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Bound by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity Series #8) [NOOK Book]

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The Sylvermyst have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he sold himself to the evil Morgana. Finally free, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her--or to resist her. . .

Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly lethal--and always alone. Until Ariyal. From their ...

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Overview

The Sylvermyst have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he sold himself to the evil Morgana. Finally free, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her--or to resist her. . .

Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly lethal--and always alone. Until Ariyal. From their first encounter, she knows that what's between them is more dangerous than simple lust. And as they unite to thwart a terrifying prophecy that will mean the end of his clan and of the world they know, she will risk everything to fulfill her destiny by his side. . .

Praise for Alexandra Ivy

"Beyond the Darkness kept me riveted! The Guardians of Eternity series is highly addictive." --Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author

"Ivy always packs her books with buckets of action, emotion and sexy sizzle. Another winner!" --Romantic Times on Devoured by Darkness

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"Ivy does an excellent job tying past and present protagonists together as each faces pulse-pounding danger. She never disappoints!" —-RT Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420125528
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Series: Guardians of Eternity Series , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,857
  • File size: 779 KB

Meet the Author


Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series. She has also published traditional regencies and regency historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh.

As an audiobook narrator, Arika Rapson has performed a wide range of genres, from classics to contemporary thrillers, children's books, urban fantasy, and chick lit—including Cat Adams's Blood Singer series—as well as stranger-than-fiction true stories. She has also narrated a variety of educational videos, apps, and video game characters.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Love Guardians of Eternity!

    Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha – Michelle L Olson]:

    Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series is one of my all time favorites. It has everything a reader could want in a long running Paranormal series – wit, loveable heroes and heroines, detestable villains, intrigue, plot, action…

    Upon completion of Book #7, Devoured by Darkness, I was chomping at the bit for Book #8 and swearing that I had to wait as long as I did, simply because upon meeting Ariyel and Jaelyn for the first time in Book #7, you just KNEW they were going to be something special no matter what direction the plot twists took them.
    Alexandra Ivy did not disappoint!! She gave me an Ariyel/Jaelyn story that had me cheering, holding my breath, laughing, and sighing contently.

    Ariyel is an amazing hero. He started out as a villain in Book #7, but you knew he wasn’t destined to remain that way. He’s a Fey Prince with a conscience, and has spent his entire life running from the Dark Lord; why would he return to him and/or help resurrect him to flesh?

    Jaelyn is the kind of heroine I yearn for in a Paranormal Romance. She’s strong, capable, independent, but with a soft heart underneath the steel, and a will that she isn’t afraid to exert when going after what she wants.

    The ‘bad guys’ in this story were REALLY bad, and you couldn’t help but hold your breath each time something swung in their favor. The biggest shocker what ‘who’ one of the bad guys is (you’ll just have to read Bound by Darkness to find out of whom I speak!).

    I have loved roguish Dante since his appearance way back when, but after completing Bound by Darkness, Dante has new competition for top GoE stud in my book; Ariyel is quite the yummy fairy. :)
    The only complaint that I have about this book is that there wasn’t quite enough Levet. I love that French Gargoyle, and though he was present, and you got what you love about him, he didn’t play the dashing knight to the heroine’s damsel in distress as much in this installation. Probably because Jaelyn is no damsel in distress!

    The set up for Book #9, which I can only assume with be Santiago’s story (yay!), was great. Not too much to distract from the meat of ‘Darkness, but enough to have you salivating for the next book.

    LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Bound by Darkness 4 ½ Skulls.

    We definitely recommend it for ALL Alexandra Ivy fans, Urban Fantasy readers, Vampire lovers, and Paranormal Romance addicts.
    Love Alexandra Ivy and Guardians of Eternity. Can’t wait to see what you cook up for us next beyond the Veil.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great

    An exceptional series- hard to put down. can't wait to read the next

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    I CAN'T WAIT!!

