FANDOM


NightWorld Series

Night World is a series written by the author L. J. Smith. Initially published from 1996 to 1998, the Night World series is one of L. J. Smith's most well known works, having been on the New York Times bestseller list. The series was reissued in three omnibus editions in 2008 and 2009, in addition to an ultimate fan guide published in 2008 and four online short-stories posted on the author's official website.

The series spans nine novels, with an upcoming tenth, Strange Fate. It also includes several short stories.

Series SynopsisEdit

The series centers on the covert existence of vampires, witches, werewolves and shapeshifters, the coalition of which is known as the Night World. All of these creatures maintain a code of secrecy, not allowing the human race to be aware of its existence due to lethal altercations throughout history. 

The Night World allows for the torment, conversion and killing of human beings, within reason and with permission, though for the most part the citizens of the Night World are indifferent to humans. However, there are two consistent cardinal laws: humans cannot be told of the Night World, and it is illegal to fall in love with one.

The novels focus on instances in which these two main laws, punishable by death, are broken.

NovelsEdit

First OmnibusEdit

Night World 1

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

Secret VampireEdit

Secret Vampire Cover
Main article: Secret Vampire

​In the debut book of the series, a Californian teenager, Poppy North, learns on the first day of summer vacation that her consistent stomach pains are in fact Stage 3 pancreatic cancer, which is fatal. However, upon also learning of this, her best friend and secret love, James Rasmussen, comes to Poppy and reveals a startling secret to her: he is in fact a vampire and, as Poppy's cancer is incurable, he is the only one left who can save her . . . by turning her into a vampire as well, though doing so without permission is illegal. Poppy must now choose between succumbing to a painful death or living a new, secret life with James as a creature of the Night World.

Daughters of DarknessEdit

Daughters of Darkness Cover
Main article: Daughters of Darkness

In the small town of Briar Creek, Oregon, Mary-Lynnette Carter and her brother Mark learn that their eccentric neighbor, Opal Burdock, will be having some relatives staying with her, namely her three nieces: Rowan, Kestrel and Jade Redfern. However, Mary-Lynnette's suspicions are aroused when, just as the girls arrive . . . Mrs. Burdock goes missing, and is later found dead. Things become more complicated with Mary-Lynnette's investigation of the sisters, who are in fact vampire fugitives, when their notorious brother Ash arrives to collect them and bring them home against their will before the week is out, and before the Night World learns of what has happened and destroys Briar Creek to protect its secrecy. 

Spellbinder (Enchantress in the UK)Edit

Spellbinder Cover
Main article: Spellbinder

Blaise and Thea are first cousins, close as sisters, and the last of the most prestigious line of witches: the Harmans. Despite their status and Thea's good nature, the two are often in trouble thanks to Blaise's tendency to use spells to toy with and destroy human boys. They are given a final chance with their relative, Grandma Harman, and brought to live in Las Vegas. However, on the very first day of school, Thea is compelled to save the life of a young man, Eric Ross, from a rattlesnake bite. In doing so, she discovers a powerful connection to the boy, but is terrified by it, knowing that embracing her bond with Eric will mean death and destruction for the both of them. Worse still, Blaise has decided to make Eric the new target of her dark attentions....

Second OmnibusEdit

Night World 2

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love with a human breaks all the laws of the Night World.

In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he truly is and where he came from.

Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rashel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy.

Hannah receives notes warning her of incredible danger in Soulmate. But if death is her destiny, is the Lord of the Night World's love strong enough to save her?

Dark AngelEdit

Dark Angel Cover
Main article: Dark Angel

Following the sound of crying in a snow-blanketed wood in Pennsylvania, the young Gillian Lennox accidentally slips into an icy river. Although she is able to pull herself out, alone in the frozen woods she succumbs to hypothermia and quietly dies. However, as she is about to cross over to the afterlife, she is intercepted by a handsome spirit, calling himself Angel. He insists that it is not Gillian's time, and sends her back, reviving the girl. Angel accompanies her back to the living and establishes himself as Gillian's personal guardian; with his advice she gains popularity at her school, confidence and the heart of the boy she loves most, David Blackburn. However, it isn't long before Angel displays a darker side, suggesting things to Gillian she does not wish to do, leading her to question exactly who or what she has brought back from death with her.

The ChosenEdit

The Chosen Cover
Main article: The Chosen

Witnessing her mother and close friend Timmy die when she was five at the hands of a vampire, Rashel Jordan, now grown and living in Boston, has become a notorious and accomplished vampire hunter, hoping to destroy the species for their atrocities against humans. Upon joining a group of other vampire hunters, she captures a vampire, Quinn, but is hesitant to kill him, ultimately feeling mercy for the first time and allowing him to leave unharmed. To her fury, Rashel later discovers that Quinn is one among a group of vampires luring and kidnapping young girls, possibly reviving an illegal human slave trade. With the aid of one escaped victim, Daphne Childs, Rashel seeks to find Quinn and shut down the organization permanently before the girls are harmed.

SoulmateEdit

Soulmate Cover
Main article: Soulmate

Disturbed by notes found in her own handwriting claiming she will die before her seventeenth birthday, in Montana Hannah Snow seeks the help of a therapist, who uses hypnosis to induce the girl into a trance, hoping to find a psychological reason for the notes. However, the two discover a shocking secret about Hannah: she is an Old Soul, a human who has reincarnated many times and lived many different lives. Additionally, in each lifetime, she is pursued by Thierry Descouedres, a Night World Elder and a vampire who has been looking for her over the centuries. Despite admitting her love and attraction to him, Hannah is afraid, as she also claims that, although she is destined to be with Thierry, this is the same man who has been brutally murdering her in each lifetime before she turns seventeen.

