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Raising the Darkness/In Bad Spirits: A Dawn Madison Vampire Babylon Novella Two-Fer Paperback – October 3, 2013
About the Author
Chris Marie Green is the author of the urban fantasy Vampire Babylon series from Ace Books and the upcoming Ghost for Hire series from Roc (Feb. 2014, ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG), which features a fun-loving spirit from the 80s. She tries her best to avoid international incidents whenever she takes a break from her first love, writing, and cheats on it with her other true love—traveling. She has an alter ego named Christine Cody, who wrote the dark fantasy Bloodlands trilogy. You can find her at www.chrismariegreen.com or hang out with her online at https://twitter.com/ChrisMarieGreen and http://www.facebook.com/chrismariegreen.
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Dawn and her friends are happily retired...or Dawn is somewhat happy. Or not really. She still carries the dragon within her, she's still marked by having defeated the Master vampire the first go around, but she's doing as well as one can be after all the shitick.
But then a group who worship the dragon decide that they want to bring him back. Out of Dawn and what better night to do that than Samhain? Using revenants to track Dawn down zombie style, it becomes quite the problem for Dawn who just wants to live her life as normally as possible. But she has to drag her friends out of their happy retirement and bring them back into the hell they thought they left behind.
Raising the Darkness was quite the fast paced read! It all happens in a matter of hours all on the night of Samhain. It was fun and enjoyable story that I was happy to read. I enjoyed the Vampire Babylon world, despite not having clear memories of it! Dawn is quite the heroine and a lot of freaky stuff happens and happy endings aren't always guaranteed!
I highly recommend reading the Vampire Babylon series! One of the earlier Urban Fantasy reads that made my list. But they are best read in order, so that means reading the first "Hollywood" Vampire Babylon books 1-3, then the "London" Vampire Babylon books 4-6. And then reading this novella in particular or you'll be in for lots of spoilers!
Overall Rating 4/5 stars
I wanted the main character to be safe and rooted for her in her terrifying journey. A rousing climax. You won't be disappointed.