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Midnight's Master

(Dark Warriors #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,704 ratings  ·  226 reviews
Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman’s love can set them free…


Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a r
Mass Market Paperback, 361 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published May 20th 2012)
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Asteropê She has a few linked series. For an order to the whole Dark World series, see:
The series that takes places…more
She has a few linked series. For an order to the whole Dark World series, see:
The series that takes places before this one is her Dark Sword series. Here's the first book for that one:
It's probably possible to read this series without the other, but I'm guessing it's best to read the Dark Sword first as it probably explains many concepts and things. (less)

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edge of bubble
Mar 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Once upon a time, I had a job which was a source of joy to me and didn't feel like a chore or work at all. Only downside was the weekly meetings where the superior and a couple of others would talk about a problem that could be handled with a couple of suggestions, for hours. Every fucking time. And, were they kind enough to let me daydream, while they were patting themselves on their backs for having all those amazing ideas and the lyrical way they expressed themselves? No, I was expected to ma ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Donna Grant starts off the Dark Warriors series with a bang! With a swoon-worthy hero and a smart and steady heroine, there is no way this equation can go wrong.

In MIDNIGHT’S MASTER, we find Gwynn Austin on a hunt for her missing father. She travels to Scotland where her father was last seen, but can’t find any more supporting clues to his whereabouts. On that same day, Logan Hamilton travels from the past into the future to find Ian. As they both hunt for their missin
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Present Day. Texas beauty, Gwynn Austin travels to Scotland in search of her father, a university anthropology professor who was evidently in Scotland doing research when ends up missing. To Gwynn's dismay, she finds that the university her father worked for did not send him to Scotland and things become more curious. Instead of finding her father she finds misplaced Warrior, Logan Hamilton, who is on his own quest to find fellow Warrior, Ian Kerr.

Logan has traveled through time from the 1600's
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I think the first thing I need to point out is that this is the first book I have ever read by Donna. This is important because it is also a spin off from another series her Dark Sword series. I never picked up that series due to the fact that it is historical. When I heard that her Warriors were going to jump through time and have a spin off series set in present day I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did. I can’t wait to read more about these Warriors and Druids. I even enjoyed the villain ...more
Sep 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
I'm so confused as to the love of this book. Goodreads has lead me to almost all of the books I've read and yet it lead me to this one. I'm confused. Why on earth is this book getting such good reviews, it was awful. Truly terrible. It was badly written like a book and it offended my senses.

The part where he sees her drive past him and immediately falls in love? What?! Then they meet awkwardly and apparently she feels like she's in love with him too (he wasn't even described to be that hot, he's
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Gwynn went in search for her father who disappeared to Scotland. When she gets there she finds more than she bargained for. A battle for good and evil but Gwynn also finds something more about herself and a hot highlander as well.

Logan travels through time to try and prevent the awakening of an ancient evil but what he comes across is a whole new world and the changes it went through but also Gwynn.

Both characters have a pull to each other but there are things that are getting in the way inclu
☣ Jessica ☣
I really liked this. I'm always searching for books similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series or the Immortals After Dark series, and this fulfilled that need! Logan seemed hotttttttt and perfectly alpha, while Gwynn was tough and didn't doubt herself like many lead characters do. There was a good amount of suspense and it was really well written. I'm excited to see how the next rest of the series goes!
Aug 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance/Fantasy Lovers
This first book in the Dark Warrior Series by Donna Grant was a pleasantly fun read. It gained a rating closer to 3.5, and although it had many of the features that I love about the romances I read, it just lacked that "oomph" to becoming a more dazzling 4 or 5. What did I love? Well, it had time-travel, a sexy and magical highlander, Scotland and its picturesque romance, danger and suspense, and of course SEX. Usually, a story containing all of these would hit a home run with me, but it just l ...more
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished this at the beginning of my vacation in Mexico!! Love Donna Grant's books and I am ready to dive into the next book in this series! It feels good to be back on Goodreads...I had a wonderful holiday in Mexico and can't wait to go back!!Now it is time to get back into the "swing of things" here!!!
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read! I enjoyed It! Good story line and characters!
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
loved it!!! Nice way to freshen a series and keep all the characters we have grown to love! Can't wait for the next installment.
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great story! I enjoyed Ms. Grant's mythos and the secondary charters were great. In addition, Logan and Gwynn made a great pair.
OK this isn't a cliffhanger on the main storyline but... she tries to weave in the stories of Malcolm (the warrior serving Deidra, the evil drow), Ian (the twin who lost his brother and now has to control his god alone), and Camden (warrior at the castle that carried Saffron, the druid seer that was kept in Declan's castle). They are all left in limbo. I call this a J.R. Ward wannabe, stringing along multiple stories. Luckily this series has an ending, book 8. Still the storylines are not as com ...more
Dec 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Midnight’s Master is the beginning of Donna Grant’s Dark Warriors Series.. The Dark Warrior Series is not exactly the beginning of a series rather the middle where the Dark Swords take a slight turn.. Oh they are still fighting evil, most especially Deirdre and they are still working hard to control their inner gods.. but they have been fast forwarded to the future.. or rather NOW.. It’s hard to make a huge transition and make it work. There are so many issues and factors that could go wrong. Ha ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was actually pretty boring compared to her other series. This series is a continuation of her other series, but her villians have jumped from back in time to the present.

The premise is that there are druids & warriors with a god inside them trying to stop another druid, Dierdre, who has unleashed the bad god in the warriors.

