Die Serie und die Geschichte um Mira, Danaus und den blutrünstigen Naturis hat mich vom ersten Buch an gefesselt und ich konnte es kaum erwarten, bis nun der vierte Teil veröffentlich wurde.. Leider war dieser sehr enttäuschend.. In diesem Teil wird die Geschichte aus Danaus Sicht erzählt. Der Eine oder Andere findet das bestimmt erfrischend, für mich jedoch war es nur noch irritierend.. 3 Sterne gibt es dennoch, da ich trotz Irritation wissen wollte wie es weiter geht und bereits den 5ten Teil gekauft und gelesen habe.. Fazit.. Wenn ihr die ersten drei Teile bereits wie ich verschlungen habt, wissen wollt wie es mit Mira und Danaus weiter geht und gerade kein anderes spannendes Buch zur Hand ist, dann könnt ihr Euch diesen Teil einverleiben, allerdings wenn ihr es eilig habt, dann kauft Euch lieber gleich Teil 5..
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18. November 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I usually don't care all that much for the POV of the love interest. It usually just makes me dislike the character, sometimes more than I already do, but I couldn't have been more pleased with the incredibly well-written display of male perspective.
Danaus is a mystery in and of himself. Half-human half-bori creature with a long-standing hate for the nightwakers falls into a companionship with the most powerful and ruthless one of them all. Danaus has always struggled with the grudging "relationship" he has maintained with Mira in the past few months, but until now, I don't think I could've guessed just how deep those struggles ran, or exactly what the cause of those struggles were in the first place. I certainly was in for a shock to see just how deeply his and Mira's connection ran for him.
I was delighted over this change in view, though I would've appreciated the warning at the beginning of the book, rather than 10ish-20 pages in. Danaus is a very complex character and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing his growth over the duration of this book. He's seeing the world in a whole new light, some parts good and some not so much, but overall I think the change will be good for him.
And Mira.... Good Lord that girl is one big pile of "Messed the Hell up!" Hallucinations, loss of powers (or at least stunted), wanted by all the wrong people; will that girl never get a break?! My heart aches for her in this book. It truly does; especially with the added weight of Danaus's concern and fear for the nightwakers he's come to care for. So freaking sweet!!
I can't wait to get my hands on the second to last book in this outstanding series!! This has been one heck of a ride, and with the heart-pounding ending to this fourth book, I'm dying to see just how much worse this can get before Mira and Danaus finally break.
Dark Days is proving to be an up-n-down kind of series for me. Pray for Dawn is easily my least favorite of the books. I did still like it, but it had plenty of problems which kept me from enjoying all of it. It picks up a couple of months after the previous book, but instead of immediately finding out why Ryan wanted to see Mira, we're thrust into Danaus' head! This was a bit of a jarring change, but I did find it interesting to be inside his head.
I liked seeing Danaus' struggle with his feelings toward nightwalkers and his growing fondness for Mira. He is truly conflicted, since he's spent several centuries believing vampires are evil. No if, ands, or buts about it. It's his job to exterminate them, protect humans, and in turn save his own immortal soul. However, he's quickly learning that not everything he's learned about vampires is true and Mira is a prime example of that. He also can't help but be attracted to her even though he fights it when she comes on to him. I wanted to shake him and tell him to open his eyes! But I suppose after two thousand years of being the same person, change must come slowly.
While I did like some aspects of Pray for Dawn having a new narrator, I also struggled with parts of it. For starters, Danaus and Mira have the same "voice," so even though I knew it was Danaus telling the story, he still sounded like Mira to me. It also got majorly confusing when they were together, since I would mix them up, forgetting that Mira is no longer narrating. Danaus also has a lot of repetitive thoughts. He keeps mentioning how he may be wrong about nightwalkers, and that Mira isn't all bad. Over and over and over. I get that this is a huge step for him, but I didn't need to read it every other chapter.
The plot of Pray for Dawn was also different. It read more like a murder mystery to me, since Danaus and Mira are investigating a murder. It's not even the murder of a supernatural, but of a human woman. They visit the scene of the crime, talk to the police, even visit the morgue. Meanwhile, the naturi threat is the background, but not much happens involving them. However, there is a new supernatural introduced. Well, we've learned about them before, but now one is actually on the loose and causing bigger problems than the naturi ever could!
Pray for Dawn was good, but certainly not great. It was a change of pace from the previous three books, but I appreciated getting to know Danaus better. I just wish he had a more distinctive narrative.