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Nightbred (Lords of the Darkyn #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  575 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lynn Viehl’s enthralling new series continues as a valiant warrior sets out on a dangerous quest for immortality…and endless love…

Jamys Durand has survived being made an immortal Darkyn, horrific torture, and years of grueling warrior training. But he has no future to offer Chris, the mortal woman he loves, without his own territory. Whe
ebook, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Signet Book
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Dec 19, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been in love with Lynn Viehl's works from the beginning with Book 1 of the Darkyns and on into her parallel novels of the Kyn. We met Jamy's Durand years ago when he was insane from torture and could no longer speak. He befriended a young Goth girl named Christian and they have each grown into what they thought the other wanted since their separation 3 years prior. She gave up her Goth identity and studied to become a working entity in a Darkyn household. He trained to become a warrior to ...more
Lucy Dosch
Had a heard time getting into this. I had high hopes for this story and thought I would enjoy this. I liked the fact that Jamys was turned very young about 17 or 18, just on cusp of adulthood, and although he was over 700 years old, he was treated like he was a kid by his father and the other warriors. Then there was supposed to be the adventure of finding the jewels so that he would win his own lands to rule so he could make an offer of marriage to Chris who had had fallen in love with three ye ...more
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Publisher: Signet
Publish Date: Out now
How I got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley

Jamys Durand has survived being made an immortal Darkyn, horrific torture, and years of grueling warrior training. But he has no future to offer Chris, the mortal woman he loves, without his own territory. When he learns of a lost Templar treasure, Jamys vows to possess it and win his lady’s heart.

No one knows Chris Lang wants to be
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

3.5 Stars

First of all, I blame my really bad memory sometimes that when I start a book I’m completely lost. I read the previous book in this series, but seems like ages ago. It took me a little while to get used to the world and to get to know the characters. But that was just me.

Once the story got going and clicked in my head, I actually think it’s a bit faster paced than the previous book. Plus, I liked the young souls the hero and heroine of this book
Feb 01, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lords of the Darkyn series is dark, indeed, and this book is no exception. I was intrigued by the character of Jamys Durand when he was first introduced, and was pleased to see him get his own book. I also like that the books generally bring in at least one couple featured in a previous book, this time Lucan and Sam. (Is anyone else hoping to hear from Valentin and Liling again sometime soon??) Jamys and Christian are in love with each other, but neither knows of the other's feelings. They h ...more
Jan 02, 2013 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While Jamys' romance didn't get as much screen time as it could have and the conflict between him and his Chris was overcome by *gasp* them actually talking to each other to clear up any potential 'big misunderstandings', I still liked this latest Lord's of the Darkyn story. But then again I am a bit memory challenged so I didn't have extreme expectations for this pairing.

The non-romance part of the book was interesting - and frustrating since it messed with past pair Lucan and Samantha- and, as
Mar 31, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Another amazing read from Lynn Veihl. Great story, great characters, and a great arc.
Paranormal Romance
The hero has truly been through hell and back and now, he's no longer content with being silent. With his youthful face stuck at 17 years and his problems with words thanks to years of torture it's easy to take one look at him and write him off as weak and something to be protected. But he's a man. He;s spent a long time training and getting stronger all for one purpose. To game the right to have the title of Kyn lord and with it the ability to have a servant. But he only wants the heroine and i ...more

Jamys Durand wants nothing more than to be respected as a warrior, have his own home and land with the woman he loves at his side. Unfortunately, though he’s been around for over 700 years, being made Kyn at the age of 17 has him continuing to look like a very young man. Add to that, being kidnapped and tortured at the hands of the Brethren three years ago—his father Lord Thierry Durand is somewhat over protective when it comes to his only son. But
Aurian Booklover
Three years ago, Jamys Durand and Christian (Chris) Lang fell in love, while Jamys was staying with Lucan and Sam. Thinking they are not worthy of the other, they still kept in contact through email over the years. Chris has given up her gothic looks and has done her best to become the most perfect tresora so she can give her oath to Jamys. Jamys in turn has gone back to his father’s stronghold, and started training to become a warrior himself. He wants to be the suzerain of his own jardin, so h ...more
Mar 28, 2013 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My English review

I already had the opportunity to read a novel by this author and it is true that as I didn’t start with the first volume, I feared to not understand all the subtleties like the one I tried. But that was not the case and I was swept away by the story more than I would have thought at first.

