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Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed #6)

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,458 Ratings  ·  698 Reviews
A woman driven by blood. A man thirsting for vengeance.
A place where darkness and desire meet...

As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out of the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her onetime lover, now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the cross fir
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Dell
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Laverne Brewster I don't think any of the adjectives you used to characterize Claire are fair or accurate assessments of the actions of this character. Contrary to…moreI don't think any of the adjectives you used to characterize Claire are fair or accurate assessments of the actions of this character. Contrary to your charge, I found Claire to be selfless, caring and smart. It was a selfless caring Claire who risked her life to save Andreas from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, for entering his coma induced dream and being the catalyst in his gaining control of his pyrotechnics and for her willingness to join him and Brotherhood in defeating Dragos. Her intelligence is stated at the onset of the story. I think the your "he deserved so much better..." sounds like code for white rather than a black love interest.(less)
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Beanbag Love
Sep 25, 2009 Beanbag Love rated it it was ok
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Well, I must say I was very pleasantly surprised with Ashes of Midnight. Because I have had a crush on Andreas for a while, I've been looking forward to this book, although this seems to be a least favorite of a lot of fans of this series. Veil of Midnight ended with things in an abysmal place for Andreas. His whole family was wiped out through an act of his enemy, Wilhelm Roth, who is highly placed in the Enforcement Agency. This book begins in medias res of Andreas' brutal quest for vengeance. ...more
4 -5 stars – Vampire Romance

I really enjoyed this sixth installment in Lara Adrian’s awesome Midnight Breed series, but found myself feeling a little confused at first because it’s been a while since I’ve read the previous books and there is an ongoing story arc that’s central to the story.

For those of you who haven’t yet read this series, there are similarities often drawn with J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and Ward herself gives an author endorsement, but Adrian’s take on the origins an
I admit that it is a little tough for paranormal romance authors to get a convincing romance in there while still having to build the world, have a mystery to solve, keep up with the doings of the thousand-member cast, and make sure to let us know what the bad guys are up to.... all within less than 300 pages. Tough gig!

It helps if you keep a list and check off the items as you do them.

Needless to say, the romances suffer a bit and there has to be a little insta-love. And, that was my big frustr
Aug 14, 2011 DarienMoya rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads

Another wonderful instalment in the Breed series, and I don’t know, I am liking them way better now. I find it that the series is starting to shine on its own now. The similarities to other vampire books is becoming less and less, and the action more spine tingling. I am talking hairless brooding vamps, with sex appeal that can warm the coldest winter. Plus the friendships are deeper, and the love oh so much stronger.

Andreas Reichen, he was a constant character through previ
Oct 06, 2009 Rossy rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the story but even after reading it a second time i still don't like Claire. Her logic just doesn't add up to someone who claims to love a person so fiercely. The fact that it took her so long to realize for sure who was the real villain just made me want to slap her a bit.

*sigh* I think i need to go back to reading another genre for a while.
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jun 01, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
Hmmm. "Ashes of Midnight" is book six in Lara Adrian's 'Midnight Breed' series. I have to say that it wasn't my favorite. I also have to say that it follows very well on the heels of book five, "Veil of Midnight", since events here pick up where it left off. This series is about Adrian's version of vampires (there's good ones and bad ones) and the good guys' fight to save humanity.

Claire never knew she was special--until Wilhelm Roth saved her from an attack and through him, she met the love of
May 31, 2009 Holly rated it it was amazing
When last we heard about Andreas Reichen, he had unleashed a fireball on his decimated home and disappeared. In Ashes of Midnight he makes his comeback in a BIG way. By the first chapter, Lara Adrian lets us know that the once carefree rogue is gone, and in his place is a merciless killer intent on revenge. He is determined to exact his fiery brand of justice on anyone who aligned themselves with the Darkhaven leader, Wilhelm Roth, and while lost within the destructive force of his pyrokinesis h ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Dec 28, 2010 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans and girls who love a tortured hero
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Apr 23, 2010 Zeek rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-pnr, pnr
Okay I'm not sure why this entry into Adrian's Midnight Breeds series got such bad press- I think this one is one of my favorites!

AOM not only had the typical thrilling suspense we've come to expect in Adrian's popular pnr series, but also some uber romantic elements, I find myself helpless to resist.

Not only linked by the fact they are tied to a race of Alien progeny, Andreas Reichen and Claire Roth have a history together. Long ago they fell in love, only to be parted by unforeseen circumstanc
Another winner from the Midnight Breed!

Book 6 in the series picks up three months after the tragic events at the last book, and Andreas Reichen is on a mission of vengeance to kill Wilhelm Roth, the man who cost him everything. His fury has reawakened a monstrous power in him that he is unleashing on anything and everything in his way, and he is a man possessed! To make matters more interesting, suddenly thrust into the picture is Claire, the only woman he has ever loved. Together for only a few
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`

This book is on FIREEEE!!!!!!

5 Stars for my beloved Andreas!

I'd like to quote P!NK instead of writing a review!

Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame,
Where there is a flame someone's bound to get burned,
But just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die,
You've gotta get up and try try try.......

I was rather looking forward to Reichen's story after Veil of Midnight but the plot's become more absurd, with pyrokinesis (now that's an awesome concept) as the one dividing factor in uniting two lovers together ... The good things about it though were the numerous locations for the setting (although Berlin could have been more ... detailed?) and in particular, the conflict and tension between Reichen, Clare and her Breedmate, Roth. The former two of whom unabashedly have a passionate affair, w ...more
Jul 26, 2009 Barbara rated it liked it
3 stars...

I had a hard time remembering the history of the characters in this series (and considering I've read them all at some point isn't good) so I had to rate this as a stand alone novel.

