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Darkest Knight (Knight's Curse #2)

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"Betray your sisters or your lover. You choose."

After the warrior she loves saved her from a murderous gargoyle, Chalice watched helplessly as Aydin turned into a gargoyle himself. Now, free from the curse that enslaved her, Chalice pledges to join her sister knights in The Order of the Hatchet—and do whatever it takes to regain Aydin's humanity…and his love. What she enco
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Luna (first published January 1st 2012)
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
3.5 out of 5 stars

When I first read Knight's Curse last year, I thought the book was unique, full of interesting characters, and the lead character, Chalice, was fascinating. Book 2 was not unique and it wasn't as addicting as book 1. Nevertheless, I did enjoy it. While the uniqueness was gone, the storyline held my attention.

Chalice, a member of the Hatchet Knights, is trying to save Aydin in the opening pages of Darkest Knight. If you haven’t read book 1, none of this will make sense. It’s har
Katie Michaels
Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Since I finished this book, I've been wracking my brain, trying to put my finger on what keeps this series from reaching its potential for me. And I think I've finally come up with the answer. It feels like a YA book. Yes, I know the heroine is 28, but I stand by this and I'll tell you why. She doesn't really act her age. Chalice has lived most of her life enslaved to an organization of dark magic. She only became free at the end of the last book and really, this series is her journey of self-di ...more
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Ms. Duvall has done it again with the second thrilling installment of the Hatchet Knights books. I only hope there are more books to come!

Duvall has created a powerful world within our own full of angels and demons and ghosts and fae... she has done this all seemlessly and in such a way as to immerse the reader. I read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down. The end of every chapter had raised stakes that made me have to find out what happened next.

A great read from start to finish!
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, own
RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley For Review


Chalice has left the realm of the Arelim and is on her way to join the Hatchet Knights and finally meet her grandmother. She only has one stop to make first; she needs the heart of Shojin to save Aydin from eternity as a gargoyle. That Shojin would offer his heart willingly is a surprise, but when Aydin can’t take it because of pain from the loss of his longtime friend, Chalice doesn’t know what to do. Worse than thi
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
3.5 out of 5!

Read the Review On My Blog ---> Ageless Pages Reviews: Darkest Knight

This is the second novel in Duvall's creative series centered around Chalice, a member of an order of knights (The Hatchet Knights) who have been around since the Crusades and mate with the Arelim, the lowest form of angel, to propagate their order. The same original and quirky ideas for magic present in the first are contained here in second, but I have to say that overall, Ms. Duvall definitely got off on
Dark Faerie Tales
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Dark Urban Fantasy with a likeable heroine and a steady plot.

Opening Sentence: “You’re coming with me, right?” I asked Rafe when he opened the silver veil that separated the physical world from the realm of angels.


After the events of Knight’s Curse, Chalice has spent the last month in the light veil learning from her father how to control her gifts. Now that she has been released from her gargoyle curse and her evil mentor is dead, sh
Kristie Elston
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: dft-reviews
Originally published at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: Dark Urban Fantasy with a likeable heroine and a steady plot.


After the events of Knight’s Curse, Chalice has spent the last month in the light veil learning from her father how to control her gifts. Now that she has been released from her gargoyle curse and her evil mentor is dead, she finally has a chance to make a new life for herself. The first item on her to do list is to free Ayden f
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-releases
*Rating* 3.5
*Genre* Paranormal Romance


Darkest Knight (Knight's Curse #2) is once again told in the first POV by Chalice. Chalice is a member of the Hatchet Knighthood of Medieval Times by virtue of her birth from a human mother and a guardian angel named Barachiel. If you haven’t read Knights Curse, please try and do so before starting this book.

As the story opens, Chalice is trying to find a way to turn the one she loves, Aydin, back into human form. It has been over a month since the e
Scooper Speaks
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Maybe 2.5
Favorite Lines: "I had no problem facing a dozen gargoyles or a dozen nasty sorcerers, but threaten to take my family away from me and I'm shaking in my boots." (p. 152, egalley)

Last year Karen Duvall introduced a woman named Chalice in Knight's Curse. We learned Chalice was a slave and watched her discover her lineage and win freedom. She had help from a man named Aydin. A man who sacrificed his humanity in order to save her. Darkest Knight picks up a month after the events which culmi
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
You may also read my review here:

In Darkest Knight, Chalice has joined her fellow sisters of the Hatchet Knights at Halo House, which is run by her grandmother, Aurora. Chalice is thrilled to meet her grandmother and is also excited (and nervous) about her role in teaching the squires in the art of using charms. She has her guardian angel along with her, and is no longer under the thumb of her evil adoptive father, Gavin. Not everything is good, though. H
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in Karen Duvall's series about Hatchet Knight, Chalice. I absolutely loved the first book, "Knight's Curse" and really liked this one. Like all series books, there are enough threads left dangling that we know there are going to be more books, but unlike some series (which I do not like), this one is a complete book. Not everything gets settled, but enough, and the main plot line that I was satisfied with the way it turned out. There is enough background information in th ...more
Bonnie Ramthun
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific sequel to Knight's Curse, Karen Duvall's first Hatchet Knight series. You can read Darkest Knight as a standalone, however. Everything about Chalice and her world is included in the opening sequences, backstory that you won't really notice because the story starts out fast and just gets better and better. Chalice is a tough twenty-first century girl but she feels, deeply, for those who suffer. This endearing heroine is catapulted into some frightening situations that are writt ...more
Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it
This still wasn't what I normally read I couldn't get into it but if you like urban fantasies this is the book for you but don't forget book 1 Knight's Curse first. It was a good series overall but not for me .
Emmeline (The Book Herald)
What the...? Seriously? SHE IS SO IMMATURE!! You know those books that you think, oh the first was okay, maybe it'll be better in the second book. Well, nope, nope, nope!
ARC provided via NetGalley release date 3/20/2012
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May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really like this series. It brings something new to the table.
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Karen Duvall is a native Californian who grew up in Hawaii, lived in Colorado most of her adult life, and now lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She has three grown children and six grandchildren.

Karen has been telling stories since the age of three, when she wasn’t yet able to write but could tell her tales to her mother, who wrote them down for her. Illustra
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