Night Myst (Indigo Court Series #1)

Night Myst (Indigo Court Series #1)

by Yasmine Galenorn

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Overview

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they imagined. Now Myst, the Vampiric Fae Queen of the Indigo Court, has enough power to begin a long prophesied supernatural war. And Cicely Waters, a witch who can control the wind, may be the only one who can stop her-and save her beloved Fae prince from the Queen's enslavement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515148145
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: Indigo Court Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 584,228
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She is the 2011 Career Achievement Award Winner in Urban Fantasy, given by Romantic Times magazine. She lives in Kirkland, Washington, with her husband Samwise and their cats.

Actress and director Cassandra Campbell has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks and has received multiple Audie Awards and more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

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New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy, mystery, and metaphysical nonfiction. A graduate of Evergreen State College, she majored in theater and creative writing. Yasmine has been in the Craft for more than twenty-nine years and is a shamanic witch. She describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos and lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband, Samwise, and their cats. Yasmine can be reached via her website at www.galenorn.com, via Twitter: www.twitter.com/yasminegalenorn, and via her publisher. If you send her snail mail, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you want a reply.

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Night Myst 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
bookfaeryar More than 1 year ago
Cicely Waters is a self-trained witch returning to her childhood home in Washington state. She may be the fulcrum in an eons old conflict between the Dark Fae and the vampires, a conflict which has claimed her Fae lover, family and friends, and possibly her home town. With her trademark sensuality, Yasmine Galenorn has created an eerie, threatening world. There is a sense of small town claustrophobia with danger roiling beneath the surface, doomed love, betrayal and desperate hope. I can hardly wait until the next installment.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed the authors Otherworld series, I figured I¿d give this new series a chance and I¿m so glad I did. This series is less romantic, a bit more series and a lot darker than the Otherworld series, which is what I¿ve always wished for the Otherworld series. The love the ¿lite¿ apocalyptic feel this story has. The entire town is completely enshrouded by a strong supernatural force and is completely cut-off from the rest of the world. Not only that, as the supernatural beachhead strengthens, it is slowly but surely gaining a foothold throughout the planet. The author successfully created a world where the monsters have free reign and are quickly spreading like an unstoppable virus. The forest/woods are dismal and gloomy with a feeling of danger and lurking around every corner. This book kept me so completely riveted I felt like I never wanted it to end. Cicely is a strong heroine who is tough, unafraid to use her powers to kill when necessary and NOT too-stupid-to-live. I can¿t wait to see how she gets herself out of the web of trouble that continually entangles her. I highly recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy fans and look forward to reading the next book Night Veil. For fellow SF fans, I would not categorize this book as SF-lite, however there is some time-travel involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yasmine has a way of making you not want to put down her books. This one is way darker than the otherworld series but, I only bought it because I like the other series. I was hoping it was different then then otherworld series and she went into a darker less sexy place. There is so much to this story that hasn't been written I can't wait till the next comes out. It's captivating and makes you feel for the bad guys as well. Definitely a must read.
FairyDiva More than 1 year ago
Fans of Ms. Galenorn's Otherworld series will recognize her gift for creating strong female characters and intricate world mythology. New readers should delight in the introduction to these qualities consistent within all of Ms. Galenorn's books. This is a dark story, steeped in the feel of old, almost feral magics. Unlike the Otherworld books, this series is told from just one point of view, Cicely, natural born witch. She is drawn back home when events point to directed assaults upon the magical members of her old home town. Old fights and past loves wait for Cicely, in addition to friends of her childhood. Ms. Galenorn creates a new sort of vampire - Vampiric Fae, or fairies - and the blending of the two create a wholly new, deadly, seductive and vicious sort of species. This isn't your teenager's Twilight Saga. I can't wait to make my next visit, and see where Ms. Galenorn leads us, next...
besodenena on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While darker than her Otherworld books, the first book in Yasmine Galenorn's new Indigo Court series has the same magnetic pull to the plot and characters. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down until it was over. Even then, I immediately looked up the schedule for the release of the second book in the series.Like most of her works, they are not written for the very young reader. I would advise parents to read it first before considering it as suitable for their teenagers to read.
terriko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd really enjoyed Yasmine Galernorn's Otherworld series, urban fantasy stories which tend towards sexy paranormal romance romps. I like the interplay between her characters there a lot, and I like that the romances don't make me want to punch one/both/all the romantic leads in the face. Anyhow, I figured I'd give her Indigo Court series a try... but it just doesn't do it for me because the main character isolates herself so much that I miss out on the character interactions that made me love the Otherworld books. It was still decent, just not as awesome as I'd hoped. Oh well! I've still got plenty more of her books to try. :)
