Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity Series #4)

Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity Series #4)

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by Alexandra Ivy
     
 

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The One Man She Can't Trust

Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now. . .

Is The Only One

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The One Man She Can't Trust

Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now. . .

Is The Only One

Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance. But one thing hasn't changed—his body's response to her is as urgent as ever. Now, commanded by the Oracles to keep watch over Anna, Cezar finds himself torn between his need to protect her—and to possess her. . .

Who Can Keep Her Safe

Someone wants Anna dead. And as an ancient enemy prepares to wage a terrifying battle, Anna must decide whether to succumb to a dark, burning desire—and accept a destiny that could change the world forever. . .

Praise for Alexandra Ivy's Embrace The Darkness. . .

"Ivy creates such vivid and complex characters, their emotional struggles feel real even though their exploits are supernatural. A true gift to the genre!" —Romantic Times

"Delivers plenty of atmosphere and hot-blooded seduction." —Publishers Weekly

"A darkly erotic adventure with a vampire hero who can bite me anytime! Readers will adore Cezar's deliciously romantic craving for feisty, idealistic Anna Randal." — New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight

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"[Ivy's] place in the paranormal pantheon is assured!" —RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420102963
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Guardians of Eternity Series, #4
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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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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Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 334 reviews.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
Darkness Revealed is the 4th book in Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity Series. This book is about the relationship between Conde Cezar and Anna Randal. Anna and Cezar actually met one hundred ninety five years ago at which point Anna lost her virginity and some of her blood to the vampire. Cezar learned quickly that he was to be punished by the Oracles for his actions against Anna. The Oracles made Cezar their servant. Anna, meanwhile, believed that Cezar had abandoned her. She also came to blame him when she realized shortly thereafter that she wasn't quite human. She had stopped aging, and thought that Cezar had caused it. Meanwhile, Cezar also realized that he was now incapable of having sex with ANY OTHER FEMALE!!! That seems a little rough and I could not imagine the frustration he went through for that time frame. The two meet for the second time in Chicago and Cezar has been charged by the Oracles to keep Anna safe. The two immediately find that they are still attracted to each other. Cezar discovers that he isn't incapable of sex in general, just with women who aren't Anna. Throughout the rest of the story, Anna has to come to terms with the fact that she is a powerful being who is destined to battle Morgana Le Fey, her aunt, and that she is in love with Cezar. I enjoyed this book and found that I welcomed back a lot of past characters including the gargoyle that is freakin hilarious. The developing romance between Anna and Cezar definitely made my heart swoon as well. Ms. Ivy has done a phenomenal job at making the characters believable and helping the reader to relate. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Darkness Unleashed.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1814 Anna Randal as the poor relation watches her cousin Morganna to keep her out of trouble. When her cousin vanishes, she follows only to be yanked into a room by the handsome Conde Cezar.

Attorney Anna Randal leaves Los Angeles for Chicago to attend a charity event where she plans to confront Conde Cezar. Over the almost two centuries since they met and he vanished without a trace, she waited for him to surface.

Conde knows Anna is in town as he can sense it and it feels good. His vampire pack leader Styx wants to know why the Oracle Commission is interested in Conde. He explains he is a guard to Anna, who is a potential commission member though there have been fewer than 12 in 10 millennia. When they meet Conde tells Anna he misses her blood. They both think back to 195 years ago when he grabbed her, they made love, and he bit her only to vanish. He hides from her that the Commission angrily grabbed him and only recently has he resurfaced. Anna tells him soon after he left, her aunt¿s house burned down killing her aunt and cousin. She also says she is an immortal but not a vampire demon like he is. She wants to know what she is. He says he does not know as he did not change her. However, a powerful magical practitioner wants her dead; Conde vows to keep his beloved safe while Anna falls in love with him but distrusts him.

The lead couple is a strong pairing as they have a one night history almost two centuries old and he knows information about her that he cannot reveal to her. The return of characters from previous Guardians of Eternity romantic fantasies (see WHEN DARKNESS COMES and EMBRACE THE DARKNESS) adds depth. However, it is the clever tie to King Arthur and Camelot that makes the tale although the final confrontation contains too much chatter especially from the villainess.

Harriet Klausner
Smilenann More than 1 year ago
It will keep you wanting to read more. From the first look at Conde Cezar and the first encounter with Conde Cezar. It was a night to remember. But, that was the first and last time Anna Randal would see him until a couple of centurys later. It's a tale of passion, secrets, and the unknown that will keep you reading more for the Darkness Revealed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book as well as the rest of the Guardians of Eternity Series is a wonderful read. I highly recommend this book and series.
nikita819 More than 1 year ago
OMG, Conde Cezar is sooooo yummy. Ivy creates such vivid complex characters, their emotional struggles feel real even though their exploits are supernatural. Alexandra is a true gift to the paranormal romance world.
Jennifer Rockey More than 1 year ago
this whole series is wonderful, but i must say that this book was longer and, for me, a slower read and a bit repetative. don't get me wrong! it was a spectacular book and the additional length and story line was a pleasure to read, i just found it repetative and tedious at times. however, it was still a wonderful addition to the series and a book j wiuld recommend highly!
Cacua More than 1 year ago
I knew I was going to like this series, but didn't realize just how much! I love how from the very first book the characters have been carried throughout the series even if they're not the main characters of that particular book. In addition,how characters from previous books have become main characters in future books and their storylines have been expanded. I absolutely love this series!
Naturegirlej More than 1 year ago
Cezar and Anna are a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I love the characters and how Ivy carries them over into the next book, never leaving anyone behind. While each book is centered on one Vamp and his future mate, previous characters are always interacting with them in some way, helping them along and offering support. I must admit that while the Vamps are to "die" for (tall, dark and deadly - oh my!), I absolutely love Levet!! It makes me want my own tiny gargoyle. He breaks up the action with his great sense of humor and one-liners and brings an overall "lightness" when needed. Bravo Ms. Ivy - keep them coming!!
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Ruffian22 More than 1 year ago
This is a really fun series...this book is/was no exception. I enjoyed the feisty Anna and FINALLY got over my sense of Cezar being 'foppish' because of his slender hands. Didn't care much for the Spanish phrasing on occasion...not an issue with/ Spanish, it just seems affected instead of real. The introduction of the Oracles was fun. Ms Ivy has a nice style of writing that is easy to read; her characters are interesting and whimsical (e.g., Levet). I'll never go to Chicago again without knowing who else lives there :)
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