Title: Edge of Dawn
Author: Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #11
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.
I can honestly say that I wasn’t sure where things were going to go from the last book. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. Well, I enjoyed it! I actually loved that we get to fast forward 20 years. As I was reading I had to remember who is who and who is who’s kids. Kellan, Darion (Dare), Nathan, Aric, Xander Raphael (Rafe), Micha… It was fun to see how they all grew up and who had babies since the last book. I really loved that. I had a bit of a hard time because last I remember Mira was still a little girl, so when I would read about Mira, who reminded me a lot of Renata, I kept having to remind myself that it is the little girl all grown up.
I couldn’t wait to get sucked into this one. I was hoping it would be good and like I had said wasn’t sure what to expect because of how the last book ended. I was trying to figure out where Mrs. Adrian was going to be taking this one. And I am glad that I took the time to get into this one because I didn’t read the synopsis so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I jumped right into the book after finishing Darker After Midnight. I Loved Nathan from Hunter’s book so I will say that I was really hoping that Mira and Nathan would end up together… That does not happen though. There are things that happen and she is hell bent on bringing down the rebel group. I had thought that was it. That rebel groups were all that the Order were going to be dealing with.
Well, read on my friends there is more to it… There is a lot more going on. I am actually excited to get more into this new series… I know it is still a part of the same series, but I think it should be a new series. A spin-off from the Midnight Breed series, mostly because of everything that goes on in this book and what happens.
I did miss Rio though. We do get some of the original Order guys they show up throughout the book, BUT along with Rio I missed Reichen and Kade. Kade was mentioned, but we didn’t get much more then that. I look forward to seeing where things go and how it all turns out. Also to get more of these new guys. That well what can I say. I already have come to enjoy.
So for those of you who are, well might be a little confused as to who belongs to who…here is a little breakdown. There are others in the book, but these are the offspring of the Warriors from the previous books. 🙂
Rafe – Son of Dante & Tess – Warrior for the Order
Mira – Adopted Daughter of Niko & Renata (breedmate – Warrior for the Order)
Dare – Son of Lucan Thorne & Gabrielle
Nathan – Son of Hunter & Corinne (Hunter is his daddy/brother they were both born of the Ancient thanks to Dragos) – Warrior for the Order
Aric – Son of Sterling Chase & Tavia (fraternal twin to Carys) – Warriro for the Order
Carys – Daughter of Sterling Chase & Tavia (fraternal twin to Aric) – Breedmate but not a warrior for the Order
Kellan – Grandson of Lazaro Archer -Warrior for the Order
Micah – Son of Tegan & Elise – Warrior for the Order