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Midnight's Master (Dark Warriors #1)

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Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman’s love can set them free…


Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a r
Mass Market Paperback, 361 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published May 20th 2012)
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Donna Grant starts off the Dark Warriors series with a bang! With a swoon-worthy hero and a smart and steady heroine, there is no way this equation can go wrong.

In MIDNIGHT’S MASTER, we find Gwynn Austin on a hunt for her missing father. She travels to Scotland where her father was last seen, but can’t find any more supporting clues to his whereabouts. On that same day, Logan Hamilton travels from the past into the future to find Ian. As they both hunt for their missin
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I think the first thing I need to point out is that this is the first book I have ever read by Donna. This is important because it is also a spin off from another series her Dark Sword series. I never picked up that series due to the fact that it is historical. When I heard that her Warriors were going to jump through time and have a spin off series set in present day I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did. I can’t wait to read more about these Warriors and Druids. I even enjoyed the villain ...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Present Day. Texas beauty, Gwynn Austin travels to Scotland in search of her father, a university anthropology professor who was evidently in Scotland doing research when ends up missing. To Gwynn's dismay, she finds that the university her father worked for did not send him to Scotland and things become more curious. Instead of finding her father she finds misplaced Warrior, Logan Hamilton, who is on his own quest to find fellow Warrior, Ian Kerr.

Logan has traveled through time from the 1600's
Sep 17, 2012 Kristiane rated it did not like it
I'm so confused as to the love of this book. Goodreads has lead me to almost all of the books I've read and yet it lead me to this one. I'm confused. Why on earth is this book getting such good reviews, it was awful. Truly terrible. It was badly written like a book and it offended my senses.

The part where he sees her drive past him and immediately falls in love? What?! Then they meet awkwardly and apparently she feels like she's in love with him too (he wasn't even described to be that hot, he's
☣ Jessica ☣
I really liked this. I'm always searching for books similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series or the Immortals After Dark series, and this fulfilled that need! Logan seemed hotttttttt and perfectly alpha, while Gwynn was tough and didn't doubt herself like many lead characters do. There was a good amount of suspense and it was really well written. I'm excited to see how the next rest of the series goes!
Sep 14, 2012 Julie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance/Fantasy Lovers
This first book in the Dark Warrior Series by Donna Grant was a pleasantly fun read. It gained a rating closer to 3.5, and although it had many of the features that I love about the romances I read, it just lacked that "oomph" to becoming a more dazzling 4 or 5. What did I love? Well, it had time-travel, a sexy and magical highlander, Scotland and its picturesque romance, danger and suspense, and of course SEX. Usually, a story containing all of these would hit a home run with me, but it just l ...more
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Jul 12, 2012 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it really liked it
This was a great story! I enjoyed Ms. Grant's mythos and the secondary charters were great. In addition, Logan and Gwynn made a great pair.
May 23, 2012 Macquel rated it it was amazing
loved it!!! Nice way to freshen a series and keep all the characters we have grown to love! Can't wait for the next installment.
Apr 21, 2013 valee rated it it was ok
This book just got me in a terrible mood. I can't even think of starting a new one because this one annoyed me so much....

Where to begin?...

First, I thought this would become another favorite series because it started out pretty good, but right in the middle it just got boring and slowed-paced. The plot and ARC story were really lame, I just felt like I was losing a lot of time as the pages didn't say anything important. Then it also got too corny and surreal. I don't like characters which accep
Jan 03, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished this at the beginning of my vacation in Mexico!! Love Donna Grant's books and I am ready to dive into the next book in this series! It feels good to be back on Goodreads...I had a wonderful holiday in Mexico and can't wait to go back!!Now it is time to get back into the "swing of things" here!!!
May 27, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, this story, and wow can this lady write a love scene...breathtaking. I just figured out that while this is thee first of a new series there is another series that gives the backstory for some of the characters I just met. Obviously, I will have to read them all!
Book Review Diva
Sep 13, 2015 Book Review Diva rated it really liked it
Book Review Of “Midnight Master” By Donna Grant

Gwynn Austin is on her way to Scotland to try and find her father. Gwynn has not heard from her father in sometime and has become very worried about him. While Gwynn is looking for her father, she meets the most beautiful and handsome man that she has ever laid eyes on. Gwynn becomes fascinated by this man named Logan. She is taken away by the way he talks and the fact that he is wearing a kilt in the middle of Winter.

