Twilight Guardians

Rated 4.86/5 based on 14 reviews
They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley they had a cure for the condition that would kill her. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead. She took the deal, not to extend her life, but because it would make her strong–strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother. More
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About Maggie Shayne

New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne has published more than 50 novels and 23 novellas. She has written for 7 publishers and 2 soap operas, has racked up 15 Rita Award nominations and actually, finally, won the damn thing in 2005.
Maggie lives in a beautiful, century old, happily haunted farmhouse named “Serenity” in the wildest wilds of Cortland County, NY, with her soul-mate, Lance. They share a pair of English Mastiffs, Dozer & Daisy, and a little English Bulldog, Niblet, and the wise guardian and guru of them all, the feline Glory, who keeps the dogs firmly in their places. Maggie’s a Wiccan high priestess (legal clergy even) and an avid follower of the Law of Attraction

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Review by: Jewelsybaby on Feb. 14, 2015 :
I loved his book and I can't wait for the next book in the series. I'm new to this series so I have to catch up on the older books but I look forward to that since this book was so great.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

Review by: mary tibbitts on Sep. 17, 2014 :
Coming back to this series is like re-visiting an old friend. It was so nice to see the characters from past stories come back in this book. The whole dynamic of the DPI has become even more crazy than it was previously. I look forward to seeing where this new Wings in the Night series takes us. I can see that we are in for one heck of a ride in future books.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

Review by: Christina Geissman on Sep. 15, 2014 :
I just finished Twilight Guardians and I loved it!!! I am so happy that Maggie Shayne decided to bring back her Wings In The Night series now called Wings In The Night Reborn. I thought the last book was the last book in the series as she had said but alas she has brought Rhiannon and Roland and Eric even a little of Tamara back in this new book along with new characters as well. I can't wait to see where she takes this series. I do hope she brings back more of the older characters as well but I was so happy to have Rhiannon and Roland even Pandora back for now in this book. Can't wait until the next book comes out!!!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)

Review by: Cheryl63 on Sep. 14, 2014 :
Maggie Shayne has done it again with her newest Wings in the Night series, "Twilight Guardians". Maggie brought back some of our favorite characters like Rhiannon and Roland from the earlier series. In this book Charlie, a young woman who has the rare Belladonna antigen like her Grandmother, Roxy. Roxy is the the oldest living chosen. Charlie leaves her mother and moves in with Roxy who protects her from the DPI.
Killian is a Vampire who thinks he is the last of his kind until he meets others like him. Both Killian and Charlie have dreams of each other and have a close bond through these dreams. They finally meet in person and fall in love.
Charlie is captured by the DPI and Killian will do anything to rescue her, He also gets help from his vampire friends.
A great read full of action and romance!
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)

Review by: Jody W on Sep. 10, 2014 : (no rating)
First, let me start off by saying, I'm so glad Maggie Shayne started writing this series again. Was saddened when she stopped. This series help me through a personal matter years ago in my life. Not even sure had I not read this series if I would have gotten thorough. Things are presented to us for a reason. Her books were my life raft. Books touch people differently in different ways everyday, but I hope that this book will lead you into reading the whole series & just maybe, it will be that "life raft" you were looking for.
Now on to this book...What can I say that won't give a lot of things away other then "Amazing"!!!!!! She bought back some of the old friends that we love & desperately have missed, then introduced us to some new fabulous characters that you can't help but love. The two main characters in this story for me were so real. I don't know how so does it, but it seems she breathes life into her books. If you are a Maggie Shayne Fan or just reading her for the first time I feel you will not be disappointed in this book. Its worth every penny & more!! Once again ladies & gents, I suggest getting the rest of the series :)
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Amanda Miller on Sep. 09, 2014 :
A few years ago, the existence of vampires was revealed to the public, fueled by the lies of the government agency, DPI, the humans were made to fear vampires. People decided they had to eliminate the monsters before they could wipe out mankind. When all was said and done, the public was led to believe that all the vampires were destroyed.

Now, DPI is back and they are up to their old tricks. They want to get their hands on the Chosen- a group of people that possess the rare Belladonna antigen- they are the ones protected by the vampires and the only ones that can be turned. They have a new round of experiments they want to conduct and they are trying to get willing volunteers. They fake a vampire attack, claim they have elliminated the threat, but admit that if they were wrong once, they could be wrong again. They use the attack to beseech those with the Belladonna antigen to come in for treatment and assistance.

Luckily for Charlie, she has a grandmother she's never met who knows just how evil DPI is and is determined to keep them both off the grid. Unfortunately, Charlie know anything about the world she finds herself in and she is easily frightened away when she learns the man she's been dreaming about and falling for is one of the undead. Now in the hands of DPI, she is learning the hard way just which side is the right one.

I waited for months to get my hands on this book. I love the Wings in the Night series and I was very excited to hear that the author was bringing it back. This newest installment, I think, is one of the best yet. Shayne brings back some of my favorite characters (Rhiannon, Roland, and Pandora) and adds in amazing new characters, leaving the gate wide open for future installments. (YAY!) The story was fast paced and Charlie's journey of discovery about herself, her family, DPI, the vampires, and Killian kept me riveted. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, there was an unexpected twist that changed everything and had me wondering what would happen next.

