Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Dark Rising (Of Witches and Warlocks, #4)” as Want to Read:
The Dark Rising (Of Witches and Warlocks, #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Dark Rising (Of Witches and Warlocks #4)

4.23  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,372 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
When Portia Mullins discovers the love of her life is still alive her heart soars. But reality sets in immediately causing it to plummet when she realizes he doesn’t remember his past life with her. Unwilling to give up, she embarks on a loving quest to restore his life to him.
Vance Mangum sees the beautiful girl claiming to be his wife, and while he can’t remember her, he
Paperback, 1st edition, 256 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by 4 Corners Press (first published July 9th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Dark Rising, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Dark Rising

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,565)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Belinda Boring
Jul 12, 2011 Belinda Boring rated it it was amazing
Pre-Release Gush:

Out of all the books in this series, The Dark Rising is far my favorite because it raises my lust crush on Vance Mangum to EPIC proportions. I was devastated by the ending in book 3 and I couldn't wait to see where the author would take Vance and Portia next? Would they get to enjoy even a few moments of peace before all hell broke out again? This couple sizzles and I love the way their relationship had developed but watch out guys because this book will BLOW YOUR MIND with th
Jul 12, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, e-book
RECEIVED FROM: The Author for Review


After dealing with the horrifying loss of her husband in the previous novel Portia Mangum is shocked to find that her husband Vance has returned from the dead. Apparently the Awakening that she received in the last novel also worked on restoring her husband. Unfortunately though he doesn’t remember anything about his life before the moment he awoke in a coffin, buried alive. Though he doesn’t remember his wife he sti
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Jun 23, 2011 Tishia (Paperback Opinion) rated it it was amazing
*Note – if you haven't read the previous books in this series, you may not want to read this review

Wow, what a trip this book was! This was totally unexpected for me. For some reason, I was thinking that this was the last book in the series – therefore, I thought everything would be nicely wrapped up with a bow on top! Toward the last 10 pages, I was starting to get worried. When I got to the last page, I couldn't decide if I should go into full panic mode or if I should relax because surely thi
Feb 29, 2012 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in a five book series...and it is the darkest book in the series so far. The series starts out as a light and fun take on a young girl learning she is a witch at age 16 and she and her family's trials and fun times as she goes through the first part of her 16th year. The books get progressively darker as the heroine (Portia) and the other major characters in the series have to abandon their peaceful existence to fight the forces of evil, sometimes not so effectively. I am ...more
Na Deela
I'm having a hard time breathing at the moment. As ridiculous as it sounds, this one has given me an anxiety attack. I'm trembling, sweaty, and nauseous and I might need to go to the ER. Ok, maybe not the ER, but I am not feeling good. This one was definitely better than book 3. I'm not as upset about the characters and their actions. The dialogue thing still bugged me but not nearly as much as before. So many things happened that I didn't think possible and I love that this book consistently su ...more
Jan 23, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young adults, paranormal book lovers
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
My Bookbag by Karen
Having loved the last book in this series, I am disappointed in this one. It lacks the one element that makes the previous books special and strong. The close relationships are very important to the fabric of this series, at least they are for me. The writing is full of heart-wrenching moments, pure evil, and very little happiness.

The book does have a few interesting twists. Meeting Hex is one of the better things in this story. He is a marvelous character who does care a lot about Portia. In my
Roxanne Kade
Dec 03, 2013 Roxanne Kade rated it really liked it
So things started to look up for this series when I began this book. It started off right where the last one ended, and I couldn't pull my eyes away for one second. I had to know if things would work out for my two favorite people. Over the course of this series they've been put to the test numerous times, and I had hope that they'd regain the love and devotion they've shared throughout.

Of course, things are never easy for them, and they just got worse with Vance's increased demonic tendencies.
Jan 15, 2012 Aydrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
Oh crap!!!!!!!! I need to read the next one now!
I hope I am wrong about what I think just happened in this book because otherwise I am thoroughly grossed out, creeped out and so mad!!!

Ok this is going to be a short review because I am not going to be able to say much without giving a lot away. This book was actually really frustrating for me, poor Portia! Vance pretty much ticked me off this whole time and I felt bad for Portia. A lot of crazy stuff happened in this book and that ending I did no
Feb 26, 2012 Suzan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lindsay Paige
Dec 20, 2015 Lindsay Paige added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves: favorites, own, ebook
Title Thoughts: So fitting.

Cover Thoughts: I love how it shows what is to come.

Wow. Weatherford has serious skills.

