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Twilight Fall (Darkyn #6)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  2,437 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
Immortal Darkyn Lord Valentin Jaus and landscape artist Liling Harper are two lost souls. Brought together by fate, bound together by passion, Valentin and Liling find solace in each other’s arms. But the ties that bind them are deeper—and more dangerous—than either of them can possibly imagine…
ebook, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Penguin Group US
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Jul 02, 2008 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth book in the Darkyn series.

At first glance, one would think that Liling Harper was just a quiet, unassuming gardener. She loves her flowers and plants, she loves soothing the patients at the nursing home where she works and she has a secret crush on the owner of the facility, Valentin Jaus.

Valentin visits the care facility to visit Luisa Lopez. A special patient there who is of importance to Alex Keller. While there Valentin runs into Liling and becomes intrigued by her. Unbekno
I started and finished (in one night!) Viehl's Darkyn novel Twilight Fall and TOTALLY enjoyed it! I was only going to read a chapter or two before bed, but once I started, I couldn't put it down.

If you've been reading Viehl's Darkyn series from the beginning, then you already know the hero of Twilight Fall's back story. In Private Demon (Darkyn Series Book 2), Valentine very nearly killed what he thought was the love of his life, Jema Shaw. Not only did he inadvertently begin the process of Jema
Cid Tyer
Mar 21, 2010 Cid Tyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-books
The Setting — still America, but this time you’re bounced around between several different places as the plot thickened. Most of them are already locations and established, except the Florida Everglades. ~__^

The Characters — are what I seem to love about these books. I looked back on my previous posts and saw how much I wrote in this section. Oh well! Jaus has been one of my favorite characters, probably because of his tragic encounters earlier. What I thought was the established mold he would f
Jenny Delandro
Mar 03, 2011 Jenny Delandro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TBR 181

Liling is japanese and has a twin brother

she can remove pain (or give it)

her brother can control water...
(view spoiler)
Aug 30, 2008 Ladiibbug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#6 Darkyn (vampire) series

Valentin Jaus (head of the Chicago vampires), who in a previous book lost an arm and his woman in a duel (swords) with a rival, meets a young woman who catches his attention. Liling is a gardener at the nursing home where Luisa is recovering.

Valentin and Liling both have secrets, which are uncovered as they travel together.

Another solid book in this series. I would have liked it if more of the other Darkyn groups had been included, but it was still an exciting adventure
Aug 17, 2014 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The books all got jumbled up on my Nook so I ended up reading this a bit out of sequence. It was great to read a Jaus book though, since the second book he's been one of my favourite characters and was nice to see him finding some happiness in this one.

If anything this book has left me more confused than ever about the Brethren and what they're up to. The orphanage sub-plot seems a bit tacked on to the series when before it had seemed like the author was going down the route that everyone was su
Gypsie Holley
Jul 03, 2008 Gypsie Holley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! The ending was fantastic with how it was left with John, of all people! Not giving no spoilers here. Brought in some elemental characters with Jaus's mate Liling. Would like to see more story with Kayan and Melanie. With introductions of new characters I would hope that Veihl need not end her series. There is so much she can do with it and not get boring.

Best Quotes from Book:

"Ignorance is not an excuse." Martha, a nurse

"He is a walking slot machine minus the cherries." ---Alexandra
Jun 24, 2008 Christel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any paranormal readers
Recommended to Christel by: series
Another book in the Darkyn Series. This one took me some time to read because to me it just started out SLOW!! But when it speeded up it went fast.

This series though needs to be read in order. If I had picked up this one first I would have been totally lost in what the heck is going on. That is one thing I really like about this series is the way one book flows into the other. Next Robin of Locksley!
Mar 11, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x-read-in-2011
WOW Defiantly going to have to get myself a German to English, and a French to English Dictionary for these books - I goggled a few of the names, but there is a lot of it. At least Adrian Phoenix gave us a glossary in her Song Maker series :)

I did like this book though - it was cute. I was little shocked about Valentin's "other side" When he was in the second book (look up title later) with Theiry and Jema, he seemed really sweet and kind and caring - in this book, he is very dominate - I have
The sixth installment of Lynn Viehl's Darkyn series stars--my personal favorite--Valentine Jaus. In Twilight Fall, Jaus continues to struggle with unrequited feelings for Jema Shaw, the sygkenis of Thierry Durand, whose story was recounted in the second book of the series, Private Demon. During a visit to a nursing home, he comes across the institution's gardener, Liling Harper, whom, unbeknownst to Jaus, is in hiding from the Brethren. Not only are we able to follow Liling and Jaus's journey to ...more
Oct 20, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Valentin and Jema’s romance story. First, I like the different way Valentin and Jema meet: through him offering her a plane ride, then having to survive after a crash.

