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Review: Master of the Night by Angela Knight

Posted August 8, 2017 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

Review: Master of the Night by Angela KnightReviewer: Holly
Master of the Night (Mageverse #1) by Angela Knight
Series: Mageverse #1
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: October 5th 2004
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 296
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three-half-stars

American agent Erin Grayson has a new mission: romance international businessman Reece Champion. Seducing the handsome millionaire could put her that much closer to the revenge she craves against a murderous organization.

Erin doesn't realize she's being manipulated by the very group she hunts. Champion is actually an agent of the U.S. government.

He's also a vampire.

Reece senses the latent supernatural powers hidden within Erin, powers as dangerously irresistible to him as her lush body and hot blood. Yet he also knows that yielding to their mutual desire will make them pawns in a deadly game—a game in which their opponent is, quite literally, a monster.

To survive, Erin must embrace talents she never knew she had—and trust a man who is Master of the Night.

I was in the mood for Arthurian romances and asked for recs on Twitter. This series was the first one mentioned. While it wasn’t quite what I was looking for in terms of Arthurian legend, I found the series to be pretty cracktastic. I read 5 full-length novels and 3 novellas back-to-back.

In Knight’s world, Arthur and his round table actually exist, but they’re immortal vampires charged with saving humanity from itself. Merlin and Nimue are aliens from another planet who realized early on civilizations needed subtle help to keep them from wiping themselves out. They created the vampires to watch over humanity and work from behind the scenes to keep them from completely destroying themselves. They must remain in the shadows, for those on Earth must never know they exist.

Reece Champion is the vampire champion of the United States. He’s investigating a sudden surge in cult activity when he comes into contact with Erin Grayson. Erin is a Latent, a descendant of one the round table knights. 1 in every 10 of their offspring can be turned into a Magi (female witch) or Magus (male vampire). Having sex 3 times will trigger Erin’s Latent gifts and open her up to the powers of the Mageverse. The problem is, if she isn’t compatible, channeling that much power can drive her insane and she’ll have to be executed.

It turns out Erin is investigating the same cult activities, but she doesn’t realize Reece is on her side. She’s investigating him as the possible leader of the cult. It isn’t long before they realize there’s more going on than either of them are aware. When they end up locked in a cell together so Reece will trigger her change, they’ll have to decide if they can trust each other enough to work together. The only way out may be by changing Erin, but without a deep personal connection, she might go insane.

I have to admit, the premise caused me a to raise an eyebrow at first. Having sex three times is the only way to release someone’s powers? Okayyy… But it wasn’t as hokey as I expected it to be. I did have to suspend disbelief somewhat to buy the insta-love in each book, but the world is really interesting and the characters drew me in.

Aside from my issues with how quickly they fell in love, I really liked both Reece and Erin. They were both capable and committed to their cause. Erin worked hard and had a deep well of inner strength that appealed to me. Reece was a stand-up guy all around. I did buy their connection, but it just came about too soon.  I enjoyed the way the plot progressed. There was enough action and adventure to keep me interested even when I was a little iffy on the romance.

Someone described these as being “cracky” and I’d agree..the series is totally cracktastic. I couldn’t put it down.

3.75 out of 5

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Guest Review: Master of Fire by Angela Knight

Posted March 2, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 2 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance



Tracy’s review of Master of Fire (Mageverse book 10) by Angela Knight

Giada Shepherd is a Maja – an immortal witch of the Mageverse. When vampire knight King Arthur asks her to protect his mortal son from an assassin, she’s willing to do anything she must to keep Logan MacRoy alive. But Logan is no ordinary mortal – he’s a handsome seductive cop, intent on a romance with his beautiful new partner.

Trouble is, Arthur has ordered Giada to keep her distance from Logan. But that’s a lot easier said than done….

After a slew of lantent’s are murdered Arthur and Gwen ask Giada, a newly turned Maja, to protect their son. Since Logan works for the bomb squad so Giada’s fits in well with his department with a doctorate in chemistry. Giada feels an instant attraction to Logan but knows that she can’t touch him. He doesn’t want to be turned into a vamp yet – even though he’s 31 – and sleeping with him 3 times will turn him. She’s under strict instructions to not sleep with Logan and not to tell him that she’s a Maja.

Logan has the hots for Giada but when someone tries to shoot her he’s more interested in protecting her than anything. Unfortunately for Logan and Giada Morgana has stepped into the mix and given Giada a necklace that will make it impossible for them to keep apart.

While all of this is going on there are the evil Dire Wolves that are trying to kill Logan for revenge. They’ve hired a bomber to kill him. Unfortunately Giada keeps killing their plans instead and that’s why they’re trying to get to her.

This was a great addition to the Mageverse series. It’s been almost 2 years since the last full length novel and I was anxious to see what Ms. Knight would come up with. I think that she did a nice job bringing in characters/couples from past books as well as really focusing on Giada and Logan’s relationship. I didn’t feel that the suspense part of the book took over from the romance and that was most enjoyable.

I see from her site that there will be another book coming soon (although I can’t find when exactly) and I can’t wait to read it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Berkley. You can pre-order it here or here in e-format.

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Review: Master of Fire by Angela Knight

Posted February 23, 2010 by Casee in Reviews | 4 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Casee‘s review of Master of Fire (Mageverse series, Book 10) by Angela Knight.

Giada Shepherd is a Maja – an immortal witch of the Mageverse. When vampire knight King Arthur asks her to protect his mortal son from an assassin, she’s willing to do anything she must to keep Logan MacRoy alive. But Logan is no ordinary mortal – he’s a handsome seductive cop, intent on a romance with his beautiful new partner.

Trouble is, Arthur has ordered Giada to keep her distance from Logan. But that’s a lot easier said than done….

This is one of my favorite paranormal series. It’s the only series I’ve read that is centered around Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Angela Knight has put a spin on Arthur that is somewhat unexpected: he’s a vampire. This is the 10th book, so we obviously know almost all we need to know about Arthur. Including the fact that he has a mortal son.

Logan MacRoy.

Logan knows his duty as Arthur’s son. He knows and accepts that he will have to become a vampire in the very near future so he can join his Father’s cause to protect the Mageverse. He just wants a little more time as a mortal man, time his father has given him.

Giada is instantly drawn to Logan. She knows that part of it is her magic (newly learned) feeling the power that lays dormant within Logan. She has been sent by Arthur to protect Logan from any unseen threat. She just can’t tell him b/c Logan had a bad experience with a Maja in the past. So she poses as his lab assistant/partner.

The world really is intense. The love Arthur has for his son seems to pour off the page. He wants Logan by his side, but he doesn’t want to force him to do something he’s not ready for. The scene where father and son are working together was really wonderful. It had enough manly emotion that it wasn’t girly.

Another interesting character was in this book. A cat/mountain lion/Sidhe/God. I think that the series really moved forward with this book. A huge step was taken toward the path that will lead to the next battle.

I really liked Giada. She was a witch that really didn’t know her own power. She had no idea that witchcraft even existed, now she’s walking through portals, talking to Arthur and Guinevere, and protecting a future vampire which turns out to be more difficult than she thought it would.

I liked how the book ended. I’m a sucker for a good cliffhanger.

3.75 out of 5.

This book will be available from Berkley March 2, 2010. You can pre-order it here or here in e-format.

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