Darkness Seduced (Order of the Blade #2)

Darkness Seduced (Order of the Blade #2)

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by Stephanie Rowe
     
 

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"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~ J.R. Ward

Immortal warrior Gideon Roarke made an oath five hundred years ago to the woman who died for him. The ancient Calydon is ruthless in his quest to honor that promise, even if it means risking everything by teaming up with the one woman who will either destroy him, or finally bring redemption to his blackened, hardened

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"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~ J.R. Ward

Immortal warrior Gideon Roarke made an oath five hundred years ago to the woman who died for him. The ancient Calydon is ruthless in his quest to honor that promise, even if it means risking everything by teaming up with the one woman who will either destroy him, or finally bring redemption to his blackened, hardened soul.

After escaping from a two-year imprisonment at the hands of a madman, the only thing Lily Davenport wants is to go home and reclaim her life. Unfortunately for Lily, standing between her and that goal is a sensual, demanding protector whose dangerous seduction threatens to claim her life...and her soul.


All books in the Order of the Blade series are linked standalones that can be read in any order. The chronological order, however, is as follows: DARKNESS AWAKENED (Book One), DARKNESS SEDUCED (Book Two), DARKNESS SURRENDERED (Book Three), FOREVER IN DARKNESS (novella)(Book Four), DARKNESS REBORN (Book Five), DARKNESS ARISEN (Book Six), DARKNESS UNLEASHED (Book Seven), INFERNO OF DARKNESS (Book Eight), DARKNESS POSSESSED (Book Nine), SHADOWS OF DARKNESS (Book Ten, Sept. 2015), HUNT THE DARKNESS (Book Eleven, 2016)

Editorial Reviews

Book Club - Guilty Indulgence
"[D]ark, edgy, sexy ... sizzles on the page...sex with soul shattering connections that leave the reader a little breathless!...Rowe lays down some seriously dark and sexy tracks. There is no doubt that this series will have a cult following."
My Book Addiction & More - Jeanne Stone Hunter
"DARKNESS SEDUCED is a fabulous story with all the right elements: a strong sexual attraction, a struggle against that attraction, a tender love, a horrendous battle against unimaginable evil and a fight to save the world...This is the kind of story you can't put down because you're so anxious to see what happens next."
Love Romance Passion Reviews - Sharon Stogner
"Dark paranormal romance with passionate warriors, a cursed destiny, heartbreaking sacrifice and a gripping storyline. What I wouldn't give to hear the "crack" of a Calydon warrior's weapon as he protects me...swoon!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014496063
Publisher:
Stephanie Rowe
Publication date:
04/12/2012
Series:
Order of the Blade Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
24,861
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than forty-five novels, and she's a four-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers' hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade with her contemporary romances, romantic suspense, and paranormal romances. For more information on Stephanie and her books, visit her on the web at www.stephanierowe.com.

