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Midnight (Dance with the Devil #3)

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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  625 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Lord Devlin White, Duke of Winterbourne, is the last in a long line of powerful witches who assist the Demon Lord of London in keeping control of the Nightwalkers living amongst normal men. With all but one of his siblings gone to the new American colonies, his proud family line all but ended, Devlin is kept from gloom and despair only by unusual ward, Midnight.

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ebook, 305 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Less Than Three Press (first published January 26th 2009)
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Ami
4.4 stars

I admit that I sort of post-poned reading this story because it feels like an all-out fantasy, which is not a genre I like. I love the two Dance series, but they don't feel like all-out fantasy because the idea of the MCs as detective. But since I have no more Megan Derr's stories, I decided to go a head.

Oh, my, what an ENCHANTING story this is. Megan Derr is able to make me forget that I don't like all-out fantasy. I fall immediately in love with the world building -- where there are r
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
Mystery,intrigue, night walkers, vampires, weres, dragons and zombies just to name a few things I liked about this book!
The story was great, even if the romance was a bit muted, I enjoyed it and will definitely be reading the next one very soon!
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ttg
3.5-4 stars – A good continuation of Derr’s Dance with the Devil series. This installment is set in England much earlier than the other two, so is sort of a “prequel”. We follow Lord Devlin White (so my guess is that he is related to Chris who is the MC in book 1). Devlin is a powerful witch/“nightwalker” that assists in eliminating paranormal issues. Along with him are his trusty servant Barro and his once-ward, now assistant Midnight who Devlin revived from the dead fifteen years earlier. (And ...more
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
4.65

I finally finished the book I've been anticipating for ages

When thinking about what to write for my review:

-mind blank-

Oh well. My reviews have really been nothing more than the random things I found interesting/annoying/sexy/hilarious during the book.

So, to start, off, this was a pretty damn fantastic book. In my opinion, it sort of straddled the line between Dance in the Dark and Dance with the Devil. I liked it better than Dance in the Dark but it fell short of Dance with the Devil. Then
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❧Gwen❤❦
Ooooh Midnight


~he said...


"The angelic choir would never sound half so beautiful to me as your voice" your heartbeat"

Then...

Midnight touch his chest with his own hand.

"I hear you and feel you, to the exclusion of all else"

Now who wouldn't like that!!!

♥I loved those words...and I Love Midnight!

Gosh , this book has lingered in my thoughts for days....

Because Wow...I'm finding this series is just magical..


4.5 Stars`

This was a Sweet Magical Read~the only VERY SMALL problem I had with this book
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Ilhem
3,5 stars

Zombie love à la Megan Derr and my favorite in the series so far.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Again, no surprise that I love this one. Lol

Midnight and Devlin are quite the pair. Devlin is a witch and Midnight is a functional draugr (zombie). Devlin is arrogant, snappy and brash while Midnight is softer. He's polite, easy-going and caring. They both harvest an unrequited love for the other but there's reservations on Devlin's side that gives Midnight his doubts about Devlin's feelings. One thing I do love about Derr's books is how there's always someone who's snippy and snappy and while
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DaisyGirl
3.0 Stars

Okay. I'm in the minority here but I didn't care for this book very much. Eek! *ducks* In fact, after finishing Midnight, I decided to take a break from reading the rest of this series. I will likely go back and finish it up but it nonetheless doesn't bode well for me. I usually read a series in one straight shot from start to finish. Deviation is unusual. But I digress ...

Midnight is the tale of Devlin White, Duke of Winterbourne, the last in a long line of powerful witches who assist
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Aimee
This must be my 6-7th reread and I still am completely overcome by warm fuzzies over the absolute cuteness of young baby zombie Midnight meeting White that first time <3 Gahh. This remains my special favorite of Derr's, alongside book 2. I haven't been able to enjoy any of her new books, so I end up always going back to this one. Love the MCs, love their dynamic, love the world. It's charming and magical.
Karen K
**4-4.5 stars**

Fabulous world-building and writing style. I really enjoyed this book and all it's quirks and twists and turns. Devlin is a fabulous character - strong, brave and closed-off but at the same time almost transparent in some of his feelings. Midnight just made me smile in every scene - the way he spoke, the mischievous way he teased and taunted Devlin, the sadness he felt when his "heartbeat" was missing. The way he was reborn was truly beautiful. Lovely plot and details. I'd recomme
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Julesmarie
So many blurbs or even titles like to proclaim that a book is "gothic" and I've been disappointed by most of them.

This book, on the other hand, never made that claim, and has to be one of the most deliciously atmospheric books ever! Much of that is to do with Midnight, the title character, who describes himself as a living corpse, but is really so much more. Midnight was saved by Devlin, and their relationship is what drives much of the book.

The book starts from Devlin's PoV and we go with him a
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L-D
Just under 5 stars

This was another great installment to the Dance with the Devil series. While this book was not set up in the Case File format of the first two books, Lord Devlin White, Duke of Winterbourne, is a black witch investigating a draugr (zombie) infestation. Devlin is the perfect man for the job, not only because he is the strongest black witch around, but he also has direct knowledge and expertise of the draugr since he created the most powerful draugr in existence, Midnight. As a b
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I think this is my favorite of the series so far, how I loved this story, how I felt cozy and emotional while reading it.