Third OmnibusEdit

Night World 3

The Night World isn't a place. It's all around us. It's a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of darkness that live among us. In the third bind-up of this series, the Night People are preparing for the apocalypse to destroy the human world. Four teenagers have been given special powers to prevent the impending destruction, but first they, and their soulmates, must survive. In Huntress, a hunter—who is half vampire—stalks other vampires to protect humans. A vampire prince falls in love with a girl he enslaves in Black Dawn. And a shapeshifter must protect a rebellious teenager in Witchlight.

HuntressEdit

Huntress Cover

vampire

Main article: Huntress

While hunting down a violent gang in San Francisco, the sixteen year old vampire Jez Redfern, leader of a dangerous vampire gang of her own, uncovers a shocking memory from her childhood: she is the product of a marriage between a vampire and a human, something both physiologically impossible and illegal under Night World law, with her parents being executed for it. Feeling immense guilt for her dark actions over the years, upon learning she is half-human, she forsakes her gang and gives up drinking blood, joining the benevolent organization Circle Daybreak to protect humans from the Night World. However, a year later, Circle Daybreak gets a lead on the first Wild Power, one of four people destined to save the world from destruction . . . who is currently in the hands of Jez's former second-in-command and rival, another vampire named Morgead Blackthorn. Jez is forced to rejoin her old gang and acquire the Wild Power before Morgead can hand them over to the Night World council, while at the same time Jez must hide her true heritage from Morgead lest he kill her for it.

Black DawnEdit

Black Dawn Cover
Main article: Black Dawn (Novel)

Maggie Neely is awakened one November night in Colorado to her mother screaming. Entering her living room, she finds Sylvia Weald, the girlfriend of Maggie's brother Miles, sorrowfully telling the family that Miles has died in a mountain climbing incident. Despite Sylvia's convincing tears, Maggie is certain she is lying about her brother's death and follows the girl. Unfortunately, it turns into a trap: Maggie is knocked unconscious by Sylvia, who is in truth a witch, and taken to a hidden Night World kingdom, the Dark Kingdom, to become a slave. Liberating herself, two other girls, and a blind girl known as Arcadia, Maggie searches the Dark Kingdom for Miles, surprisingly helped in her quest by, of all people, the vampire prince and ruler of the Dark Kingdom, Delos Redfern, the second Wild Power. 

WitchlightEdit

Witchlight Cover
Main article: Witchlight (Novel)

Having located the possible third Wild Power, a lost witch named Iliana Dominick living in North Carolina, Circle Daybreak sends their best operatives, led by the panther shapeshifter Keller, to find and bring Iliana to safety before the Night World kills her. Although they are able to do so, Keller is faced with three problems, all of which have the potential to destroy all Circle Daybreak has worked for. First of all, through unknown and likely unspeakable means, to combat Circle Daybreak the Night World has revived a dragon, the oldest and most evil species of shapeshifter to have ever existed. Secondly, Iliana, far from proving to be the legendary heroic figure, the prophesied Witch Child, she is highly reluctant to embrace her destiny as Harman, Witch Child and Wild Power, vehemently preferring to live as a normal human teenager. Third and worst of all, the boy Iliana is destined to marry, the shapeshifter prince Galen Drache, the marriage to whom would unite the shapeshifters and witches in a formal alliance against the Night World and boost the chances of the human race's survival . . . is in fact Keller's soulmate and true love.is any part of him and her  

Strange FateEdit

Strange Fate
Main article: Strange Fate (Novel)

The final installment of the series follows the teenager Sarah Strange, who has been receiving disturbing visions she cannot understand. Visions of a world ruled by vampires, decimated by dragons, and of enslaved human beings used as food and entertainment. Seeking to prevent this future from happening, Sarah is recruited, along with her closest friends, Mal Harman and Kierlan Drache, by Circle Daybreak. Events are further complicated when it is learned that Sarah might have two soulmates, and that one of them is the fourth Wild Power.

Night World: The Ultimate Fan GuideEdit

The Ultimate Fan Guide
Main article: Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide

The Night World isn't a place. It's all around us. It's a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of darkness that live among us. In the third bind-up of this series, the Night People are preparing for the apocalypse to destroy the human world. Four teenagers have been given special powers to prevent the impending destruction, but first they, and their soulmates, must survive. In Huntress, a hunter—who is half vampire—stalks other vampires to protect humans. A vampire prince falls in love with a girl he enslaves in Black Dawn. And a shapeshifter must protect a rebellious teenager in Witchlight.

TriviaEdit

  • All of the books, with the exception of the last four, end with the word "night". Huntress, Black Dawn, and Witchlight end with the Wild Power prophecies, while Soulmate ironically ends with the world "light".

Start a Discussion Discussions about Night World

  • Time Period

    • Correct me if I'm wrong, but is Night World set in 1999? I know Secret Vampire - Witchlight constitutes one year, but what year is t...
  • Night World Mini Book Club

    2 messages
    • Book Club Wiki are hosting...
    • Cool :D Since only two mini bookclubs nominated there (including Night World), we probably gets highlight on May, after the Bible Book Club xD

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.