Start by marking “Strange Fate (Night World, #10)” as Want to Read: They are part of the Night World. L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World. The Night World is all around us. The creatures of the Night World--vampires, werewolves, witches and shapeshifters--live among us. They are incredibly. Highest rank # in shapeshifters When the millennium is coming so is the end of the world. With three of the wild powers found Sarah is the last one remain.
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Strange Fate will be the tenth book in the Night World series by New York Times bestselling writer L. J. Smith. Contents[show] Summary Sarah Strange is a. If it's at all possible I'm even more excited for the book than I was before! Reply | Reply . Really, when is the eBook coming out? The strange fate is the conclusion to the night world series. Must be 0 # RE: Strange Fate Chapter 1 Outline with Ch. 1 Download — Guest that was. DOWNLOAD THE STORY: PDF, KB .. thx a bunch for this preview. i just finished reading the other night world books (for the th time) and am now . +2 # strange fate night world — sarah mcclellan . 0 # I love all your night world series — Nickki Lyons
Rashel's friend Nyala, a vengeful, unbalanced vampire hunter, sets the house on fire but Quinn saves Rashel, Timmy, and Nyala and Rashel's anger and bitterness for all vampires dissolves. Rashel and Quinn decide to stay together and join Circle Daybreak. Soulmate[ edit ] Hannah Snow has been having nightmares and keeps finding notes written in her own handwriting, warning her that she is in danger and will die before her seventeenth birthday.
Worried about her sanity, she begins hypnosis with a psychologist, Paul Winfield, going back through time and reliving her past lives, connecting to each of them and discovering that her soulmate is Thierry Descoudres, a vampire and a Lord of the Night World.
Thierry and his enemy Maya have found Hannah, and Hannah's life is at stake because Maya wants Thierry for herself. Maya was the person who made Thierry into a vampire. Thierry was the first made vampire, and Maya was a witch but wanted to be immortal, so she turned herself into a vampire by using a spell and drinking the blood of four babies. At first Hannah thinks that Thierry was the one who killed her in her past lives, but it was actually Maya when she was in her shapeshifted form, disguising herself as Thierry.
Hannah goes to his house and meets the other members of Circle Daybreak, a group of humans, vampires, wolves, witches, and shapeshifters, all of whom are hoping for peace between Night World and the human race.
Hannah is captured by Maya, who attempts to turn Hannah into a vampire so that when she kills Hannah, her cycle of reincarnation will end because she will no longer have a soul. Instead, Hannah manages to kill Maya. Hannah decides to remain human and live her life until death, after which Thierry will wait for her to return again. Huntress[ edit ] Jezabel "Jez" Redfern thinks she is a full vampire, but soon finds out she is in fact half-human.
She runs away from her gang and Uncle Bracken to live with her human relatives. She only goes back to the vampires when Circle Daybreak asks her to go on a dangerous mission: to fight her worst enemy, best friend, and soulmate, Morgead Blackthorn, for the Wild Power. It turns out that the person thought to be the Wild Power is a fake.
When she meets her friend Hugh, an Old Soul, Jez's annoying cousin Claire follows her and overhears everything. They are soon after attacked by two werewolves and a vampire. When she and Claire fall off the station platform onto the train tracks, Jez sees blue fire, the power of a Wild Power, and thinks Claire is the one. When she, Claire, Hugh, and Morgead are captured by Lily Redfern, who is in search of the Wild Power, Jez figures out the meaning of the prophecy: she is one of the Wild Powers, and her blood must be spilled to release the blue fire.
Morgead convinces her not to let go and give up when she is staked by Lily and she does not die. Jez admits Morgead is her soul mate and they are made for each other. Black Dawn[ edit ] While trying to rescue her brother from his girlfriend, a witch named Sylvia, Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World colony, where she meets a vampire prince. He is Delos Redfern, who is not only the ruler of the Night World, but is one of the four Wild Powers, with the power of blue fire.
Though he is cold towards her, he repeatedly saves her, each time stating that he won't help her again.
The two soon learn that they are soulmates, though Delos refuses it and tells her to leave. Maggie does not, and remains in the Night World to find her brother. Delos's great-grandfather, Hunter Redfern, arrives to take over the kingdom with Delos's help. After arriving at the castle, against Delos's orders, Maggie convinces him to take her side. He does, realizing that Hunter is an enemy, though it takes a while for him to care for anyone else.