Kr15tina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What I liked about the bookCharactersCicely Waters: Main female lead through her POV. She was raised to take care of herself, street smart, self taught magical abilities and doesn't let others push her around. I like her strong female characteristics and the importance of family to her.Grieve: Cicely's love interest. I'm still at a stand still with him, I want the next book to come out so I can learn more about him. He was a "good" guy, but he was forcefully turned to become one of the nasty Vampiric Fae and now he is fighting hard not to give into his darker nature. Evil CharactersMyst Queen of the Indigo Court and Mistress of Mayhem and the Vampiric FaeThese guys are scary as all hell! They were once Fae turned by vampires into this crazy cross breed. They are alive, not restricted my sunlight, super strong, shape shift into creepy monsters, and the worst part is they feed on the body and the soul while the victim is still alive thriving on mayhem. These are creatures to be afraid of! Get the hell out of dodge if these creatures invade your woods.The world of The Indigo CourtFeatured in a created town in Washington, love the setting! Fae, vampires, witches, shifters and humans all intermix. Not sure how well they meld together, if it is like her other series The Otherworld or different.Sex Featured in the bookIt is rather moderate compared to The Otherworld Series. There is still a good dose of sexuality, sexual tension and a few sex scenes, but nothing too outlandishly crazy.ConflictThings seem pretty impossible for the little rag tag bunch that Cicely has gathered as her force against the impeding evil. She is being used by two different group, the enemy of my enemy is my friend concept. Cicely has to save her friends, family, lover, the town and essentially the world from the evil. Yasmine also throws in a star crossed lovers tale, very unexpected and awesome.What I didn't like about the bookI'm not sure about what part Lannan the Vampire will play in this series. Kinda weird him and his sister being lovers and mates. The book ended at a cliff hanger, now I have to wait for the next book :(Would I recommend this book to ownYes, you need to put it on your to buy list when you go out shopping next or put it in your online cart.Yes, I would give this book as a gift
Badass_Book_Reviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** ** spoiler alert ** ** spoiler alert ** What started as an interesting concept, was just sort of Meh in the end. Night Myst sounded so interesting, and the concept really is cool, but there is very little character development, as a reader, you are dropped right into a story with very little knowledge. I didn't really enjoy Cicely, the main character, I found her to be whiny, and stupid. I mean really. You embark on a rescue mission, and once you find the people you are going to rescue, you charge in and make noise so your enemies s...more What started as an interesting concept, was just sort of Meh in the end. Night Myst sounded so interesting, and the concept really is cool, but there is very little character development, as a reader, you are dropped right into a story with very little knowledge. I idn't really enjoy Cicely, the main character, I found her to be whiny, and stupid. I mean really. You embark on a rescue mission, and once you find the people you are going to rescue, you charge in and make noise so your enemies see you? Come on! The whole book is very Romeo and Juliet. Lovers on opposite sides, with being re-incarnated soul mates and having lived previous lives etc. The Vampires were creepy, and not all that well developed or described if you ask me. I found the whole book to be rather ... boring and just well, incomplete. I feel bad for Grieve. Oh, yea forgot to mention him. The star crossed lover. Literally. He has starry eyes.. Cicely left him when she was 17, tattood herself a wolf at some point, and then had an instant 'connection' with Grieve. Whom she loves and is a fae prince... and is now ready to start a life with. Only when she returns, New Forest is... New... Whod of thunk it? Grieve has been changed by the Indigo Court and goes back and forth from nice grieve to mean grieve. I'd say it was more 2.75 stars out of 5. The world is interesting, but everthing else, and all the characters were flat and stupid
quantumbutterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've been enjoying Yasmine's writing for well over ten years, starting with her non-fiction, and I have yet to be disappointed. Cicely Waters is a young witch who's come back to her home city, her mother dead, and her friends and family disappearing and dying. She is quickly pulled into the world of the vampires and a mysterious entity known as the Indigo Court, fae who had been changed by vampires long ago but morphed into their own chaotic race. The court, headed by Myst, is apparently kidnapping the magic-born (those who become witches) and also has the police under her sway so the missing are not being tracked. Cicely takes on the challenge of finding her aunt and the other missing magic workers of the town. Along the way, she crosses paths again with Grieve, a friend from her childhood whom she'd loved, who has now changed in frightening ways as part of the Indigo Court.What bond is it bringing together Grieve and Cicely? Why do her tattoos respond as though they have a spirit of their own? What more is there to Cicely's life aside from what she's been told by her mother, who could not handle her own magic and let her own life become a ruin? What do the vampires, the fae, and the vampiric fae want in all of this?This is a fast-paced story, already with some twists and turns to develop as the series progresses. It's not bogged down with constant sex scenes, which is always a plus in my book. I have again been charmed by Yaz's writing and why must I wait a year for the next installment?
MDobson84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Night Myst is the first book the Indigo Court series, by Yasmine Galenorn. Yasmine Galenorn has the ability to set up a very interesting and intriguing world. I enjoyed that Night Myst was told from Cicely's point of view.I have to say that I loved the idea of Vampirie Fae, I don't believe I have read a book with them before, and it was an interesting twist. The vampire fae was a failed experiment by the Crimson Court to enslave the fae. However the vampire fae became a separate court, the Indigo Court, that is led by the first vampire fae Queen Myst. The Indigo Court is consumed by hatred and revenge and wants war. I loved the twist and turns about Myst and the Indigo Court. I loved the tension in Night Myst with so many of the characters walked a fine line between good and evil, you didn't always know who to trust.Night Myst is dripping with sex, especially Lannan. He can manipulate desire, and enjoys both pleasure and pain equally. Cicely's interactions with him are sizzling, seductive, and dirty. There were a few times I both dreaded and anticipated these senses. The vampires in Night Myst are predators by nature, but what I loved about it was that they were really evil, and didn't