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Burning Dawn

(Angels of the Dark #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  8,992 ratings  ·  707 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession...

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies.
He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his

Mass Market Paperback, 445 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by HQN Books
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Lily I feel like this is a side series for her, her main focus is probably the Lords of the Underworld series but I don't know...
Nicole Richardson sorry you felt that way each to there own of course, but I felt differently, each book made me want more, the plot and heroes are so out there, and…moresorry you felt that way each to there own of course, but I felt differently, each book made me want more, the plot and heroes are so out there, and different, I found this series as good as if not better than LOTU. :)(less)

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Apr 23, 2013 marked it as to-read
Thane's book???

I hope this is awesome!!
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
It was good!! :)) REVIEW TO COME!!

Feb 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
Oh my god, what happened? It's like with every book the language just degenerates. The first book was amazing, the second was okay, and this one just skipped bad and went straight to awful. It's like reading a horrible fan-fiction. I tried so hard to finish this book but I couldn't take it anymore.
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Ahhhhh Thane!!! I can't freaking wait!!

I hope the heroine is Maleah! Please, let there be lots of steamy scenes!!;) And I want to read more about Bjorn, Xerxes AND AXEL! Especially Axel, I love him
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have read and loved this author’s books in past. So stab me for having such a high expectations for this one and who can blame me, look at that cover. Writing is flawless, story and the world she created- new, intriguing and fascinating!
Then what happened?
I’ll bloody tell you what happened.. after escaping the villains with the help of heroin, they reach his world. And at this stage they both are very attracted to each other. Bad enough they also have a connection. And then hero chooses
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fav Scene: "Trembling fingers stroked over his feathers in a single, innocent moment of communion, flooding him with sensations he'd never before experienced. Sultry heat arced through his wings, spread through hid body. His blood crackled and fizzed with something akin to contentment. An impossible contentment."- Thane

I’m literally out of words. I love Gena soooo much and her works never disappoint. Burning Dawn just became one of my favorite books. For real, this was one of her best books and
Final rating: 3.5/5 stars

“I told you. You own me. I'm yours. All that I have been. All that I am. All that I will ever be. Your happiness is mine. Your fury is mine. And your needs will be met before mine. I love you, and to me, that means placing you first and giving to you what I will never give to another. Power over me.”

Considering how much I love this series, this time i can only say this: Could have been better. I had high expectations of this book. What I love the most in this
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like this series by Showalter. Having just finished my re-re-re-read of Burning Dawn (probably missing a re there), I can say it remains an enjoyable read for me.

Showalter’s writing ensures that Thane and Elin are wonderfully constructed characters, their chemistry intense and sizzling off the page. Elin is such fun once she comes into her own, and Thane oh boy – they are together and individually fab. This third book in the series, has depth and emotion. I was drawn in from the get
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads

Oh. Oh my. Oh wow. OH WOW !

Violence and tenderness. Pain and solace. Revenge and forgiveness. Guilt and redemption. Hate and love. What an extraordinary voyage in a meticulously crafted world, rich, detailed; breathtaking. Multifaceted, complex characters you hate, love, respect, despise, who will take you for the ride of your life. I hadn't read the previous books in the series (but now I will!), and I wasn't lost. I was hooked from page one ! I have to admit to my shallowness: the fabulous
4.5 sexy fly away stars!
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What a fun read! This was such a coming home for me. I needed a good PR book to whet my appetite after not having any luck the past few months and this worked. I felt the writing and overall tone was a big step up from Gena's recent work. This wasn't perfect and there were a few things that I had problems with but I couldn't put this down and found myself absorbed a good 85% of the story.

What I loved:
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Can you blame me? The sexy time was off the charts. I really
Nov 04, 2013 marked it as pause
COVER LUSTING!!!!! So excited!!!!! Thane!!!

Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Showalter fans; If you enjoy hot paranormal romances
For a long time I’ve been very intrigued with Gena Showalter’s books considering how highly popular her series are. So when I won an uncorrected proof of her newest book I was excited to finally see what everyone else have been raving about. I must say, I can see why so many enjoy her books. If Burning Dawn is an illustration of her other works, then I’ll be definitely looking forward to reading more of Showalter’s books.

Although I have read my fair share of paranormal romances I wouldn’t say I’
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
I thought I'd write a review but it's been 3 days since I finished this and the details are already getting blurry(and I never write down my thoughts) so I'll give you the gist of this...

We have some...

Yeah...Insta-lust/love is the name of the game. Been there, done that. Still I can easily forgive it since I kind of like it.

The heroine at the beginning was a wreck of insecurities and fears but she develops into a badass. I didn't like her at the beginning but I liked her in the end.

The hero was
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was ok

I tried to like Thane,
I really did but could not bring myself to like him.

I did not care how pretty he is or that he has dimples.

He is a Barbaric Man-Whore as well as being a Hypocrite,
ex. having people thrown off of the roof and having hands removed,
But its ok for him to pick up a Blond whenever the mood strikes him..

Elin was ok as the main female character but the overall story and the emotions felt lop-sided or rather one-sided.

Sorry didn't like this book as much as I wanted to.

Aly is so frigging bored
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Buddy read with Jo
I don't know what happened to Gena Showalter's style, but I don't like it... I don't like it one bit.
Lucy Qhuay

Another great story from one of my favourite paranormal romance writers, Gena freaking Showalter!

I swear this woman is awesome. Can't wait for her next works, especially Torin's and William's books in the Lords of the Underworld series and Bjorn's and Xerxes's in this one!

That being said, I must admit this book wasn't between my favourites.

In order for me to have a blast while reading a book, I need awesome characters and world-shattering angst. I didn't get that.