We discover Jamys a young man changed at his 17 so, now, everyone thinks he is only a boy. Appearances are deceiving but it does not change people's attitude towards him. He
Jan 03, 2016 Tania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Nightbred" by Lynn Viehl. Book 2 of the Lords of the Darkyn trilogy.

I really liked this second addition to the trilogy. Jamys is a character that was introduced in the second book of the Darkyn series and I've always wanted him to get a happily ever after. Chris is a character that was introduced in the third book of the Darkyn series and I've always wanted to know what happened to her.

Jamys may look like a mature seventeen year old but he's really 700 years old. He's been training to be a warr
Jan 09, 2015 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the ‘Lords of the Darklyn’ storyline. This one is a fascinating blend of the ‘Lost Dutchman’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Twilight and of course there’s some of our favorite Darklyn: Lucan & Sam and Jamys & Chris.

But it felt like this was just a vehicle to continue the ‘Emeralds of Eternity’ storyline, with Jamys & Chris’ romance throw in on top. Lucan & Sam’s problems were just as prominent at Jamys and Chris.

Though I love Jamys and am glad h
Margaret Fisk
Jul 08, 2015 Margaret Fisk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is not the first of Lynn’s books I’ve reviewed on my blog, nor do I suspect Nightbred will be the last. The series is presented as paranormal suspense romance, and Nightbred lives up to that label, but at the same time, I find myself captured by the use of language not so as to distract from the story but more to embellish upon it, transcending the genre standards to offer stunning imagery.

Tie that skill with words and phrases to characters we either already know or soon find ourselves capt
Alicia Jespersen(BehindThePicketFence)
Nightbred started out as an amazing novel. I was rather excited to have finally found a book that measured up to some of my favorite romances, but unfortunately my hopes were dashed. I loved Lucan, Sam, Chris, and Jayms. They were very intriguing and well thought out characters. Though this is were my positive thoughts end. Nightbred had great potential and talent up until the last third of the book. It was like the story went off the deep end. Almost as if the author thought something was wrong ...more
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
I don't know what happened with this book. I loved Jamys & Chris together in Incarnatio. But this book was boring. I would've stopped & gone on to the next one in the series if I could've, but I knew it'd put me too far out of the loop on the big plot of the Lords of the Darkyn series.

So what was wrong: there was a lot of ambiguity about what was going on & what force was bad or good of these invisible ones. I am still confused on that. The story with Jamys & Chris dragged. It f
Barbara ★
This one has a dual plot. Lucan and Samantha (H & h of Nightborn) play a huge role in this book. Lucan is the suzerain of the jardin in Fort Lauderdale. Suddenly someone is using mind manipulation to throw his jardin into chaos. Samantha is targeted as is Lucan himself.

Jamys is a 700+ year old Darkyn who has been living under his father's overprotective shadow and wants a jardin of his own which his father will not allow. Jamys leaves his North Carolina home to visit Christian Lang who live
Francesca Rock

Not bad, not bad. I was excited to read Chris and Jamys' story - as there were teasers about their relationship in previous books. It was nice to see something you knew was coming bear fruit.

It was a pretty quick read. I really like Chris, though I don't like that she changed herself for him. But then it all redeems itself because Jamys gets mad at her for making those changes. It was a nice relationship to read - one of those "I like you as you are" stories that all Bridget Jones fans love.

Jan 18, 2013 Darcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book reminded me of the early Darkyn series, which is a good thing as I really liked those. I think part of the reason why is that the main characters are ones that we have meet before, they had already worked through a lot of issues with themselves. Plus the other Kyn people around are ones that I really reading about.

It was interesting how Lucan seemed to change so much, too much. I loved seeing Sam give him hell, because out of it or not, he at times deserves it.

