Niall has been sent to collect the pieces no matter the cost. One small, although incredibly beautiful, fae can not stand in h Elizabeth knows that keeping the hidden pieces that hold the walls around her world together is the only way to save her mothers life. One small, although incredibly beautiful, fae can not stand in his way. He is prepared to do everything in his power to catch the rare female and get the information he seeks. When her capture proves to be harder then he anticipated Niall decides that torture might be the only way to gain the knowledge he seeks.
Except when he finally gets her within his grasp the last thing on his mind is torture. I will start this review off by saying I highly recommend you read this series in order. Anya Bast does an incredible and complex job on the world building. Every piece of information and every character has a part to play.
Elizabeth is a very rare form of fae. So rare that she is the only one in existence in her homeland. No one seems to know anything about her kind, though Niall comes the closest is understanding her strengths and weaknesses. The fae want the walls surrounding their forest prison to come down but in doing so the sprae a tiny fae organism would also leave making it impossible for her sprae dependent mother to survive. There were times I thought Elizabeth should have understood that what she was doing was selfish, even if she still did what she did.
She came off as very young a lot of the book, but also very strong. Even when put through the worst she still held her ground and refused to give in. She was so all over the map with her emotions it was hard to keep up. When Niall finally tells her he loves her she basically tells him off. I think a lot of that had to do with her maturity and I wondered what a creature as old as Niall could possible see in her sometimes.
Sure she was beautiful and strong. Had a will of steel even. But her temper tantrums for lack of a better word got old kind of fast. Aside from the complex world building I was often confused because the first quarter of the book felt like a dream within a dream within a dream. Nothing was as it seemed.
He used everything in his arsenal to break her down, even changing her perception of reality. I found the love-making to be sensual and sweet since Elizabeth was a virgin and had no experience with men at all. Niall was exceptionally great at understanding what she needed and when she needed it.
Midnight Enchantment: Touched by Midnight, Book 4 [Nancy Gideon] on Amazon .com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hunt or be hunted.. A centuries old. Midnight Enchantment (Midnight, #4) This is book four in the "Midnight Enchantment" series. I would One of my favorites of the Touched By Midnight Series!.
I loved his range of emotion. From the man who wanted to keep his word and locate the missing pieces to the man who would do anything to save someone he loved. I still really liked this book! Some series you can read on their own, this is not one of them. The relationship of Elizabeth and Niall was spot on, I just had a bit of trouble with her character and understanding the complexity of the continuing story arc.
I am curious to know the fate of their enemy and refuse to believe it was as easy as just crumbling a fortress to be rid of them. Anya Bast is a master at her world building and story telling, Midnight Enchantment is no exception! I give Midnight Enchantment by Anya Bast 3. The mythology al My Rating: The mythology alone keeps me coming back again and again. The Fae are in possession of all the pieces of the puzzle needed to break free.
Unfortunately, there are two camps - the Summer Queen has two pieces and does not want the walls to fall. She is now faced with the task of hunting down the last two pieces and taking them from the Summer Queen using any means necessary. In addition, the Shadow Queen must prepare for battle against the humans and Phaendir, who are at the gates of Piefferburg and ready to attack.
Both are inherently good people, but on opposite sides of the fence and willing to go to extremes to help their causes. This means that Niall is willing to capture and torture Elizabeth to discover the location in which she hid the last two pieces of the bosca fadbh at the direction of the Summer Queen , and she is willing to die to protect her secret, thereby saving her mother. Overall this was a great conclusion to this wonderful series although I would be first in line to read more if Ms.
I never really felt a connection with Niall and Elizabeth.
I adored them, but it was difficult for me to get past the fact that she was mentally tortured at the hands of Niall. In addition, they were always at such odds with each other - I believed Elizabeth when she constantly lamented that there was too much between them to overcome. With that said, the overall storyline was fabulous and kept me glued to the pages. But in the end, I wanted to see Gideon P. Amberdoyal, the evil archdirector of the Phaendir, get what he deserved. And that part of the story was riveting and fulfilling. Jun 30, Dragonwolf Feller rated it really liked it. This was a good read and a great way to finish up the story This time the main story is focused on Niall, one of the highest ranking mages in the kingdom, searching for an asrai named Elizabeth.