Logan is going to become a majo
Tyra Berger
Jan 11, 2013 Tyra Berger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
Yes this series is a spin off of Donna Grant's Dark Sword series, yes there are character's and couples from that series in this book, no I have not read that series yet(but I plan to) but I did not in any way feel lost because I had not read them. I know most of our long time readers are probably in shock at this statement coming from me. It has been well documented that I am a little OCD about things being read in order. But knowing that, I hope it reaffirms that you do not have to read the DS ...more
Lori McD
3.5+ stars

I know... I know... I said I was giving up on this series, because it jumped the shark for me. And while I won't retract that statement for my review of "The Darkest Highlander", I will say that perhaps it *was* a good idea for Ms. Grant to move the series into the 21st century. Maybe.

We last saw Logan Hamilton on a trip to the Isle of Eigg with the Warrior Duncan, who shares a god with his twin Ian. They were trying to locate one of the Druid relics (the Tablet of Orn) that can lead t
May 07, 2012 Dottie rated it it was amazing
An outstanding story, do not miss it! Taken from my review at

Gwynn Austin, a Druid, has always had a fascination with Scotland, its legends, myths of magic, Druids and Highland warriors. Fearing her magic, she has tamped it down within herself, refusing to heed it, since she was young. But more than once she has wished for something, only to have it happen. Her mother died three years ago and since then, her father, an anthropology professor who had at one time spent more time
May 25, 2012 Shauni rated it really liked it
Midnight’s Master is the beginning of Donna Grant’s Dark Warriors Series.. The Dark Warrior Series is not exactly the beginning of a series rather the middle where the Dark Swords take a slight turn.. Oh they are still fighting evil, most especially Deirdre and they are still working hard to control their inner gods.. but they have been fast forwarded to the future.. or rather NOW.. It’s hard to make a huge transition and make it work. There are so many issues and factors that could go wrong. Ha ...more
Beth (^v^)/
This is my first experience with Donna Grant. I also have never read a book about Druids before. It was a pleasant experience, but not life-altering. I also felt that because I didn't read the other books by Donna Grant, I was missing some backstory that may have made me make a better connection with the secondary characters.

Gwynn is looking for her missing father in Scotland. Logan is a time-traveling immortal warrior, on a mission to prevent evil from re-awakening in the world. They meet, and
Nikki Mazurek
Oct 17, 2012 Nikki Mazurek rated it liked it
This book took me awhile to finish becasue i just didn;t connect with any of the characters. The book takes place within a 5 day time span...heroine meets hero. She discovers she's Druid and he's a warrior that just that day got thrown into the 21st centruy from the 14th century. They meet, fall in love battle the bad guy, and get married. And not to mention the hero lives in a castle with 6 other couples. I would have liked to know each of the other warrior's stories of how they met there SO, b ...more
Jul 15, 2012 Tishke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scotland, time-travel
What was the point of time travel? (view spoiler) ...more
Chinny okonkwo
Apr 26, 2016 Chinny okonkwo rated it liked it
Shelves: para
Almost wanted to throw the book away but just forced myself and funny enough it started making sense towards the end. About to start the next one.
Apr 20, 2016 Desiree rated it did not like it
This book was awful. I spent a good portion of the first part of this book wondering if there was another book before, because it felt like I'd miss a ton of crap. Alas, no, this is the first book and there's a ton of information missing.