The angst wasn't
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
First of all, look at this cover! I don't know why i always have hard time picturing blonde characters. Thanks to this beautiful cover, i had no trouble picturing Thane. This man is my Thane!

3 starts for the story. It was really interesting at the beginning but near the end i lost interest in it.

1 extra star for the dark prince, Xerxes, and Andrian. As usual i fell in love with the wrong the wrong people again. Give me their books already!

1 less star.. because i didn't like the idea of people
Jun 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: blergh
I have read every single LOTU book (but the last one on Torin) and everything in between.
AND what have you done to Thane, Ms. Showalter? Please, tell me it wasn't you who wrote such a... "bad fan-fiction". I was bored and frustrated by the lack of communication and misunderstand between Thane and Elin.
I was expecting more, much more. :-(

I don't know what is happening to my fave authors as they release their books quicker, their writing gets worse and worse.
Authors don't have to release a
May 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: angel-books
I have to say... it seems that this series is trending down as far as my enjoyment of it.

I liked the first book fairly well - it was a fun little romp. The second was okay. But this third one... I don't know, I had a hard time getting into it. The female lead was just so... dumb and ditzy, enough that I couldn't figure out for the life of me why Thane was into her. And, too, there were so, so many parts that were downright corny. I cringed too many times to count. It made it hard to enjoy.

Aug 25, 2013 marked it as no-way-in-hell
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Thane is my least favorite character in this series and I certainly won't read his book.
You can also see my review on my YouTube channel by clicking here! It has a skit of a scene of the book at the end!


Thane is captured by the seductive Phoenix named Kendra. In the last book, Beauty Awakened, she said she poisoned him with her body and soon he will only want sex from her. Elin is a part of Kendras camp as a slave herself, and frees Thane thinking he will rescue her in the process. This book is basically about Thane wanting revenge on the Phoenix and soothing his past demons,
Whitney Anderton
First thing Gena is back! This is the best book I have read from her in quite sometime & I was worried the angels of the dark series was in jeopardy of being off my list forever. After two lackluster entries in the series, I did not put my hopes to high for the next installment. Man, was I blown away. Thane...yum..he is one hot ass Angel & one bad ass warrior & I adored how & when he fell for the little half human. And his wooing was hot. Elin was a wonderfully fresh heroine. I ...more
May 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
I've read all of Gena Showalter's LOTU books as well as this series. I LOVED her writing up until recently, when I felt that her tone and style did a 180. This novel is no exception to that feeling. Thane had potential to be an interesting character, but the leading lady, Elin, was obnoxious. She spoke like a teenage girl and her depth of character was completely lacking. She was unlikable to the point that I wanted to root against her.

The dialogue between Thane and his two friends as well as
L.n. W.
May 08, 2014 rated it liked it
First off, I have been a lover of Gena's books for years. I have read every single LOTU book and everything in between. However, I lost my love for Gena after the disaster that was Beauty Awakened. When she got all YA and religious preachy on me, I had to cut her loose. And I promised not to read another book she wrote until she found her mojo.

I decided to take a chance with Burning Dawn in the hopes that I wouldn't be the one burned...fool me once and all of that... I was so happy to discover
May 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr-scifi
I am not sure what to think about this. The preaching and morality that has been in the last few Gena Showalter books was absent, so that was a plus. And the sex was back. But I didn't care for either Thane or Elin. I don't know why, but I couldn't connect with either of them and so I basically didn't care whether they got thier shit together.

There was also a lot more snark/sassy humour in this book, that I don't remember from the others, and for me, it didn't work. I think if the three Angels
Lynsey A
Quick review since I am on my phone. Truly the best book in this series! Thane is my fave hero of the series. His obsession with Elin was fun to read. I loved reading about his change for the better for her. Plus he was terribly romantic. So good!

Some laugh out loud moments and even ones that brought tears to my eyes. Great book!
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
now this is the Gena I LOVE!!!

best in the series so far!
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
To be honest, I was quite bored while reading. For a while, at least.

Okay, being a MAJOR fan of Gena Showalter's work, having read all of The Lords of the Underworld series at least a few times, I was a little disappointed with the Angels of the Dark series.


Because it somehow didn't have the magic of the LotU series.

And the lack of enough "sexy times" in it isn't the only reason. Come on guys, I'm not that shallow!? Sure, that's one of the reasons. Okay, okay, that's the %50 of the problem,
Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book and learning more about Thane and the other angels.

I always liked Thane and even though he became really sappy in his story he was still a fascinating character. It's so horrible what he, Xerxes and Bjorn had to endure.

One thing I was glad about is that we finally had a likeable heroine. Normally they are either annoying bitches (like the Harpies) or whiny and getting on my nerves. They are never worthy of the males. However, with Elin it was different. She
Melyssa Campell
Oct 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
UPDATE : Gena answered my question on her FB page and said that Taliyah wont be in this Book. *sigh* guess I'll have to wait till we find out why she wants the Realm.

The COVER is OUT YEAH !! Expetations :
- A kick ass heroine
- Thane being merciless as ever
- To see Neeka the Unwanted (since in the darkest craving it was mentioned that she is in the same camp)
- To know what happend with Bjorn.
- To find out more 'bout Xerxes and Cairo the stalker.
- To see Maleah (I think she is interesting)
-To see
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over seventy books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series, the Gods of War series, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Forest of Good and Evil series. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family ...more

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“I told you. You own me. I'm yours. All that I have been. All that I am. All that I will ever be. Your happiness is mine. Your fury is mine. And your needs will be met before mine. I love you, and to me, that means placing you first and giving to you what I will never give to another. Power over me. (Thane to Elin)” 14 likes
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