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In the Darkest Night (Light Warriors #4)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Fleeing from both her dark heritage and the magical council she attempted to steal from, Farran’s greatest fear is to be sent back to the father she has utterly betrayed. Yet when a demon attempts to capture her, Farran knows she cannot stay hidden.  She must find help.

Kel Andrews is a magical troubleshooter with troubles of his own. Recovering from being kidnapped and tor
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Tor Books (first published 2010)
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Laurie Garrison
Feb 24, 2010 Laurie Garrison rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who like PNR
This is book 4 in Patti Light Warriors series.

This book really surprised me. This is my first read by Patti O’Shea, I loved it. I loved the magic that’s used plus the use of magic fighting against demons and Shadow walkers. Everything is well devolved, so you get a fantastic storyline and characters. Farran and Kal both have messed up lives lets just say they definitely belong together. They both share their bad past life with each other, so you really get to know both of them, I found it awesom
Sep 22, 2010 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of futuristic or magical romance
Shelves: 2011
This is the 4th book in the Light Warriors series. Although its part of a series, if you haven't read the others you will still be able to follow the path of the series fairly easily, as O'Shea gives you enough background (without rehashing too much for previous readers) to understand the world she's created.

The storyline is fast paced and starts almost from page one. Farran (the heroine) and Kel (the hero) - I love the unusual names! - are both fairly tortured individuals, both coming into the
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Farran lives a life of fear after barely escaping the cruelty of her Tàireil family with her life. She also hides from the enemies of her kind, the Gineal, in fear of the reprisal they will take for her role in the near death of their Dragon Mage (see Edge of Dawn). As if that wasn’t enough, she also has a demon hunting her and a strange new enemy she has never known before. The only chance she has of survival is to throw herself upon the mercy of her former b
Paranormal Romance
The heroine is burning the wick at both ends. Not only has she to deal with the abusive childhood and outcast from her people, but she's horrible scarred AND now she's being targets but unknown but power beings. In her desperation, she seeks out the help of a woman who was once her friend but she instead finds the hero. He is beyond traumatized by his imprisonment and torture and racked with bone deep chilling guilt over what he did. He doesn't rust anyone, certainly not a woman who's supposed t ...more
Steven Cole
Aug 15, 2011 Steven Cole rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
So, first things first: I received this book as part of the Goodreads First-Reads program, which sends out free books to readers hoping for them to post glowing reviews on the various book-reader web sites.

But here’s the truth: I really didn’t like this book much. Granted, paranormal romance isn’t a genre that I’ve spent any time with, but I do like paranormal and urban fantasy stories, so this really wasn’t a huge stretch for me. No, the real problem with this book was a pair of characters who
This was a 5+ star read for me. It had lots of things that makes me happy in a book. Lots of gut wrenching pathos for example. Sometimes I just get into that stuff. I don't always enjoy a heroine who is unsure of herself but she was well written. She was the type that felt unlovable because of the way her family had treated her growing up and her insecurities just added to the angsty pathos. The hero wins the award for the most messed up super tortured hero I've read in years. But he still manag ...more
Mar 02, 2010 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, pnr, magic
It is amazing how screwed up both Kel and Farran are, so much so that they are perfect for each other. Farran is on the run from her family who has treated her like a piece of crap and have even physically harmed her. She turns to the one place she hopes where she can find help. Unfortunately the people she was looking for weren't there and she was forced to ask Kel for help.

Struggling to put his demons behind him, Kel impulsively decides to help her, when all hell breaks loose seconds after for
Feb 16, 2016 Tamera rated it liked it
I enjoyed this novel, and thought it was an interesting entry in the paranormal genre. Both Farrin and Kel have somewhat tortured pasts (family abuse with Farrin and tortured captive for Kel), but I didn't feel like it was overly drawn out. The novel stood alone, although I am a little interested in some of the other books in this series. This is the first O'Shea book I read, and I will definatley give her other paranormals a try (especially intrigued by the book in the crimson series). So, if y ...more
Ugh, what extremely crappy writing. Stopped after 14 pages because I couldn't envision forcing myself through any more of this utter crap. Author's style is juvenile, unpolished, and lacking any truly descriptive prose or character development. Lots of telling rather than showing.

Plus, because this novel is evidently part of a series, references were made to things that the author assumes the reader is already familiar with, like "Taireal" (which, if I had to guess, is some kind of magical race
Feb 28, 2011 Imjstgr8 rated it liked it
So I started this book out confused and ended the book confused. Halfway through it I realized that this had to be the second book in the series (found out that it's the 4th). I enjoyed the story line however it referred back to the prior book so much. The author assumes that the reader has read the other books, however there is nothing on the cover to suggest that its part of a series. I did get the concept of what happened previously but not enough to make me want to go back and read the other ...more
Feb 11, 2010 JPerceval rated it it was amazing
If I've not said before how much I love Ms. O'Shea's Light Warriors series, well, it can't be said enough: I love the Light Warriors series. In a market saturated with vampires and were-beasties, Ms. O'Shea's world of magic-users who eat solid food and don't turn furry is a wonderful breath of fresh air. And the fact that she follows up a great concept with solid plotting and sympathetic characters doesn't hurt either. In the Darkest Night is no exception.

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Feb 06, 2011 Brandy added it
I really enjoyed this book. Kel and Farran seem like total opposites, but the longer they are together the more you realize that they are ment for each other and it just takes them getting over some of their personal demons to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think this book is one of the Best of 2010. I can't wait to read more of Patti O'Shea's books. If you like action, love, sexual situations, magic and fantasy then this is for you.
Dec 27, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Patti O'Shea's books and scored an advance copy of this one. It is without doubt her finest writing to date. Her characters have always been strong and compelling, but the emotion in this book is riveting. Both protagonists are deeply scarred physically and emotionally, and O'Shea holds nothing back. An outstanding read.
Hildie McQueen
Apr 08, 2011 Hildie McQueen rated it liked it
I enjoyed the chemistry between the Hero and Heroine. The story was good, I wish they would have went to more places, but other than they staying in pretty much two places, I enjoyed the story. I recommend it. I have not read the other books in the series, but I might just do it now.
Jul 10, 2010 Marianna rated it liked it
An okay book, but nothing fresh. I am tired of the lists too. Check, fiery spirit. Check, stubborn as heck. Check, hella sexy. Yawn
Jul 11, 2010 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Excellent, different and I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for more from Patti O'Shea
Marti Rosenberg
Sep 14, 2013 Marti Rosenberg rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
The third book in this series was the best, this one was too disjointed.
Annette Clair
Feb 16, 2010 Annette Clair rated it it was amazing
This has become my all time favorite (to date) of Patti's. Amazing story, really really loved it.
Michele bookloverforever
readable. but the female starts off really weak, please save me kind of woman. not my favorite scenario.
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