The Glass Coffin (Kiss Me at Midnight)
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There is a downside of this being a prequel to Johnnie's first case in Dance in the Dark; those who have read that book know that (view spoiler)[the "HEA" for Rostislav and Jesse comes later, when Rostislav asks Johnnie for help with the case of the Cinderella glass slipper -- because vampires are not supposed to love humans (hide spoiler)]. In addition, the way this short story begins, readers are immediately dropped in the middle -- there is no story how Rostislav and Jesse first met ...more
Why? Why are all the good ones so short?
This is the backstory for Jesse the Vampire and Rostislav a human, that appear in Dance In The Dark.
Rostislav is investigating a mysterious Glass Coffin and brooding over his unrequited love to the Vampire Jesse, since everyone knows that Vampires can't love humans and even if they could it is not allowed.
But things aren't quite like they seem.
This is a story about Rostilav and Jesse, friends of Johnnie in Dance in the Dark. (view spoiler)[They appear in the first part of the book, when they asked Johnnie to solve the issue of a glass slipper believed from Cinderella story. (hide spoiler)] The story took place before that book, so in a way this is an indirect prequel to that book.
Rostilav, a witch that was known to be a spell breaker, was in middle of a personal struggle that started when he hooked up with Jesse, a handsome ...more
This is a prequel to Dance in the Dark with the story of Rostislav get tangled with the infamous glass coffin.
The story began and we got dropped right into the middle. Rostislav who had a tryst with Jesse was called to check out the glass coffin and to break the curse. The way the glass coffin was described was magical to say the least.
(view spoiler)[We also met Jackie, the MC from book #6 of the series. We also learned more about Jesse. It was mentioned that Jesse was quite powerful ...more
Rostislav, the sorcerer, is the kind of man who will not easily change his mind. He believes certain things, and the fact that vampires do not love humans is one of them, and he will not be swayed. Eve ...more
This is a must read for fans of Derr's Dance with the Devil series, and takes us back to a group of characters that we haven't seen in a while, the characters from Dance in the Dark, Johnnie, the Dracula Ontoniel, and Johnnie's friends Jesse Alucard and Rostislav the sorcerer. Though Johnnie shows up only in a small part in this story, it is enough to recognize that this story is at a unique place in the series, a direct prequel to that book, before Johnnie's ...more
It doesn’t really cover in this book the backstory behind the why a vampire can’t love a human, why it’s so troublesome, but it definitely is. I haven’t read any of the other stories in this world so all the characters were new to me. It’s a short story and I really wish it had been longer because I liked them all very much.
Rostislav is a human, one who was unfortunate enough to sleep with and fall in love with a vampire, Jesse. Jesse is the good friend of a p ...more
Unbeknownst to her, Trudy has lived her life in a bubble - she's believed her life to be a fairy tale that simply doesn't exist and reality is unceremoniously thrust upon her. Not only h ...more
Of course I liked this. I love this world Megan Derr created. Rostislav is lovely and I really like that in the end, he (view spoiler)[ got his vampire (hide spoiler)]. And I absolutely, without a doubt, lovelove Johnny (I've been rereading dance in the dark and dance with the devil for the 100th time), and I love seeing him again in this book. But I really wanted this story to be a little longer and the ending is of course an open ending. It's going to take until the first case of dan ...more
If you're looking for chronological placement, this would come right after the first book Dance With the Devil.
Still, I eventually remembered vaguely enough to remember who Rostislav was.
I did rather like it, even if I feel like I should be reading it according to numerical order...
In The Glass Coffin, we are introduced to Rostislav and Jesse. Both of whom play a role in future installments in this series. It can stand on it's own, but I recommend reading it before or after book 2, Dance in the Dark. Timeline-wise, it takes place during the early part of Dance in the Dark.
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Slightly disappointed that it started in the middle of things and left it mostly unfinished. It would be nice to see a follow story or even as part of another story.
Edit: nevermind! I did not know this was a prequel to Dance in the Dark!