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Urban Fantasy Early Review: On Midnight Wings by Adrian Phoenix

On Midnight Wings by Adrian Phoenix (The Maker's Song #5)


Egalley thanks to Pocket

Synopsis from Goodreads
A DESPERATE SEARCH. A DARK AND DANGEROUS JOURNEY. AND EVERY STEP COULD DESTROY EVERYONE DANTE LOVES.

ONLY ONE MORTAL WOMAN CAN SAVE HIM . . .

As Dante Baptiste’s true identity as both True Blood and Fallen ripples throughout New Orleans, he and Heather struggle for their lives against different foes, fighting their way back to each other. To free herself from her father’s treachery, Heather accepts help from an ally–and steps into even greater danger. Dante, lost to his brutal past, wavers between his own sense of self and the Bad Seed-programmed S that lurks within, between the never-ending Road and the Great Destroyer. And the danger of becoming both.

. . . UNLESS THE FALLEN REACH HIM FIRST.

Lucien searches frantically for the lovers, all too aware that time is running out. Dark forces continue to gather, eager to possess and manipulate the young vampire for their own ends. The fate of mortals, nightkind, and the Fallen pivots around Dante as he struggles to piece together his shattered psyche and gain control of his power before he rips all three worlds asunder.

Release date: September 24th 2013.

Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository US/UK

8.5/10

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Most of the time I can't keep myself away from Adrian Phoenix's books, because they are pure, hard-boiled urban fantasy, but on this occasion I felt pretty overwhelmed. 



The plot reached its culmination in the previous book, and I justifiably felt that we would get some sort of resolution or at least some answers in the following book. Well, not so much.

Everything gets more and more complicated, Heather and Dante can't catch a break and go through obstacle after obstacle to the point where it feels as sheer masochism to read the series further. Please, Miss Phoenix, end this whole torture soon, because I just get more and more frustrated and exhausted.

The emotions are high on all sides; all the main characters are going through a wringer with Dante spiralling further into insanity, and Heather trying to save him and not let FBI, her father and the rest of bad guys use her against him. Add to it Von struggling against his superiors, angels inter fighting between themselves, treachery upon treachery and an impending apocalyptic doom and gloom... and On Midnight Wings is a very dark, depressing  read, which would have been more bearable with a bit more positivity and good old humour.

I will try to finish this series, but at this point I'm not sure I will.

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Меня честно говоря эта серия замучила. Вроде бы закончилась предыдущая книга и я подумала, что хуже для Данте и Хедэр уже быть не может.

Ан нет, дамы и господа, в следующей книге мы спускаемся по какой-то спирали в полнейший мазохизм. Данте пытают прошлым на протяжение всей книги, и он всё больше погружается в сумасшествие. Хедэр сбегает из психушки куда её уложил папочка и пытается найти возлюбленного и в то же время не попасть в руки различных факций, которые хотят использовать её против Данте.

Добавьте к этому Вона и Люсьена, не успевающих найти Данте и Хедэр вовремя, различных ангелов и вампиров, борющихся за власть, а также группы внутри самого ФБР, и получается полнейшая грязь, неразрешённая проблема за проблемой и скатывание к приближающемуся апокалипсису, который начнётся из-за Данте.

Эта книга меня истощила эмоционально, и я даже не знаю буду ли я продолжать с серией. Пока такого желания у меня нет.
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