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An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . .

And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from ...
An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . .

And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears-this fearless, beautiful . . . human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

posted by Sondra1982 on May 31, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Too simplistic for my taste...

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The second story in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress World series takes us to a story about Mencheres, one that tells all about the joys of second chances and feelings of redemption.

Mencheres has lived a long life, but hasn’t f...
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The second story in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress World series takes us to a story about Mencheres, one that tells all about the joys of second chances and feelings of redemption.

Mencheres has lived a long life, but hasn’t felt the same vigor for living that he once had, ever since he helped deliver death to his estranged and evil wife, Patra. He no longer has visions and sees nothing, but darkness when he tries, which leads him to believe that his end is near. And, with his jealous enemy, Radjedef, after Mencheres’s power, he knows it’s only a matter of time before it’s taken from him and he’s killed. So, Mencheres decides to end his own life so that Bones and his people do not suffer from punishments handed down from Radjedef and the rest of the Law Guardians.

Mencheres decides to investigate a young vampire’s death and feels it’s as good of a time as any to die, once he is surrounded by the ghouls responsible. He just never expected a young human to intervene, putting her own life in danger. He is forced to save them both and takes her home with him.

Mencheres can’t read Kira’s thoughts and is unable to remove the memories of him and the ghouls from her mind. He keeps her at his house hoping that in time, he will be able to. Once, he determines that will never happen and that she needs to get back to her sick sister, he decides to trust her and let her go.

Neither expects the loss they feel at not having the other around anymore. So, when Kira’s mission to find Mencheres leaves her in a life or death situation, it’s up to Mencheres to come to her rescue. But now his greatest enemy has new ammunition to use against him to get everything he wants.

I really wanted to like this story, but I found the first half of the book to be incredibly boring, and I struggled to keep reading it. Once Kira starts looking for Mencheres it does get better, but it’s not Frost’s best work by a long shot.

It was nice getting a more thorough look at Mencheres and getting to understand his character better. Seeing him near death and brought back by love is a touching concept, especially with Kira being the first person who has ever truly loved him. I’m glad to see he’s finally found that and can be happy, I just wish getting to that point hadn’t been so dull.

Also, it was interesting to see the Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza, being the place where Kira was taken to after being kidnapped since I’ve actually been there and I could kind of imagine the scene.

It was pretty obvious once Mencheres met with Aken, who was going back in that boat though. There was no way that it would have been Mencheres or some innocent. But it was nice to see that Kira wasn’t willing to play the damsel in distress and aided in her own escape.

This storyline was pretty simple, a little too simple perhaps. This one is much darker than the other Jeaniene Frost books up to this point. There is no humor as this book is filled with Mencheres’s internal struggles and painful past. But the hot sex was definitely ramped up in this one, with the help of Mencheres’s power to act as an extra set of hands:)

“Kira knew that his tongue felt like a vibrator set to the speed of Oh Hell Yeah”

I would recommend reading this story to anybody that is reading the Night Huntress series so that they understand what has happened and don’t lose any important details, but I just wouldn’t go into it expecting very much.

posted by Openbooksociety_dot_com on November 10, 2012

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

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    Good, but...

    I really like J. Frost, the Night Huntress Series, and loved First Drop of Crimson. However, I didn't like this book as much. I probably didn't like it as much because I didn't really have a connection with the main characters. In First Drop of Crimson, I already knew the two main characters. In this book, I only knew of the main lead character, and even then there wasn't much I knew about him from the other books. Overally though, I thought it was a good book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    A shape

    Darts in and the fox is thrown into a huge bramble bush. It yelps and flees. The shape went to result four

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    NURSURY

    NURSURY

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    Awesome

    Jeaniene Frost can do no wrong. I didn't care for the first book in the series but this one more than made up for it. I liked the fact that Bones & Cat show up, also Vlad (whose series I LOVE) and a few others. There were some unusual moments and lots of cool revelations. It was nice to learn more about Bone's sire and see him in a different way.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    i luv this book

    i luv this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Very good..

    What a good book. I now want Vlad to be with someone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Fun Series!

    I enjoy this series! I love Cat and Bones, but the other vamps are cool too, and glad to read about the Egypian.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Great addition!

    I was eager for more information on these characters and I was not disappointed. Loved the book!

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    I recommend this book.

    As a recent fan of Jeanienne Frost, I appreciated this look into Mencheres' life. When he was first introduced to me in the first book, I somehow got the impression of an old man. Not so! I love the intrigue, the plot turns, etc. These are just great books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Like Cat & Bones?

    READ

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Recommend this series

    I began reading this series this month and so far so great!

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

    Nice!

    I absolutely love this series!

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

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    Eternal Kiss of Darkness

    This is a stand-alone book in the Night Huntress World spin-off series. Therefore, I do not find it necessary for you to be familiar with Jeaniene's Night Huntress series in order to follow along with this story; however, I do highly recommend her Night Huntress series.

    Mencheres' finally gets a chance to tell his story. His deliciously dark, powerful and mysterious character has always intrigued me. It's easy to see where the plot was headed through most of this story, similar to the Cat and Bones novels. However, Jeaniene told it in such a fashion that the story just seizes hold of your attention and completely monopolizes your time, until you've greedily gobbled this book up. I don't believe that there are other Nigh Huntress World books slated at this time but I sure hope Jeaniene gets to expand this series in the near future.

    For those wondering what genre this book falls into, I would say it's a romantic dark urban fantasy. I highly recommend this book to Cat & Bones fans, and also fellow dark urban fantasy readers. I also look forward to the Cat and Bones book 6 This Side Of The Grave due out 2/22/2011.

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