Title: Burn The Night
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Dark Days, #6
•Publisher: Harper Voyager
•Publication Date: July 2011
Opening Line: The clang of clashing swords echoed through the woods.
The Great Awakening approaches…
After eons in exile, the naturi have broken their chains and now roam the Earth bent on revenge. It is the sworn duty of Mira, the Fire Starter, to protect the Nightwalker race—though even she may be powerless to withstand the horrific onslaught. As Mira and her brave lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shape-shifters darken the skies. The war of ultimate extermination has begun, and the battleground is Mira’s home turf.
The humans don’t yet recognize the doom descending upon them. And the Nightwalkers will surely perish unless they unite with outcast naturi who claim to want peace. But these unexpected “allies” are the same demons who have long worked for Mira’s destruction—and in these darkest of days the lines between friend and foe will blur treacherously before the bloody end of all things.
Burn The Night is the final book in the Dark Days series. While I am sad to see the series end, at least it went out with a bang. Burn The Night starts roughly 4 months after Wait For Dusk ends. Yes, before you even ask Mira and Danaus are still together. We'll get back to that in a little bit. When I first started reading the book I was confused as hell. Burn The Night start's from Nyx's point of view. I know what your thinking, not again, not on the last book. Relax. The point of view switches between Nyx and Mira, with Mira receiving the majority face time. It was written beautifully and switches seamlessly between Mira and Nyx. There are no awkward moments where you have to stop and figure out where you are and who is talking. I actually liked reading part of the book from Nyx's point of view. You get to learn more about the naturi, why Nyx is close to one sister and not the other, and we even get a glimpse of who Rowe is through her eyes.
I was worried before I started this book. There were a lot of loose ends to tie up and I had no idea how Drake was going to accomplish this. Turned out I worried for nothing, it was mind blowing. Jocelynn Drake wrapped up every major loose end and left us with enough information to figure out the minor loose ends without overwhelming us with needless information. Some of the loose ends that were tied up include the naturi, Jabari, Nicolai, the Daylight Coalition, Nick, Rowe, Ryan, the Great Awakening, Soga Clan vampires, and the introduction of Our Liege. Like I said mind blowing. The only question I can think of is What happened to Michael's body? I do not remember reading what happened to it. If I missed it somebody please let me know where it is in the book.
I adored Mira and Danaus' relationship in Burn The Night. They actually behaved like adults. The snarky banter is still there, thank God, and they still fight, but at least Mira and Danaus are actually talking now. You get to see how much they love each other, that their relationship is based on more than angry wall sex. That scene was really hot by the way, it's in Wait For Dusk. As for Mira and Danaus' "Happily Ever After," well I guess you'll have to read the book to see what happens.
"If I was some all-powerful god, then I wouldn't need you, would I ?"
"I'm beginning to understand why the Fire Starter is so determined to kill you."
"If you ever do something stupid like that again, I'm going to kill you myself."
"You cannot leave me. The world would never survive my wrath."
"Together, as God intended."