    Woooo hoooo this book cant come soon enough! I will read all 7 again so I am all caught up. Since i read alot of paranormals i have to get my stories straight...... thank you A. Ivy!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Another hit for Alexandra Ivy

    Bound by Darkness is the latest in the Guardians of Eternity series. Although it isn't my favorite of the series, it is a good, solid read for fans. The book explores the unknown Sylvermist race and brings together two unlikely protagonists - Ariyal and Jaelyn. They begin the book as enemies, which means, of course, that they end the book as soul mates. The jorney to that end is highly entertaining for fans of paranormal romance and this series. Plus, we get to see some returning characters, like Levet, the gargoyle. The story line sets up nicely for the next installment, which I believe will be Caine and Cassandra's story.

    This book is a great read, but I would not recommend it as a stand alone. For continuity's sake, you really need to read the entire series. Besides, you really should read the earlier stories because they are highly entertaining. I am definitely looking forward to the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Got to love it!!!

    THis is a series that I have been reading for two years now. Alexandera Ivy is a great writer. I have never once not put down her books in this series, its full of excitment where your continously turning the pages.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Could not put it down

    I started reading an didn't stop until I finish the book. l wanted it to go on for a lot more chapters. lvy's book are always fun to read and the plots are different. not the same book with different names. Don't. miss this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    I just in enjoy reading her book.

    I just in enjoy reading her book.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

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    I'd read the first book in the series; this is the 8th, and ugh!

    I'd read the first book in the series; this is the 8th, and ugh! If you've read the
    others leading up to this, you may love it, but it does NOT work as a stand alone,
    even having read the first book, just prior.

    The lead romance is was about Jaelyn, a vampire assassin( called a Hunter),
    and her prey, Ariyal, a Sylvermyst (that's a kind of fairy), but there are other
    couples, and a twin baby in stasis they're trying to find - or is it a kidnapped
    werewolf who's also a prophet?

    I did really like the way Jaelyn and Ariyal continually insulted each other: Leech!
    Fairy! And that did help me keep straight what kinds of beings *they* were.

    There were also dead mages and werewolves and curs (??) and cur-mages
    and live mages and witches and imps and demons and gargoyles and probably
    a dozen more creatures. And a B storyline with Santiago (cannot remember
    what kind of being he was) and Nefri, who's a super-duper Vampire.  

    But beside the settings in London and Chicago and St. Louis, there was also
    a world behind the Veil, and Avalon, and... there was a King of the Vampires,
    who was Jaelyn's boss, except there was the Ruah, who was her boss, too,
    except he had to kowtow to the Oracles... I think at least 30-40 named
    characters.  Too many, for my taste.

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  • Posted August 25, 2013

    Loved it !!

    Yet again you never disappoint me with this series !! Cannot wait for the next one !

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    i love this series and I cant wait for book 9

    i love this series and I cant wait for book 9

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    Great!

    Loved this installment! Can't wait for the next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Good book

    Continues from the last one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    This is a riveting series

    Highly recommend

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    A GREAT READ

    What I love above this series is that once you get the new book everything falls back into place with what's going on. Ariyal is a man ANY woman would want to have as her mate. I love when one word is said MINE, can't wait for the next boo. Alexandra pulls you in with her writing skills to the point that you yourself are in the book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

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    Excellent Read

    Was thrilled when I got the notice the book was finally released. Love how Ivy keeps all the characters involved.. I start reading and hate to have to put it down. The only part I hate is getting to the end. I just want to keep reading. lol. I love to read anything Alexandra Ivy writes. Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Great Author

    So far I have loved all of Ms. Ivy's books.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Love this series...

    Another good installment in the Guardians. Love that past characters are still involved in each book. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    GREAT ADDITION

    LOVE HOW SHE BROUGHT BACK THE BEGINNNG CHARACTERS AND MADE THEM INVOLVE IN THE CURRENT PLOT BLENDED THE WHOLE SERIES TOGETHER NICELY

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Another great read!

    I loved the first 7 books of this series and number 8 was just as amazing. I love the characters, the steamy love scenes and the story kept me hooked. I read it in one sitting and can't wait til the next book of the series. Keep them books coming Ivy because you have a reader for life.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Loved It!

    A Ivy has done it again. I loved Ariyal & Jaelyn together. Chemistry & storyline so hot. Keep up the great work. Cannot wait for the next in her series!MM

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