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In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase’s path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, a beautiful witness who identifies him at the scene of a mission gone terribly wrong, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems.
Pulled into a vortex of intrigue and danger, she can neither resist nor understand, Tavia is uncertain whom to trust. And while everything sane and logical warns her against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that the handsome, deeply haunted male stirs something primal and ravenous within her. But even as she surrenders to her cravings, nothing can prepare her for the shattering truth of who—and what—she truly is.
As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Dragos and his Minions unleashing a hell on Earth like nothing ever seen before, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out and the streets running red with the blood of innocent lives, both Breed and human, together Chase and Tavia must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.
©2012 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2012 Tantor
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By Sandy on 01-29-12

Please Don't Say It's Over!

Those of us who have read or listened to The Breed series have been waiting for Sterling Chase's "happily ever after" for quite awhile. However, this listener thought that this was the conclusion to an awesome series and I didn't want that. But not to worry. Even though this book tied up the loose ends nicely and brought us to a conclusion of sorts, a glance at the author's website shows books #11 and #12 to come so the world is not yet safe. (hooray for that!)
Chase is one of the good guys. He has always had a sense of honor even though he has been through some pretty horrible events. So he was due for some good stuff to happen and in this book, Chase found his perfect mate in Tavia. Tavia is a strong, likable character that is a great heroine, and she goes well with the tortured Chase.
Once again Hillary Huber is the narrator and she does an excellent job with the voices and accents. It is always nice when a great narrator reads the entire series.
Lara Adrian has not been repetitive in the course of 10 books. She came up with a fresh plot for every book. What an imagination she has!
I highly recommend this book, and the entire series. Not only did this series interest me enough to purchase every audio book, it has interested me enough to listen to every audio book again and again.
Buy the book, buy the series. You won't be disappointed. It's 5 stars all the way.

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By ducksandruns on 01-26-12

Wow!

Would you listen to Darker After Midnight again? Why?

I'll be listening to the entire series multiple times...it's excellent!

What did you like best about this story?

This story brings everything together and everyone has a part to play. It was exciting and action packed and I'm just freaking that it's all over. I don't want it to be over. I wouldn't mind having the Breed in my life for another 10 books!

Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love Hillary Huber. She brings the characters to life and is consistent in her renderings of the voices between books. I doubt she would have to verbally identify the characters and I would still know who's voice she was portraying. This was really necessary in this book because they were so often all together in a scene. She does female voices without them sounding whimpering and breathless and her male voices make you forget you are listening to a female narrator. I've heard her on other titles and the same held true. She's excellent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I tried. I seriously tried. If the world would have just left me alone long enough...I would have!

Any additional comments?

If you haven't met the Breed warriors yet...you're missing out. If you routinely visit the Brotherhood, the Elder races, the folks at UGH or the Horsemen, you'll love this series!

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