ARC Review: Nightborn by Lynn Viehl

Posted March 14, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 36 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Nightborn by Lynn Viehl
Nightborn
by Lynn Viehl

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 6, 2012
Series: Lords of the Darkyn #1
Published by Signet
Pages: 312
Format: ARC
 

The Darkyn world is a bit dark and seductive.  I haven’t read anything by Ms. Viehl before but this sounded really good so I had to give it a try.  I think the author did a great job at explaining everything in the world that if you haven’t read her Darkyn series you could pick this up and understand it.

Not knowing him from the previous series, the hero of this story, Korvel, I think is great.  He’s caring, first for his duty, which he follows blindly going to retrieve a scroll that holds the secret to immortality, but then he can be so tender with his heroine.  Simone, is a tresora, a human servant of the Kyn.  She’s lived her life in a convent with blind nuns waiting for the day she will have to step up and protect the scroll.   The two of them together compliment each other during their search and battles, but they also have great chemistry as a couple!

There were so many twists in this story which were very nice, some unexpected and some a bit predictable.  There was plenty of action, which I liked!  But I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in the book, I believe they are a previous couple, Gabriel and Nicole.  She’s soooo much fun!  I loved her attitude and personality, I am really looking forward to going back and reading her book.  Looking forward to reading more from this author!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Lynn Viehl

She writes mostly novels in a variety of genres and under several pseudonyms. Among them are science fiction (as S. L. Viehl), romantic fiction (as Lynn Viehl, Gena Hale, and Jessica Hall), and Christian fiction (as Rebecca Kelly). She has described herself as primarily a writer of romance: no matter what genre she is working in, an element of romance will always be present.

In what spare time remains she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, painting, and knitting. She currently lives with her family in Florida.

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Christina

Thanks for the review. I have really missed the Darkyn series.

miki
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miki

thanks you for the review, it’s great to know we can start with this one^^ without having read anything else before

all the best

Lupdilup
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Lupdilup

Thanks! Nightborn just came out on audio, and I was wondering about it.
Perfect timing!
Thanks!

erin
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erin

Thanks for the great review! I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of Lynn’s books and I’m kinda intimidated by large series, so this might be a good place to to start!

Tonya
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Tonya

Great review! I added it to my wish list! Can’t wait to read it.

MaDonna Lemmen
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MaDonna Lemmen

Thanks for the review 🙂 Looking forward to reading this.

Under the Covers
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Under the Covers

Thanks ladies!

Lupdilup, I didn’t listen to the audio because I got an early copy from publisher, however I did see it on Audible and it’s narrated by Johanna Parker, and she’s usually great!

Francesca

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REGINA ROSS

Great Review 🙂

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REGINA ROSS
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REGINA ROSS

Great Review 🙂

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REGINA ROSS
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REGINA ROSS

Great Review 🙂

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REGINA ROSS
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REGINA ROSS

Great Review 🙂

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Di
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Di

Tho I generally like to start a series at the beginning, it’s good to know that there’s enough explanation in this book to be able to dive right in.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa
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Lisa Richards/alterlisa

This series is one of my auto buys as I love the twisty turny tales of the Darkyns

Chinyere
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Chinyere

I think if you had read the Darkyn series, you would have had a greater understanding of Korvel. I really think this is a series that should be read in order.

Barbara
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Barbara

Thx for the GREAT review…I’ve read several books from her Darkyn series…and LOVED them!

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SacredmOOn
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SacredmOOn

This is a new-to-me author. This book sounds quite interesting. I’ll definitely add to my reads list.
Great review!
DeAnna Schultz

traveler
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traveler

A great review which I appreciated greatly. best wishes and much success.

Mary Jo
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Mary Jo

Love Lynn’s books, both the Kyn and the Stardoc (as S L Viehl) series highly recommend them

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_yay_

Have not heard of the author before, but lots of action is always good.
I’m really interested in the world building. Dark and seductive. Hmmm, fantastic. You said it works as a stand-alone?! But it is the #1 in the series, right? Thanks for sharing your thoughts abt the book with us.
_yay_ @ BookthatThing!

June M.
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June M.

I have not read any of Ms Viehl’s books before either, but with everything that I have seen about NIGHTBORN, I will definitely be reading them. Thanks so much for the great review and for saying that you can read this one without knowing the backstory/reading the previous books.

Catherine Lee
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Catherine Lee

Good review, Francesca. I like a good, honest review. As a reader, I like to know the good and the not-so-good before I get started.

Under the Covers
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Under the Covers

Thanks everyone, hope you enjoy the story!

And although this is book one of a series, and it’s ok if you want to start here (after all I did) I think for the most enjoyment you should read her Darkyn series first, this is a spin-off after all. I think the order for series would be Darkyn, then Kyndred and then this one?

Francesca

SiNn
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SiNn

great review deff have to check out more books from Lynn havent read any ty for the review

Barbara E.
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Barbara E.

I enjoyed the review. I haven’t read anything by Lynn Viehl yet, so it was nice to get a sense of what her work is like.

DiDi
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DiDi

I have not read this series, I must go check it out!

marybelle
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marybelle

NIGHTBORN does look amazing. Thank you for your review.

donnas
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donnas

Great review. Looking forward to picking up a copy. Sounds great.

Timitra
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Timitra

I haven’t read of the books in this series but I will definitely will be checking them out…thanks Francesca!!!!

GzNKz4evr
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GzNKz4evr

This author and her books are new to me, but I am intrigued enough to add her to my TBR list. Thanks so much for the review! 🙂

Kendra

ilona
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ilona

I’ve only recently found the Darkyn series, so I was glad I didn’t have to wait as long as some fans for this latest one 😀

Rachel V
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Rachel V

I had not heard of this series before but it does sound good. Thanks for the review. Looking forward to checking out this series.

molly.frenzel
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molly.frenzel

Thanks for the review. Can’t wait to get the book!

Mara80
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Mara80

Thanks for this great review. I haven’t read any of her books either. I have to add them to my TBR list.
– Maritza R

Leev
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Leev

have not read this series, but ur review sounds great.. Thanks ^^

Laurie
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Laurie

Thanks for the review, I’ll be adding to my TBR list!

Under the Covers
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Under the Covers

Hope you get to enjoy the book!

Francesca