Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel

Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel

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by Lara Adrian
     
 

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Return to the "addictively readable" (Chicago Tribune) Midnight Breed vampire romance series with an explosive novel of paranormal seduction and dangerous thrills from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian.

Daywalker Brynne Kirkland survived a hellish upbringing as a product of a madman's lab. Tough, driven, and devoted to her work in

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Return to the "addictively readable" (Chicago Tribune) Midnight Breed vampire romance series with an explosive novel of paranormal seduction and dangerous thrills from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian.

Daywalker Brynne Kirkland survived a hellish upbringing as a product of a madman's lab. Tough, driven, and devoted to her work in law enforcement, Brynne has never dared to risk opening her heart to anyone-least of all a handsome immortal from a world on the verge of war against hers.

Atlantean warrior Zael left the intrigue of his realm several lifetimes ago, along with the battles he fought as one of the queen's legion. As a free-spirited loner walking the fringe of two worlds-that of his secretive and powerful people, and the outside world belonging to mankind and the Breed-it was never his intention to return to combat and bloodshed. Nor had he imagined that he might ever be tempted into anything stronger than desire . . . until he meets Brynne.

Thrust together as allies of the Order in the fight against a diabolical enemy, Zael and Brynne embark on a mission that will ultimately force them to decide between duty to their people, and a passion that defies all bounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939193100
Publisher:
Lara Adrian, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2016
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
32,437
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
I liked the story line but the ending seemed rushed. What I did not like was the pairing of Zael and Brynne. What an unlikeabe cold breed female. Didn't feel the romance.
Rileys-Mom 3 days ago
I was really looking forward to reading this book as the last Midnight Breed book left me hanging and really anxious to find out what was going to happen next for the Order. I love this series and have for ages! Zael and Brynne’s chemistry together in Defy the Dawn has the explosive quality you’ve come to expect from Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and the steamy romances scenes darn near set the pages on fire. I really enjoyed learning more about the Atlanteans and can’t wait to see what happens next. Are they going to become allies with the Order? My only real disappointment with this book was that we didn’t get to see much of the Order interacting with Brynne and Zael, especially considering Brynne’s situation (benefit the Order) and how that might impact the threat by Queen Selene and Opus Nostrum. I’m really looking forward to the next book and to seeing the Order take on the Atlantean Queen and Opus Nostrum. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Defy the Dawn, by Lara Adrian, is another great story in the Midnight Breed Series. Daywalker Brynne Kirkland, sees herself as a laboratory mistake and has never allowed herself to get close to anyone. Zael is an Atlantean warrior who has recently become allies with The Order to stand against the Atlantean Queen, Selena. Defy the Dawn is the story of Brynne and Zael coming together despite everything working against them and the fact that they should be natural enemies. A perfect addition to the Midnight Breed Series, Ms. Adrian does not disappoint with this one. I loved getting to know these two characters almost as much as I loved catching up with the other Breed characters! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
BooksnKisses 7 days ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 3/4 It was good to be back in the Midnight Breed world. This has always been one of my favorite series and I am so happy that Ms. Adrian has continued this series. I was really happy to learn that Defy the Dawn was going to be Zael’s story. We have learned a lot about the Atlantean warrior over the last few books in the new world. But now we get an up close and personally experience with him. We also get to learn a lot more about the Atlantean’s world and what happened to them when the original Gen One’s showed up on earth. We meet Brynne in the last book and learned about her also. But there were still a lot of questions about who and what she was. We do get to learn more about who she is and what she maybe. But I felt like there is more to Brynne then we know. Defy the Dawn brings to light a whole new dimension to the battle that the Breeds are facing. Now they have two enemies gunning for them. Ms. Adrian has made the Breed’s future a scary one but I have faith that they will prevail and kick their enemies butts!! I can’t wait to see who and what is next in this series. Disclaimer: I purchased this book and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Anonymous 16 days ago
I enjoy this book. Would have liked more activity on the island. Love Zael and Brynne together. They completed each other. Hummm... Sharon lived a long time after meeting Zael; gave birth and raised Dylan...
Anonymous 19 days ago
Great read and excellent addition to the series. Laura Adrian never disappoints.
Tilly212 20 days ago
Man, I do love this series! I always have to sit on these stories for a few weeks before I read them as I know that as soon as its ended I'll want the next one! I've been intrigued about Zael since we first met him in previous books. I knew from the start he was going to be an honourable male and I'm glad at the end of this story I wasn't disappointed. Brynne is certainly an interesting character, it's hard not to give away too much as I hate spoiler reviews but she's such a strong, tough women that you just know she's the perfect match for my favourite Atlantean Warrior. Their chemistry is off the scale and the intimate scenes played out perfectly for these two. My only disappointment with this book was that we didn't get to see The Order's reaction to Brynne's situation, I think it would of given us a little fun in the middle of quite a dark story. It's certainly going to be interesting to see how the order deal with the double threat of Opus Nostrum and Selene the Atlantean Queen. The overall storyline is certainly picking up speed, I'm looking forward to seeing The Order kick some serious arse! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Brigittehf 21 days ago
This series goes from strength to strength. So much has happened since the beginning of the series and yet the concept retains all its allure with the introduction of unexpected newcomers. The Order is still being undermined by Opus Nostrum, an organisation set of disrupting the peace treaty by using terror. Zael is an Atlatean and has been captivated by Brynne from the first time that he saw her. Brynne is Breed and immerses herself in her work as an investigator, until now. She is a loner for reasons known only to her. Zael has the reputation of being a ladies' magnet. Not that I can blame them! When he shows his interest in Brynne, she resists the attraction by reminding him of his reputation. She has a hard exterior but Zael appears to be able to see right through her. She has her reasons for keeping everyone at arms length and Zael is set on breaking down her barriers despite her continuous rejections. The chemistry between them is undeniable and when they get together sparks fly. When Brynne is caught in an attack by the vicious rogues, Zael doesn't hesitate to go after her. What he finds is totally unexpected. Brynne's fears of being found out have just become reality. Zael is now aware of her reasons for not letting anyone get close to her. His reaction is not what she expected though. He is not deterred in the least bit. If anything, he is determined to show her that he means business. I really enjoyed reading this instalment. It's full of threats, danger, betrayal, love and loyalty. It has a very good balance of action and passion. Seeing the "gang" working together again brings back memories of the first books in the series. Dante being there made my day! As he said "just like old times". I absolutely loved the way the relationship between Zael and Brynne developed. Steamy, passionate and loving. They make an ideal couple. The ending is beautiful but with Opus Nostrum still on the war path and the persistence of Selene, it will be interesting to see what happens next. A highly recommended series. I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
AREEDAR 22 days ago
Brynne has a secret but one look at Zael has shaken her to the core. Zael is an Atlantean and has recently befriended the Order. With Opus Nostrum’s attacks become more of a threat, Queen Selene breaks into the Order’s computers and vows to destroy the Order once and for all. The Order must have an alliance with the Altantean colony and has asked Zael to ask for their assistance. Sparks fly instantly between Brynne and Zael and now the Order has asked Brynne to accompany Zael to the Colony. Brynne wants more with Zael but afraid her secret will condemn her to a life alone. Zael has got to prove to Brynne that nothing is going to keep them apart. If you haven’t read this series – Read It! I can’t wait for the next book to find out what happens next!
Anonymous 24 days ago
I've always enjoyed this series so when this one came up, I was very happy! It's left me with wanting more now. Good job