Energy Rae
5.0 out of 5 stars ~ Loved It


In The Dark Terror, Elizabeth is exploring more of her abilities and she's getting more adept at them too. She wants to figure out what is going on with Julie and Sarah, especially when she sees them spiriting away a baby. She's still unsure as to what happened that night with Sarah, and she can't figure things out if she keeps pushing her away.

In the meantime, things are getting heated with the good detective Dietrich, especially since she learned his secret in book 2, that he too is also a vampire. Though he's much more adept at hiding it and blending in with the real world. He's got some secrets of his own and Elizabeth wants to find out what they are.

But they all have a common enemy and if they take out Tobias, they can get rid of Ahura Mazda, the vampire hunters. Elizabeth wants to survive all this to be able to take down her maker, Andrei. They have a rough history and he needs to go. Though with everything going on, she might not be able to do that just yet.

Knaak has created such a fantastic world in The Dark Passage series filled with vampire lore, comedy, suspense, and a hint of romance. So it's a perfect little package that hits a lot of genres. Elizabeth is a superb main character because she's strong and makes for a natural leader. Watching her grow over the series, she never disappoints. I'm still leery of Andrei and I can't wait to find out what Elizabeth has in store for him. And of course, Knaak left us in an intense spot, so I'm going to need the next book asap.


Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

4/5 Stars ~ A continuing dark story ...

I read Knaak's first book in the series, "The Dark Truth." I thoroughly enjoyed it and was honored to be asked to read this one as well. This story was just as raw as the first one, and I enjoyed this one, too. Very compelling, and a continuation of Elizabeth. The story is dark and inviting, as it brings action to her new battles, and figuring out her own abilities and where she fits in. A great story.


Energy Rae/Rae's Reading Lounge
4.0 out of 5 stars ~ A Unique Take

This was a fun first novel from Knaack with an interesting take on some vampire lore. Elizabeth gets herself into a bit of a mess when she wakes up inside a refrigerator in the morgue. She's not exactly sure what's going on, but she knows she needs to get out of there, taking down an attendant in the process. Elizabeth was a strong heroine, which I appreciate so much in books. She realized she got herself into a bad situation and went with it.

We follow Elizabeth as she traverses her way into learning how to cope with this new life. She is unapologetic about who she is and the means she needs to take to survive, which is super refreshing in a novel that takes on vampires. Some of the lore Knaack added was amusing to me and I would like to think he did that on purpose (such as Elizabeth not being able to see herself in the mirror. That was such a huge hassle for her, I loved it).

The Dark Truth was a good read, a refreshing take on vampires as we watched the body count pile up. The few other characters that were introduced were strong, and I am pleased to see that the detective is in book 2, I look forward to continuing the story.


Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

5 Stars ~ Gaspingly Magnificent!


Knaak pens a wonderfully terrifying story in The Dark Terror. This is book three in the Knaak's Dark Passage series. I've read the books that came before this one, and I think this one is my favorite, although, they all are quite great. Knaak has a way of telling a story that puts the reader on the edge of the seat. Elizabeth is a wonderful character who has grown over the past three books, and I enjoy reading about her terrorizing adventures into the vampiric world around her. Knaak writes very well for the vampires, and this tale of survival keeps this reader turning the pages, and gasping out loud.


Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
5/5 Stars  Gritty and terrifying

The Dark Truth
is definitely that, dark. It brings a terror to Elizabeth, who is lovely neurotic, but strong. So very strong. Knaak writes well and brings light into a darkness and terrorizing story. It's not that romantic vampiric story, it's raw and deviant, and it brings the reader into the dark side. It's a magnificent journey as the characters brings life into the story, and sends the reader in on the journey. A very well written story, one that makes you want to turn the next page, and jump with every little noise. I look forward to more stories from this new author.


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Energy Rae/Rae's Reading Lounge
5.0 out of 5 stars ~ Loved It


The Dark Descent is a follow up to Knaak's first book The Dark Truth. It took us deeper into Elizabeth's world. She learned quite a bit more about herself, and what she can do. She also connected with the detective and learned some things about him too. I actually liked this book more than the first.

She actually developed some more powers which were super interesting because it involved some lore I hadn't really hear of. I love that the author has included so much various lore into this series and that's what sets this series apart from other vampire books. I loved that Knaak introduced vampire hunters even though he made me very anxious anytime he got near Elizabeth. There were some interesting reveals about some of the characters that I thought added a nice layer of depth to them.

So the great thing I noticed while reading this and while it is book 2 in the series, I feel it can be read as a standalone, and together, which is my most favorite part of reading true series. I'm excited that a few characters were added to enhance the storyline and I know they are going to play big parts in the upcoming books. This is a great series that just keeps getting better.