Pray for Dawn (Dark Days, #4)
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Pray for salvation . . .

Pray for daylight . . .

Murder has pulled Mira out of the shadows and back into the living world . . .

As the fire-wielding enforcer of the nightwalker coven wrestles with the mind-destroying ghosts of her dark past, the slaying of a senator's daughter in Savannah threatens to expose her kind to the brilliant light of day. The dawn of chaos has

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Paperback, 367 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Eos
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Marissa
I love these books but if Mira and Danaus don't at least kiss in this one it may be too much for me to take! The progression of their relationship is at the perfect point to finally explore it...at least a teeny tiny bit, in my opinion.
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WOW! This was a fun tense ride of destruction, death and madness, (with a bit of softness thrown in), but I am starting to think the only way this can end is for everyone to die! No I don’t hope that will happen, but poor Mira and Danaus cannot eve...more
Stephanie
And this is where the series lost me. The POV switches from Mira, the firestarting-vampire-bad ass heroine, to Danaus, the ancient warrior of relatively few words looking for redemption. In all fairness, I read plenty of other series where the POV changes as the protagonist changes. I don't mind that. Most of them however, change with each book.

But with three novels of this series already under my belt, I was used to Mira's POV. I had developed my own relationship, if that's not too strong a wor...more
Karen  Johnson
This was my least favorite of the Dark Days series, but still necessary to read if you are interested in the series itself. Ah, Danaus. Somehow, Mira's point of view made even his grunts seem intelligent. This book, unfortunately, is from his point of view, and he comes across as dense, dim witted, and even occasionally stupid.

For example in the first chapter Danaus is back to chasing down vampires and he meets up with a young one. Their fight is interrupted by three naturi and the vampire prepa...more
Rashika (is tired)
Things that didn't work (but even if they had this book wouldn't have gotten a higher rating... because in spite of these things I managed to enjoy the book.. or I am just being generous)

-1st POV. It didn't suit Danaus at all. It made him sounds just like Mira. His thoughts were clearly not 'Mira', but his voice sure as hell was.

-The kid angle. Now usually, I don't mind the kid angles in adults, so long as they are done right, which wasn't the case for this book. It was too rushed and I don't u...more
Natasha
WOW! Ms. Drake has outdone herself this time. I'm a fan of this series from the start and after reading each book, I cant wait to read the next, but after reading this book, I'm left BEGGING for the next. Wait for Duck cannot could out fast enough. I thought no other book would have a cliff hanger like Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning had, but Pray For Dawn did. July 27th, can't come fast enough!

If your a fan of this series, you must know how alluring this series can be. Mira is an amazing femal...more
Kelsen Jacobs
We finally have Danaus' POV. As a male reader I was looking forward to this. When it finally arrived, I must say I was a little let down. The fights are great in their realism. Danaus is not indescrubtible. But compared to the earlier books, I was expecting him to be much more confident and skilled. Mira respects him, through her eyes he has been portrayed as this unstoppable force of honor. Once we are in his mindset, he is plagued with insecurities. The one's about his role and Mira's relation...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jocelynn Drake really shakes things up with the fourth installment in the Dark Days series, by changing the first person narrative from vampire Mira to vampire-hunter Danaus. I have to say, I loved it. Having Danaus tell the story, allowed us to finally find out what's going on inside the stoic warrior and it helped heighten the tension and mystery of the storyline.

Our story begins with Danaus fighting vamps and the naturi solo in Europe. But for the first time, he comes face-to-face with the en...more
Kt
Yesterday, Pray for Dawn by Jocelynn Drake was released, so of course I had to read it immediately even though I am in the middle of another series. This is the fourth book in her Nightwalker series. This series is about vampires who are called Nightwalkers, but also werewolves and witches. There also are two races called the Naturi and the Bori who are both intent on destroying man kind as well as the rest of the supernaturals. The books center around Mira and Danaus. Mira is a 600 year old nig...more
Alina
While it was a nice change to read the things from Danaus perspective, the overall novel still had the same faults I already mentioned in my last reviews. No closed plot and new secondary characters that were only there for a few pages but for those, we treated as if they'd always been one of the more important ones. I mean, take for instance the girl they pick up. Mira only knows her for one night and already thinks of basically adopting her, thinking of her as her surrogate daughter. Come on!...more
Lillie Roberts
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Donna
The Dark Days series follows each book closely in it's time-line, because of this I recommend that a reader start with the first book in this series Nightwalker so you don't miss out on the terrific buildup that happens with each book.

