Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires Series #12)

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With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…

 Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s...

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Overview

With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…

 Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.

Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite. 

Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…

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Editorial Reviews

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The 12th episode in the Morganville Vampires series finds the town besieged by the terrifying draug, water beings that feed on vampires. Throughout their history, the vampires have never defeated the draug. Human Claire, the series heroine, her boyfriend Shane and her friends, Eve and her vampire fiancé Michael, will find new ways to fight, but not without cheating death. All the while the town's leader Amelie lies dying from a draug bite. Indeed, it looks as though Morganville has had it. Although readers know that Caine won't allow that to happen, she works the tension beautifully, keeping the cliffhangers coming. She delves into Shane's character most deeply in this installment, after he's captured by the draug. The eccentric vampire Myrnin, Claire's scientist boss, stands out as the book's most interesting and entertaining character, providing both comic relief and some nice plot turns. The romance scenes in the novel don't rise above most other paranormal romances, and the writing relies on frequent use of italics, but the author's imagination easily tops the average, keeping the book constantly interesting. Her suspense scenes, the heart of this series, crackle with vitality and occur frequently enough to induce white knuckles. The plot includes enough explication that new readers can orient themselves. This series continues to provide terrific action and great entertainment. Plenty of fun. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451236715
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #12
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 485,815
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    THEY GET BETTER AND BETTER! Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson &nd

    THEY GET BETTER AND BETTER!
    Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
    I love the Morganville Vampires series and have been an avid follower since book #1. While I didn’t think that anything could surpass the incredibleness that was Book #11, Last Breath, I stand corrected after the completion of Black Dawn.

    If I said that Last Breath was a home run, then Black Dawn was a grand slam!

    Like all Morganville books, there was tons of action, danger lurking around every corner, sweet romance, problems to be solved, friendships solidified, alliances forged, enemies made and mysteries galore, all packed into a fabulously eerie and quirky package.

    Like Last Breath, Black Dawn gives us insight into other characters by switching between points of view. It was seamlessly written and a wonderful gift for the reader to get inside these other characters’ heads.

    Last Breath was definitely darker than the other Morganville books. They’ve been getting increasingly darker installment after installment (to my utter delight), but there were times during Black Dawn that you could actually feel the hopelessness, and those times just lent more credibility to the glimpses of hope that were uncovered like rays of sunshine.

    While Morganville is known for its danger, and we fans have come to expect and love the town and its residents for it, the Morganville in Black Dawn is literally flooded with death, destruction and despair. All that deranged action is thrown at you in a non-stop thrill ride that grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t’ really ever let go, because even after completion of the last page, you want to scream, “Well, what now??”.

    The character development in Black Dawn was intense, the storyline intriguing and demanding nothing short of utter investment, and the world, in true Rachel Caine fashion, beautifully fashioned.

    LITERAL ADDICTION gives Black Dawn a thoroughly deserved 5 Skulls, and would recommend it to EVERYONE! Morganville may be classified as YA, but we like to call it YA for the not-so-young-adult, and this installment proved that Rachel can capture both sides of the audience with ease.

    I am so happy that there will be more Morganville to come. I absolutely adore this series.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    Each Book In Series Gets Better and Better!! I loved it!!

    In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires... their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who threatens to destroy the town, forever.

    Lovers of Morganville, rejoice: Black Dawn takes the intrigue, romance and nail-biting suspense of the series to its highest level yet! (Summary in Book)

    My Review:

    Black Dawn picks up almost right were the last book left off, with Claire and friends trying to figure out any way possible to fight off Magnus and his thrall. (Magnus is a Master draug, and ancient enemy of Vampires) Since the draug live as part of water, that means the storms hitting Morganville are much more deadly, and even the drinking/washing water isn’t safe. With Amelie bitten and transforming into a draug herself, Oliver is stepping up to take over with possibly disastrous results. Will Claire and Myrnin be able to come up with a successful weapon before Amelie is turned and even more h**l breaks loose?

    Well, it is an exciting read, packed with adventure, and twist and turns. I really enjoyed it, and I have read all the previous books, and it surprises me that with this being the 12th book, it’s one of the best. If you read the early ones, and wasn’t hooked, you should give this one a try, these books really have gotten better, especially the last few ones in the series.

    Here is a quote I found especially funny, I previously shared this on my blog as a teaser.

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    Shane settled his flamethrower more comfortable on his shoulders. “Ladies? After you.”
    “Rude,” Claire said.
    “I was being polite!”
    “Not when you have a flamethrower.”

    I also thought it was so funny that Shane nicknamed Myrin Batty McCrackula, lol

    I really enjoyed how we got to dip into the minds of more characters. The last book did this some, but only a few people. In this one, we will have whole chapters from another’s POV, we get inside Michael, Eve, Amelie, Oliver, Shane, and Naomi, but the majority is still Claire. I really liked that. I was thinking it might have been cool to get a POV of Myrnin, but then thought, that might have been a little crazy in there, lol.

    Overall? Black Dawn is a great continuation of the Morganville Vampires series.

    You will be hanging on the edge of your seat, with all the action and suspense going on.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

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    I am a teen and I really enjoy this series. This book has such a

    I am a teen and I really enjoy this series. This book has such an interesting story outline. can't wait to read more

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Claire and Myrnin!

