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Aug 07 2012

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

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Morganville Vampires series. Razorbill, 2012. ISBN-978-1-921880-14-8.
Black Dawn by Rachel Caine is a brilliantly ensnaring novel that keeps you reading until the very last page. This book is a follow on from her eleventh book in the Morganville series, Last Breath.
Like her latest installments to the series Rachel has put this book in a multi-view point perception, from not just the main character (Claire Danvers) but from many other very important characters in the plot. This a great challenge not just for the writer but for the flowing of the story and it takes skill to write from more than one perspective.
The main characters in Black Dawn are Claire Danvers and her good friends, Shane Collins, Eve Rosser, Michael Glass (Youngest Vampire), Myrnin (Vampire mad scientist), Oliver (Hippie vampire commando) and Amelie (founder of Morganville and also Queen Vampire herself). The potential threat is a nostalgic monster made entirely up out of liquid called the Draug, the Leader of these disgusting creatures is called Magnus, Draug creator and Master. The draug are the vampires top-most predator and now that they have infected Amelie herself they have the upper hand but Claire and Myrnin have many plots and plans to save her and Morganville. In this novel these characters attempt to rid their lives of these threatening Draug and attempt to put an end to them, once and for all.
With many twists in this ever addictive plot I guarantee it will keep almost any reader hooked.
Sarah Filkin (Student)

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