Overall, this was an excellent book. It had a little bit of everything, action, intrigue, romance and even some humor. I ended up finishing the book in one day because I honestly couldn't let myself go to sleep until I knew just how the story ended. Now I will have to wait impatiently for the next book to be released.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Kelly Cargile on Sep. 05, 2014 :
I loved Twilight Guardians! Was very hard to put down once I got started. All of her books are that good. You are going to want to read it straight through once you start reading.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Shelley Samec on Sep. 05, 2014 :
Love Maggie Shayne and all her books that I have read so far. I loved the original Wings in the Night books and was so glad she is continuing the series. However you don't need to have read the previous series to read this one even though you should because they are great. This was a great read with a roller coaster of emotions throughout the book. You want to read it all in one sitting. Can't believe we have to wait so long before the next one.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Sandra Masche on Sep. 05, 2014 :
Loved the book. Cannot wait for the next one in this series. If you are looking for a new series that sucks you into the story, this is the book you want. Maggie Shayne knows how to keep you entertained.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: teresa bowen on Sep. 05, 2014 :
This story is fast paced and I read it all in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Charlie is one of the Chosen and Roxie (her grandmother she's never met) shows up to take her away to protect her. DPI is at it again has the Chosen thinking the vampires that are protecting them are there to suck them dry. Killian thinks he's that last vampire alive and is drawn to Charlie. We also meet a few of our favorite vampires along the way. I'm not saying more to spoil the story but it's a fast paced book all the way through. Can't wait for the next one.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Michelle Olson on Sep. 05, 2014 :
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Maggie Shayne's beloved Wings in the Night series has been REBORN with Twilight Guardians. The characters that us diehards loved in the early books - Rhiannon, Roland, Eric, Roxy... are back along with an exciting new cast and crew of Chosen, Undead and animal familiars in an exciting and engaging tale full of deceit and mayhem, and ending in survival and new love!

Roxy, the oldest living Chosen has reconnected with her granddaughter. A woman she has been having dreams about her entire life. She has a preternatural sense somehow that the blood of her blood will be something special. So when Charlie's life is in danger, Roxy steps in to make sure she's safe. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned, especially in a world rife with DPI operatives looking to make sure the extinction of the Undead went as they hoped it had back in 2011.

Charlie O'Malley was an ordinary girl, with the exception that she had the Belladonna antigen and was sheltered and coddled by her mother her entire life. When she starts having strange erotic dreams about the handsome and captivating Killian she thinks she's going crazy. Until she's taken under her grandmother's wing and actually meets the man behind the dreams.

Killian believes that he is the last of his kind. When he finally meets the woman of his dreams, he realizes he doesn't much care anymore. Unfortunately, his embedded desire to keep Charlie safe is overwhelmingly hindered by the fact that she thinks vampires are blood sucking monsters out to use people with the antigen as their favorite meal.

When Charlie escapes and is scooped up by members of the Department of Paranormal Investigations, she enters a web of deceit unlike anything she's ever known. The question is, will she be able to reconcile what her heart is telling her about Killian versus what she's led to believe by the DPI before it's too late?

Twilight Guardians was a captivating story and a must read for all WitN fans. It started out fairly mellow with the reintroduction of the world building for new readers and the introduction of the cast, but it didn't leave the reader wanting for material even then. Once the entire cast was introduced and you got a sense of where the world stood in this new future for the Undead and Chosen, the book took off like a shot and didn't let go. There was action, adventure, subterfuge, and more and the characters were put through the wringer with regards to emotion that you couldn't help but experience right along with them. If you're coming to the world late and haven't had a chance to enjoy the old Wings in the Night novels yet, no worries, you can most definitely start here (and then feel free to go back and get the back story next). :)

I cannot wait to see where Maggie goes with the series. There is some seriously amazing world building and character growth that happened at the end of TG, and it looks to be an incredible ride!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Melissa Miner on Sep. 04, 2014 :
I can't say enough about Maggie Shayne and Wings in the Night. But I don't want to spoil the story for get the book and read! Great to have the vamps back and taking care of business. I have really missed Rhiannon and Roland and the gang. Now I have to wait a whole year for the next one.....
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Kathy Green on Sep. 03, 2014 :
She's back with the vampires and she's better than ever - I always think each new one is the best!! I have read the entire series. I have copies of all of them but 1 or 2.

This is not a book that you have to slog through the first couple chapters waiting for the action to keep going. It gets you right away and you'll not want to put it down. I thought I could finish it last night but I feel asleep around 2:15. I finished it today while doing laundry. The only bad thing about it is that it ends.

If you've read her previous vampire novels, you'll be familiar with many of the characters. If you never have read any of the series, you can start with any of them. While it is a series, each novel can be read as a stand-alone. You won't be disappointed!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Valerie Dixon on Sep. 02, 2014 :
Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series has Reborn! Twilight Guardians is a griping tale of discovery, survival, and love!

Killian is a vampire. He believes that he is the last of his kind. Charlotte O'Malley (aka Charlie) is one of the Chosen, a human with the rare Belladonna antigen. She believes that the vampires are vicious creatures who prey on people like her and that her best choice for survival - and better yet vengeance - is to take the experimental drug BDX. They are both wrong!

Roxy is the oldest surviving member of the Chosen and Charlie's grandmother. She has always known that she was special and that her female descendant - Charlie - would also be special. Roxy knows that Charlie has a grand destiny. Is Charlie destined to save the band of surviving vampires and protect members of the Chosen? Or will she bring about their destruction? You'll have to read this page turning novel and find out!!

This book is an excellent addition to Maggie's shelf ;)It is a must-read for all fans of Maggie's Wings in the Night series (hint, hint newbies You should check them out)& an excellent novel for anyone who loves vampires, the paranormal, and the message that love conquers all!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Tammy Harrington on Sep. 01, 2014 :
I read the original wings in the night series, from the very beginning. As I started Twilight Guardians, I got a warm, fuzzy feeling, like getting together with long lost friends. I won't tell you about the book, there is a lovely description already written that would do it far better justice than I. I will say: do yourself a favor, and read it. Thank you, Maggie, for another great read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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