Series: Mageverse, #9
Author: Angela Knight
Published: August 7, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher (Berkley)
Reviewed by: Ellie
Favorite quote: “Do I look like I go to Hogwarts? All I know about magic is how to get furry.”
summary from Goodreads
Miranda Drake is the daughter of Warlock, a werewolf sorcerer and sworn enemy of King Arthur. Like her father, she's a werewolf with magical abilities, but after years of abuse from the Alphas in her family, she is determined to stop Warlock from spreading his poison throughout the werewolf population.
Born to a long line of cops, William Justice thinks that protecting Miranda is his chance to redeem himself for not being able to stop Warlock's manipulation of the werewolves into war. But despite Justice's insistence, Miranda has no interest in trusting another dominant Alpha, even if the sexual tension between them is enough to set her aflame.
As Warlock rallies his forces and sets out to destroy Avalon, Miranda and Justice will need to learn how to trust each other--before the spark between them dies along with all of Magekind...
Miranda Drake has issues with alpha werewolves since her father is Warlock, a werewolf sorcerer trying to destroy the world and her step father who repeatedly beat her mother until he eventually killed her. Miranda is determined to never fall for an alpha but William Justice, her bodyguard, makes her want to forget all she knows about alphas and keep her for herself. As Miranda battles to free herself from her father and his power Justice is right by her side and changing everything she thought she knew.
William Justice was just an ordinary cop when he answered the wrong domestic dispute call and ended up being changed into a werewolf. On the bright side of his life being flipped upside down he meets and protects Miranda the seriously sexy werewolf with magical abilities. Justice’s wolf wants Miranda but she’s terrified of him so he knows he must tread lightly. As Miranda’s father gets more brutal in his attacks it up to the two of them to stop him once and for all but Justice must win Miranda’s trust for and hopefully her heat too.
Master of Darkness is the ninth and final in Angela Knight’s Mageverse series which takes place on Earth and in Avalon with King Arthur and his Knights. Avalon is full of magic and magical creatures, many of whom spend their time fighting Warlock and the creatures he creates while trying to save mankind. I have not read any of the other books in this series but it was very easy for me to catch up and know what had happened so far to build up to Miranda and Justice’s story. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to dive right into a strange new and very interesting world of old lore mixed in with a lot of paranormal aspects.
Miranda and Justice have been in previous books and I think for someone who is a fan of this series they would have been more excited about these two finally getting together then I was. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed them both but it took me a very long time to warm up to Miranda which put a damper on the rest of the book. Personally Miranda really bothered me for the majority of the time reading and I felt that everything with her just repeated over and over and over again without anything changing for way too long. I understand she has issues but it seemed like it was never going to end and she was never going to move forward.
I found that there were too many points of view for my taste and at times it got a little frustrating. Just when things would get really intense with Justice and Miranda we would switch to someone else and it would change the whole pace of the book. After a while this got very old and the only thing that saved this book from being bad was that the humor is great. There were a lot of really clever lines that had me laughing out loud which is why I kept reading every time I got annoyed and thought about stopping. I think I might contiune on with more Angela Knight books just for the humor aspect.
Master of Darkness was not a horrible book but it didn’t blow my socks off like I wanted it to. I found that between not connecting with Miranda and the many POVs I struggled to keep reading at times. I might read some of the previous books in the series because I did really like Avalon, Arthur and his Knights and think it might be interesting to get to see this side of the Mageverse.