence my impatience about reading the next book. It’s one of those stories that don’t let go even after having finished reading the book a few days ago. I WANT MORE!!
The main threat from the previous book makes its way into this one and I knew that my beloved characters were not going to have an easy time of it. Dominic or Nic as he’s called still holds my heart. Seriously. I’ve never read such a vampire that had a sweet, charming, dangerous, sexy and troubled personality. He’s still a fledgling vampire trying to contain the “beast” within. The “beast” simply refers to a vampire’s base needs that could go out of control and can kill. Nic has that constant battle but he’s one of the good vampires.
Top 5 reasons to get this book:
1. Constant turmoil
Nothing is easy this book/series. The love story between Dominic and Cassidy is always under stress. Just when you think it’s going good...BAM!
Who doesn’t love a kooky vampire? He’s so cute, but crazy. He’s the pain in Nic’s butt, BUT! I have a feeling that he loves that crazy guy.
3. The villains
You’ve got the big honcho vampire Kymbyses. Super old and powerful vampire. However, it’s really his evil underlings that you have to watch out for as well.
4. The vampire hunters
I dislike Jackson and his family of vampire hunters. But maybe there is a way to redeem him? The jury is still out on that one. You can kind of understand their reasoning, but I’m on team Nic and Cassidy all the way!
5. Vampire scents
Yes, they smell. Each vampire has a scent. The descriptions are so vivid that I can actual smell it when I’m reading along. Cedar, frost, smoke, it’s all there.
I highly recommend reading book one Dark Heart of the Sun first. They won’t read as standalones.
It’s their love for each other that transcends the impossible. Her humanity sustains Dominic’s will to exist through the darkness of the beast who resides within him. His only hope is for their time together to be as long as possible.
Dominic swept me up in his charm from the moment he appeared in The Dark Light of the Sun. In this book though, he is called to face the darkest of his inner being, his sire. Grateful for his sire’s absence in his world, he was always alert, awaiting his imminent return. His pseudo mentor, Serge is constantly reassuring Dominic of his destiny through the cryptic visions he shares with him. As with most good counsellors, he merely encourages him to accept his gut instincts and search within for his answers.
This book took longer to read than the first. Both books are considerable in length compared to the majority eBooks I read and this one was especially steeped in detail. I have lost count of the number of times I yearned for a story to be fleshed out but in this instance it slowed the pace down considerably. Either it was the detail or the nature of the challenges being depicted that weighed down the plot this time.
The focus was on survival rather than their relationship. Each twist in the plot either enhanced or detracted from the hope they could coexist in peace. Their pasts both crossed over into each other, threatening every step they took. I missed the romance as it was pushed aside as the outside forces driven by interests that surpassed Cassidy and Dominic’s desire to be together. Love, passion and nurturing were all that remained to sustain their desire to push through the daunting challenges they faced.
While I enjoyed the story, I wished it would have been broken up into several books, rather than presented as one book. I read this book around others that were a lot faster paced. Each time I returned it required a lot of self-discipline to keep focused on the details essential to fully appreciating Dominic’s journey. I imagine there is more in store for Dominic and Cassidy. The final destiny heralds a new beginning rather than an end. You could easily step aside from the series at this point, but if it continues my hope is for more of the wit and angst I adored in the first book.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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