The reason for this is because we are in the home stretch, or final search, for the pieces of the bosca fadbh that the Summer Qu Today I bring you the 4th and final book in the Dark Magick series by Anya Bast. The reason for this is because we are in the home stretch, or final search, for the pieces of the bosca fadbh that the Summer Queen has given her to hide. The other reason is because it has the legend that the book can bring down the shields surrounding Piefferburg and let the fae finally be free once again in the world.
But part of the reason she's so hard to catch is because she can change in to water an disappear in to the ground. This is what she kept on doing to him.
Unfortunately at the same time for both of them, something else was developing, something unexpected that was tearing at them as well. What makes it worse is that the Achdirector of the Pheandir, Gideon, is in the city working with the Summer Queen, who naturally doesn't want the walls to fall or she'll lose her kingdom.
Gideon is the of course because he feels it is his job to keep them trapped and out of the public, thinking they will only cause harm and destruction of humanity. This all comes to a head during the final battle between the dark and rose towers. This is the other reason some fae don't want the walls to fall because the wild hunt will finally take all the dead and "unacceptable" fae to where they belong.
In the end, the walls finally fall but not after some major destruction of the towers and the city with the fae fighting with the human military and the Phaeandir. This was a great read all the way to the end and a good finish which plenty of room to grow. I loved the series overall and would recommend it to everyone. All my reviews are honest and are personal opinion only. Comments are welcome below. No derogatory or bashing allowed as those will be deleted. Feb 06, Bookaholics rated it really liked it. This star-crossed romance is filled with passion, deception and heartbreak.
Elizabeth is a rare asrai fae who can dissolve into water. She is tasked by the Summer Queen with the dangerous mission of keeping the last pieces of the powerful bosca fadbh hidden from the rest of the fae for whom the pieces means freedom. Hunted, Elizabeth must keep ahead of those who want the bosca fadbh for their own ends. Although they work against each other, Nail and Elizabeth have a strong attraction to each other and when the impossible happens and Niall is able to capture her, their growing attraction muddles clear cut lines of loyalty.
I loved this story. Niall is devious, wily and so, so sexy. He thinks he will do whatever it takes to free the fae. But his unexpected attraction to Elizabeth is bringing up an unwanted conscience.
When he learns she is trying to protect her mother, Niall must make some hard decisions that may put him in peril. Elizabeth is brave and self sacrificing. She will protect her gentle mother at any costs even if she has to die to do so. She only wishes that Niall were not her enemy. Both of these characters have difficult choices and this results in a very intense chemistry that is off the charts.
I wanted them to be together, badly! The conclusion is heartbreaking and tense as many factions are willing to do anything to get their hands on the bosca fadbh. This book is filled with backstabbing and hidden motives that keeps it at a brisk pace and the steamy tension between the two likeable characters is the icing on the cake.
Deception, tragic loss and sexy characters made this an extraordinary action filled conclusion that I could not stop reading. Dec 27, Joy rated it really liked it. Elizabeth view spoiler [Finally the two opposing factions of the fae, the Summer Queen and the Shadow Queen have between them the three pieces of the bosh dahd and the book of bindings required to free them from their magical prison, a containment area that keeps them locked in and out of the human world.
Elizabeth a rare asrai fae has the special ability to dissolve and merge with water and she has her own personal reason for making sure those pieces never resurface and is prepared to risk everything, even her own life.
Time is of the essence. Enraged at the Summer Queens deception the Shadow Queen sends in supremely confident Nial Quinn to recover the pieces from the elusive Elizabeth, by any means necessary, including torture. He would barely notice the time required to do his duty to his Queen and his people. I wouldn't read them out of order since they flow into each other. Feb 20, Mirjam rated it really liked it Shelves: Mage Niall Quinn has received his marching orders from the Shadow Queen. His task will be to track down and retrieve the missing bosca fadbh pieces the Summer Queen has asked Elizabeth Cely Saintjohn to hide.
