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Devoured by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity Series #7)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

a strong Gardens of Eternity romantic urban fantasy

For two days inside Missouri tunnels, half breed Jinn Laylah flees from vampire Tane the Charon executioner who knows she leads him away from the Caine estate where he first saw her. He assumes she protects a child. However as a half Jinn she must appear before the Co...
For two days inside Missouri tunnels, half breed Jinn Laylah flees from vampire Tane the Charon executioner who knows she leads him away from the Caine estate where he first saw her. He assumes she protects a child. However as a half Jinn she must appear before the Commission as her species is outlawed. Tane lusts for the tired Laylah who stops running when vampires arrive. Tane fights the vampires as Levet the gargoyle arrives. Laylah races back to Caine's lair to grab the baby concealed in a stasis spell she found in the mists fifty years ago. Tane and Levet follow her. The gargoyle mentions a jinn broke his wing two centuries ago in London. Laylah goes to London using her Jinn skill to vanish in the shadows, but Tane and Levet grab her and end up with her in the mist.

In London, Marika the vampire complains to her mage Sergei she hears her twin Kata whisper Laylah although Kata is in a deep magical sleep but made sure her half-breed daughter was safe from her aunt. Laylah informs Tane she is going to leave him behind in the mists unless he gives a wish debt that spell binds him to the half-Jinn. He agrees and in London she orders him to take her to a safe place. He takes her to the lair of Victor the vampire while Marika knows her quest to use her niece and the baby has finally accelerated.

The lead couple is a fascinating pairing of two seemingly opposites while the fast-paced story line makes vampires, gargoyles, jinns, and mages seem real. A nice late twist adds depth. Although the villainous is considered extremely dangerous and nasty by others, she seems somewhat feeble in person. Still this is a strong Gardens of Eternity romantic urban fantasy that cleverly sets up a future "Darkness" sequel.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on October 27, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

It was okay..but!

This is book #7 in the Guardians of Eternity series. Because I love this series and couldn't wait to read this new book. I have to say that I was disappointed. The characters Tane and Laylah didn't feel fully developed and their story line was anticlimatic and rushed. I...
This is book #7 in the Guardians of Eternity series. Because I love this series and couldn't wait to read this new book. I have to say that I was disappointed. The characters Tane and Laylah didn't feel fully developed and their story line was anticlimatic and rushed. I wondered after reading the book "is that all there is". This book was not up to previous standards. As I said earlier I love this series I hope the next installment is better.

posted by luvtoread5 on December 5, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Fun read.

    It was good and fun series to read!

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Good

    Picked one upand ended ups reading the entire series. I love finding new authors.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Another great read in the series...

    Another great story for the Guardians. Of course, we're left hanging again and anxiously waiting for the next one to find out where this will go next. If you haven't read these from the beginning, make sure you start with the first book. They won't be near as good if you pick up in the middle!

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    GREAT STORY

    THE STORE WAS GREAT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE...THIS IS SILLY BUT, I LIKE HOW SHE HAS THE PICTURE OF TANE.. HOWEVER THROUGHOUT THE BOOK THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT HIS HONEY COLORED EYES... THE GUY ON THE COVER HAS ICE BLUE

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    Loved it!!!!

    This has been a really great series. I hope that she has more story lines. Hard to say which is the best book of her's. If you are looking for a new paranormal author she is it.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    A Great Paranormal

    I enjoyed Devoured by Darkness very much. It's a first time read for me by Alexandra Ivy, and I am in search of her backlist titles. This book had a mixture of everything- adventure, suspense, sexy love scenes and a plot that was well written, and strong character development. Laylah made for a great heroine Though it's a typical good vs. evil story, I found that it still stands out from the many others out there. Ivy's worldbuilding is very creative. Ms. Ivy has a new fan in me, and will surely be reading more titles from her.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    The Guardians Rule!

    This is a Guardians of Eternity novel from Alexandra Ivy, who proved a long time ago that she truly knows dark and dangerous characters. In this new story we are still completely immersed in the fantastical world that includes Tane. Tane is a Charon, and a handsome, breathtaking one at that. He's also about to be set out on a new assignment that will lead him straight into the arms of a stunning woman who may end up to be his ultimate downfall. We begin running through the darkness alongside a woman named Laylah. She's doing everything within her power to lead the rogue vampire that she can "feel" following her, far away from a very important item that has to be protected at all costs. Laylah is doing her best to get the vamp away from Caine's lair, but she knows that many more are after her, as well. After all, she did destroy a 'were' that she had no intention of hurting in the first place. But the package she protects is far more important than her own life, so she stops in her tracks and calls out to the evil being following her to show himself so that they can stop this ridiculous charade. Tane knows that Laylah has to be brought before the Commission and pay for what she's done; have her put down like a rabid dog. But he also wants more than anything to figure out what, exactly, she's protecting. When he finds out, the mystery becomes even more tumultuous because Tane has no idea why a creature like Laylah would sacrifice her life for something she doesn't even seem to care about one iota. The upside for Laylah is that she is an extremely smart creature, and before Tane has even realized what she's doing, she uses her magic to bind them together as one. This innate power makes it impossible for Tane to take her in front of the Commission so that they can dispense their justice. It also makes it almost impossible for him to be near her, seeing as that with every word she utters he finds himself wanting to protect her with all his might. The romance, as always, is extremely addictive. Alexandra Ivy once again leads readers into a world where good and evil are constantly battling each other for the world domination each side is fighting for. The Guardians are extremely strong, brave, smart, and make great partners with the somewhat evil beings that are half-human and half-demon. In fact, if you ask me, I would much rather see Tane and Laylah on the big screen than have to deal with Edward and Bella for one more second. (Jacob I can deal with). I know, I know, I've just been placed on a fan "hit list," but if you take the time to read the Guardians of Eternity novels, you will say.Bella who? ? Enjoy!

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