    This has always been my favorite series. I only wish tht Claire and Myrnin end up together. Dont get me wrong i LOVE Shane but something about Myrnin and Claire being together gets me excited. Eve and Michael...its sad how they're relationship is goin on so far. I think they're great together but not so much anymore. They are slowly drifting apart the one thing Eve was afaid of is coming true. Either way i love all the twists an turns these books have nd I cant wait for the next book.
    THANK YOU, RACHEL CAINE FOR COMING UP WITH THIS AMAZING WORLD!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    AGAIN?!!???

    I have yet to read #11 because I refuse to pay more for an e-book than a paperback!!! This sucks!!! I love this series...but won't pay that much!

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    Excellent addition to an great series...

    Great story line, likable characters (even the "bad" ones), fast paced action, twists, turns, humor, conflict, and just enough romance without it being too mushy. All the components of a great novel. You won't want to put it down until you read the last page! Black Dawn, book 12 in the Morganville Vampires series picks up where Last Breath ended. The vampires of Morganville prepare to battle their most feared enemy, the Draug. They are a water based creature that can reproduce and spawn in a puddle. Every wonder why they built Morganville in the middle of BFE (or rather BFTexas). What better place to hide from a water based enemy than the middle of the hot Texas desert. Morganville vamps have been running from the Draug for centuries before settling in Morganville, their last safe haven. Now most of the vampires and humans have fled, but not the residents of the Glass House. They remain behind to help fight this new threat. As in Black Dawn, Ms. Caine gives us insight into other characters by switching between points of view. It was seamlessly written and the chapters flow beautifully from one person to another. Each character has such a very unique voice, making it easy to know who was narrating the chapter. It is a true gift for the reader to get inside the heads of these other characters. To find out more about what they are feeling and experience. The things that motivates and define how they act to what's going on around them. It makes for some interesting character growth. Shane's feelings about Claire, Eve's struggle to overcome her fear of Michael after he attacked her in Last Breath, Oliver's feelings toward Amelie, and even Hanna's feelings for Richard Morrell. I'm glad this was not the last book for the series. I can't wait for #13 - Bitter Blood. The title alone has my head spinning wondering what's going to happen! I can't wait to see how everything plays out!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Proud of Rachel!

    I have to say Im proud of Rachel for bringing to us another wonderful installment. I read Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris which was also a book 12 and it disappointed me greatly so its comforting to know that this book was so awesome. So far, this seem to be the only series that just keeps getting better and better after each novel. It was well written, well planned out and the only problem I had with the book was the dream scene with Shane. I felt it was kinda too long but then again, Im not a huge fan of Shane so maybe thats why I found it annoying. Im glad Amelie is fine, glad Magnus is dead, happy for Michael and Eve, a bit sorry for Monica, scared about Jason and disgruntled that Myrnin and Claire wont ever be together. Yes, I prefer Myrnin to Shane. I love me some sexy vampire mad scientists ;). But oh well, not everything can be perfect. THANKS RACHEL! 4.7 stars.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Black dawn.. great read!!!!

    They keep geting better and better, cant wait too read the next one..
    If u liked all the other books in this series, you'll love this one too.. :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    I love this series!!!!!!!!<3 Can't wait till Shane and Claire

    I love this series!!!!!!!!&lt;3 Can't wait till Shane and Claire finally get married !!!! The next book Bitter Blood is to far away!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

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    Really good

    =Either I wasn't in the mood, or was getting bored by the series. I mean its already twelve books in the series...so far. Finally I got around to reading this again, more than once but stopped reading after a bit. After finishing it I wondered why did I ever think I wouldn't like the series anymore? It's still fast paced and fun read, with familiar characters and some new ones put into the mix. In this one the Draug are still a threat as the vampires and humans have to work together to figure out what to do about the current situation. Tensions definitely rise as they try to figure out how to save their town. All the while the pressure is on for Myrnin and Claire to think what they can come up with. No rush or anything isn't there? Also poor Shane, after what he's been through during this, he needs a LOT of sleep and maybe some therapy or just his friends to help snap him out of it...again. While I don't mind the POV's now and then it did seem like it took me out of the story for a bit. Other than that, another good sequel in the vampire series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Awesome book

    I think they should turn this book series into a tv show.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Bubblegum lover

    Awesome book cant wait to read the next one!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    Recommended

    Read this book series. I'm never disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    Okay I liked back dawn, but there is a few problems that i have

    Okay I liked back dawn, but there is a few problems that i have noticed for one clare is supposed to be a vamp at some point right. that almost happened this book but it didn't. another thing is i used to be able to deal with shane i thought he was ok but now he comes off as whiney and i can't deal with that. i want myrnin and claire together so bad! they just spark i don't know what it is. I don't hate shane but i didn't cry when they thought he died. go myrnin and claire bear love u bunches claire wake up and smell the myrnin!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Omg

    Omg i know im late but i cant wait to read this...... but i do have a question to who ever sees this, is it just me or is it super funny when all these people are really into this, like how myrin and claire should be together? I dont really care about that really. But i cant talk really because i do that to sometimes. =-p

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    good

    This series is always good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Captivating

    RC has kept with her unique writing style throughout the MV Series. Bringing her characters to life with the little mundane habits. RC makes her characters real. Adding depth to each one. RC out done herself with this one.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

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    Good read

    This was a good book. Not my fav in the series, but still good. I can't wait to find out how Moeganville turns out to be in the after math!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Who knew

    Didnt expect there to be something worse than vampires to appear. I loved how they are compared to sirens like in the odyssey. Cant wait for the next book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Rumor has it...

    Rumor has it that in Biiter Blood, Mirlyn kisses Claire. Hopefully it's not true, cuz I'm a team Cane (Claire + Shane)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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