Dawn of a Dark Knight [NOOK Book]

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In the shadows of our world, a secret band of warriors fights to protect us. They are the last line of defense against an evil no human can stop.

An ancient nemesis has resurfaced. Duty demands that Ashor Vlahos, Scimitar Magi commander, recruit a magical healer to fortify the remaining eight magi. The gods' choice is the woman who helped him escape torture a decade ago. Ashor couldn't have imagined a better punishment for his vow-breaker ...
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Dawn of a Dark Knight

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Overview

In the shadows of our world, a secret band of warriors fights to protect us. They are the last line of defense against an evil no human can stop.

An ancient nemesis has resurfaced. Duty demands that Ashor Vlahos, Scimitar Magi commander, recruit a magical healer to fortify the remaining eight magi. The gods' choice is the woman who helped him escape torture a decade ago. Ashor couldn't have imagined a better punishment for his vow-breaker homicidal incidents than for the gods to bind him irrevocably to the only woman in the universe he cannot have. The soul-searing desire she ignites in him is strictly forbidden.

Kira Hardy, M.D. is a brilliant, hardworking internal med resident with big secrets. But when Ashor asks for aid after a brutal daemon attack, she is sucked into his dangerous, secret world. Enslavement to the magi, no matter how hot they are, may be an unattractive life plan, but being targeted for death by their enemies is less tolerable.

She must trust the sexy, tormented Ashor to keep her safe while he must deny his ultimate desire and keep Kira at arm's length lest he bring destruction down on them both. As a centuries-old evil catches up to them, they face a crucial decision--follow the gods' rules or follow their hearts.
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Editorial Reviews

InD'Tale Magazine - Ana Smith
"...an engaging story filled with action and characters that will catch the reader's imagination!" 4 stars
The Reading Cafe - Barb Reviewer
In the similar theme of Ward’s BDB series, Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, Dawn of the Dark Knight is about a group of hot sexy warriors, who fight Daemons, and must protect humans. Our hero is Ashor Vlahos, who is the group’s leader, a Scimitar Magi....This is a wonderful exciting story, non stop action all the way through. The love and sexual chemistry between Ashor and Kira is hot and steamy. What was great about this book was that Forward has created some wonderful characte
Reviewing Vixens - Raven Reviewer
“Dawn of a Dark Knight by Zoe Forward is an electrifying Paranormal Romance. This is a story of torment, lust, love and bad guys out to rule the world….Excellent read- highly recommend."
Books She Reads - Sarah Reviewer
DAWN OF A DARK KNIGHT is one of the very few paranormal romances that I have read that I am now hooked on…has just the right amount of love, lust, humor, and ass kicking to make this a paranormal romance that I would be more than willing to read again. In fact, I would even go far enough to say this could be made into a pretty kick ass movie too.” 5-stars
Waves of Fiction - Crystal Reviewer
Dawn of a dark Knight was all kinds of Urban Fantasy fun… I really liked the Egyptian Lore that was used throughout. I haven't ever read a book that used this type of mythology and I honestly want more.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016381633
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 840,098
  • File size: 1,001 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Good read

    A good start to a new series:()

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    This was a fantastic read!  Characters that draw you in, and a f

    This was a fantastic read!  Characters that draw you in, and a fast-paced, well written story.  Hot and steamy scenes 
    between the main characters, make it hard to put down as you wait for more.  I can't wait to read the second book in her 
    series.  I'm so glad I stumbled upon this one!  
    LJ Vickery

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

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    A love beyond words. This story interweaves magic, mystery, act

    A love beyond words.
    This story interweaves magic, mystery, action, and romance to create a spellbinding read that you will never forget. The imagery was beautiful and captivating, really drawing you into the story. The world building was unique and done perfectly. I loved the way the mythology was used in the story and how everything fit together in the end.

    The romance was also nicely done and paced. There was no insta love, but plenty of chemistry between the two main characters.