Pray for Dawn takes up few months after the ending of Dawnbreaker and is told from Danaus's point of view. It was refreshing to see things through his eyes and get his take on what's been happening between him and Mira. Like the previous books, Pray for Dawn was fu...more
Steph
*******Book 4 in the Series - Series Spoiler Alert*******

Pray for Dawn offers us, Drake's loyal "Dark Days" fans with a delish treat, Danaus' POV! Danaus has spent nearly all of his 1866 years hunting down vampires, his half-breed ancestry making him nearly as fast and as strong as those he fights. Since meeting Mira, the 600 year old fire-wielding vampire, he's troubled by the realization that not all vampires are "mindless killing, feeding machines". He never expected to find a vampire that "...more
Suspense Magazine
Take Mira, a vampire who is a fire starter and
Danaus, a half human and half vampire, but a vampire hunter nonetheless, put them together as some odd duo and you have the beginnings of a fantastic story!

From vampires, to lycanthropes, necromancers, werewolves, bori and countless other “beings”—including some old…old witch—this story keeps you captivated from the first word to the bitter end.

With situations and characters too numerous and bizarre to mention, Mira and Danaus—along with others—mu...more
Lorre
It was a nice surprise that Pray for Dawn was written in Danaus' POV instead of Mira's.
Seeing inside Danaus' head was very interesting and a good way to get to know the mysterious hunter better!

Fighting the Naturi was bad enough but with a Bori in the mix... that was a whole new level of BAD!
A creature that can manipulate Mira like a puppet and is immune to Danaus' special powers is very bad news!

I adored Lily! Danaus was right when he said she was like a mini-Mira. I wish we could've seen more...more
Denise
In this 4th installment in the Dark Days series, the POV switches from Mira to Danaus, which took some getting used to at first (especially since I happen to think Mira is the much more interesting character out of the two). Despite that, I quickly got sucked back into the story, which continues with the fast pace and lots of action and magic. Thanks to the (eeevil) cliffhanger ending, it definitely won't be long until I pick up the next book! (view spoiler)...more
Gardavson
I didn't love that this was done in Danaus' POV. It was ok at first, but I was used to the characters as they were. You kinda need to be Mira to understand and like Mira. And I preferred Danaus' character from the outside. For someone old and strong, he's kinda wishy washy in his thoughts. I prefer my men strong in mind and body. He seemed kinda...normal. If I wanted a normal hero, I'd read contemporary. But that's me. Otherwise, the book was good. It just took a bit getting used to reading abou...more
Stacy
Well, I certainly did not expect a POV change. I'm not complaining, because I always found Danaus to be much more intriguing than Mira, but as it turns out...not so much. It was interesting to find out that Danaus is much more drawn to Mira than she realizes, but since it still didn't come to anything, that only buys you so much. My biggest complaint (and yes, I realize this is nitpicky) is that Danaus just heard the term "bori" for the first time from Mira in the last book and now he's all "the...more
Sammy
Whew! What a ride! This book is the first dark days from Danaus' POV. I loved learning more about him and how he really feels about Mira. Great addition to the series, EXCEPT the dreaded cliffhanger ending...how i loathe thee, lol. Luckily I only have to wait a month to find out what happens! I would definitly read the series in order to enjoy the characters and story more.
Christina
Pray for Dawn is the fourth in the Dark Days series about vampires, well, mostly vampires. As with its predecessors, it is entertaining enough for me to finish out the series, mostly because I am waiting to read about the two main characters hooking up. You get a little preview in Pray for Dawn, but no more.

One of my biggest critiques of this series is that it feels as if Drake is trying so hard to prove that female authors are capable of writing a good fight scene. Unfortunately, she overdoes i...more
Katie
Apr 19, 2014 Katie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
I just can't quit this series.

Okay, I'm using that phrase wrong, but I've been reading it for almost a year now, which is a long time for me. But I never quite drift all the way from this series. I end up thinking about it and the characters and come back.

