BLACK DAWN is a little different from the prior books in the
Morganville Vampire series. BLACK DAWN is told from
multiple view points,
enabling the reader to get closer to some characters and
see into their heads. Amelie has been bitten by a Draug, a
creature toxic to vampires, and runs the risk of dying.
Oliver, the ruler in place of Amelie, has still not learned
to temper his cruel temper and angers more than a few other
characters rather than bring them closer together to fight
the Druag. Claire is still Claire, she makes some bad
decisions and some good. Her character is not as extreme
as some of the others unless it comes to Shane and keeping
him safe. Michael and Eve are still having relationship
problems and withdrawing from each other.
The plot itself makes for a quick read. The Draug have
infiltrated the town and driven out many of its residents.
The vampires must figure out a way to rid their town of the
Draug and must do so without leadership from Amelie.
Though there is some character development, the story can
feel rushed when told from different vantage points.
Sometimes you may feel that you aren't getting
anything out of reading from the vantage point of a
secondary character. There were more than a few subplots,
mostly having to do with relationships, that can distract
readers from the plot's main purpose as well.
fans of Rachel Caine will love BLACK DAWN as it is
well-written and very exciting with plenty of action.
With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens,
Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call
home. But with the invasion of the vampireâ€™s deadliest
enemy, Morganville isnâ€™t just in dangerâ€”itâ€™s
Ever since the draugâ€”mysterious
creatures that prey on vampiresâ€”took over Morganville, the
lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been
thrown into turmoil. Most of the townâ€™s residents have
evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to
stay and fight.
Using the cityâ€™s water system to spread, the draug have
rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim,
especially since vampire Amelieâ€”the town founderâ€”has been
infected by the master draugâ€™s bite.
Claire and her friends donâ€™t figure out how to cure Amelie
and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become
little more than a ghost townâ€¦