Daughter of Nótt, your sacrifice will bring the end.
When Serena returns home from a day of work, she witnesses a terrifying event which uproots her quiet existence. Attacked by a vicious creature, she is saved by a mysterious figure and introduced to the Einherja, warriors trained to protect Earth from demons.
Serena soon finds out she is the descendant of an Aesir god, and her recurring dreams might just be the answer to Avonmore’s ritualistic murders. Will she be able to protect her hometown, or will she be forced to sacrifice her new love?
Daughter of Nótt, your sacrifice will not be in vain.
A tale of passion, loss and self-awakening, Daughter Of The Night is the debut release of Tiki Kos, and the first in the Daughter Of The Night trilogy.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, YA Fantasy Romance, Mythology & Folklore, Horror
Themes: Norse Mythology & Folklore, Coming of Age, Ritualistic Murders, Love & Romance, Mystery
Published October 31, 2017
Length: 180 Pages
A Well Read Woman Rating: 5/5 Stars
Spoiler Free Synopsis
When Serena Annar is accosted by the same robed men who have plagued her nightmares, she wonders if someone is setting her up for a cruel prank. When she awakens shackled inside a cell, she knows her nightmares have become her reality. But why was she chosen?
While she tries to make sense of her reality she is introduced to a magical world full of elves, fae, and even demons, by the Guardian of the Sanctuary, the swoony Erik Baldr. Soon a romance develops between the two, but not everyone is happy with their union…
The ritualistic murders in Serena’s hometown of Avonmoore become personal and Serena is driven to solve the mystery, but will it all be in vain? Can she save Avonmoore and live happily ever after with Erik? Or will Serena’s actions cost her her one true love?
This is one of those stories that you see yourself as the main character, living vicariously through their moves as opposed to watching the action like a fly on the wall. I don’t normally feel this way when I read books in third person, (I prefer first person pov), but Daughter of The Night was an exception for me. Serena is as awesome as they come and her seamless transition from barista to kick-butt warrior was exciting to witness. If you’re looking for a new YA Fantasy series with a strong female lead, look no further than Daughter of The Night, by Author Tiki Kos.
Daughter of The Night is action packed with Norse mythology woven throughout. The magic practically jumps off the pages, as this author painted a fantastical world of elven creatures and fae, enchanted forests and castles, that is easy to get wrapped up and lost in. I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and found myself in awe of Kos’ imaginative talent.
Daughter of The Night has not only a heavy emphasis on adventure, but on romance too. DOTN is also a love story, with a swoon-worthy hero named Erik, with dark hair and violet eyes. I’m a huge fan of fantasy romance and found myself falling in love with Erik right along with Serena.
“I wish you saw what I see when I look at you.”
Another thing I really enjoyed about Serena was how she felt so real. She was a curvy girl who liked to eat–often piling her plate high and to the rim right in front of Erik. In a world where young girls are encouraged to say “no thank you” to food, in order to be polite, I found Serena’s character refreshing. (There’s an awesome recipe of Serena’s at the end of the book too!)
The mystery of Avonmoore kept me guessing, and the clues peppered throughout the book kept me engaged, and at times, sitting at the edge of my seat. The ending will have you reaching for the tissues and eagerly awaiting Book II. I can’t wait to read more stories from this debut author. Well done!
About the Author
Born and raised in Alberta, Canada. She started working on her YA novel Daughter of The Night in 2016. The first book in the trilogy. Tiki has been married to her husband Joel since 2015. She is a mother of two wonderful children. When she isn’t working on her novels, you can find her drinking coffee and eating sushi. In her spare time she enjoys baking/canning, reading fantasy books, gardening and playing video games.