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Wednesday, 7 December 2011
MIDNIGHT'S DAUGHTER BY KAREN CHANCE
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Dorina Basarab is a dhampir-half human, half vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.
Now Dory's vampire father has come back into her life. Her Uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula), infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there.
Vampires and dhampirs are mortal enemies, and Dory prefers to work alone. But Dracula is the only thing on Earth that truly scares her, so when Dory has to go up against him, she'll take all the help she can get .......
Love, Love, Loved it! Dorina is a strong female kick butt ask questions later type of woman! She fights anything and everything that is thrown at her, including her Uncle Drac and his followers. I loved the relationship between the character of Dorina and Louis-Cesare that is initially open animosity and then gradually once she has seen him also fighting and learns more about his past she has respect for him too.
There's lots of action in the book, lots of different "species" from vampires like Louis-Cesare, Mircea (Dorina's father) Radu and Drac (Dorina's Uncle's)to Caedemon (Fey) and Olga and Benny (Trolls) and of course her human friend with a secret Claire! There's plenty of scope for future novels which is great, and I want to know more about Dorina and her various relationships with the "people" around her. There's plenty of Vampire politic's too and of course the impending war with the Mages.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a great read, if you like the Kelley Armstrong Women Of The Otherworld Series then this is for you!
* I would say also due to the violence and mild sexual references that this is a more adult themed book *
Also a special thanks to Karen Chance for sending me this signed copy of her book to read!
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk £7.19 paperback £1.99 on Kindle! (absolute bargain!)
Bookdepository.co.uk £6.84 paperback