This book is about Gwynn who is in Scotland looking for her father who has disappeared when he goes on this sudden trip from Texas quitting his job as a professor at
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book just got me in a terrible mood. I can't even think of starting a new one because this one annoyed me so much....

Where to begin?...

First, I thought this would become another favorite series because it started out pretty good, but right in the middle it just got boring and slowed-paced. The plot and ARC story were really lame, I just felt like I was losing a lot of time as the pages didn't say anything important. Then it also got too corny and surreal. I don't like characters which accep
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: time-travel, scotland
What was the point of time travel? (view spoiler) ...more
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, this story, and wow can this lady write a love scene...breathtaking. I just figured out that while this is thee first of a new series there is another series that gives the backstory for some of the characters I just met. Obviously, I will have to read them all!
Lori McD
3.5+ stars

I know... I know... I said I was giving up on this series, because it jumped the shark for me. And while I won't retract that statement for my review of "The Darkest Highlander", I will say that perhaps it *was* a good idea for Ms. Grant to move the series into the 21st century. Maybe.

We last saw Logan Hamilton on a trip to the Isle of Eigg with the Warrior Duncan, who shares a god with his twin Ian. They were trying to locate one of the Druid relics (the Tablet of Orn) that can lead t
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Me reencontré con mis chicos. Ah.
Admito que los extrañaba, mis highlanders inmortales con dioses dentro en busca de vencer el mal.
En esta secuela de la saga La Espada Negra, o Dark Sword, nos encontramos en Escocia 400 años después de los sucesos de la saga anterior.
Esta vez, le toca a Logan.
La verdad que estoy re contenta de esta secuela por el tan solo hecho de que sabré lo que le pasará a los guerreros que tuvieron que viajar al futuro. Además de saber si de una vez por todas derrota a la ins
Heidi R.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhh!! I love highlanders, druids, and magic!!! And this story had them all!
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding story, do not miss it! Taken from my review at

Gwynn Austin, a Druid, has always had a fascination with Scotland, its legends, myths of magic, Druids and Highland warriors. Fearing her magic, she has tamped it down within herself, refusing to heed it, since she was young. But more than once she has wished for something, only to have it happen. Her mother died three years ago and since then, her father, an anthropology professor who had at one time spent more time
Beth (^v^)/
This is my first experience with Donna Grant. I also have never read a book about Druids before. It was a pleasant experience, but not life-altering. I also felt that because I didn't read the other books by Donna Grant, I was missing some backstory that may have made me make a better connection with the secondary characters.

Gwynn is looking for her missing father in Scotland. Logan is a time-traveling immortal warrior, on a mission to prevent evil from re-awakening in the world. They meet, and
Romancing the Book
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Molly
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I’ve heard oodles of great things about Donna Grant, but have never had the pleasure of reading her works….until now. And, I must say that I am beyond please with the outcome of what I read. I was swept away instantly into the heart of Scotland, following characters who take the reader on a whirl wind ride, searching for a missing artifact, overcoming evil, and fighting sizzling attraction. Do
Tyra Berger
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
Yes this series is a spin off of Donna Grant's Dark Sword series, yes there are character's and couples from that series in this book, no I have not read that series yet(but I plan to) but I did not in any way feel lost because I had not read them. I know most of our long time readers are probably in shock at this statement coming from me. It has been well documented that I am a little OCD about things being read in order. But knowing that, I hope it reaffirms that you do not have to read the DS ...more
Book Review Diva
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Book Review Of “Midnight Master” By Donna Grant

Gwynn Austin is on her way to Scotland to try and find her father. Gwynn has not heard from her father in sometime and has become very worried about him. While Gwynn is looking for her father, she meets the most beautiful and handsome man that she has ever laid eyes on. Gwynn becomes fascinated by this man named Logan. She is taken away by the way he talks and the fact that he is wearing a kilt in the middle of Winter.

Logan is going to become a majo
Nikki Mazurek
Sep 19, 2012 rated it liked it
This book took me awhile to finish becasue i just didn;t connect with any of the characters. The book takes place within a 5 day time span...heroine meets hero. She discovers she's Druid and he's a warrior that just that day got thrown into the 21st centruy from the 14th century. They meet, fall in love battle the bad guy, and get married. And not to mention the hero lives in a castle with 6 other couples. I would have liked to know each of the other warrior's stories of how they met there SO, b ...more
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Marvelous-start Stars!!

Here's the thing about Druids and Magic and gods, etc..

For me, it's not easy to blend this topic with just the right plot and the brilliantly painted characters to come up with perfection!

But this book did, and it was just what the doctor ordered!

As a first book comes, it was truly a lovely start that I couldn't put down! I enjoyed it from start to finish and as I closed it, it kept me wanting more!

That's why, I'm off to read Ian's book next ;)
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
This Dark Warriors spin-off of the Dark Sword series started quite well. Always enjoyed time-traveling Highlanders and this series reminds me of KMM's Highlander series. And as if having one Evil Druidess isn't enough, now we have another villainous Druid and both now in the modern world. It'll be interesting to see how it all pans out.
Oh my goodness! I'm addicted! I have only read the first Dark Sword book, so I'm a little behind starting this series, since they are closely connected but that hasn't changed my enjoyment of it! I am so in lone with these men!!! On to the next one!

Re-read Summer 2018 so I can finally finish the series and move on to the Dark Kings!
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Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

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