Alex’s research into the physiology of the Darkyn’s curse/disease, along with the history of the Brethren’s plans, is becoming amazingly complicated. I love it. As we gain more details of what the Brethren have been up too, it just is horribly amazing. It reminds me of some other historic groups (i.e.: Nazis). I’ve got a
Jan 20, 2015 Javes rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was alright. I liked the book but it felt rushed, like it was released before it was actually finished. It was a very good premise, but the relationship, the drama with the twins, the twist with Melanie, were all good elements if the characters had made better emotional connections. Show us how Jaus & Lilian connected and not through dreams unless it was over a period of time. Show an emotional connection between Kyan & Melanie. Make readers believe that they cared a little bit about ...more
Marissa Dobson
Feb 17, 2010 Marissa Dobson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Liling Harper has a secret, a very dark secret that is now coming to light. Fleeing from the nursing home where she has eased the lives of the residents, Liling is forced to turn to Darkyn Valentin Jaus for help in escaping the city. Unfortunately, someone is still chasing her... Will Valentin and Liling find love in the midst of danger?

Fans of the Darkyn series will remember Valentin from PRIVATE DEMON where he lost the use of his arm in a fight with Thierry Durand. His tortured soul has been
Heather Dalgarno
"Twilight Fall" is the 6th book in Lynn Viehl's tales of the Darkyn - sexy, tormented, knights templar turned vampires looking for love.

This installment marks the return of Valentin Jaus, first introduced in "Private Demon", the second book in the series. In "Private Demon" Valentin looses the love of his life (and his sword arm) to another Darkyn lord. In "Twilight Fall" Val, shockingly, finds another women who just happens to have a tormented past, a host of secrets, and mystical abilities of
Lisa Lap
This series is slowly growing on me the more the world Lynn Viehl has created is revealed. I really liked the characters in this book although there were several things "brushed over" which seems to be a reoccuring theme throughout all the books. I'm sure it's to keep us reading but it's also annoying because some things are unnecessary or could be easily resolved with a simple explanation.

I think more needed to be said about Liling and her twin, even though they talked at the end it wasn't sati
Jan 02, 2014 Tania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lynn-viehl
"Twilight Fall" by Lynn Viehl. Book 6 in the Darkyn series.

I really liked this book. Very well written. It didn't have as dark a feeling as all the other books but it's just as good.

Valentin Jaus (he is referred to as either his first name or last name throughout the book) is a character that was introduced in the beginning of the series and in the second book, "Private Demon", he has his heart broken. I'm so happy that in this book he gets a happily ever after with a woman named Liling.

The stor
I liked this book. The only reason it didn't receive 4 stars is that while the romance seemed to proceed at a fairly natural pace throughout much of the story, I didn't buy the "pledged to you forever and ever eternal love" at the end. I suppose it had to happen as that seems to be the formula for these books, but it would have been nice to see it continue on as an "I-dig-you you-dig-me, let's see where this goes" kinda thing. Given that the characters tend to make cameos all over the novels, th ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one contains critical info about the overall series arc, but I didn't love the relationship development between the heroine and hero, nor did I think their character development was nearly as good as that in some of the other books. And this is with the hero having been a major character in a previous installment. The enthusiastic dominant/submissive sexual theme made for a nice change to the occasional creepy roofie/rapey thing that has happened a lot in this series.
The heroine is introdu
3.5 stars

I go back to this series when in need of a dose of good ol' gritty urban fantasy. The continuing storyline through out this series is coming to a satisfactory close. I'm curious to see how the fight between the Templars turned vampires (but still protector of men) verses the evil Brethren priests disguised as Catholics will end. It's been a good story.

This book is not a good stand alone as it continues where book #2 left off and also includes references from books 1-5, but those familia
Mandy Beyers
Feb 19, 2010 Mandy Beyers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As Darkyn Valentin Jaus continues to mourn the loss of the woman he spent thirty years desiring, he finds himself thrown into circumstances where he must save the life of a human woman who is running from something. He quickly discovers that the killer who attacks him was actually after Liling Harper, and that she has some secrets to hide. For Liling, the draw she feels for Jaus competes with her desire to die rather than be caught by the man after her again.

This book adds a new twist to the Dar
Jul 04, 2008 Elke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even with the sixth novel in this series, the author manages to keep the plot original and surprising. While the fast-paced story is comparatively tough in the erotic scenes as well as in the action sequences, the author manages to keep the tension high and the reader glued to the pages. While we have the obligatory, but really hot finding-a-lifemate story, more of the dark secrets of the Brethren society are revealed and the fight between Brethren and Darkyn continues.

