Book 1, Wings in the Night: Reborn
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"My inspiration has always been Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night." #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Christine Feehan
They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley that they had a cure for the rare blood condition that would eventually kill her–an untested, experimental cure. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead.
She took the deal, not because she cared so much about extending her life, but because it would make her strong–stronger than ordinary humans. Strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother.
Killion was the last of his kind, or so he thought. When he found Charlie, he felt the pull. She had the rare Belladonna Antigen all vampires had as humans. Vampires were compelled to protect those rare mortals they called The Chosen. But with Charlie, the bond was different, more powerful than anything he’s felt before, and impossible to resist, even though surrendering to it will probably get him killed.
Ancient vampire elders Rhiannon and Roland come out of exile, risking their lives to help their mortal friend Roxy reclaim her granddaughter. But before the tale ends, their lives will be forever changed.
Join Maggie Shayne as she returns to her most beloved series of all time with this new beginning….
Wings in the Night: Reborn
An exciting and engaging tale full of deceit and mayhem, and ending in survival and new love!
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review
Maggie Shayne's beloved Wings in the Night series has been REBORN with Twilight Guardians. The characters that us diehards loved in the early books - Rhiannon, Roland, Eric, Roxy... are back along with an exciting new cast and crew of Chosen, Undead and animal familiars in an exciting and engaging tale full of deceit and mayhem, and ending in survival and new love!
Roxy, the oldest living Chosen has reconnected with her granddaughter. A woman she has been having dreams about her entire life. She has a preternatural sense somehow that the blood of her blood will be something special. So when Charlie's life is in danger, Roxy steps in to make sure she's safe. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned, especially in a world rife with DPI operatives looking to make sure the extinction of the Undead went as they hoped it had back in 2011.
Charlie O'Malley was an ordinary girl, with the exception that she had the Belladonna antigen and was sheltered and coddled by her mother her entire life. When she starts having strange erotic dreams about the handsome and captivating Killian she thinks she's going crazy. Until she's taken under her grandmother's wing and actually meets the man behind the dreams.
Killian believes that he is the last of his kind. When he finally meets the woman of his dreams, he realizes he doesn't much care anymore. Unfortunately, his embedded desire to keep Charlie safe is overwhelmingly hindered by the fact that she thinks vampires are blood sucking monsters out to use people with the antigen as their favorite meal.
When Charlie escapes and is scooped up by members of the Department of Paranormal Investigations, she enters a web of deceit unlike anything she's ever known. The question is, will she be able to reconcile what her heart is telling her about Killian versus what she's led to believe by the DPI before it's too late?
Twilight Guardians was a captivating story and a must read for all WitN fans. It started out fairly mellow with the reintroduction of the world building for new readers and the introduction of the cast, but it didn't leave the reader wanting for material even then. Once the entire cast was introduced and you got a sense of where the world stood in this new future for the Undead and Chosen, the book took off like a shot and didn't let go. There was action, adventure, subterfuge, and more and the characters were put through the wringer with regards to emotion that you couldn't help but experience right along with them. If you're coming to the world late and haven't had a chance to enjoy the old Wings in the Night novels yet, no worries, you can most definitely start here (and then feel free to go back and get the back story next). :)
I cannot wait to see where Maggie goes with the series. There is some seriously amazing world building and character growth that happened at the end of TG, and it looks to be an incredible ride!
LOVE this book!
I have read everything that Maggie Shayne has wrote and I love each one. Finally the vampires are back and it is so good. Whether you have read all of the Wings in the Night or you are just starting the series, it doesn't matter. Maggie's writing will draw you in. Be prepared to not do housework, laundry, cook dinner, anything until you've finished the book.
The world believes vampires are gone. They were destroyed and have not been heard from again. But the government is still using the threat of their existence to round up people with The Chosen, humans that are capable of becoming vampires. Charlie is one of those people, and when the government finds out, her life takes a drastic change.
Charlies was everything I would expect out of a confused teenager - but she was 20. At times she just seemed a tab bit immature, and I had a hard time remembering that she wasn't sixteen. She is faced with quite a decision to make though. On one side, her grandmother is a friend of the vampires that you will see many times in the original Wings in the Night series. On the other hand, she's grown up with lies about how the vampires are out to kill her because of her blood. I wasn't too surprised to see her jump at the opportunity the government offers.
Along the way, she meets Killion, who may be the last vampire left in America. I wish I could tell you more about him, he's the main male character, but he seemed more like a plot device at times. I really wanted him to be something really special, but it didn't play out that way. In a romance, I really like seeing a strong couple with both playing major roles in the story.
I really loved that Maggie Shayne was able to include some of my old favorites of, especially Rhiannon, I just love her. They played an important part in the story, so it isn't just a cameo appearance either. This was a fun re-introduction to the world of Wings in the Night, just not the great romance that I had hoped for.
- Category: Paranormal
- Published: Sep 01, 2014
- Publisher: Thunderfoot
- Seller: Thunderfoot Publishing Inc.
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Wings in the Night: Reborn