Dark Sword & Dark Warriors series – what’s what?

I’ve had a ton of questions about the Dark Warriors series and why I ended the Dark Sword series.  The last thing I want to do is confuse readers.  So, I’ll attempt to make things clear without posting any kind of spoilers for those who might not have gotten caught up on the series.Darkest Highlander

First, let me thank all of you who joined me on the journey of my Highland Warriors and their Druid heroines.  I so love the world of my Warriors and Druids, and without y’all I wouldn’t have been able to continue to discover these amazing characters.

You can read The Beginning for the Dark Sword series as well as learn the reading order, find wallpaper, and watch the amazing book trailers by clicking here.

The Dark Sword series does end with DARKEST HIGHLANDER.  Sort of.  The story line picks right back up with the first Dark Warriors book (Logan’s) MIDNIGHT’S MASTER followed the very next month by MIDNIGHT’S LOVER (Ian’s).  From now on the Dark Warriors books will be released back to back every four months!

So yes, the seriesMidnight's Master name has changed, but that’s because of everything that happens leading up to DARKEST HIGHLANDER as well as what happens at the end of the book. 

I’ve gotten some emails regarding DARKEST HIGHLANDER.  I know some of you are upset, and I apologize for that.  I follow my characters wherever they take me, and most times I’m as surprised as you are by what happens.  I didn’t understand why the characters had led me to such a scene, and it wasn’t until late in 2011 that it all came together and I finally understood why it had to happen.

There is so many great things coming in the Dark Warriors series that I’m bursting to tell y’all.  But I hate spoilers, so I’m going to keep it to myself.  All I can say is be prepared for a roller coaster ride that will leave you reeling!

Midnight's LoverBut that’s not all.  My publisher asked me to come up with another series that would be heavily connected to the DS/DW world.  I, of course, jumped at the chance.  The first Dark Kings books will be special eNovellas released in July, August, and September of this year. 

You’ll begin to see mention of these new guys in the Dark Warriors series and vice versa.  It isn’t too long before the guys from both series get together, and lord help the ladies when they do!

Here’s the 2012/2013 schedule for the Dark Warriors and Dark Kings books:

MIDNIGHT’S MASTER (Dark Warriors) – May 22, 2012
MIDNIGHT’S LOVER (Dark Warriors)– June 26, 2012
DARK CRAVING (Dark Kings) – July 31, 2012
NIGHT’S AWAKENING (Dark Kings) – August 28, 2012
DAWN’S DESIRE (Dark Kings) – September 25, 2012
MIDNIGHT’S SEDUCTION (Dark Warriors) – October 30, 2012
MIDNIGHT’S WARRIOR (Dark Warriors) – November 27, 2012

Title TBD (Dark Warriors) – June 2013
Title TBD (Dark Warriors) – July 2013
Title TBD (Dark Warriors) – November 2013
Title TBD (Dark Warriors) – December 2013

I hope this helps with an explanation.  And yes, every Warrior will get to have his book. 🙂 

I can’t wait for y’all to meet the guys from the Dark Kings.  Let me just say yummmmmmmy!!


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  1. […] Grant indicates that there will be four more Dark Warriors books coming out in 2013, but she’s going to run out of warriors at some point, I’d imagine. There is potential […]

  2. Denise on June 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Donna
    I am so enjoying the roller coaster ride! Wow! another series! You rock!!! I too was sad at the end of Dark Highlander but I am sure there is a reason for it, but the tears did fall. Love your characters, and your stories speak to the druid in all of us. where can I get me a Highlander!!!!!

  3. Ellen on August 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    The books just keep getting better and better!

  4. Karen on July 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Getting ready to start Midnight’s Captive. I am distraught over Midnight’s Kiss due to “someone” losing their lift. I am really not happy about it. Is there a reprieve in here for this Warrior’s passing?

    • D O N N A on July 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Umm…did you finish the book, because the Warrior didn’t die. 🙂

      • Karen on July 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

        i did finish and even tho a little embarrassed about jumping the gun with you, don’t care, because the Warrior is alive. Worth the embarrassment!!!

      • Karen on July 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

        i did finish and even tho a little embarrassed about jumping the gun with you, don’t care, because the Warrior is alive. Worth the embarrassment!!!

  5. Jessica on March 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Donna, I just a finished the dark swords and warriors. I’m moving on to the dark kings but are they really only 30 pages long?

  6. D O N N A on March 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Hi, Jessica!

    The Dark Kings are much, much longer than 30 pages. It began as a spin off with three novellas that you can buy separately, or together in the bind-up DARK HEAT that has a bonus 2-part story. The rest of the Dark Kings are full length books. 🙂


  7. carine on March 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Donna. Just finished with night’s blaze 4. And I can just say

  8. Jenny on May 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Donna,
    I stumbled upon your books but a few weeks ago and I am in love with the wonderful world you have created. I have just devoured the entire dark warrior and dark sword sagas…now I cant wait to read the dark kings.
    After all the Monica McCarthy, Karen Marie Moning and Nalini Singh I thought that was it..so thank you for writing such wonderful stories. I am a huge fantasy fan too…Feist, Brookes etc..and you have blended fantasy and romance together beautifully. Never stop writing!
    Kind regards, Jenny

    • D O N N A on May 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenny! You’ve totally made my day. 🙂

  9. Barb R on July 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Donna, I was so happy to add Soul Scorched to the previous Dark Kings on my audiobooks, kindle fire and of course I have them all on paperback! Also have Dark Swords and Dark Warriors in my audiobook library, kindle fire and paperback. Have Passion Ignited pre-ordered in paperback, waiting on audio – can’t wait! Am very much looking forward to adding your ‘future’ books to my librairies so please keep them coming as I am one of your biggest and devoted readers! Hugs!

    • D O N N A on July 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you so very much, Barb!! 😀 Love hearing this. You’ve made my day!

  10. JT on July 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Hi Donna
    Just finished Soul Scorched from the Dark King series? Enjoy the stories but I am conflicted at not being able to finish the conspiracy. Without a spoiler alert, will Con have a story, if so at what point? Will their be a resolution with Ulrick, Mikkell, Rhi?


    • D O N N A on July 12, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much, JT! And yes, Con will have his own story, but I don’t know when. 🙂

  11. Noe Hoohuli on June 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I think I read your books backwards..hehe..I started with The Dark Kings,then moved into the Dark Sword, well really just read the Darkest Highlander..lol..anyways,i look forward to reading Dark Warriors in order..hahaha..oh and will we ever know who Rhi’s Dragon King is? And will we ever read about Rhi?..you’ve enchanted me with your work,very hard for me to put any book of yours down,even when I’m at work and a good part is coming up..haha..oh and yes i said BOOK,i love the paperbacks..if your books go to ebooks I’ll be so very sad I can’t follow..
    Anyways, have a Blessed day and keep up your beautiful work!

    • D O N N A on June 30, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Yay! So glad you’re enjoying the books!!

  12. Kay Benedict on September 19, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I just finished reading the Dark Warriors series. Needless to say, I LOVED IT…

    I was wondering which series I should read next in order to follow the correct sequence.

    • D O N N A on September 19, 2018 at 8:05 am

      Hi, Kay! In order to read the Dark World in the correct order, I highly recommend you either click on the Dark World link on my DG website, or visit my site specifically for it at http://www.MotherofDragonsBooks.com. There you can find all you need about the connecting series and the reading order. 🙂

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