Guardian

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At the end of the 21st century, the future of humanity hangs in the balance, caught between the radioactive waste of a half century of nuclear wars and the repressive authority of the Republic. Angels sacrifice their wings to join a secret fraternity of freedom fighters, risking classification as mutants and consignment to the Republic's slave dens. Each warrior is a volunteer, but no angel anticipates the full cost of his fall.

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Overview

At the end of the 21st century, the future of humanity hangs in the balance, caught between the radioactive waste of a half century of nuclear wars and the repressive authority of the Republic. Angels sacrifice their wings to join a secret fraternity of freedom fighters, risking classification as mutants and consignment to the Republic's slave dens. Each warrior is a volunteer, but no angel anticipates the full cost of his fall.

The victim of what she believes is a malicious kidnapping, seer Delilah Desjardins quickly realizes that her abductor is on a mission to save her from assassins. Rafe, a fallen angel, must ensure that Delilah, blessed with the gift of foresight, reaches her true calling as an oracle for the Republic - and if his divine calling results in a more earthly relationship between the two of them, well, he doesn't mind that at all.

Drawn to Rafe, but fearing the loss of her gifts should she surrender to his charms, Delilah knows she has to leave him. But fleeing his guardianship sets the assassins on her trail again. As Rafe races to save Delilah, he knows he isn't just saving her for the good of the Republic - he's saving her for himself.

This edition includes changes from the original publication, as well as an excerpt from Rebel, the third book in the Prometheus Project.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781927477359
  • Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first romance, a medieval called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE, in 1992. Since then, she has published more than fifty romance novels and numerous novellas. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies, and is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels. She makes her home in Canada with her husband and family. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.

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  • Posted October 31, 2009

    Fantastic Urban Fantasy!

    I looked forward to reading GUARDIAN, because when I read FALLEN, the first book in the fallen angel trilogy, I was an instant fan of Delacroix's new urban fantasy series.
    The author has created a gritty post-apocalyptic world set in the year 2100, where forces of good battle the evils of government corruption and the horrific treatment of the enslaved humans, called shades, who are victims of radiation-induced genetic defects. Fallen angels, as darkly appealing as any Byronic hero, work covertly to save humanity.

    In GUARDIAN, Rafe is urged by unknown forces to attend the ceremony at the Citadel of the Daughters of the Light, where a new and false Oracle for the Republic is about to be selected. When twenty-three, a young woman and a shade at the Citadel, disrupts the proceedings with a prophetic vision, chaos erupts and Rafe feels compelled to protect the shade who shimmered with Angelfire, and whom he suddenly knew to be the true Oracle. With the help of an old woman and Ferris, a young shade, twenty-three is given a new identification bead and her true name, Delilah.

    Born with the third eye of prophecy to Lilia Desjardins (the heroine from FALLEN), Delilah was harvested by The Society of Nuclear Darwinists as a child, but then rescued by those who have looked over her ever since - angels - while at the Citadel. Now, the only thing Delilah knows is that she's been kidnapped by a man whom she believes to be a shade hunter and that other hunters are trying to kill them. Unable to trust Rafe, who can't seem to tell her just who is he or whose orders he's following, Delilah follows her instincts. She sets out to contact the reverend, a woman who Delilah believes can help her realize her destiny, which is to be the true Oracle. Rafe follows Delilah, determined to protect her, while drawn to her both physically and spiritually.

    Delilah and Rafe become prey, fleeing to the underground, encountering a fringe society of Wraiths, and turning to each other in passion, all while trying to escape the premier shade hunter. Their journey takes them from the Seattle to other side of the country where they confront the malevolent network behind the conspiracy to install a false Oracle for the Republic, one whom could be controlled. Lilia and Montgomery actively work to assist Delilah and Rafe, nicely tying the first two stories in the series together.

    In GUARDIAN, the hero and heroine do the work of the angels, but need each other in ways that are entirely of this world. The reader will enjoy discovering if they are able to finish their quest without losing each other. Delacroix continues to deliver the goods with her masterful storytelling. The author gives us a fascinating, fast-paced story, unique and intriguing characters, and the enduring theme of love and hope found in all of the author's work (she also writes as Deborah Cooke and Claire Cross).

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

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    post-apocalyptic nod to 1984

    In 2100 The Republic classifies her as a Subhuman Atomic Deviancy Evaluation; dubbed a SHADE, but ironically near New Seattle, Twenty-three knows who she truly is as the next oracle. However, as a Shade, establishing her identity means those who defend the caste system will assassinate her. Still she must reveal her angelic blessed skill.

    Fallen angel Rafe searches for the seer Delilah Desjardins. He finds her as she comes out in the open claiming to be the Oracle although the powers in new DC starting with new President Van Buren refuse at first to accept a Shade as the Oracle. Rafe abducts Delilah before she is murdered and struggles to keep her safe from killers who reject numbers as humans. He also has to contend with his need for her if he is to keep her safe from him as that would cost her ability to read the future.

    "The Eyes of the Republic" see everything in Claire Delacroix's post-apocalyptic nod to 1984 as this Brave New World is unsafe for anyone who tries to break caste boundaries; racism is the law. In fact slavery of a Shade is an acceptable practice to the point that Shades have a number not a name. The cast is solid as Delilah begins her dangerous journey to become accepted as the Oracle through a landscape of de jure and de facto racism. Readers will enjoy the stunning detail of the future of the Republic as Ms. Delacroix provides a vivid dark FALLEN earth.

    Harriet Klausner

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