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Twilight Prophecy

(Wings in the Night #17)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  858 ratings  ·  78 reviews
According to ancient prophecy, there's only one chance to avert the complete annihilation of the Undead. Twins James William and Brigit Poe, part human, part vampire, believe that they "are" that chance. In truth, the key lies with the reclusive--and mortal--scholar Lucy Lanfair.As Armageddon approaches, antivampire sentiment fuels a war neither side can win, driving James ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 392 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Mira
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review please visit The Romanceaholic.

You know that a book is going to be good when only a few chapters in, you think to yourself that it sure would be nice if your Kindle were waterproof so that you wouldn't have to put the book down long enough to take a shower. True story.

Now, I should probably start this review with a very important disclaimer: this is Book 17 in a series, and I haven't read a single installment previously. I decided to read this one
Jen Davis
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dear Maggie Shayne, You have just caused the exponential growth of my TBR pile. Because thanks to this book, I feel compelled to go and read your entire backlist. That is no small feat, because The Twilight Prophecy is book 1000 or so in the Wings in the Night series. But what is absolutely amazing, is that there was not one single instance that I ever felt like I was missing something. Obviously, this book features several couples featured in the previous books. But this book worked clearly and ...more
May 08, 2016 rated it liked it
I'd debated with myself how to rate this book, on one hand the writing and the story is solid and the author bothered herself with explaining things and making her 'vampires in a modern world' theme look as realistic as it can get. That's already more than I can ask for.

On the other hand, the main romance is flat, the tone lacks uniqueness that can make the story outstanding, and in this 'humans v.s. vampires' war, we only see how things are going within a small selected group of vampire
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 23, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the 17th book in the Wings of the Night series and focuses on the part-vampire/part-human twins Brigit and James Poe who are the children of a previous book's couple and their unique abilities to give or take life. For many years James has tried to run from the vampire side of himself while his sister has embraced her existence and gotten stronger. James acts more like a human except for those times when he's healing terminally-ill children. Until the day his sister informs him that the ...more
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Twilight Prophecy is a sensational addition to an already outstanding series!

The novel centers on one of Amber Lily’s (now full-grown) twins, James a.k.a. J.W. Both James and Bridget are one quarter human and three quarters vampire, and they are very similar to the yin yang, one good one bad, one the healer and the other the destroyer. But appearances can be deceiving.

It’s a race against time with an apocalypse looming and the vampire race on the brink of extinction. James takes up the mantle
Che Davis
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have read this wonderful book seven (7) times.
Jennifer percy
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Full of unexpected twists. The characters become real characters. Read most of her books. Would recommend books by Maggie Shayne
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well this book is a doozy for the series. Wow a lot happened, and most of it really sad. Definitely a good book.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr-vamps was okay.
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it. I encountered more than a couple inconsistencies in the story, but just tried not to dwell.
Feb 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Twilight Prophecy is the 17th book in the Wings in the Night series. The premise behind this book sounded interesting enough that I’m glad I decided to read it. There is a Prophecy that states, in essence, that One Light, One Dark, One who is the Destroyer, and One who is the Salvation shall either destroy or save a race (vampires). But the prophecy itself is only part of what actually happens over the course of this book, and the ending was not what the reader will expect.

James and Brigit Poe
Musing Bookworm
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Part of the ‘Wings in the Night’ series, Twilight Prophecy follows Lucy Lanfair, archaeologist and Professor of Ancient Sumerian culture and written language and her introduction to the World of Vampires. Her Hero is James William (J.W) Poe, part human and part vampire and totally confused about his purpose in life.

James is a twin and with his sister, Bridget, believes that the two of them are the only thing that stands between their people
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James and Brigit have always known they were special being the only two of their kind, born vampires with only a quarter of humanity in them. However, when a prophecy comes to light pointing at them being the salvation of their people, they realize this is what their true purpose was. However, they will need help, specifically in the form of a mortal named Lucy. James has to go against everything he believes in when he forces her to help them against their will. It doesn't take her long to ...more
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Twilight Prophecy book 17
From the Wings in the Night Series
By Maggie Shayne
Publishing date: 4/26/2011

5 out of 5!!

I LOVED this book. It’s everything. Drama. Romance. Action. Mystery. It really made you want to keep turning the page.

James and Brigit Poe are twins, one quarter human and three quarters vampire. They are the complete opposite in every way. While James is a healer, Brigit is a destroyer. James has been trying to live a good life by going around healing people and not let his vampire
Sep 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
This was not a very good reading experience for me. The main female character, Lucy, I found extremely annoying and inconsistent; one moment she was the specialist on her field and knew everything there was to know, and then a minute after it was apparently too hard to read the Sumerian arrow-head writing or form sentences longer than one or too words with it. And that was the language she had apparently been working with and studying her whole life! Seriously, she was able to translate a ...more
Sep 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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May 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
A prophecy has been unearthed predicting the destruction of the vampire race. In Twilight Prophecy by Maggie Shayne, half-vampire half-human twins James and Brigit believe that the salvation for their species, however, they need scholar Lucy Lanfair to translate an ancient tablet that will give them hints as to what they need to do to save their people.