Devlin is the Mad Duke, the descendant from a powerful noble family of black witches, a practitioner of rune magic. Midnight is the Corpse Child, a draugr, who Devlin bound to his own life in order to save him after he was killed and give him a sort of life, feeling he failed to protect him. Devlin and Midnight share heart, breath and soul. Midnight has always loved Devlin, si
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Seriously Reviewed
Megan Derr has taken a common theme-zombies-and made it something extraordinary. Rather than call the walking dead zombies, she's called them 'daugrs'. I've read a few of Megan's short stories, but Midnight is my first taste of her longer works. All I can say is...MORE! Midnight is bursting at the seams with paranormal creatures. Not only does it feature daugrs, but demons, dragons (and their companion knights), shifters, angels, imps, witches and vampires, as well as a ghost and a wolf, elf, hu ...more
Kat
I wish I could give this book 10 stars. It's absolutely amazing!
I love the world building and the writing is very good.
The book has everything you need, black magic, a Duke, black witches, evil priests, scary angels, sorcerers and alchemists, arrogant knights which aren't so arrogant after all, an absolutely lovable dragon who is always hungry and loves apple pie, a wolf-elf who is charming, caring and so deserves the happiness he finds and this book has Midnight. I fell in love with Midnight
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Lily
Such an amazing and imaginatively written book! In my opinion, this is among the best of Megan Derr's extensive work and still one of my all-time favourites. Although not a particular fan of fantasy inspired stories, I adore Midnight and Devlin and their interactions, the elaborate yet not overwhelming details of the world building and the gripping plot. They all make a perfect reading experience which I always re-visit with great delight. Highly recommended!
Merith
Loved it! Megan writes such fantastic MCs, intriguing and real enough in a fantasy realm to identify with. I loved the dynamic between Devlin and Midnight, and the supporting characters just added to the feel.

The story itself sucks you in and keeps you riveted. A paranormal story with a hint of fantasy existing along side the 'normals', Megan does so well with this balance. I want more.
Diane
Midnight is a wonderful mix of paranormal creatures, urban fantasy and sexy historical romance... all wrapped up in an engaging mystery.
Highly Recommended.

This story takes place in the Dance with the Devil universe, but functions entirely as a standalone.
Nene
Well how about that! I actually liked a zombie book! I didn't think I would, but I did! This is clever and interesting and it would have 5 stars but I was a bit disappointed in the resolution. It just felt like there wasn't enough attention given to the relationship aspect to me. Otherwise, well done though.
Mandi
I really just love the world building and characters in Megan Derr's work. She has such an elegant way of writing.
Kavisha
This was fantastic! I loved it and was so caught up in the book. I usually dont like fantasy books because there is so much world building information thrown at you that the story is secondary. But this wasnt like that at all. While I do wish that Devlin and Midnight were together longer I think it is because I loved both of them so much and not because there love story was lacking in anyway. Devlin's love for midnight was so obvious in part 1 of the book and was beautiful to read. I almost didn ...more
Deeze
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Miss Derr once again drew me in to her magical world and gave me a full and satisfying read with just the twist of uniqueness that is pure Megan Derr.


Midnight is a wonderful character. Watching him and his Heartbeat was both entertaining and heartwarming.

The mystery in this one was detailed and complex but still easy enough for me to follow.

The ending left me wanting to cheer (view spoiler)
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DayDreamer
3.5

Interesting. I liked the side characters more than Devlin, though.
Bookwatcher
Many different creatures, one goal... defeat the undead.
Undead? Are you afraid?

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oh be afraid... be VERY afraid!

Part I, the Duke

This story is divided, the first part is from just one point of view. Devlin, the eleventh Duke of Winterbourne. A rune master and a black witch.
In a tragic night of undead attacks a child miraculous survive.. as an undead that child fate was be eliminated, but something in the duke's heart made him desire help... give in dead what that homeless child never h
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Elisa Rolle
The first book I read by Megan Derr but for sure not the last, Midnight impressed me for the originality and quality of the story, both characteristics seldom found in independent small presses. Or at least when such presses are targeting a reader in search of “fun”. And please take this as the right compliment I’m paying to this author and this press. It’s not easy to write a story that is able to both involve than amuse you, at the end of Midnight I’m an happy reader, since I spend some pleasa ...more
Sammy Goode
In this, the third installment of the Dance series Ms. Derr once again thrusts us back into the world she has so adroitly created where “normals” and all other manner of creatures live side by side. However, rather than giving us episodic “case files” and a paranormal version of a “gumshoe” detective, Midnight focuses on the story of one man, the eleventh Duke of Winter, Lord Devlin White.

By his own admission he is a “Nightwalker” (one who walks the earth at night and sleep when the sun is up)
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Plainbrownwrapper
Whatever I end up thinking about Megan Derr's books, I always have to admire her imagination. It is very rare that I ever see any author -- of *any* genre -- come up with so many different ideas for stories, and so many different worldbuilding details. Her writing may not drag me in the way some other authors do, but the quality of her ideas is never in serious doubt.

This book is a prequel of sorts for Dance with the Devil and Dance in the Dark. There is no specific plot connection, however. Thi
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Sarina
Chronologically, this story takes place before Dance with the Devil even if it was written first. The story revolves around a Rune witch named Devlin and a draugr named Midnight. Draugr are all undead but Midnight is a special case and regardless of what he is, I never really thought of him as undead throughout the story. I can't say too much without giving parts of the story away but there is an element of romance in the story; it isn't explicit but if the undead thing bothers you, you have bee ...more
Mika
3.5, really :3

It was a nice tale. It took me a bit to get into it, because when we start the story is assumes I still remember some magical rules of the world, but eventually it picked up for me.

It was a nice, quick read and I liked it as much as the first book. The highlight was for sure the banter between our grumpy protagonist and a certain fellow whose name begins with N. They were HILARIOUS. The romance between Devlin and Midnight was nice too, if not something I shipped REALLY hard. I also
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