Delos soon discovers that changing sides is useless, as his powers are bound by a spell, and he cannot fight against any of them. Maggie finds out that her brother was turned into a shapeshifting falcon by, Sylvia.
Sylvia is killed by Hunter Redfern after she releases the spell binding Delos's powers. Hunter Redfern is presumably killed by Delos's use of blue fire. Maggie is happy to have found her brother and her soulmate.
However, no one can rest yet because the witches have seceded from the Night World Council, leading to war between vampires and witches. Two Wild Powers have been found, and both are now on the side of Circle Daybreak. Only two more remain. The new Wild Power is destined to marry Galen Drache, a shapeshifter of the first house, so the shapeshifters will side with the witches and not the vampires. But when Keller learns that the Wild Power's betrothed, Galen Drache, is in fact her soulmate, she realizes that their love could destroy the world.
Also, the Night World shapeshifters have been attacking humans often, and they have also killed the Crone of the witches, Grandma Harman. The Night World has a dragon that can turn into anything that it touches.
Iliana's deaf friend, Jaime, is hosting a party, to be held on the same night as the ceremony that bonds the witches and shapeshifters. Iliana tries to use her powers to save Jaime when a car is going to hit her, but she can't activate the power. Based on that failure, Iliana assumes that she is not the Wild Power but agrees to pretend that she is the Wild Power and Witch Child so the ceremony will still go ahead.
However, she says that she will only help if she can go to Jaime's party. Keller and the people who are protecting Iliana agree and go with her to protect her from the dragon.
Before they go, they station guards all around the house. The night before the party, Keller and Galen stay up looking through scrolls that contain writing only shapeshifters can read, trying to find information about the dragon.
They find out that dragons have horns and that if you cut them all off, they can no longer shapeshift. They also find out accidentally that they are soulmates, but Keller thinks they have to ignore it because he has to marry Iliana.
At the party, Jaime's brother, Brett, tells Keller that Iliana's little brother has run away, and Iliana's mother is on the phone. Keller goes into Jaime's room, picks up the phone, and asks Brett to leave the room. When he does, she finds that there is no one on the other end of the phone. She tries to leave the room but the door is locked and she realises that the dragon was disguised as Brett.
She shapeshifts into a panther, jumps out the window, and reenters the party to try to find Iliana. Iliana is nowhere to be found, so Keller asks the real Brett where she is. He tells her that she is in the basement. Keller runs through an underground tunnel and finds her friends and Iliana badly hurt. She attacks the dragon, who was disguised as Jaime, several times and removes three out of the five horns. Galen who has never acquired a shape yet and wants to be something small and peaceful turns into a leopard and removes another horn to save keller.
Keller sees her witch friend whisper something to Iliana, and Iliana stands up. She chants a spell and makes blue fire appear, which destroys the dragon while healing everyone else. Instead of Iliana, Keller gets promised to Galen because the witches and shapeshifters can be on the same side if they do a blood cross between Iliana and Keller. Strange Fate[ edit ] Book ten not yet published reportedly follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Sarah Strange, who has mysterious dreams of Night World inhabitants.
It is intended to be the conclusion of the Night World series, leading up to the apocalypse. On January 22, , L. Smith claimed at her website under the "Burning Fan Questions" section "shows the endgame for nearly all the main characters you have seen in the Night World series as Ash helps them. The Soulmate Principle[ edit ] In the series, the soulmate principle is the theory that if two people are connected by a silver cord which can be seen only by the soulmates , then they are soulmates.
Since they are soulmates they can not live without each other. The silver cord can also be used by a person to sense what the soulmate is feeling. In Black Dawn, Maggie senses Delos's feelings by focusing on their silver cord. The strength of the soulmate connection differs. Soulmates often discover their connection by accident, when the soulmates kiss or touch, or when one of them drinks the other's blood.
In Secret Vampire, Poppy and James have been friends for years but realize they are soulmates only when James drinks Poppy's blood. In Daughters of Darkness, Mary-Lynnette and Ash each feel an electric jolt when they first shake hands. In The Chosen, Rashel's bare hand brushes Quinn's, and they both receive a shivering jolt. When this occurs, their minds are forcibly opened to each other and each can explore the other's memories, thoughts, and feelings freely.