All too soon Niall realises that finding an asrai, a rare water fae, is one thing, but catching someone who can become water is nigh impossible. It takes all his skills and cunning to catch Elizabeth, but she would rather die than surrender the pieces and thereby orchestrate her mother's de Mage Niall Quinn has received his marching orders from the Shadow Queen. It takes all his skills and cunning to catch Elizabeth, but she would rather die than surrender the pieces and thereby orchestrate her mother's death. Torn between duty and his feelings for Elizabeth Niall must find a way to do deliver the bosca fadbh pieces to his queen without losing the woman he loves.
Midnight Enchantment is an exciting conclusion to this remarkable series! The threat posed by the Summer Queen, the Phaendir and the human troops had me sitting on the edge of my seat, as I kept turning pages to find out if Niall would succeed in his mission. This book offers plenty of action and enough romance. Niall and Elizabeth are quite well matched, which offers some enjoyable head butting. Both face some soul searching choices while trying to stay ahead of the game and deal with the unexpectedly powerful attraction between the two of them.
Apart from the action and romance, Midnight Enchantment provides quite a number of amusing scenes throughout the book, like Niall trying to capture an invisible woman for instance. Or Elizabeth's mother's cookies! I feel sad that the series has come to an end, but hope that Anya Bast will someday return to this world and the characters I have come to love.
Jan 23, Jeanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Anya Bast is a favorite of mine in just about any style she writes, but I really love this series. Fae series are often very political and full of so much intrigue thay the story can be very hard to follow, but this series doesn't have that problem. The characters are clear, intense and solid throughout and the plot line is strong and complex without being ridiculously over the top.
There is definitely political stuff going on isn't that necessary when you have the Seelie and Unseelie courts "b Anya Bast is a favorite of mine in just about any style she writes, but I really love this series. There is definitely political stuff going on isn't that necessary when you have the Seelie and Unseelie courts "battling it out" over anything? This book is the last in the series Bast seems to like 4 book series, which seems to work for her.
The love story portion of the book was well done and is the main focus of the book, but the plot line for the series isalso very prevelent and the ending of the book wraps up everything it needs to in a way that makes the ending enjoyable, believable and not overly rushed. There is even the option to continue the series in the future immediate or distant - either could be done if Bast so chooses.
Apr 12, Mandapanda rated it liked it Shelves: This is the final book 4 in the excellent Dark Magic series by Anya Bast. The world of Fae, Seelie and Unseelie Courts, the evil Phaendir and the gormless humans has been a totally enjoyable ride for me, full of humour excitement and great characters and romance. The previous three books I gave 4 or 5 stars, but I was a little disappointed in this entry. The book picks up with Niall on the hunt for the aphrai like a water sprite Elizabeth.
She is hiding the last two pieces of the k 3. She is hiding the last two pieces of the key to the Book of Bindings which is rumoured to be able to free the Fae from their imprisonment. The first part of the book chronicles their chase and their growing feelings for each other. In the last part of the book all the pieces are gathered together in Pfiefferburg, including the human army, the Summer Queen, the leader of the Phaendir and all our favourites from the Shadow Court.
It's a good story but for me the two MC's were the weakest in terms of chemistry. Elizabeth's reason for stealing the pieces of the key seem contrived and her character was inconsistent. Liam's role in the story seemed unecessary. I was shocked that the view spoiler [Summer Queen survived hide spoiler ]. What an open ending?? And where were the cast and crew of Faemous , the reality show, at the final battle scene? I loved them, so funny and clever, and they should have been there at the end!! Anyway a three star read with an extra half star for a fantastic series. Jun 09, Larissa rated it liked it.