What I love about the Dark
Nov 15, 2008 Denni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 02, 2011 Yodamom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5- To be fair I jumped into the middle of this series. I had issues with the way this way written, 1) the female character keep going into her head, where there were all these rooms with stained glass and doors ? I could not tell when she was with us or not. 2) she jumped into lust/bed with our uber sexy alpha male, first chance, no build up at all3) I did not care for the dominating part, it felt belittling 4) he would slip into these rooms ? with her or not it was hard to tell... i was confu ...more
Dorothea Müller
Dec 05, 2014 Dorothea Müller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Landschaftsgärtnerin Liling Harper hütet ein dunkles Geheimnis. Als sie gezwungen ist zu fliehen, um ihr Leben zu retten, bietet der Vampir Valentin Jaus ihr seine Hilfe an. Zwischen Valentin und Liling erwacht schon bei ihrem ersten Zusammentreffen eine tiefe Leidenschaft. Doch Lilings Verfolger sind ihr dicht auf den Fersen.

Das beste Band der Reihe bis jetzt. Es fängt alles harmlos an und dann geht es Schlag auf Schlag. So viel neues erfährt man über ein paar alte Bekannte, Geheimnisse wer
Oct 14, 2008 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several Darkyn books ago, there was a Chicago lord who fell in love, but she fell in love with another. Now, he's trying to help another girl who's tangled up somehow with Darkyn enemies, an Asian girl who can make plants grow almost miraculously. They get in a plane wreck. She's got a water-creature who at least looks human after her. Darkyn politics get involved, and secret Brethren (the enemy guys) experiments begin to come to life. The hero discovers that he didn't know what love was after a ...more
Aug 06, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read. This introduces new characters while incorporating old friends and enemies. Valentin is the hero, a character I have liked since his original introduction. Liling is the heroine, a lady who only wants to be with her flowers but is on the run from the Brethren who want her back or dead. Neither of them are aware of the others' differences and history with the Brethren - but the enemy of my enemies and all that...

Series should be read in order.

1. If Angels Burn (2005)
2. Pr
Feb 06, 2013 NTE rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I read this book - it was one of those books that I put on my TBR pile because of something very specific, and by the time I got around to it I couldn't remember what that specific thing was. I should've known, though, by the cover's proclaiming "A novel of the Darkyn" that this wasn't going to be for me. I have an (ir?)rational hatred of books that use Y for no reason. You all know the books I am talking about... this was no exception. And I obviously came in in the middle of t ...more
One of my favorites of the series, the sixth book in the Darkyn series focuses on the relationship between Valentin Jaus and Liling Harper. I think this one focuses much more on relationship development and it's one of the sexiest and most romantic. Some mild dom/sub stuff here too. There's a lot of great twists in the overriding plot arcs of John and the origin of the converted Kyn mates. I'm not sure how Lynn Viehl can wrap up all of these things with only one more book to go, but we'll have t ...more
Apr 21, 2009 Gardavson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars. First, as usual, the characters are great, the plot regarding them is good and thry work well together. That said, Wow. All of a sudden in this book, it is all coming together. Things you didn't know were linked, are meshing to create an intricate plot. I am really impressed. So much has been working, since the first book, in the background without any hints or innuendos that anything was connected to create an even bigger plotline. In this book you begin to see that the author has ...more
Nov 23, 2010 Viccy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
The Darkyn began as the Knights Templar, hundreds of years ago. A blood pathogen caused them to become immortal and vrykolalas. In modern times, they war with The Brethren, a Catholic group devoted to exterminating them. Valentin Jaus lost his arm in a duel two years previously, over a woman. Now that woman is married to another and his heart remains frozen. Liling Harper is a gardener with a secret The Brethren would kill her to possess. The two of them are fated to be together. Always entertai ...more
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Darkyn Group 1 5 Oct 26, 2012 10:32PM  
  • Dark Hunger (The Brethren, #2)
  • Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity, #4)
  • Primal Heat (Primes, #5)
  • The Vampire's Secret (Savannah Vampire, #2)
  • The Reluctant Miss Van Helsing
  • Red Kiss (Gods of Midnight, #2)
  • Dark Harvest (Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist, #3)
  • Night's Master (Children of The Night, #3)
  • Embraced by Blood (Sweetblood, #2)
  • Immortal Outlaw (Immortal Brotherhood, #2)
  • Scarlet (Dead World, #2)
  • Bond of Darkness (Texas Vampires, #3)
  • As Shadows Fade (The Gardella Vampire Hunters, #5)
  • One Bite Stand (Mackenzie Vampires #4)
  • Night After Night (Brotherhood of Blood, #5)
Also see S.L. Viehl, Gena Hale, Jessica Hall. Rebecca Kelly.

She writes mostly novels in a variety of genres and under several pseudonyms. Among them are science fiction (as S. L. Viehl), romantic fiction (as Lynn Viehl, Gena Hale, and Jessica Hall), and Christian fiction (as Rebecca Kelly). She has described herself as primarily a writer of romance: no matter what genre she is working in, an eleme
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Darkyn (7 books)
  • If Angels Burn (Darkyn #1)
  • Private Demon (Darkyn #2)
  • Dark Need (Darkyn #3)
  • Night Lost (Darkyn #4)
  • Evermore (Darkyn #5)
  • Stay the Night (Darkyn, #7)

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