And this one had (view spoiler).

The first half, okay, maybe 60% of the book was slow going for me, but once I got past that, I...more
Angie
Dark Days is proving to be an up-n-down kind of series for me. Pray for Dawn is easily my least favorite of the books. I did still like it, but it had plenty of problems which kept me from enjoying all of it. It picks up a couple of months after the previous book, but instead of immediately finding out why Ryan wanted to see Mira, we're thrust into Danaus' head! This was a bit of a jarring change, but I did find it interesting to be inside his head.

I liked seeing Danaus' struggle with his feelin...more
Tara Day
Danaus, why you not give Mira sex? *sigh* I think Drake loves to torture us as we wait for these two to get it together and just do something. There are so many moments that I think, "oh...oh, I bet they're gonna do it" and then I just get my hopes up. This is the most complicated relationship I've ever rooted for, I swear. But since I know Danaus becomes her consort, it implies some sexy times upcoming.

Man, she beats the shit out of this guy. I feel like even though Mira gets beat up a lot, sh...more
Larissa
*Contains spoiler if you haven’t read the previous books in the series.
**4 and a half stars!

I have been a fan of this Dark Urban Fantasy written by Jocelynn Drake ever since I read the first book a while back. This series has only gotten better with each book and the stakes just keep getting higher and higher.

Mira is a Nightwalker, in other words, she’s a Vampire and has been one for centuries. After so many years and seeing so many deaths, she is wary when it comes to caring about other people...more
Krys

It's been a while since I've read Jocelynn Drake and this book proves it. Pray for Dawn is a great story that suffered from a bit of catch-up from the last three books, which I read over a year ago. That and the fact that the POV suddenly shifts from Mira to Danaus can possibly account for the confusion, but I digress.

A daughter of a high-ranking senator is found dead, and Mira and Danaus have to find out why. Tied up in all of this is an age-old war between Mira's people, Danaus' past, and the...more
Marcia
It was a little odd, at first, to read this from Danaus' point of view. I had become used to Mira's. I mean, I did like it once I got into it, and it was finally nice to see a side of Danaus that Mira can't even begin to grasp (especially where she is concerned).

Danaus' is asked to return to Mira's territory to solve a murder of a young woman who's the daughter to a senator. This is bringing too much attention to the supernatural world that lurks in Mira's city.

When he arrives, he's accosted b...more
Terri Armstrong
“Pray for Dawn” by Jocelynn Drake: Take Mira, a vampire who is a fire starter and
Danaus, a half human and half vampire, but a vampire hunter nonetheless, put them together as some odd duo and you have the beginnings of a fantastic story!

From vampires, to lycanthropes, necromancers, werewolves, bori and countless other “beings”—including some old…old witch—this story keeps you captivated from the first word to the bitter end.

With situations and characters too numerous and bizarre to mention, M...more
Tara (box5angel)
Jul 11, 2010 Tara (box5angel) rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of vampires
Recommended to Tara (box5angel) by: no one
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Amy A
Pray for Dawn is the 4th book in the series, and it just keeps getting better and better. In this book Jocelynn Drake decides to take a different step in that Danaus becomes the narrator for the book. So far, the story has been told from Mira's point of view, but the change is an interesting twist. I liked seeing Mira from Danaus's side. And I liked that we got to know what Danaus thoughts about events.

The naturi are free and Aurora is out. Pray for Dawn starts about three months after events in...more
Bethany C
(I finished this a couple of weeks ago, so this is just a short, general review.) I was a little thrown off when I started reading this as I didn't realize it was being narrated by Danaus. That wasn't a bad thing, however I think because of his stoic demeanor, the books from Mira's POV have a little more personality. I liked that there was a little bit of a mystery in this one to keep things interesting throughout, and I'm definitely curious to see where the author is going with the overlying st...more
Christine
Finishing the book left me breathless. And nearly speachless. It starts a few months after the events at Machu Pichu and other than the previous book, it is told from Danaus´s POV. Even though it is rather unusual to change the POV during an ongoing series, I was really looking forward to reading the it. Jocelynn Drake managed this change of POV brilliantly. It´s so cool to see the characters you came to know through Mira´s POV now through Danaus´s eyes. Finally, we get to know a little bit more...more
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