Midnight Enchantment being the last installment will practically blow you away. There will be action, hide and seek, humor, deaths, tears, happiness and freedom. The two main characters are Elizabeth and Niall. Elizabeth is a water fae that can turn into water, grow fruits, vegetables, and protect fiercely the ones she loves. Niall is a mage, a powerful one, whose task will turn difficult with each p Midnight Enchantment being the last installment will practically blow you away.
Niall is a mage, a powerful one, whose task will turn difficult with each path he decides to go for; his task is locating the asrai water fae, our Elizabeth , catching her, interrogate her, get the pieces of bosca fadbh from HER, get to the Queen, destroy the imprisoning walls separating them from the human wold.
It will be full of everything, every character will be there, everyone will fight — you will even catch yourself stalling the reading just because the climax has come in full force and you simply want it to last. For the full review and snapshots click here May 04, FV Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: At least the story arc is finished. Keiran Aindreas Cairbre Aimhrea. I think I need to encorporate more Fae romance into my reading. I didn't enjoy the couple as much in this installment, but overall this series has been very under rated in my opinion.
Overall I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a great pnr that's not like every other pnr out there. Great world building, wonderful story arc and awesome characters. Oct 05, Jenni Ebba rated it liked it. Bast is a kick-butt writer, but in this one the characters lacked something. I wanted to love Niall the way I did his brother, but he seemed a little blah to me. Elizabeth had much more substance and she made me like the story. I usually love this author's work, but this latest was okay.
If you haven't read the other novels in this series you will definitely be lost because this one starts from where the last one left off. Elizabeth is charged by the itchy-bitchy Summer Queen to hide the two mis Bast is a kick-butt writer, but in this one the characters lacked something. Elizabeth is charged by the itchy-bitchy Summer Queen to hide the two missing pieces of the bosca fadbh.
Niall is charged by his queen, the Shadow Queen, to track down Elizabeth and get them by any means necessary- the pieces are needed to release the fae from the city of Piefferburg, which they've been locked in for centuries by the evil Phaendir. The mythology is what truly drew me to this series and it's a wonderful world that has me wishing for no ending to it, but this one had a finality to it. It's a battle of wits in this novel that is sometimes dry, but the ending certainly makes up for it! Jun 21, Monique rated it liked it. My thoughts on this particular book are a bit disappointed Bast's work and this looked to be a great read The cover art is absolutely stunning and after reading the summary of what the story was about, I was excited to read it So I settled in and was ready to go on a fantastic journey and then it just all kind of fell flat for me Interesting premise, loved the world building, however, couldn't get into either of the leads, both the male and female.
I found mysellf more My thoughts on this particular book are a bit disappointed I found mysellf more enthralled with secondary characters i. Maybe this is just an off reading year for me I don't know I'm still waiting for something to really wow me Would I read another book by Anya Bast, of course, just didn't love this on as much as I thought that I would Feb 16, Michelle rated it really liked it. I love Anya Bast! With that off my chest, I adore her Dark Magic series.
Every book in the series to this point has been great and this one, Midnight Enchantment, fits right in with the rest. I love that she has us cheering for the Dark Fae even though they may have the more ruthless and less human characteristics. This reminds me of the Merry Gentry series with more plot and less sex, sex, sex.
Bast has such a great middle ground between steaming up the pages and providing a satisfying and intriguing plot to pull the story along. Big changes in Piefferburg in this story that will hopefully lead in to more from the series. Mar 31, Khalia Hades rated it it was amazing. He doesn't want to torture her for the magical pieces.
She only w I loved this story. This book is filled with backstabbing and hidden motives that keeps it at a brisk pace and the steamy tension between the two likeable characters is the icing on the cake Jul 31, Mischa rated it really liked it Shelves: Nice conclusion and pairing. The ending felt a little abrupt, but other than that, I really enjoyed this book.
I was a little sad that we didn't get a little more of the Niall humor I love he said some funny things, but mostly he was serious , but the plot was great and I liked how everything got tied up. The only thing I have to say, in terms of the whole series, is that sometimes it felt a little weird, how the fae were isolated in Piefferburg, it felt as if they were in, I don't know, 18th ce Nice conclusion and pairing.