So, this Highland guy shoots forward hundreds of years in time and finds future inventions and conventions to be annoying, rather than abjectly shocking. Then he sees the the leading lady, who is presumably searching in Scotland for her missing father, and he's
Dayreader Reviews
Dec 27, 2014 Dayreader Reviews rated it it was amazing
Thrown through time…

She’s done it again! Donna Grant has expanded her Warriors, highlanders who have had ancient gods unbound in them. Thrust through time into Scotland in the 20th century by an evil Druid, the Warriors arrive separated into a new world with electricity, vehicles, and indoor plumbing. Having arrived four centuries into the future, our Warriors must not only learn a new language, a new land, but must find one another and unite to fight a new evil, Declan Wallace, a powerful druid
Romancing the Book
Feb 16, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Molly
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I’ve heard oodles of great things about Donna Grant, but have never had the pleasure of reading her works….until now. And, I must say that I am beyond please with the outcome of what I read. I was swept away instantly into the heart of Scotland, following characters who take the reader on a whirl wind ride, searching for a missing artifact, overcoming evil, and fighting sizzling attraction. Do
P.A. Lupton
Nov 17, 2014 P.A. Lupton rated it liked it

I read this book as a first in a series, but I couldn’t figure out why I felt like I was coming into a story partway. Now that I’ve finished, I’ve been reading a few reviews and it seems this is a spin off series. I think I probably would’ve enjoyed this one more had I read the other series first. Like I said, I felt like I was missing something. When I reached the halfway point of the book, it was much better, but there were still a lot of unanswered questions. I wondered how the women were imm
Radioactive X
Sep 24, 2014 Radioactive X rated it really liked it

Midnight's Master nos relata dos historias que se unen. Por un lado, tenemos a Gywnn, quien deja su vida en los Estados Unidos para encontrar a su padre, un antropólogo que lleva tres semanas desaparecido.
Y por otro lado, Logan, un guerrero del año 1600, el cual, gracias a druidas se encuentra en nuestro tiempo para destruir a Deirdre.

Esto puede sonar poco llamativo, pero es que me ha encantado. Ambas historias se entrelazan pues Logan y Gywnn estaban de
Sep 18, 2012 Hbeebti rated it really liked it
Pretty great spin off. Loved that all the other characters from the original series were here quite a bit. Logan was just as great as I thought he would be. All wounded hero hating himself. lol but his lady love helped him through. The original baddies are still running around causing trouble. I am really curious about how things will go for Ian , his book is next cant wait.
Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
Isn't the cover of a book the first thing that meets the eye, makes an impression and tickles our interest? Had I not known about Donna Grant's talent as a paranormal, dark fantasy, historical etc. romance writer, I would have dropped my eyes on this book anyway, on the whole Dark Warriors Series for that matter...5 stars rating on the cover art!
This one fell flat for me. Very cliche, kind of cheesy with soft and rather shallow characters. Too many gently phrase descriptions of passion and love making, with head thrashing and screaming, for me. The story line is okay but not unique or distinct at all. I feel like it blurs into other not so great stories I have read. Brogue is there but only using a handful of words, which got pretty repetitive after a while. This series is also a spin off to another, and I didn't realize that until I wa ...more
Sara Martínez pérez-tomé
Apr 13, 2015 Sara Martínez pérez-tomé rated it really liked it
So, I have not read the dark sword series, so I did my self huge spoilers BUT I really liked it!!! In fact, next book is going to be the first of the Dark Sword series!!

I loved the argument - never seen Druids stories with the romantic/erotic scenes, and I loved Logan - so highlande, and passionate, so manly.
The development of the couple's love was more than evident along the book. However, there was one thing that I didn't like, becuase I found it non-sense. At the end, Gwynn leaves because sh
Jun 21, 2015 Abigail rated it it was amazing
Es extraña la manera en la que descubri esta saga y su saga hermana.

Todo comenzo cuando lei otro libro de esta autora y necesite otra dosis de ella que fue la saga Dark Sword y quede maravillada y totalmente asustada al descubrir que exista un spin off que precisamente comenzaba con este libro.

Logan me lleno de curiosidad desde el quinto libro de la saga anterior, el libro de Galen. Tenia una oscuridad misteriosa en el que esperaba descubrir en su respectivo libro que imagine en diferentes maner
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