The problem with this series and others like it is that they all kind of run together, especially if you read them from the beginning and have to wait for each new release in the series. There were times when reading Ashes that it mirrored Ward's "Blackdagger" series so much that I actually had to stop and
Ashes of Midnight is the sixth in the Midnight Breed series and the books should be read in order because they continue solving a problem while each installment has a different hero/heroine. There are also brief updates on previous characters in later books.

The series has come a (very) long way since the first saga was told. Now the plot to get rid of the really bad guy (Dragos), hunt the Ancient, kill the Gen Ones (bad ones) and restore order to the vampire community is what keeps the series m
Apr 05, 2010 Buggy rated it it was amazing
This is book six in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series and I couldn`t put it down. Following events set up in the last book VEIL OF MIDNIGHT this instalment just takes off, with it's exciting and suspense filled storyline. There is plenty of angst filled romance here too and several ongoing subplots and POV's which all manage to come together for one explosive ending. Fans of the series will be thrilled as we get to revisit past members of the `Order' and their `Breedmates' who all have signifi ...more
Jan 18, 2016 B.E.Love rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

First read March 2009 - rating: 3 stars
Re-read March 2013 - rating: 3 stars

Not my favorite book of the series - then or now. It bothers me when a series starts out focusing on a core group of characters and then all of a sudden it goes off the rails by giving a secondary character their own book. I really liked Andreas Reichen in previous books but he and Claire's story, while littered with sweet and tender moments, never really resonated with me because they are only loosely tied to the Order
Jun 03, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: keepers
As we know from the end of the last book, every man, woman and child in the hero's Darkhaven has been wiped out. This book is about Andreas' journey of revenge and personal destruction. Along the way he finds Claire his lost love [and wife of William Roth, the man who gave the order for the destruction.:] The h/h and the action move to Boston and the Order uses the heroine's abilities to track down Roth and his ally Dragos [the chief villain that the Order has been pursuing for several books:].

Mar 29, 2011 Filipa rated it it was amazing
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Mar 16, 2011 Monique rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all paranormal romance lovers
Shelves: lara-adrian
I finally finished this one and it was good, just as the other novels in the series have been, and the heroine Claire was ok in the beginning, but, got on my nerves by the last few chaps. of the book, as usual with the books in this series...I liked the powers that both Andreas and Claire had....Andreas the pyrokenesis and Claire, the ability to dreamwalk, those were both some pretty cool powers to have...At this point I am wondering if Dragos is ever going to get caught and killed at some point ...more
Sofia Teixeira
Feb 09, 2013 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ao ler uma saga com mais de três quatro livros, sou da opinião que existem alguns factores de exigência por parte do leitor para que este continue fiel à mesma. Tais factores passam pela capacidade do autor surpreender o leitor, manter uma boa dose de acção e imprevisibilidade e, no caso de séries como a Raça da Noite, ser versátil nas histórias de amor que apresenta. Em Cinzas da Meia-Noite temos tudo isso e no fim ainda ficou aquela sensação do "quero mais". Lara Adrian não desilude, pelo cont ...more
Mar 09, 2015 Mareli rated it it was amazing

Usually the heroine is the one making the difference for me. If she is strong and kick-a@@ probably I'll love the story ;) but in this case I'm in love with Andreas Reichen.

What a man, ops, a vampire, I mean! ;)
Andreas Reichen is the only survivor of his family and he's ready to get revenge. We already know who is the responsible but now we know that Andreas Reichen was in love with a girl and now this girl, a woman now, is the wife of his enemy.

Wonderful book, so recommended!
Sep 22, 2010 Rhonda rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Andreas, and the continuation of this story. I think his talent is really cool, and I look forward to seeing him in future books helping the Order, now that he has things under control. The reason for the 4 stars is because I had a very hard time connecting with Claire. I spent quite a bit of time not liking her, then she redeemed herself in my view, but I just didn't like her as I do the other Breedmates. to Alaska now!!!!!
Kellie G.
May 28, 2012 Kellie G. rated it it was amazing
Another really great book in this series. I've liked Andreas Riechen in the previous books so I was excited to read his story. Liked Claire immediately and I thought their chemistry was was fantastic. This series does not disappoint.
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
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Oct 01, 2011 Steph rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
Book 6 in the Midnight Breed series.
This book starts with Reichen having killed every single person who had a hand in the anhialation of his Darkhaven... bar one. Wilhelm Roth! We imediately see Reichens power, pyrokenisis (One of my favourites, can't resist the flames lol). But so far Reichen appears to have very little power over his gift, and sees it as more of a curse.
Claire is the heroine of this story. She was Reichens lover 30 years ago, but when his power was unleashed for the very
Feb 03, 2013 Patrícia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Gostei bastante deste)

Cinco guerreiros antes dele, deixaram-se levar pelas amarras do amor. Pelo sentimento forte que cresceu em torno de um conforto imprescindível, inviolável, imensurável. Cinco almas destruídas, maltratadas, em sofrimento, que se renderam às evidências, que afastaram as vinganças, que abraçaram as alegrias. Cinco almas que servem de exemplo, que são como irmãos, e que sempre estarão lá, para o boem e para o mal. Agora, chegou a vez de Andreas...

«Cinzas da Meia-Noite» trata-
Elphaba J
Oct 03, 2013 Elphaba J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quando sou questionada, por uma amiga ou leitora, a respeito da série Raça da Meia-Noite, tenho por costume nomeá-la como original e sensual, perfeita para quem procure entretenimento dentro dos géneros fantástico e romance.
Sem ser uma especialista nesta matéria, confesso-me culpada por me sentir consecutivamente atraída pelos machos desta Raça alienista, seres repletos de intensidade, perigo e dramas, que juntamente com as suas Companheiras, mulheres quase comuns que criam familiaridade com que
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LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers hav ...more
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