Dark Awakening : Dark Dynasties

  • by Kendra Leigh Castle
  • Narrated by Peter Bradbury
  • Series: Dark Dynasties
  • 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed for her richly imagined paranormal romances, Kendra Leigh Castle begins her Dark Dynasties series with this sizzling tale. Shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has been ordered to find a human seer who can give his clan the upper hand in a devastating war. So he tracks down Lily Quinn, and together they discover a new world of danger, sensuality, and powers that cannot be controlled.

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What the Critics Say

“Castle’s world-building is superb.” (RT Book Reviews)

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Vampire Shape Shifters? So Unnecessary...

This story is about a vampire/cat shape shifter named Ty who's considered to be part of a low quality blood race who serves a high quality blood race queen that is in search of a seer. He comes across a professor named Lily who has no idea that she's the decendent of a extint powerful race. She's identified by a mark (tattoo) on her chest that verifies she's a seer but she doesn't know how powerful she is.

Overall the story is slow. The first half of the story is about Ty trying to get Lily back to his queen but they fall in love with each other and he reconsiders taking her back because his friends speculate that the queen has alterior motives that may result in Lily's death. Of course Ty doesn't want Lily to be in danger now that he loves her but it's too late and Lily is captured. The climax of the story is at the very end but the book still didn't peak my interest. I was finding myself saying, "get on with it already" so I can get to the very end to see what happens. The whole shape shifting, low/high blood race thing was unnecessary. If the characters were just vampires and seers then it still would've made sense. But I guess if vampires are to shape shift into bats, why not cats too?
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- Sabrina Smith

A Vampiric Awakening

What did you love best about Dark Awakening?

The book takes you into a class driven race of vampires. A social structure of the medieval times. It's this class system of vampires that draws into the story. But the opening scene does grab you up from the beginning.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Awakening?

Lilly standing up for and trying to save him.


Which character – as performed by Peter Bradbury – was your favorite?

Lilly I enjoyed her strength, despite it all.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Remembering that this a romantic paranormal romance, enjoyed the way Ty and Lilly come together. Although it seemed to take a Ty a little longer.


Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a little something different check out this book. I think it is worth a credit

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- Noirbear

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-23-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books