In Huntress, it is revealed that memories can be blocked, but any lapse in concentration or excessive time in a soulmate's mind will remove the blockages. Overview of Species[ edit ] Vampire[ edit ] The vampires of Night World are different from conventional literature as well as those established in The Vampire Diaries novels. The main difference being the two distinctions of blood drinkers: the Lamia - pureblood or "born vampires" - and the "made vampires" who were turned.
They age and can eat food as well as reproduce, but can suspend their aging process at will and become immortal. However, if they resume aging after a significant number of years, they will immediately age to match their "true" age. Made vampires are those created through a blood exchange between a human and either a lamia or another made vampire.
Made vampires are infertile, unaging, and can only drink blood.
Because older adults cannot survive the transition, made vampires are quite youthful in appearance. If a made vampire in transition does not receive enough blood from their sire while being turned, they will resurrect as a ravenous ghoul upon their imminent death. These mindless creatures are driven only by their compulsion to hunt and feed on the flesh and blood of the living. All vampires possess supernatural powers of strength and speed as well as potentially developing telepathic abilities.
Sunlight weakens them, but will not kill them. Their bloodlust is rooted not in hunger but in their need to breathe as their own blood cells cannot carry oxygen. Although they do possess great healing abilities as well as being impervious to all diseases and poisons, vampires can be killed by fire or a wooden stake through the heart.
They cannot shapeshift into bats or be harmed by crucifixes or garlic and can enter without being invited. The original vampire was a powerful witch named Maya. Obsessed with eternal youth, she used her magics to become the first immortal by drinking the blood of infants.
Her son, Red Fern, is the ancestor of the lamia. The first made vampire was a boy from Maya's tribe named Thierry. As she is the purest vampire in existence, Maya possesses abilities unknown to her descendants. This includes the ability to shapeshift into a large batlike creature similar to many fictional vampires. She also retains her ability to access magical forces and practice witchcraft.
Despite their genealogical roots in witchcraft, vampire society is patriarchal. Lamia of the Redfern family possess a greater concentration of witch blood and are thus able to tap into the same forces as their foremother to perform a "kinship ceremony" for familial strengthening.
The symbol for the lamia is not depicted in the books. Lamia such as James Rasmussen are known to carry the image of a black iris - which is the symbol for the Black Iris Club, a popular night club for the denizens of the Night World.
The symbol for made vampires is a black rose. Main Characters[ edit ] Lamia Ash Redfern - One of the leading characters in the second book of the series, Ash is described as having ash-blonde hair with ever-changing eyes which he inherits depending on his mood. He is a very arrogant and lazy "bad boy" who prefers to play with humans and is very selfish; though all of that changes when he meets Mary-Lynnette Carter, his soulmate, whom he loves enough to change his entire life.
Ash leaves at the end of the book to make up for his past mistakes, planning to return to Mary-Lynnette afterwards. James Rasmussen - The second lead character in the first book, James has grey eyes and brown hair and is described as looking like James Dean by his soulmate. He is considered a "bad boy" in his school but acts like that to hide his true nature. He has a new girlfriend every few weeks, but uses them as blood donors.
When he is near his best friend, and later, soulmate, Poppy North, he is gentle and deeply cares about her, even though she is human. His cousin is Ash Redfern, to whom he is related through his mother. Jezebel "Jez" Redfern - Jez is the protagonist of the seventh book Huntress.
Believing she is a full vampire, she is a leader of a Night World group that hunts humans at the beginning of the book. She later realizes that she is half-human: her mother was a human and her father was a vampire. She has long, curly, flaming red hair and silvery-blue eyes. She is described as being stubborn and hotheaded by her soulmate, Morgead Blackthorn, the second leader of her group. She is a cousin of James and Ash. Jez is the first Wild Power.
Morgead Blackthorn - Morgead is Jez's soulmate and is seventeen years old. He is conceited, hotheaded, stubborn, and power-hungry. Morgead is the second leader of the group that hunts humans. His mother left when he was young and he tries to hide the loneliness this made him feel. He has gem-green eyes and dark hair. He hates humans, though later joins Circle Daybreak when he realises that his best friend and soulmate is half-human, as well as a Wild Power. They run away from a small island to Briar Creek in order to live as normal people rather than be controlled.