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Darkness Seduced (Primal Heat Trilogy #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
SugarNSpice1 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Order of the Blade series. These, in my opinion, are not stand alone books. This book picks up where the 1st one ended. Lily Davenport has been kept prisoner and tortured for 2 years by Nate Tipton, a crazy Calydon warrior who was under the influence of the evil Ezekiel who has been imprisoned in a magical prison for over two thousand years and wants out. Lily was a professor who was a renowned Calydon expert who wrote books and did seminars about the Calydon warriors who she despised. One warrior in particular she hated the most. Gideon Roarke. When Lily’s grandfather went rouge Gideon had to kill him and also his wife. All of this was done in front of their son and daughter. Year’s later Lily brother who was also a Calydon died in the crossover. Lily has always blamed Gideon for the destruction of her family. But Lily also has a tie to the Calydon warriors that she cannot break. She is a Satinka. Satinka’s have earth magic and there magic seeks out a Calydon who is worthy of her. Lily is a extremely powerful Satinka and her magic test all Calydon warriors she comes in contact with to see if he is the one. Her magic when given to a Calydon warrior makes that warrior even more powerful. After not hearing or seeing anyone for days while locked in a basement a rogue Calydon breaks down the door. As Lily tries to escape she is rescued by Gideon but as she doesn’t trust any Calydon’s and while Gideon is fighting off many more rogue Calydon’s she escapes. But Gideon catches up with her again and saves her from more warriors trying to kidnap her. Gideon Roarke is known to be the most fearless warrior who is stone cold when it comes to emotions, that even when he watched his sheva being killed in front of him 500 hundred years ago it didn’t affect him. We find this to not be true. His internal struggle with his emotions when he first meets Lily confuses him. He has already met his sheva he shouldn’t be having the feelings he is for her. But Lily with all her knowledge of the Calaydon warriors knows that she is his sheva. This is a blow to both of them as Lily has sworn to hate Gideon and Gideon doesn’t understand how he could have a 2nd sheva and doesn’t want to go through losing one again. Even after finding out that Gideon was the one she had sworn to hate her whole life she realizes that she is not only Gideon’s sheva but also his Satinka. For most of this book we watch as both Gideon and Lily struggle with this. They both had preconceived notions about each other and after they both tell the other about their tragic past they realize they were both wrong. Gideon’s internal struggle was very touching to watch. As we know from the ending of the 1st book Frank Tully (who was working with Nate) had kidnapped Drew who was Dante’s son. We find out that Frank is really an illusionist like Ana and Grace and that he played a big role in what happened to Ana and Grace’s parents. Ana is confused by Frank and keeps going to him and when he ask her to get the knife with the ancient markings on it she does not knowing that Frank has evil intentions for her, Lily and Drew. In a huge showdown at the end of the book we find out what Frank’s true intentions are. We also find out some answers to questions that we were left with in the first book but things are far from over. We will have to wait for the 3rd book which is sure to be the best.
Anonymous 17 days ago
I just discovered this series. I will be reading all the books. I like that her heroine are smart and determined.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Loving this series. I am having a hard time putting it down..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another great book by Stephanie Rowe. I am hooked!!!! Can't wait to see what the next story brings!!!
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Loved it can not wait for the next one!!!!
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Good but not my favorite of the series. Amazing story.
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Darkness Seduced will keep you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down. Pages are filled with action that makes you feel you are there with all the characters. I would recommend this for book club discussions. Can not wait for her next book.
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Butterfly7365 More than 1 year ago
This series is a must read.. It was so great I couldn't put it down. Reminds me of some of my other authors.
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omyBD More than 1 year ago
out of the norm a nice change I loved it
WyoWriter More than 1 year ago
DARKNESS SEDUCED is the follow up to DARKNESS AWAKENED in Stephanie Rowe’s newest series. Her Order of the Blade, Primal Heat Trilogy is everything we’ve come to expect from Rowe. She creates her own paranormal world with an abundance of imagination. Her quirky jargon is fun and modern. Her characters, as always, are well drawn and either loveable or hateable depending on their roles. I loved DARKNESS AWAKENED and was very pleasantly surprised to find DARKNESS SEDUCED was even better. Rowe can create alpha males who are strong and capable but can still make room for love. It’s not easy for them but once they meet their preordained mates, fight destiny a little, fight the enemy a lot, they are capable of great love and tenderness to their women. Gideon is no exception. Because of an ages old prophecy, also based on well observed facts, Gideon and his fellow Order of the Blade warriors, the elite of all Calydons, have been forced to kill the soul mates of Order members for thousands of years. Failure to do so results in the Order member going insanely rogue, the death of many innocents and eventually the Calydon’s death at the hands of his sheva (true soul mate). Order members have assumed the unpleasant task of killing the shevas to save the innocent humans who will be caught up in the tragedy with only one, so far, successful exception, Grace and Quinn from DARKNESS AWAKENED. Like Grace, Lily has a much needed skill in the fight against the release of the super evil Ezekiel. Since they need her assistance the Order is forced to put off killing her, much to Gideon’s and her relief. Rowe’s women are strong and capable and Lily is no exception. She’s a professor, she’s smart, she’s sexy, incredibly giving and she’s a very talented supernatural being in her own right. She fights hard and hasn’t let two years of captivity and brutal treatment break her. Gideon is typical Order. He’s also smart, physically and mentally strong and sexy as hell. Lily fights the attraction but destiny is too strong and she soon realizes Gideon is not the cold, heartless warrior he’s always acted like he was. Her research never revealed the truth of his tortured soul. Once she sees the man inside, she realizes she can and does love him. Gideon feels a love for Lily that goes beyond anything he felt for his first sheva and his feelings for her even transcend her being his sheva. The ultimate mating of the sheva to her warrior is another example of Rowe’s women’s strength. They must do as much to complete the steps to bonding as their men. It’s amazing that her women are ultra-feminine but able to do any task required of them, including kill. They can take the evils of the world on with their men. I love that these ladies are not damsels in distress waiting on the sidelines for the men to win the battles. DARKNESS SEDUCED is a fabulous story with all the right elements: a strong sexual attraction, a struggle against that attraction, a tender love, a horrendous battle against unimaginable evil and a fight to save the world. You’ll love Lily and Gideon. This is the kind of story you can’t put down because you’re so anxious to see what happens next. Will they find love? Will the save the world? The book’s climax is exciting and tense and sets up DARKNESS SURRENDERED beautifully. I cannot wait for this next book! Jeanne Stone-Hunter
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