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Descendant of Darkness (Almost Human, The Second Trilogy #2)

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The saga continues…


Heartbroken and soul searching, the vampire Cain believes he has finally found his purpose. He is mentoring Allie, who is grudgingly coming to terms with the fact that she is unique among vampires... The United One. Together with Allie's husband Mattie, they are working to discover her powers, when the vampiress Sindy returns with some new tricks of her
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Paperback, 446 pages
Published by WoodWitchDame Publications (first published July 7th 2012)
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Ann
Jul 12, 2012 Ann rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, did-not-finish
Sindy….put lipstick on a pig, still a pig.

About 34% (Kindle) in and I just can't finish. The vamp story with Allie is intriguing, however, it appears MN "may" be taking the romance of our beloved Cain and attempting to turn his affections from Felicity to Sindy along the way. No, no, hell no! After 3 bks of Cain and Felicity being totally in love and the 4th bk Cain pining away for Felicity. The 5th bk starts out with Cain poring his heart out writing love letters to Felicity he never intends to
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Grammy 1
Oct 09, 2010 Grammy 1 rated it it was amazing
How happy fans will be, to have Book 5 of the Almost Human series, Descendant of Darkness released this week. What a wonderful dark turn the second trilogy is taking! Melanie Nowak began writing this series in 2004, and published the first trilogy in 2008, thrilling us with Cain, Felicity, Ben Allie and Sindy for 4 years now. I still cannot get enough.

We have reviewed here the first trilogy, Fatal Infatuation, Lost Reflections and Evolving Ecstasy, and then Born to Blood, the first book of the s
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BookFairy
Aug 01, 2012 BookFairy rated it did not like it
Don't waste your time or money. This book ends horribly. The readers are led on for four books and then in this book there still is no HEA.

After 4 books of a romance between Cain and Felicity, Cain moves on with someone else. Felicity moves on with someone else. And there is no point in reading any further.


Christina
Aug 01, 2012 Christina rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, pnr
Wow, this book is a mess. I don't even know where to begin. The writing in these books has always been simplistic and predictable. It also suffers from a lack of editing. Some scenes just drag on and on. This book just took all that and put it in the forefront. The funny thing is I could ignore some of it in the previous books because I enjoyed the characters (all except the heroine, Felicity - more on her later) and the lore.

The biggest problem in this book was the pacing of the story. The tim
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Gigi777
Oct 10, 2010 Gigi777 rated it it was amazing
It can be said that it’s extremely rare to find an author who possesses the unique gift of writing engaging plot lines, captivating settings, and powerful, life-like characters that live deep in a reader’s heart long after the story is over. Melanie Nowak possesses such a gift. And I’m thankful that her story isn’t over!

In Descendant of Darkness, the second book of the second Almost Human trilogy, Ms. Nowak continues the paranormal journey with our beloved friends, in addition to some new immort
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=^☺^=mskitty
Jul 09, 2012 =^☺^=mskitty rated it it was amazing
My oh my....it's been a long wait, but it was worth it. I was afraid I wouldn't remember the storyline but little snippets of the past here and there brought it all back.
First off I have to say my heart is breaking for Cain, as much as I care for Ben, to me Cain and Felicity are soul mates and I just can't see her living happily ever after without him. Maybe she won't be...but now there is a baby...
I really enjoyed the journey Allie is on getting all of her new powers and the fact that Sindy was
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Hrtnsoul28
Apr 02, 2012 Hrtnsoul28 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2012
This is hard to write a review for. I have never been so afraid of a story before this book. The story is interesting but I am not sure I like where it may be heading. I do not want Felicity and Cain together. I like Felicity and Cain but not as a couple. I love Ben and Felicity. I do not like how Felicity is being so wishy washy. She claims to love Ben and her life with Ben but I don't know. I was so upset at one point of the book I quit reading for a whole day not sure if I was going to finish ...more
Marianne
Apr 09, 2012 Marianne rated it it was amazing
I've read the entire Almost Human series to date, and Descendant of Darkness is another 5 star for me! With seven more books in the series arc yet to be written, Ms. Nowak is really keeping her readers on their toes. This can go anywhere folks...

Team Cain, Team Ben....or perhaps there's a dark horse somewhere in the race yet to come... Things that make you go, "hmmmm."
Loves To Dive
Jul 09, 2012 Loves To Dive rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Descendant of Darkness reunites the reader with the cast of characters from the previous book, Born to Blood, in which Allie learned that she didn’t become just an ordinary vampire; she is the stuff of legends – The United One.

As the United One, Allie has the blood of all the different breeds of vampire in her, thus having the powers of all the breeds as well. She and Mattie have parked their RV on Cain’s estate in upper state New York and joined into a coven of three with Cain. Cain h
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Annemarien Faraminan
Apr 01, 2011 Annemarien Faraminan rated it it was amazing
Again, the series has outdone its self. The second trilogy is amazing and gives you the story and everyone’s point of view. The only down side was that it went to quick. The other books went for a time lapse of one year or less, but these book was a couple of years all in one.
Tmp Wynn
Apr 13, 2011 Tmp Wynn marked it as to-read
Can't wait until this book is released.
Juliette
Jan 27, 2012 Juliette rated it it was amazing
Got the teaser...the first 6 chapters and I can't wait for the rest!!!
Sandy Wolters
Aug 03, 2013 Sandy Wolters rated it it was amazing
COMBINED REVIEW:
Book: Born To Blood
Series: Almost Human, Second Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Melanie Nowak
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance (Vampires)
Length: Approximately 374 Pages
AND:
Book: Descendant Of Darkness
Series: Almost Human, Second Trilogy, Book 2
Author: Melanie Nowak
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance (Vampires)
Length: Approximately 446 Pages

I came across a poster the other day on Facebook that sums up my feelings regarding the ALMOST HUMAN Series by MELANIE NOWAK to a tee.

I
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Clarice
Dec 11, 2015 Clarice rated it it was amazing
In book two of the second trilogy in the Almost Human Series by Melanie Nowak, we once again see much of Allie and Mattie's story, along with several other key players. Ben and Felicity have taken their relationship to the next level and are very happy together. Felicity will always love Cain, but she loves Ben too, and she has decided she can be happy with a life with him, regardless of the fact that Ben's father is some crazy vampire hunter bent on eliminating every vampire he can find. And dr ...more
Traci
May 19, 2011 Traci marked it as maybe
I think its a little ridiculous the waiting in between these books, especially with as many as this author plans to spread this story out. Its a shame because when I first read the 1st 3 books, I was hooked, not so much anymore.

Originally said last year on the third part but I still stand behind it. Especially now that I see she is reissuing all the original stories in novella size every few weeks which leads me to believe and assume that she has put her original plan on the back burner for mone
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Faydra
Jun 29, 2013 Faydra rated it it was amazing
Best book of them all. Can't wait to see how things are working out in the next book. Still holding out hope for Felicity and Cain. Not that I don't like Ben.... I do, but he just isn't Cain. I hate Sindy, so will be glad if and when she is gone.
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Melanie Nowak is author of the venomous vampire series ALMOST HUMAN, and a happily married mom of two boys. She holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, and lives with her family on a peaceful mountaintop in the forest of upstate New York. She has always had a vivid imagination and a fascination for the paranormal. Acting and singing are loves of hers as well. However, upon conc ...more
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