Midnight Dynasty by Sarah M. Cradit (Review by #NerdGirlJulie)

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Title: Midnight Dynasty

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Published Date: August 2014 

Genre: Fantasy 


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The Deschanel Curse, dormant for a decade, has returned with a vengeance.

Seers across the family are coming together, hopeful the Deschanel Magi Collective can solve this malediction that has plagued the family for nearly two centuries.

But how do you combat the blood oath of a grieving mother?

As the body count rises, it becomes apparent that strength, love, and ancient power provide no protection from destiny’s cruel hand.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***NerdGirlJulie’s # Review***
*Midnight Dynasty by Sarah Cradit was originally published as a series of novellas. This republication as one book will be a very readable addition to The House of Crimson and Clover series!*


I love the House of Crimson and Clover series, and this latest edition adds so much to it. This novella is not a stand alone. It is rather important to have read the prior books in the series to understand all that is going on.

Midnight Dynasty showcases many new Deschanel and Sullivan family members and the secret that they have lived with and must keep from outsiders—even their lovers. Many back stories are presented. The family tree and timeline at the end of the book was a fabulous addition. I love that attention to detail. The author continues to weave together this complex story, and intricate characters and family.

Instead of being presented as one longer book, this part of the series will be presented in three novellas (“Acts”). Thankfully, the wait between books is not too long. Midnight Dynasty is an excellent first act and segue to the rest of the story.

If you’re a fan of this series, you’ll love this book.


Midnight Dynasty Act II: Convocation is another exciting installment in the House of Crimson and Clover series by Sarah Cradit. As this series continues, it is imperative that readers start at the beginning with St. Charles at Dusk and read through.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but it will not have the same impact to readers who are not invested in the series. There are many new character additions in this novella, and the little plot movement is primarily a segue for major changes in beloved characters’ futures.

Ms. Cradit continues to masterfully build suspense as the story of the Deschanel family continues toward an epic culmination. The new characters introduced in this novella are from other branches of the family, and they’re quite an interesting lot! The members convene in NOLA in order to find a cure for the dreaded family curse. The proposed cure has many a “Doubting Thomas” raising their eye brows.

This novella will have series followers turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. The suspense is gripping, and it will leave you begging for Midnight Dynasty Act III.


Midnight Dynasty, Act III: Omega (The House of Crimson & Clover #3, Act III) is the final installment in this serial offering. Midnight Dynasty was offered in three parts over the summer of 2014.

In this installment the Deschanel family is in chaos. Their elder statesmen gather to discuss the tragedies that abound in the family and look for a solution. Misguided acts of love and desperation are attempted in an effort to avoid the family curse.

There is a lot of action in this installment–unfortunately mainly deaths and near deaths. The Deschanel and Sullivan families’ tragedies erupt like exploding fireworks in a July 4th show. Helplessness and the sense of inevitability in their situation leads to depression and inertia in some, while others know they must keep trying because hope is all they have.

Sarah Cradit is building suspense toward her epic culmination of The House of Crimson & Clover series.


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