Review: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne

Review: Daughter of Dusk by Livia BlackburneDaughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
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Pages: 384
Series: Midnight Thief #2
Published by Disney Hyperion on August 4th 2015
Genres: Fantasy

After learning the truth about her bloodlines, Kyra can’t help but feel like a monster.
Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few who know about her heritage, but when Tristam reveals a heartbreaking secret of his own, Kyra’s not sure she can trust him. And with James’s fate in the hands of the palace, Kyra fears that he will give her away to save himself.
As tensions rise within Forge’s Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly?
In this spellbinding sequel to Midnight Thief, Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents.


Daughter of Dusk, the sequel to Midnight Thief, follows the same tried and true fantasy plot: take down a corrupt leader. While I enjoyed the world building and some of the side characters (Flick!) I still wasn’t all that taken with the main character Kyra. Blackburne excels in this sequel with excellent world building and character development, but really the series felt a little redundant with the repeating plot themes.

Three stars for Blackburne’s writing and even though I didn’t like Kyra (or Tristam, or their relationship), she crafted excellent well rounded characters with a world to match. If you are looking for a sharp fantasy novel – Midnight Thief and Daughter of Dusk are definitely worth your time.

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