She once again wrapped me around her finger and pushed me to finish this book, all with her words. At times, I felt as if I was gliding through the book in a numb state. Others, I was furious and filled with so much emotion that I was beside myself. Sometimes, I felt like Portia was turning into a crazed person who was blinded. However, underneath that, I was right there with her.
Jul 12, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
Dark and deadly dangerous. This fourth installment in the fantastic Of Witches and Warlocks series is filled with love and passion and loyalty. Twists and turns abound, leading to a completely unexpected conclusion. I just couldn't put it down! I have been one of Lacey's biggest fans from the moment I read the very first book, The Trouble With Spells. Portia and Vance share a swoon-worthy love that twists and turns but always remains constant. When the end of Blood of the White Witch left me sho ...more
Christine Butler
WOW! I wasn't sure I would like the first book, let alone the series, because it was so heavy on the romance. But I found myself captivated by the epic love story that the author painted across her pages. I picked the first book up on Friday, and here I sit on Sunday, wondering why the fates had to torture me so, because the fifth and final book will not release until Feb. 2012.

While I loved the series, I think my one and only complaint about it was the lack of realistic language. Teenagers, pl
I got this book from the author free of cost in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
In this sequel Vance has lost his memories and we find Portia trying her best to make him remember the time they spent together. On the other hand the evil part of Vance is again raising it’s nasty head? Will Portia get killed by the hands of her beloved? Will Vance remember
Miranda Lynn
Nov 10, 2011 Miranda Lynn rated it it was amazing
Once again Lacey Weatherford doesn't disappoint, in this installment of Portia and Vance's story the twists and turns just keep coming. You are kept on the edge of your seat, second guessing yourself and the characters in the story. Chocked full of love, mystery, witches, warlocks and demons Dark Rising is a page turner you won't want to put down.
Portia's love and faith in Vance is something everyone wants in a relationship and her hope keeps you cheering for them to overcome and find each other
Tammy Hall
Nov 22, 2013 Tammy Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine the worst day of your life and multiply it by 10 because that is what happens to Portia. The one she thought she could never lose who would be by her side fighting anything that came their way is gone and with it her heart. How does she pick up the pieces of her broken heart after having to bury her one true love and husband Vance. She can't make herself believe he is truly gone it is as if there is a tie the can not be broken and a fight left in Portia to discover what is really going o ...more
Jul 12, 2011 Naomi rated it it was amazing
The Dark Rising is the fourth installment in the Of Witches and Warlocks series by lacey Weatherford. This book oozes drama, action and some bad ass magic.

Portia has come a long way in her short time that she has discovered that she is a witch. She finds the love of her life, he is partially demon due to an incomplete transformation, got married to said love of her life and has been the recipient of a serious mojo power called the ‘The Awakening’. But none of that matters when your husband, bad-
Rebecca Edwards
Dec 10, 2013 Rebecca Edwards rated it really liked it
I Received An ARC Of This Book In Exchange For My Honest Review!

This is the fourth book in the series and believe it or not it just keeps getting better. I know I say that every time but with each book the characters grow and develop so much and face different obstacles. The fact that Lacey manages to find a way to continue the story and not make it seem old is great.

I was so happy when I realized that Vance wasn't dead that I started crying tears of joy. Vance's being alive isn't all perfect t
Jul 08, 2011 Janell rated it really liked it
First let me start off by saying, I never in a million years thought that I could just make a funny and ask for an early release of a book and have it work. That's just crazy talk! But I did, and the wonderful Ms. Lacey sent me the 4th book!!! So it's official, Lacey Weatherford has a new stalker, I mean fan =) I loved loved loved loved this book. Without going into detail, I absolutely loathe the cliffhanger. Especially since I received an early copy and I know I will have to wait 10 times long ...more
Jan 06, 2015 Desiree rated it liked it
This book was really disappointing to me. At the beginning of the series, I absolutely loved it. It was amazing and filled with goodness and love and hope and desire... But this book? It convoluted their relationship into something dark, nasty, and ABUSIVE. The only reason I even got through it was because I kept telling myself she surely would not leave their relationship in such fire straits. But in my mind? WORST BOOK YET
Dec 16, 2011 Christine rated it it was amazing
Lacey Weatherford is absolutely killing me with how good these endings are! I have had the same reaction to the last two book conclusions, which has been: 'WHAT? NO! NEXT BOOK!'
Something I loved about this book (but maybe I could be wrong now??) is that no matter what, Vance always chooses Portia. If that does not define true love, or soul mates, then I don't know what does. The other thing I loved about this book was Portia's personality. I loved, loved, loved, that she did not sit around wee
Jan 01, 2016 Caryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OMG...what the heck just happened? This series totally has me engrossed and I can not stop reading. The whole time I'm like, did that just happen? I can't believe the book ended the way it did. I actually screamed "NOOOOO!!!!!" I guess I'll be spending the rest of day reading the book in the series.
Sep 18, 2011 Justina rated it really liked it
OK, let me just say that I was devastated through out this entire book. I love this series, it's very well written and the characters are both loveable and fun. But I can not believe the turn this story has taken.