pretend to be otherwise. They make Cicely do things she regret, but things could be worse because they aren't the worst evil in New Forest. Cicely picks the lesser of two evils, and joins forces with the vampires to fight the Indigo Court.Cicely's true love, Grieve also has some hard decisions and sacrifices he must make throughout Night Myst. Some of his decisions come with intense consequences. I loved how dark and mysterious Grieve is. There relationship is not neat, or easy, it's impulsive and completely compelling. You will want to keep reading until the next scene with Cicely and Grieve, and once you get there you will want to read until the next, until the book is finished. Overall I enjoyed Night Myst. I enjoyed the hard choices that Cicely is forced to make. Cicely and Grieve have some very sexy moments, and there are a number of wonderful twist and turns to really add to the plot of Night Myst. You want want to put it down and Night Myst will have you reading late into the night. Night Myst has potential for becoming a highly addictive series.The only thing I didn't like in Night Myst was there were times that I thought it got repetitive where Cicely was explaining things to new characters. I also noticed some errors where things didn't match up, with what was going on. I have to say that Night Myst is a wonderful start to a new series by Yasmine Galenorn, and I am dying for book two, Night Veil, due out next summer.
FantasyDreamer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fast paced book full of exciting turns leading from one adventurous situation to another. It was full of fae lore with a few added twists that I would like to further explore and see what it revealed in the next books. But while I enjoyed reading this book, I felt I only got to know on the main characters on the surface and not any deeper. The ending was a bit anticlimactic for me, actually a bit of a let down but left me with enough curiosity that I do plan on reading the next book in this series, Night Veil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cicely is so interesting. Her world is falling apart,but she is willing to fight for her faimly and friends. I can't wait to see what she learns about her past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun from beginning to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very intense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a scathing in depth review about how horrible this book is, paragraphs detailing everything that was wrong with it. I then reflected on what I had typed out and thought as the old adage goes 'keep it simple, stupid.' So in a nutshell, the book is all over the place. The heroine's actions don't make sense. She is rash and angry when she should think clear headed and afraid when she should stand tall. She leads her friends and family into danger without any clear way of protecting them. She exclaims about how she knows almost nothing about her magical ability and yet relies on it for almost everything. And literally stops what she's doing to walk out into the middle of a dangerous wooded area to pick up one more magical ability that she doesn't fully grasp. Issues are brought up and then left hanging to never be returned to. The back story is weak at best and explanations are long incoming, the reader has to do most of the work guessing as to the rhyme or reason for any action made. The writing is good but the character development needs redeveloping or maybe just developing to begin with, a return to the drawing board this time with pencil and pen instead of finger paint. Ouch I know, but for real, I have no idea why this book got so many stars.
Dawn Milner More than 1 year ago
My Review: i so loved this book can't wait to read the other ones in the series...5 Star from me!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Proluege out at 'jpr' res 3!!!! -Sox, an extremly tired person at the moment.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I like to go into a series knowing nothing about it. Whether its good or not. It makes the reading experience even better. And wit this, it was just that. 3.5 for the most part and then near the end it slowly got to a 4. So you could say this is both 3.5 and 4 stars for me. The cover I kind of like, though mostly for the tattoos and the forest background. Not a fan of the whole girl standing, posing on the cover. But still, the book was pretty good for the most part. I liked the MC, I liked the other characters, the story was also good and of course the pacing really helped moved the story along. I couldn't help but be reminded of the Cassie series for some reason. Especially the character of Grieve. Not that that's a bad thing. Looking forward to reading more from this series. About time, I kept up with my list urban fantasy series to read.
LadyStarDragomir More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Night Myst. It is a paranormal written by Yasmine Galenorn. Cicely Waters is a witch with an affinity for the wind element. She’s been on the run with her mother for all her life. When the wind tells her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she rushes back home. What she goes home to shocks her in more than one way. I really loved this book. I have to be honest. I have read this book once about three or four years ago. I re-read it because I have finally tracked down the rest of the series. I also re-read it because I wanted to give my review for it. I was hooked on this book the first time I read it and this time wasn’t any different. I loved how all the characters are relatable. I love how I felt what the characters were feeling. There wasn’t really anything that I didn’t like about this book. There were some parts that I wish had been explained more, but it was understandable with the explanation that was laid down. That’s all I can really think of that was wrong with the book. I have a feeling that this will become one of my favorite series. I fully recommend this book. I especially recommend it to those who like paranormals. Especially paranormals that focus on magic. I was hooked on this book. I’ve already started on the second book! I hope everybody who reads it enjoys it as much as I do. I’m so glad that I got a chance to read this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
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I have to say I loved this book and gonna read the second but have to wait to get the other two...a new twist to the vampire stories mixed with fae in it...would recommend this to anyone...but I do not give out spoilers because people complain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly amazing read. Very original, very fun, I couldn't put it down. I haven't read any other books from Galenorn, but I fully intend to now.
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