All Lucy has every wanted to do was be a scholar, running at the first sign of trouble she has managed to keep her world small, secure and
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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I have not read other books in this series but I have no problem reading Twilight Prophecy as a stand alone story. The whole story is full of actions, drama and mystery, with lots of twists and turns to make me just want to keep on reading. It has some romance too between James and Lucy but I found the romance element is not very strong in the
I am so happy that I stuck with this series. After taking a small dip and changing directions, it seems we're back on track with the vamps I love. Coming back to the original group of vampires was something I really looked forward to doing. While we get a brief glimpse at Vixen and some of her crew (maybe more to come from them later?), we really get to see Rhiannon and her completely awesome panther, the twin half-breeds, and all the rest of my old favorites!!

As the world realizes that vampires
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys paranormal fiction
If you know me, then you know I enjoy vampire fiction. But like any other reader, it still needs to be good. I'm fairly open-minded; Stephenie Meyer wants her vampires to glitter in the sun, J.R. Ward's vampires only drink from each other and not humans. I can get behind both of those, because both authors are using the power of imagination.
Maggie Shayne's Twilight Prophecy is WONDERFUL. She carefully and artfully blends history with her imagination to tell the compelling, riveting story of a
Seduced By Books
Aug 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Intense new read in the Wings in the Night series! More about the twins – love it! First having boy/girl twins, I’m partial to stories about them anyway. Maggie Shayne does our twins well. It’s too they are forever connected and they are the completion of each other.

Shayne gives the twins their halves – in this book we dive more in to JW – James, the good twin. Or so he thinks…

Shayne has a very creative mind. This book takes her origins of vampires to another level and brings on their potential
Dec 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
I was actually really impressed. It seems like forever since the newest Wings in the Night book had come out, and I expected some kind of lull and repetitive exposition, especially since I started the series when I was about 14 and that was 9 years ago. But I was very surprised.

The writing was good ole' Shayne style and a lot of our previous HEA characters returned or were mentioned. A lot of bad stuff happens in this book, and it makes me excited for the next one. There is so much more
Stacey Donaldson
James and Brigette Poe discover that the Vampire race is in danger of being exterminated and they'll do whatever it takes to make sure that it doesn't happen. Professor Lucy Lanfair unwittingly becomes a part of the plan to save the Vampires from certain doom, trouble is bravery is not her strong suit, where others may race toward a fire to save lives, Lucy has always run away. Before it's all said and done Lucy will find strength she never knew she had and love that she never knew existed. ...more
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Twilight Prophecy by Maggie Shayne is another winner for this remarkable writer. I simply love the connectivity between her characters, as they “feed” off of each other on so many levels.

I have enjoyed this series that Shayne has written, the continuity of the storyline as well as her references and inclusions of possible historical occurrences flesh out a different background to the well known “Vampire” Community.

With her marvelous style meshing paranormal
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone over 18.
Recommended to Laurielu by: NetGalley
Wow! What a wild ride! This book was very entertaining with quite a bit of feeling "oooo! What is going to happen next?" You do not have to read the previous books in this series to enjoy it! Maggie Shayne wrote a very inventive vampire story with how "the Armageddon" of vampires transpires (hee, hee - a rhyme). The romance was done artfully. There was not a bunch of gratuitous sex to make you blush. The building romance of James (a.k.a. J.W) and Lucy was done with finesse.

There are a lot of
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Wings in the Night series by Maggie Shayne is the first vampire series I ever read. I started reading it in high school (over ten years ago) and am really enjoying this installment in the series since it brings back characters from throughout the series. It was very refreshing to be reintroduced to the stories of past characters, especially since I've been reading this series for so long. Maggie Shayne is still one of my favorite paranormal authors!

Wow, the ending was a total surprise and
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal fans
I enjoyed it. It was a purely fun read full of action, romance, and vampires. I was a little disappointed to realize it was #17 in a series but I decided to read it anyway. I might read more of them. The character James wasn't really that interesting to me, his power that he had was kind of cool though. The character I was most interested in was Brigit and I am interested to find out what happens to her in the next book.
I recommend this to anyone who just wants to be entertained. There is a
Yvonne Boag
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural, vampire
Vampires, conspiracy myths and Armageddon. Oh my!

I didn't expect to enjoy this book since I've tried Maggie Shayne before and didn't enjoy the book. I read this one in one sitting, I had to know how it was all going to turn out. I found I had not problem reading it even though it was the seventeenth book in the series. I suppose the only problems I had with it was the dialogue was dodgy at times and the characters were a bit two dimensional. I found it very plot driven which isn't a bad thing
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