The only thing I have to say, in terms of the whole series, is that sometimes it felt a little weird, how the fae were isolated in Piefferburg, it felt as if they were in, I don't know, 18th century, when it was clearly 21st and the characters were blurting out references left and right, even though there wasn't even one mention of anyone having a tv or a computer and the only technology they clearly had were cars. So that's probably the only complaint I have about this series as a whole. Apr 30, Darcy rated it it was ok Shelves: This book seems like it brings the series to an end and it feels anti-climatic.
It seemed to take me forever to read, I kept putting it down and even read 2 others after I started this one. I really liked Elizabeth. She is the scourge of the fae, or so it seems. When you learn her reasons why she is hiding what everyone else needs you understand and wonder what you would do. Once that Niall enters the picture and starts to torture Elizabeth you realize just how strong her convictions were. I had This book seems like it brings the series to an end and it feels anti-climatic.
I had a hard time buying into the romance part. Is it the agency that funds her work? Or the mysterious Louis Redman, whose kisses seduce her beyond caring. Gideon weaves her spell. Comparable in style to Dean Koontz. When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather, and fin in Southwestern Michigan.
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It didn't blow my mind, but I liked it. Stacy wants to get some of Louis Redman blood as she on to him the he is a Vampire and thinks his blood might help her solve the mystery of her work. Get to Know Us. The first part of the book chronicles their chase and their growing feelings for each other. Apr 20, Michelle the Romance Witch rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 27, Joy rated it really liked it.
Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Based many years after the third book, Louis has become bit of a wealthy celebrity and yes, is still looking for a cure to his vampirism. Cassie's cousin is also up to his old tricks again. It was a rather enjoyable read and not as yet reading the following books, I do think this is the last book that we will see Louis in.
One person found this helpful. I've read all of this series and haven't been disappointed. I have no doubt anyone would be thrilled to read this book series. One of the best I've read lately. Absolutely love these books. My first problem was with the bad writing, but I've stuck with poorly written books if they had a good plot. Next up was a one-dimensional and annoying protagonist.
Thank goodness the protagonist was sexy or the author would have had to actually plot ways for her to get information instead of just promising dates in exchange for information. Luckily she was able to rely on her never fail sex appeal in pretty much every situation. Finally, when the author first referred to a character as "The Oriental" and next called him "The Asian", I was done.
This wasn't a character's voice, it was the author's. In a book taking place in Seattle? I'd hate to think what adjective I'd be to this author. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. This also is a re-release as the book was originally published in Stacy has been working finding a link to mortality and possible help to cure people with illness. With a Vampire type Serial killer on the loose things seem to be getting dangerous. Stacy wants to get some of Louis Redman blood as she on to him the he is a Vampire and thinks his blood might help her solve the mystery of her work.
Stacy didn't think that she would be attracted to Louis but that seem to be the case also. Louis has lost Two women in the past and is trying to avoid falling for another human women. But it is hard to fight his feelings for Stacy. Louis starts to think that she might be the key to him becoming human again. Louis has wished for this for so long But with someone appearing to be after Stacy he most try to protect her too. Dubbed with nicknames like "the Goddess of Gore," scientist Stacy Kimball meets with police officer Ken Fitzhugh who found the latest corpse.
Ken mentions the alleged jumper Wanda Cummings had signs similar to five other recent bodies. All shared marks on the neck, a major loss of blood with no accounting for it, and abnormalities in the remaining blood. He adds that the indications are that someone behaving like a vampire is on the loose and the only person brought in for questioning is shipping mogul Louis Redman.
He concludes that the serial killer is brilliant and not part of the clumsy cult crowd. Stacey meets Louis and finds herself very attracted to him. He, to his surprise shares her immediate feelings. However, Stacy begins to believe that Louis is a vampire, killing innocent people.