Series: Midnight Breed Series, 11
Author: Lara Adrian
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In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war—and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.
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.
What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
It was hard to know what we'd think of these books after Adrian pretty much ended them in book 10 with the revelation to the world that Breeds exist.
I was concerned that the stories wouldn't flow as well or there would be something fundamentally missing that the original part of the series had but I'm glad I was wrong.
We still have the Breedmates and the Breeds who find each other and find true love but the overall arching story has shifted and now it is about Peace between Human and Breed.
Lucan and his Order are spread throughout the world trying to keep rogues at bay and protect not only other Breeds but the human populating with a new group called JUSTIC which is a new law enforcement agency.
The thing is that there is far more to the story that Adrian surprises us with in this book.
We get to meet a whole new host of characters, mostly the original Order's children, which gives us hope for a lot more books to come.
Kellan Archer is the boy who survived the massacre of his family with his grandfather. He was withdrawn and heartbroken but a little girl with a steely backbone wouldn't let him hide.
Mira loved Kellan the first time she meet him and there was no looking back for her. It was wonderful to see the vibrant child turn into a strong fighter and woman. Though at times I felt like she would tip over into the helpless female role though I think in reality it was more the emotionally vulnerable.
Great come back for the Breed and a good book.
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