In the process they meet Mary-Lynnette Carter, who in fact turns out to be Ash's soulmate, and her brother, Mark, whom Jade claims is her soulmate. Rowan is the oldest of the family and is gentle and caring with chestnut-coloured hair and sweet brown eyes. Kestrel is the opposite, with long, golden hair and golden eyes. She is described by Mary-Lynnette as a real Night World member, as she enjoys hunting and acts carelessly. Jade is the youngest sister and has long, silvery-blonde hair, which she uses to hide her face; people take this as shyness, but it is really an act she uses to hide her inner feelings.
She has green eyes and is bubbly. Delos Redfern - Delos is the unknown prince of the secret Dark Kingdom and is the great-great-grandson of Hunter Redfern. He is very strong and is the second Wild Power.
Unlike the other Wild Powers, he discovered his powers as a child, causing his father to view him as a secret weapon rather than as his son. Delos hates humans and mixing with others, and even though people think of him as a selfish boy, he feels vulnerable on the inside.
He has yellow eyes and black hair and is the soulmate of a human girl called Maggie Neely, the protagonist of the eighth book Black Dawn. He is unsympathetic to humans, despite the fact that he used to be one, until he meets his soulmate Rashel Jordan, who happens to be the most feared vampire hunter in Night World history. Quinn was born in Boston in the s and was turned by Hunter Redfern after falling in love with Redfern's daughter, Dove. He was turned without consent, and is scared, confused and angry when he wakes up in Redfern's cabin.
He escapes and goes to his father for help, but Quinn's father tries to kill him, accidentally staking Dove instead. After that, Quinn thinks of himself only as a vampire. Quinn has black hair and black eyes. Poppy North - Poppy is the protagonist of the first book Secret Vampire. She is James Rasmussen's childhood friend and later his soulmate.
They have been best friends since they were four years old. Poppy is stubborn and quite hyper, as well as curious about the world.
She always believed she would marry James when they grew up and secretly loves him. She has coppery curly hair with green eyes and is the twin sister of Phillip North. She was turned into a vampire by James after they discovered she was dying of stage three pancreatic cancer.
Her twin Phillip was opposed to this plan. However, he allowed it when he realized it was the only way to save his sister. Poppy and her brother are found to be lost witches from their father's side of the family.
Thierry Descouedres - Thierry holds the title "Lord of the Night World" and was the first made vampire. He was the second vampire in existence after Maya. He found his soulmate, an Old Soul named Hannah, soon after he was turned and has spent the thousands of years he has been alive in a continuous cycle of waiting for her to be reincarnated, searching for her, then having her die before her seventeenth birthday. It is a repetition of an ill-fated accident that happened during her first lifetime.
She was accidentally killed by Thierry that first time and intentionally murdered by Maya in every lifetime after. It is a cycle he is desperate to break. Thierry has dark eyes and mid-long blond hair which he wears in a ponytail. He is the leader of Circle Daybreak and plans to recruit all the Wild Powers in order to win the final battle.
He was changed by Maya in the stone age because she felt she was in love with him, the same reason she repeatedly kills Thierry's soulmate through all of her lifetimes. His original name was Theorn, and he belonged to the witch tribe led by Maya's sister Hellewise.
Witch[ edit ] The witches of the Night World novels are largely based on the neo-pagan religion of Wicca as well as the Goddess Movement. They are a matriarchy which traces its lineage to the first tribe of sorceresses ruled by Hecate Witch-Queen and later her daughter, Hellewise Hearth-Woman. All witches are considered "daughters of Hellewise" by virtue of having inherited her teachings.
However, the Harman family are direct descents of Hellewise through the women in their line. The first vampire - Maya - was Hellewise's sister and thus all vampires share witch blood. Those who take to heart Hellewise's bidding to "harm none" the Wiccan Rede belong to Circle Twilight, while Circle Midnight is made up of witches who practice darker magic. The final and newest circle, Circle Daybreak, is dedicated to protecting all life.
