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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

ARC Review: Nightborn by Lynn Viehl

3.5 Feathers
Nightborn
by Lynn Viehl
(Lords of the Darkyn # 1)

The Darkyn world is a bit dark and seductive.  I haven't read anything by Ms. Viehl before but this sounded really good so I had to give it a try.  I think the author did a great job at explaining everything in the world that if you haven't read her Darkyn series you could pick this up and understand it.

Not knowing him from the previous series, the hero of this story, Korvel, I think is great.  He's caring, first for his duty, which he follows blindly going to retrieve a scroll that holds the secret to immortality, but then he can be so tender with his heroine.  Simone, is a tresora, a human servant of the Kyn.  She's lived her life in a convent with blind nuns waiting for the day she will have to step up and protect the scroll.   The two of them together compliment each other during their search and battles, but they also have great chemistry as a couple!

There were so many twists in this story which were very nice, some unexpected and some a bit predictable.  There was plenty of action, which I liked!  But I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in the book, I believe they are a previous couple, Gabriel and Nicole.  She's soooo much fun!  I loved her attitude and personality, I am really looking forward to going back and reading her book.  Looking forward to reading more from this author!

*ARC provided by publisher



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33 comments:

Christina said...

Thanks for the review. I have really missed the Darkyn series.

miki said...

thanks you for the review, it's great to know we can start with this one^^ without having read anything else before

all the best

Lupdilup said...

Thanks! Nightborn just came out on audio, and I was wondering about it.
Perfect timing!
Thanks!

erin said...

Thanks for the great review! I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Lynn's books and I'm kinda intimidated by large series, so this might be a good place to to start!

Tonya said...

Great review! I added it to my wish list! Can't wait to read it.

MaDonna Lemmen said...

Thanks for the review :) Looking forward to reading this.

Under the Covers said...

Thanks ladies!

Lupdilup, I didn't listen to the audio because I got an early copy from publisher, however I did see it on Audible and it's narrated by Johanna Parker, and she's usually great!

Francesca

REGINA ROSS said...

Great Review :)

reginamayross@gmail.com

Di said...

Tho I generally like to start a series at the beginning, it's good to know that there's enough explanation in this book to be able to dive right in.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

This series is one of my auto buys as I love the twisty turny tales of the Darkyns

Chinyere said...

I think if you had read the Darkyn series, you would have had a greater understanding of Korvel. I really think this is a series that should be read in order.

Barbara said...

Thx for the GREAT review...I've read several books from her Darkyn series...and LOVED them!

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

SacredmOOn said...

This is a new-to-me author. This book sounds quite interesting. I'll definitely add to my reads list.
Great review!
DeAnna Schultz

traveler said...

A great review which I appreciated greatly. best wishes and much success.

Mary Jo said...

Love Lynn's books, both the Kyn and the Stardoc (as S L Viehl) series highly recommend them

_yay_ said...

Have not heard of the author before, but lots of action is always good.
I'm really interested in the world building. Dark and seductive. Hmmm, fantastic. You said it works as a stand-alone?! But it is the #1 in the series, right? Thanks for sharing your thoughts abt the book with us.
_yay_ @ BookthatThing!

June M. said...

I have not read any of Ms Viehl's books before either, but with everything that I have seen about NIGHTBORN, I will definitely be reading them. Thanks so much for the great review and for saying that you can read this one without knowing the backstory/reading the previous books.

Catherine Lee said...

Good review, Francesca. I like a good, honest review. As a reader, I like to know the good and the not-so-good before I get started.

Under the Covers said...

Thanks everyone, hope you enjoy the story!

And although this is book one of a series, and it's ok if you want to start here (after all I did) I think for the most enjoyment you should read her Darkyn series first, this is a spin-off after all. I think the order for series would be Darkyn, then Kyndred and then this one?

Francesca

SiNn said...

great review deff have to check out more books from Lynn havent read any ty for the review

Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed the review. I haven't read anything by Lynn Viehl yet, so it was nice to get a sense of what her work is like.

DiDi said...

I have not read this series, I must go check it out!

marybelle said...

NIGHTBORN does look amazing. Thank you for your review.

donnas said...

Great review. Looking forward to picking up a copy. Sounds great.

Timitra said...

I haven't read of the books in this series but I will definitely will be checking them out...thanks Francesca!!!!

GzNKz4evr said...

This author and her books are new to me, but I am intrigued enough to add her to my TBR list. Thanks so much for the review! :)

Kendra

ilona said...

I've only recently found the Darkyn series, so I was glad I didn't have to wait as long as some fans for this latest one :D

Rachel V said...

I had not heard of this series before but it does sound good. Thanks for the review. Looking forward to checking out this series.

molly.frenzel said...

Thanks for the review. Can't wait to get the book!

Mara80 said...

Thanks for this great review. I haven't read any of her books either. I have to add them to my TBR list.
- Maritza R

Leev said...

have not read this series, but ur review sounds great.. Thanks ^^

Laurie said...

Thanks for the review, I'll be adding to my TBR list!

Under the Covers said...

Hope you get to enjoy the book!

Francesca