Veil of Midnight - Midnight Breed, Bk 5 Author:Lara Adrian BOUND BY BLOOD, ADDICTED TO DANGER, THEY'LL ENTER THE DARKEST -- AND MOST EROTIC -- PLACE OF ALL... — A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man -- vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability -- a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-... more »won independence -- a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness -- and pleasure beyond imagining.
A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed -- and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata's powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she's forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata's life is under siege by a man who offers the exquisite pleasure of a blood bond -- and a passion that could save or doom them both forever....« less
This story continues the storyline from previous books. Nikolai has been sent to Quebec to find and warn a Gen One warrior about the assinations of other Gen Ones. There he finds a Breedmate, Reneta, who is a warrior. She possesses an amazing ability and uses this first against him and then to assist him as she finds out he isn't like the other vampires that knows.
This story is almost entirely centered around Nikolai and Reneta. There is a small appearance by Lucas and the Order, and a secondary plot involving Henrich in Berlin. But the majority of the book is on them. We do get introduced to a new character who looks like he will play a large part further into the storyline.
It appears that we are rapidly coming to the climax of the story arc. I feel the best is yet to come and can't wait for the next book.
Kim W. (Kim1264) - reviewed Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Bk 5) on
Helpful Score: 3
Another great book! Her books seem, for me at least, hard to get into in the beginning, but once they take off, I am on the edge of my seat! This book takes up right where the previously one left off, so it is really a good idea to read all the books in order. You will better understand everything that is going on much better that way.
I am usually a "READ THE SERIES IN ORDER" kind of girl so when I started this book and realized that it was the 5th in a series, I almost put it down. It was given to me by a friend and I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Even though it would have been better if I had read them in order I can tell you that the story can stand alone. Of course it made me want to read all the books that have come before and the story line sets you up for what's to come. I love strong women who understand that love is not a "FOUR" letter word so this heroine was wonderful. Loved Niko!!!
I have collected most of this series (didn't care for Tegan's story much) so I hoped I would really like this one. At first I really did. I love Niko's character. I even loved the heroine - Renata...at first. But what I had hoped would be a killer storyline went south.
I despise love stories with kids as a main character, and this one is no exception. The author threw a kid into the mix and for me, ruined it. I won't give away how or why other than to say it turned me off from that point on. I really hope her next book redeems itself or I may just stop with this series.
With a twist of events, the Gen One vampire is brutally killed and Nikolai pinned for the murder. While he is detained, Renata tries to sleep. When she awakens she is disheartened to find the young child that she has come to love, Mira, was sold to another Breed because of her oracle abilities. She runs to Nikolai for his aid in getting Mira back. As their desire with one another heats up, the Gen One mystery slowly reveals even more clues.
Searing romance, high adrenaline action, and a solid plot weaves a well-rounded VEIL OF MIDNIGHT. This is a must read for most paranormal fans. The Breed is set in a unique world with captivating characters and high-charged action. Absolutely loved it!