Edge of Dawn
Book 11, Midnight Breed - A Midnight Breed Novel
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In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, 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.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Lara Adrian's Crave the Night.
Praise for Edge of Dawn
“With an Adrian novel, readers are assured of plenty of dangerous thrills and passionate chills.”—RT Book Reviews
“The eleventh installment in Adrian’s strikingly original Midnight Breed series delivers an abundance of nail-biting suspenseful chills, red-hot sexy thrills, an intricately built world, and realistically complicated and conflicted protagonists, whose happily-ever-after ending proves to be all the sweeter after what they endure to get there.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Adrian has always been an impeccable writer, but as I started reading this book, I was reminded of just how amazing and talented she is. She paints a vivid picture for every scene, delves deeper into each character until readers know everything about them, and writes some of the best action sequences I've encountered in a long time. . . . Make no mistake, Lara Adrian is one of the premier authors of paranormal romance and with this book, she proves it! . . . Edge of Dawn is a game changer—a book that will revolutionize the way readers see the Midnight Breed world and stir up some excitement! Filled with angst, tortured hearts, above all, selfless love, Edge of Dawn will break your hearts and mend them back up again.”—Fresh Fiction
“A spine tingling thrill ride for both old and new fans alike . . . Edge of Dawn is one of the few stories that deserve more than a five star rating.”—Night Owl Reviews
“Well worth waiting for . . . Adrian once again engulfs her readers in a world or Breed loyalty, fierce passion and emotional overload. . . . The complexity of the plot will leave you stunned to say the least and in my case, left wondering what will happen next. . . . I guarantee you will be begging for more.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
This is a must read in the Breed series! Edge Of Dawn takes place 20 years after Darker After Midnight and it's a whole new future of the Order! Edge Of Dawn follows Mira & Kellan who grew up together under the protection of the Order (who you may remember from previous books) and fall in love. Of course though they don't have it easy bc Kellan led everyone to believe that he died. Mira who's been mourning his death for 8 yrs was on a mission when she was kidnapped by human rebels under Kellan's authority. What happens next? You'll need to read to find out! I will say that it will blow your mind! Favorite book out of the Breed series so far!
Edge of Dawn
Absolutely Amazing. Lara Adrian nails her latest installment in the Breed Series masterfully. Wow. Just Wow!! Sometimes after 10 or so book usually a series goes a little stale but not Adrian. I am blown away by the creativity and mystery. Love.
Growing pains for the series
Edge of Dawn takes up the tale of The Breed twenty years after we we first introduced to the creatures not of this world and their lovely breed mates. The jump in time fast forwards us to the new generation of The Breed, the offspring of the original members of The Order.
While the minutia of the missing 20 years of time isn't really essential, having been so invested in these characters during the duration of the series, I felt a little jipped about some of the missing information. There were things missing I would consider pertinent details; particularly relating to the relationships between the children of The Order that we were previously introduced to.
The jump in the series felt a little disjointed and left you dangling between the previously mated characters we've come to love and their children, most of whom we don't know at all.
Starting with a story between Mira and Kellan, who we already knew from previously in the series was a good place to start because our emotional attachment to them had already developed through several previous books in the series. I felt a little ripped off that story of the romance between Mira and Kellan wasn't detailed before the plot of the story was set in motion. The way the plot was introduced was a little disjointed, with a lot of new characters being introduced and a bit of chaos.
While the story was still true to the series and didnt lack the emotional journey we're always taken on by the author, I didn't think the execution of the storyline was ideal. The things that I thought were lacking were things I consider important and at the heart of the series. The emotion, relationships and conflict between the characters is what always draws me to the Midnight Breed series and I didnt feel it was deferred as strongly as it was in the previous books.
I did, of course, enjoy the book and finished it in one night but it wasn't exactly what I anticipated, which left me slightly disappointed. I'm chalking this up to a transition book in the series, this one left me with growing pains but I'm still look forward to the next installment in the series.
Other Books in This Series
- Crave the Night
- Defy the Dawn
- Midnight Unbound
- Category: Paranormal
- Published: Feb 26, 2013
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 11, Midnight Breed