I have to admit, I have been waiting for Savannah to die since the beginning of this series. Not that I have anything against her. To the contrary, I’ve never really developed any feelings for her at all. We see plenty of Gideon, but Savannah, has always just kind of existed benignly. Maybe it’s that. Or maybe the Black Dagger Brotherhood has destroyed my ability to trust in a pre-existing relationship. (Poor Wellsie!) But whatever the case, I figured it was only a matter of time until she bit the big one and eventually Gideon would fall in love again, but this time on page. I guess I need to rethink that, now that Lara Adrian has given us their origin story.
I’m glad she wrote this. It gives this couple some depth. But I can’t say I loved the romance.
Savannah is only 18 years old as this novella begins. We learn she has the gift of psychometry and can get glimpses of an object’s history when she touches it. Shortly after she discovers an old sword at her university, someone kills her best friend, hoping to get it. Gideon hears her talking about it on tv, and recognizes it as the sword he wielded centuries ago. He suspects a Rogue was behind the attack and goes looking for Savannah to get more clues.
It takes a while for these two to meet up, but once they do, it’s pretty much love at first sight. OK, lust at first sight. It’s a whole day or two before it’s “love.” But regardless, it’s WAY too fast. I just couldn’t make any kind of emotional connection. I also had a problem with just how young Savannah is. The older I get, the younger 18 seems.
I did like seeing the beginnings of Gideon’s geekiness and I liked the flashback of how the Order was back in the 70’s! This is a prequel novella, but I wouldn’t recommend new readers start here. There’s just not enough to it. Wait until you are a few books into the series for maximum enjoyment.
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A Touch of Midnight
by Lara Adrian
Release Date: July 15, 2013