Hello, fellow audiobookworms. 😉 Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Fall of Night by Lara Adrian and narrated by Hillary Huber. The latest audiobook in Lara’s bestselling paranormal romance series, Midnight Breed. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.
What’s Fall of Night about?
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Title: Fall of Night by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #17
Published by Tantor Audio on 13th April 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance (PNR), Romance, Vampires
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes
No. of Pages: 238
Breed warrior Micah is one of the Order's best, his reputation for cold justice and lethal skill rivaled only by that of his formidable father, Tegan. So, when a mission Micah's leading in an off-limits area called the Deadlands goes terribly wrong, leaving him the sole survivor of an apparent Atlantean attack, he won't rest until he has answers...and vengeance for his fallen team.
Phaedra thought it was only a dream, a hideous nightmare. Yet somehow, she had been transported from her life in Rome to a stretch of barren forest when it suddenly lit up with unearthly fire, obliterating everything in its path - including the fiercely handsome Breed warrior she'd encountered in the dream. Or so she believed, until their paths cross again and Phaedra finds herself, and her Atlantean people, at the center of Micah's wrath.
With tensions between the Breed and the Atlanteans already edging toward war, and another powerful nemesis growing bolder by the day, uncovering the stunning truth about what happened in the Deadlands will force Micah and Phaedra to work together in an alliance forged by fate and an undeniable desire neither of them can resist.
Contains mature themes.
©2021 Lara Adrian (P)2021 Tantor
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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Listened To: 16th – 25th April 2021
What did I think about it?
A Gripping Fast-Paced Adventure
The novella, A Touch of Midnight, was a freebie on Amazon UK and I read it back in 2014. I really enjoyed it and had planned to read the whole Midnight Breed series. However, that never happened. How could I have forgotten? Fall of Night is my first foray back into the world.
I loved Lara Adrian’s writing styIe.
This story was fairly easy to get into, despite my missing the previous 16 in the series. 😉 Lara’s descriptive narrative was good and the basic backstories we need are woven expertly into Fall of Night. As a virgin reader, the origins of the Breed, the Order and how the social/political side of this world works was explained without slowing the pace. There’s a good balance in the plot too; action, mystery, intrigue, adventure, romance and passion.
I really liked the characters Lara created.
All of the characters in this book were well written and had plenty of depth to them. Our protagonists certainly kept me hooked. Phaedra exhibited all the personality traits that I love. She’s intelligent, resilient, self-reliant and has oodles of gumption. Micha could be a cold-hearted sod at times, with a stubborn streak that frustrated the hell out of me. The darkness inside him, his loyalty to his men, and his lethal skills as a warrior ticked all my boxes. However, it was his inner turmoil and capacity for and deep love that was revealed gradually during the story that won him a place in my heart. Existing fans will know the supporting cast better than me. However, I liked that they are a diverse group, showcasing lots of different characteristics.
Hillary Huber is a new-to-me narrator.
I really enjoyed the pace at which Hillary read this story. The emotions and inflections she used for the different scenes felt natural and brought them to life. Hillary created different voices for the characters, seeming to perfectly match their personalities. This also helped during the dialogue, meaning that I never felt lost when during multiple character conversations. Hillary’s performance transported me into every scene!
Fall of Night is a great audiobook, and I really enjoyed the story.
It’s a great example of my favourite kind of paranormal romance story. There’s an action-packed plot with no life-or-death perilous cliffhanger at the end! WoopWoop! It’s renewed my interest in the Midnight Breed series.
Has my review of Fall of Night encouraged you to find out more? ‘Course it has! 😉 Click on any of my links to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about Lara Adrian.
And because this is a review for an audiobook, here’s Hillary Huber’s bio too.
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