I loved watching Jamys a
Feb 22, 2013 Tricia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I love Viehl's Darkyn series, I'm less enthused by the last few installments. Nightbred is slightly more interesting than the last one, but the characters are still shallow and hard to root for. In this particular book, Jamys is fully described as a baby faced man who wishes his daddy would stop coddling him so he could be treated seriously as a fighter and get the girl. Well, boo hoo. That's about all we ever learn about his motivations or internal struggle. There are descriptions in the ...more
The Window Seat
Jan 01, 2013 The Window Seat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first read Nightborn, by Lynn Viehl, I really liked the world that Viehl had created and I went back and started to read the other books in the Darkyn series. I think I got to the third one before I just wasn't interested in it anymore. The Lords of the Darkyn, the branch off series that Nightbred is a part of, is much better written and the greater story arc is much stronger.

One of the books that I did read was Thierry's story (I don't know which one it was....) and I was intrigued by hi
The Last
I originally posted this review on my blog

This was a quick, straightforward and solid read.

On the whole, I liked the characters - although I found it impossible to imagine being attracted to Jamys (he was turned at 17 and even though he's now hundreds of years old, he still looks like a 17 year old so the thought of doing rude things to him was just icky). Also, the author should have just called Lucan's tresora Alfred rather than Burke, as he seemed to have
Aug 25, 2016 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the main characters in this one, enough to ignore the I've-been-in-love-with-you-for-three-freakin-years-and-never-mentioned-it thing. Both are more than competent and emotionally mature, having overcome some nasty stuff. And they were both actively working on their individual strategies for being together, in a gift of the magi sort of way.
The plotting wasn't as clear in this book, as there are layers of villains that have to be peeled away. The author's tendency to include non-consensu
May 08, 2014 Faby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was good, you get the point of cris here, she wants to be part of their world so she works hard and become a trust person for them so she have to change and jayme he just one to be someone she can be proud of and have t hings of their own this books is really strong at that point because one cant relate , when you star working sometimes you have to change your ways i just to have pink and green hair but for the office work it has to go and men always want something stable so they can say to t ...more
Pamela / SpazP
This is a solid read, but I miss the dark magic feel of the original Darkyn series. I just don't get this series and why it's a spin-off. The characters and worlds in this book are all mostly from the Darkyn world, which should make me happy, but as much as I thoroughly enjoyed the idea of getting Jamys's story, I couldn't help but feel as though something is ... missing... that I used to find in the Darkyn books. This book was boring. I don't know if I'll continue with this series, and that mak ...more
Jessika Theologus
Jun 25, 2013 Jessika Theologus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lynn-viehl
I love this author and this book did not disappoint! as soon as I picked it up, I could not put it down (I forgot to update my status lol :P) for any of you that follow the Darkyn, this is Jamys's story, the son of Thierry Durrand and Jema. LV has also introduced another important character that plays a huge part with the very few female Kyn. I don't want to give too much away tho, so you're just gonna have to read this awesome book!
Jan 17, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been waiting for Jayms and Chris's book. It wasn't quite what I had expected but I'm not the author so it's not up to me how the stories go. Ms. Viehl obviously has a plan on where this storyline is going and I can't wait to see where it takes us. One thing I would like....more Alex and Michael, I have a huge girl crush on Alex.
Dec 30, 2012 B.E. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oooo, this one was the best so far. I thought I'd have a little trouble with the romance part and Jamys being so young - but then again, he might look 17, but he's hundreds of years old, so I got over it. Excellent book. Of course, it helps that Lucan is one of my favorite Darkyn anyway, so having him as part of this was bonus.
another fabulous book by this author, continuing the series about the darkyn. the hero has literally been through hell and has worked hard to overcome the afteraffects of his sojourn there, while the heroine worked to overcome her past as well. can't wait for the next book!
Mar 11, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was great! One of my massage clients is the authors mother so that was a fun bit of fortune- plus she gave me several of the books. I've purchased the rest of the series and enjoyed them very much.
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