Lance, who was one of my all time favorite leads was so dark and evil that I'm having a hard time feeling anything at all for him. Even when he was trying to be nice and loving to Portia it felt very insincere and malicious. I'm so disappointed. I hope something happens to turn this ar
Mar 11, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has so many wow moments in it. Portia discovers her dead husband is not quite so dead. He doesn't remember her. However, he does have a problem: he likes blood just a bit too much.
I started this series in 2010 and then had to wait for the last couple books to come out. I did finally purchase the books in 2012 but never got around to finishing the series. This book was definitely worth the wait. There was so much action with demons, witches and jinns. It was shaping up to a happy endin
Aug 13, 2012 Kolleen rated it it was ok
The first 3 books in the series were centered around the loving relationship of Portia and Vance, that was what kept you rooting for them as a couple to survive. In this book they turned Vance into a jerk and completly ruined the character. I am currently reading the 5th and final book in the series and could care less if they stay together because Vance is a character I actually want to punch now. I keep finding myself wondering how Portia can still love him and hoping she finally tells him to ...more
This was probably my least favorite of the series so far. Vance and Portia have gone from being cute and in love, if married way to early/soon, to having an abusive relationship. Portia is willing to put up with whatever Vance says, do pretty much whatever he wants, as long as they stay together. I was getting really frustrated because to me it seemed like it was saying that a controlling, possessive, abusive relationship is ok as long as you love the person that is doing those things to you. Th ...more
Aug 17, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
This is book four int the witches and warlock series, as they just seem to get better. Again, Ms. Weatherford has taken a step into the supernatural that will just floor you. They characters remain constant in their personalities, and loyalties so you still feel the connection with them that has surely built up as you go.

Portia runs into many unexpected obsticals to her happiness, including being kidnapped by an insane demon, meeting a warlock with unusual powers and defying her family and coven
Dec 21, 2011 Salim rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jeanine Walsh palinkas
Jul 28, 2014 Jeanine Walsh palinkas rated it it was amazing
Wow! Didn't see that coming at all!!! Poor Portia.
Lacey Weatherford's done it again. This is the fourth installment in the Witches & Warlocks series and it doesn't disappoint. These books just keep getting better & better. My emotions really went on a bit of a roller coaster ride with this one. So many twists & turns, I had a hard time keeping up with all the action. Once again I could not put this book down. And the ending, well let me just say, Wow (didn't see that one coming)!!! Can't wait for the 5th book to come out in this ser ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 85 86 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Onyx Talisman (Talisman, #3)
  • Unruly Magic (Stella Mayweather, #2)
  • WitchCraft (Witchblood, #2)
  • Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale
  • Forever and Always (Vampire Love Story, #3)
  • Fractured (Fateful, #2)
  • United Eden (Eden Trilogy, #3)
  • Asylum (Causal Enchantment, #2)
  • Angel Eyes (Forever Trilogy, #3)
  • Fearless Magic (Star-Crossed, #3)
  • Malevolence (Legacy of Kilkenny, #2)
  • Cold Blood (Dirty Blood, #2)
  • An Unlikely Pair: The High School Years (My Once and Future Love, #0.5)
  • Kiss of a Star (Artemis Lupine, #2)
  • Stolen (The Witches of Santa Anna, #16)
  • My Link in Time (The Immortal Ones, #2)
  • Bitter Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga #3)
  • Blood of Destiny (Witch Fairy, #6)
Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hoo
More about Lacey Weatherford...

Other Books in the Series

Of Witches and Warlocks (5 books)
  • The Trouble with Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks, #1)
  • The Demon Kiss (Of Witches and Warlocks, #2)
  • Blood of the White Witch (Of Witches and Warlocks, #3)
  • Possession of Souls (Of Witches and Warlocks, #5)

Share This Book

“My lips have always been yours to kiss.” 15 likes
More quotes…