Throughout the entire Night World series you will see new members joining and will briefly encounter characters from the entire series. They are mostly separate from the other two circles and are like the secret group of the supernatural community. Most members have found refuge with their soulmates here.
The Inner Circle is a coven of the nine most magically talented witches, whom Thea Harman calls "the witch geniuses, the prodigies and the sages, the far-seers, the teachers, the policy-makers"  in Spellbinder. All witches are answerable to the Inner Circle before the Night World council, although an association probably exists between them, but this isn't specified. A third renegade Circle also exists, known as Circle Daybreak, first mentioned in Spellbinder, which promotes the teaching of magic to humans and peace between the races.
This circle used to exist alongside the other two but was banned due to the persecution of witches during the Burning Times.
Circle Daybreak is kept secret from the rest of the Night World, although a few suspect its renewed existence. During the events leading up to the apocalypse , the witches opt to leave the Night World and join Circle Daybreak, as they want to help save the world, whereas the Night World council and most of the vampires want to take over and enslave the other races.
Iron is mentioned in Daughters of Darkness as their poison. Main Characters[ edit ] Thea Harman - Thea is a sweet girl compared to her cousin Blaise and is the main protagonist of the third book, Spellbinder.
She has long, blonde hair and sweet brown eyes. She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, and even though she doesn't tell humans about her nature, she still wants to help them.
She has a human soulmate, Eric Ross, and is a cross-cousin of the Redferns. She is the persona of Hellewise, one of the two original daughters of Hecate Witch-Queen.
Blaise Harman - Blaise is one of the lead characters in the third book.
Oh My GOD!!!!! Something solid to probe that strange fate is actually happening! I just wish strange fate will truly come out really really soon! Pls pls L. Smith, give us, your fans who have been patiently waiting for super long, this very special book: Any updates on when we will finally get to download the book?
Hoping site is not right with their Dec 31, release date. Amazing — Michelle Don't trust dates you see there. I am 29 this year and still waiting!!! Please release it soon xx. I can't believe it's actually going to exist. I feel like a kid again. I too have been waiting for this book to come out since and will turn 30 at the end of this month. I own copies of every book you have ever written, non omnibus reprints, 1st addition paperbacks.
Such a good chapter! Please let it be soon!!! Trying not to be harsh on the dreaming girl. Can't wait for this book. Been waiting forever. Asra — Michelle When it goes to the publisher they will give the date. When I saw that it was going to released on the Kindle last year I told my daughter that I would give it to her for her birthday and got it pre ordered for her for April her birthday is in October. She got a kindle so she could read "Strange Fate"!
Why are you dragging your feet on this book? Are all those other books more important to you than the fans who are waiting for this particular book? Isn't this one important to you and it's fans as well? We are really disappointed! To our knowledge, this is the book she is focusing on, and by no means 'dragging her feet' - if anything, this is the one she is prioritising.
However, she has told us that is is going to be a very, very long book, which is why it's taking so long. My advice would be to only trust the dates for Strange Fate that are shown either on this website or on the publisher's, Simon and Schuester, since other sites will use 'dummy dates'. I'm sure when it is released your daughter will enjoy it, and it will be well worth the wait, but please, could you check the details before you suggest the author does not consider her fans?
I don't mean any offense by this, and if it sounds it I apologise deeply, but it is an unfair judgement of Lisa considering how hard and how long she's been working on this book. It's really awesome! The night world's stories. The strange fate is the conclusion to the night world series. Must be really awesome! Oh really, i cant wait to read strange fate. You're awesome really. And thank for the wonderful stories. This is fantastic!!! Ash and Mary-Lynette are one of my favorite Soulmates!
Every books soulmate couples are favorites! But still!! I can't wait until Strange Fate is released!! Strange fate — Michelle In a recent email response to a fan, Miss Smith hopes that Strange Fate will be ready and out sometime next year.
When i read your books i go to another world and its nice. I can't wait to see how the 4 wild powers interact with one another. I have been waiting years for this. I cant wait till this day arrives Strange Fate — Guest I agree. Its a big tease!! Been waiting for this for ages! Ash is one of my favorite characters ever! It's going to be amazing!! I have one question, most likely silly, but it is Strange Fate right? Like the whole thing?
I preordered it already and was going to make sure. I'm getting ready for it and reading Night World over again lol.