Nightwalker (Dark Days #1)
For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker--an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that prevents her doom.
The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has alread...more
"So I thought, " I murmured. I started to lift my leg from his lap when Danaus grabbed my calf with his right hand, holding me in place. His touch was warmer than I'd expected, almost burning through my leather pants. Shocked by his sudden willingness to touch me, I went completely still. Turning his head to look at me, my lips brushedhis cheek and we both froze. Danaus exhaled slowly and I found myself drawing in his breathe, holding it inside me. If one of us moved less than an inch, our l...more
Mira has been a vampire for over 600 years....more
The main reason this book didn't grab me was that it was primarily told in lusty action scenes, with the main character's conflicts and history lodged in paragraphs between. Since the 603yo vamp lady was pretty much invincible, there wasn't any tension to be...more
Mira is a nightwalker, a vampire, but she's not lik...more
Ahem. Recomeçando. Mira é uma vampira com precisamente 603 anos de idade. Mas Mira não é uma vampira qualquer... não! Mira tem um estranho poder que impõe respeito no meio da sua comunidade: ela não só pode controlar o fogo, como é imune a esta forma tão tradicional de matar vampiros. É por isso que há séculos que Mira é a vampira-chefe da sua comunidade em Savannah, USA.
Mas a sua paz está p...more
Nightwalker is the first novel in Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days urban fantasy series, and despite the fact that at the beginning I could only progress slowly, that didn't keep me from falling in love with Jocelynn Drake's poetic writing. So persevere, because after the initial 80-90 pages the novel's pace picks...more
With that said, I found I enjoyed this book. The main character, while always being a step behind her advisories, was a driver of the plot through most of the book and working to catch up with...more
I love the mythology behind the Dark Days series. After humans were created, two guardian races were created to maintain the balance. The naturi are guardians of the earth, while the bori are the guardians of souls. The bori existed as a single clan with their own dark side. From the bori came the legends of angels and demons. The naturi existed in five clans; earth, water, wind, light and animal. From the naturi grew the stories of elves, fair...more
Nightwalker, introduces us to Mira. A firestarter Vamp, who controls the domain of America. Mira comes across a human vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already proven to be a powerful and a killer of her kind. In the end, the Vampire and Hunter must work together to stop a powerful force that wants to wipe out humans and Vampires alike. Along the way, the run into ancient vamps, booki...more
We're talking Vampires of course, but for once they aren't the top of the food chain, it's the naturii (a hybrid of elves and faerie lore) that are the b...more
Her gift to her is a Naturi who helped tortured her years ago. Some of the torture remains a mystery to her....more
The premise of the story sounds original, but replace naturi with fae and nightwalkers with vampires, and it's not particularly. The plot was actually reasonably interesting, but my interest in it was overwhelmed by other things annoying me.
First, Mira acted very young, which would be fine if she were no...more
We are introduced to the main character, Myra, and her wierd power very early on. And there is no beating-about-the-bush about it either. She's a vampire that can make fire, which is pretty cool since they are mortal e...more
I enjoyed the characters of this book immensely. They are all very vibrant and the type of characters th...more
Nightwalkers: “Folklore has called them Nosferatu, Langsuir, Strigae, Upir, the undead, and finally, Vampire, but among their own kind, they are simply known as Nightwalkers. Humans by birth, nightwalkers are created when a nightwalker of significant age takes a human past the edge of death and brings him or her back with an infusion of nightwalker blood.
Nightwalkers are dep...more
Nightwalker begins with Mira stalking Danaus through Savana, her city. You see straight away how skilled a hunter she is, and her feisty personality come through very strongly. Very quickly, Mira is forced to postpone Danaus’s death and trust him as he shows her an enemy from her past who she thought was long dead. The feared Naturi are back. Mira and Danaus must head to Egypt to warn vampires & oth...more
I may have jumped too quickly with this author- I saw her second book and ended up buying that one and her first one too- Nightwalker. That'll teach me to buy two books in a series without having read the first one.
Not that this is a horrible book. Dr...more
This is the point where you ask, "Why, Sabrina... you sound bitter, as if you didn't really like this book at all. Why on Earth did you give it three stars?"
Well, dear... I gave it three stars, because yes, I did like it. I wouldn't have kept reading the thing every day had I thought it was boring. But like most of the o...more
The dark days are coming and Mira is the kick-butt heroine taking on the world. A vampire enforcer, the guardian of her U.S. domain, she is the one the nightwalkers call the Fire Starter. Ble...more
- A great heroine: While at the beginning I didn't like Mira very much, her voice really won me over. She really does act like she's half a century old - and that includes cynicism, but also she's really smart, knows how to navigate the politics of her world and is comfortable with who she is. She doesn't jump to conclusions, but instead thinks really logically, she isn't judgmental but accep...more