“What can I say about Karen Chance, besides the fact that I love her work. With this book she has done it again. Created characters and a world larger than life. Anyone familiar with her previous books will be happy to learn that Midnight's Daughter is set in the same universe.
Dorina Basarab or Dory, as she is known by, is the dhampir daughter of Mircea (First Level Vampire and member of the Senate Council). Besides being feared amongst the vampire community for hunting them down and killing those who step out of line, Dory is also renown for her berserker rages; the unfortunate side-effect of having human genes mixed with vampire ones. This is one dhampir you don't want to make angry.
The story starts of with Dory frantic about the disapearence of her best friend and null Claire. Claire exerts a calming effect on Dory and helps control her rages, so you can see Dory's dilemma now that Claire has vanished.
Dory's search for Claire leads her to cross paths with her estranged father Mircea, who in exchange for Dory's assistance in elimating Dracula (her uncle and Mircea's brother), promises to pool every resource he has into finding Claire. The offer is too good to pass up so Dory is thrown back into a world she has fought so hard not to be a part of. Fey, dark mages and master vamps are either out to kill her or want something from her.
When Dory is forced to work with master vamp and dueling champion of the Senate Council Louis-Caesare the chemistry between the two is undeniable. Whether they kill each other before they act on it, well you'll just have to read it to find out.
Then there's Caedmon, a Light Fey mysterous noble, who shows up looking for Claire and who promises to help Dory any way he can. Whether his interest in Dory is merely platonic will remain to be seen in future books. Caedmon is most certainly an intriguing character, and someone I want to learn more about.
A brilliant start to a new series. Dory is strong, resourceful and knows how to handle herself when the going gets impossible. She gives her male counterparts as good as she gets and refuses to die, no matter how many attempts are made on her life.
The story has everything: action, magic, mystery, romance, comedy and a tough leading lady. What more could you ask for? Highly, highly recommended.”
Solitaire wrote this review Saturday, October 25, 2008.