4Dark Days book 1
Date published: July 2008
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained via publisher
Mira, a nightwalker is a guardian and has the unusual power of being able to command fire. She has been a nightwalker for a long time and is very strong. She makes sure that the other nightwalkers stay within the rules and has no qualms to take anyone out who disobeys. But now another enemy is stalking her. Danaus is a vampire hunter. When they meet, it seems that Mira has the upper hand, but Danaus, as it turns out, is not out to kill her. No, he needs her help, for a foe far greater than the both of them is coming back to destroy humans and vampires. Even though they would rather kill each other, Mira and Danaus have to work together and keep each other alive in order to face the danger that stalks them. Mira also discovers that Danaus is much more than he appears to be.
This is one wicked exciting story that had me up until the wee hours of the morning, devouring every page. Ms Drake writes a very tight story with multi-dimensional characters. She has created a world where vampires live among us but hidden. They try to keep their existence a secret so are not really a danger to humans. Danaus knows that vampires are evil and has made it his mission in life to kill them. When he has to work with Mira, he discovers that his views may not be right after all. I loved how these two were together. Mira is really sassy, Danaus is totally mysterious and I was totally intrigued with him. Throughout the whole book I was wondering if they would develop feelings for each other and by the end I still wasn’t one hundred percent sure. But, there is a little build up of tension between them. The plot is really exciting. The Naturi are the enemy here, a very dark and nasty type of elf. There is lots of action, blood and gore. Oh, yes, this book was very much my cup of tea and I hope to catch up with the rest of the series as soon as possible.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.