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The Lion's Den (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles #5)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Darian, Elise and Xander have been through very rough times in the past, but nothing has prepared them for the menace that is causing all kinds of havoc in their territory this time around. Chicago is at the mercy, or lack thereof, of a ruthless gang of supernaturals who seem to take extreme pleasure in other people's pain. In this game of cat and mouse, there's no way to ...more
Nook, 402 pages
Published March 5th 2011 by D.N. Simmons (first published January 24th 2010)
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Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
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The Lion's Den is the fifth book in Simmons Knight of the Darkness Chronicles series. I am so in love with this series and I am glad to say, this might be my favorite in the series so far. Simmons pulled no punches. This time around we follow Natasha and her expanding family. Natasha, Darian, and Xavier now have a baby and have a second one on the way. Things are going well in the city of Chica
I think this is the most action packed of the 5 I have read so far! This one has a vicious, ancient vampire named Marcus and his coven, including a shifter lover. As we know now from the previous novels, drinking a master’s blood imbues some of his strength into you, enhancing whatever powers you may already have, whether shifter, vampire, or human. It worked to strengthen Natasha’s visions, it worked to strengthen Darian’s will so he could now see sunrise and sunset despite his “younger” age (c ...more
Feb 20, 2011 Bookmom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the 5th book in the Knights of Darkness Chronicles, a world where shapeshifters and vampires are barely tolerated. The setting is in Chicago with Darian, a powerful Master Vampire in a unique position of having allies with wolf, leopard and coyote packs in the area; something that doesn't happen in the supernatural world. Two years have passed since the events in Hostile Territory. Once again the supernaturals must band together when an ancient vampire brings his coven to town, killing i ...more
Jun 06, 2013 Carin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lions Den, book 5 in the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles, takes place about two years after the end of Hostile Territory book 4. Relationships have changed and matured over this time and the crimes on the supernatural front have been pretty quiet, that however changes in a big way. We do get to know more of the characters that were introduced in Hostile Territory, book 4, I found they were brought right into the group that makes up the heroes and heroines of the Knights of the Darkness Ch ...more
Billy Masters
Jul 08, 2013 Billy Masters rated it it was amazing
More action and suspense from the mind of D.N. Simmons. Another top notch thriller.
Book five of the Knights of Darkness Chronicles is more graphic and violent than the others, including Mutilation, rape, & murder of both adults and children and should not be read by the squeamish.
There is a new coven on the scene, headed by an ancient vampire named Marcus, that is killing and terrorizing the people of Chicago.
Extremely old and much stronger than any others.
Marcus has followed a Lion pack to
Jul 01, 2015 Emerald rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite out of the entire series, and very action packed.

I wish the author had written more on Adan's lion pride and given us another book for this series before she ended it with book six. I would have loved to see the angst that went on moving the pride to Montana with Kysen. How did the lionesses really deal with this? I was not happy with how she dealt with Gabe and Barry's situation either and we're not given much on how all their lives changed in book six.

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Jennifer Erwin
Book 5 in the vampire soap opera. I definitely like how Natasha has been bumped into a supporting character. I like the focus more on the vampires & shape shifters. I will say that I could have done without the descriptiveness of how gruesome this new foe is, but I get it. I just could have done without all of it. But it's a good set up to book 6, the ending of this saga (which is good because I'm starting to get emotionally drained reading a series this long at once).
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D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". Her hobbies include rollerblading, shooting pool, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies. She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She ha ...more
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