    Kira is a gifted healer, but she is forced to hide her gifts away. She cannot deny the call to heal completely though. She uses her magic sparingly to help those in need. Kira is a kind soul and does her best to help others. However, she is no wilting violet. Kira has no problems with fighting back and doing what needs to be done. She has a strong will and is a great match for ashor.

    Ashor is an alpha male with a heart of gold. He is interested in Kira, but fears the consequences. I loved the interactions between Kira and Ashor the best. They were so much fun together and their banter was hilarious. Ashor is noble and just. He does what is best for the good of all. Even when there is a great cost to himself.

    This is an exciting paranormal romance that will have you on the edge of your seat at every turn of the page!

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    Book provided by the author. Loved this book, fans of J. R. War

    Book provided by the author.

    Loved this book, fans of J. R. Ward, Gena Showalter and Sherrilyn Kenyon.......we have found a new series YEY. 
    The plot was imaginative and kept me hooked until the end, it has really interesting characters and I can't wait to read more in this series, especially on Jayden.
    I would definitely recommend this series :)

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

    "Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Batman!

    "Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Batman!

    Okay, so Dawn of a Dark Knight by Zoe Forward has nothing to do with Batman, but none of the other dozen plus reviewers on Amazon has gone there, and how could they not with a title like that? What the story IS is a nonstop, action-packed romance full of excitement and danger at every turn.

    Ashor, the hero of this paranormal romance, IS a dark warrior within his own right, but that's where the similarities to comic books end. Ashor is yummy and tormented, walking a fine gray line between fighting for the forces of good, always in danger of succumbing to his internal darkness. He is ancient, an immortal reborn into a new life over and over, but always doomed to the endless torment of battling the daemons who walk the earth threatening humanity.

    It's funny, because I usually start my reviews by talking about the heroine, but Ashor Vlahos, the Scimitar Magi commander, defined the story for me. His tortured nature and acute loneliness really struck a bull's eye on my soft spot for bad boys. He kicks ass and takes names, and then broods for a while. Le Sigh. I felt immediate empathy for him and wanted to keep reading in order to see what would happen next. He's the sort of guy you want to kiss and coddle and make better even though you realize (intellectually) that he's way too tough to need mothering. But that's sorta exactly the point because he appeals so much to that nurturing instinct.

    I have to admit up front—as a rule, I don't like Fated Mate stories. I want love to be the result of free will, the product of choice, not something that two people are thrust into as the result of predetermined destiny. Kira Hardy, medical doctor and the heroine, is smart and courageous but she struck me as less remarkable in terms of characterization than Ashor. I think my general impression was that she was simply too young for him. He needed a woman more his own (ancient) age.

    However, so far as fated mates go, Zoe Forward weaves a remarkable tale and really makes Ashor and Kira work as a couple. The hero and heroine share plenty of chemistry and the sexual tension sizzles on the page. Kira provides Ashor with the healing spirit he needs to repair his tattered soul. Their relationship falls in the vein of star-crossed lovers, because while they are fated to be together, it is forbidden by the Egyptian gods due to their respective roles. Ashor is the Prime, the head of the Scimitar Magi, and Kira is the mystical healer meant to attend to the eight remaining Scimitar Magi—all men.
    I felt the cover doesn't really do the story justice. At a glance, I wouldn't connect the cover imagery with a paranormal tale deeply rooted in the Egyptian mythos. Someone needed to fit an ankh in there somewhere. There is a rune on the cover but it is not immediately recognizable so it left me feeling a little confused.

    Zoe has really created an intricate world with a complicated mythos constructed upon Egyptian mythology. My familiarity with the mythology is limited to three sources—Stargate, the TV show, Anne Rice's The Mummy, and an old White Wolf supplement called "Mummy". Initially, I found myself referring to her helpful Glossary of Terms at the back of the book but eventually I got the hang of it. Likewise, the occasion choice of wording threw me but I recovered and became engrossed again in the story in short order. The villains are freaky scary and the Big Bad is a darkly sinister figure.

    Dawn of a Dark Knight is an excellent read for anyone looking for a paranormal romance with plenty of action-adventure and sizzling hot love scenes.

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