Conquer the Darkness

Conquer the Darkness

by Alexandra Ivy

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Overview

As allegiances shift and new powers align for Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity, one immortal defender knows the sweep of change brings danger-and possibility . . .

On the edge of the Mojave desert, out of the lights of Las Vegas, even a werewolf can expect a share of peace and solitude. For Ulric, the last surviving member of a pack hunted through centuries, it's one of few places he's willing to drop his guard. Until he spots Brigette, a beautiful wolf-woman he thought dead long ago. When he gives chase, he loses her-and discovers he's being followed himself.

His pursuer is a zephyr sprite, Rainn, on the trail of a frightening prophecy she can't predict or understand. All she knows is that Ulric is at its center. If he's determined to find Brigette, she'll do what she must to keep him with her.

When the search leads them to a place where Ulric's ghosts and Rainn's portents intertwine, a lurking evil waits to swallow them both. But as they fight for survival, their need for each other will become impossible to deny . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516108473
Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Series: Guardians of Eternity Series , #15
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 75,564
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Conquer the Darkness 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Red-HairedAsh 18 days ago
Ulric family was destroyed over 600 years ago. When a member of his pack walks through his business he follows to find out how Brigette survived. He gets led into a trap and a plot to bring about evil into the world. Ulric and Rainn race to stop evil from being unleashed while dealing with their new mating bond. I was surprised how much I liked Rhainn in this one. She has been a very minor character in the previous books so I didn’t have high hopes of liking her but I really like her. She was a very unique character with her abilities. Ulric and Rhainn had a very stressful and eventful beginning to their mating. *ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*
Sandy-thereadingcafe 24 days ago
CONQUER THE DARKNESS is the fifteenth instalment in Alexandra Ivy’s contemporary, adult GUARDIANS OF ETERNITY paranormal / fantasy romance series. This is werewolf and casino operator Ulric, and zephyr sprite Rainn’s story line. CONQUER THE DARKNESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Ulric, Rainn, Brigette and Levet CONQUER THE DARKNESS follows Ulric as he comes face to face with his past, a past he believed had been destroyed by Anasso hundreds of years before. With the return of his cousin Brigette, Ulric had hoped that perhaps more of his family had survived the destruction but not everything was as it appeared to be. Rainn suspected something wasn’t right with the return of Ulric’s cousin Brigette, and in an effort to protect the man with whom she would fall in love, Rainn played guardian and protector when Ulric headed to Europe in an effort to reconnect with his long lost cousin. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Rainn and Ulric, as our couple come face to face with an evil that is hoping to finish what was started years before. Rainn is a zephyr sprite who has been fated by birth to do the Oracles’ bidding , and their bidding included destroying the evil that demands control of the world but Rainn and Ulric find themselves struggling to survive as the evil has taken control of the woman Ulric was hoping to find, an evil that has plans for our story line hero. Meanwhile, Levet the gargoyle has stowed away on Ulric and Rainn’s flight to Ireland, where he will be tasked with locating an ancient book that will hopefully explain about the evil that is about to engulf the world. The relationship between Rainn and Ulric is a friends/employees to lovers relationship wherein Ulric reveals, while on their search for Brigette, that Rainn is his mate but Rainn struggles with the task at hand, and refuses to accept that Ulric is her happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and familiar secondary and supporting characters including gargoyle Levet and ogress / mermaid Inga and her assistant Troy, vampires Chiron, Javad, Tarik and his mate Waverly ; Cyn, the clan chief of Ireland and his mate Fallon, Ulric’s cousin Brigette, and a powerful demon known as Zella. WE are introduced to Chaaya, a woman who calls herself the gatekeeper, but a woman who will find her place amongst the Guardians back home. CONQUER THE DARKNESS is a story of betrayal and vengeance; of power and control; of fate and happiness. The premise is entertaining and imaginative; the romance is seductive and captivating; the characters are energetic and spirited.
Sailon 29 days ago
Ulric, who lost his entire pack over a half century ago, suddenly scents family in the Vegas casino he helps run. A brief encounter with his long, lost cousin, Brigette, sends Ulric back to the place his pack was slaughter years ago in search of Brigette and answers. Rainn has been a coworker of Ulric for years, but when Brigette shows up in the casino, Rainn knows something evil is afoot. She decides she is going to be Ulric’s unwanted back up and they even end up with a tiny gargoyle stow-away. Uncovering what caused the destruction of Ulric’s pack puts Ulric and Rainn in the crosshairs of the ancient evil that demolished his family. There has always been an attraction, strong chemistry, between Ulric and Rainn but these close quarters reveal they are destined mates. Ghosts of the past and present collide. And a certain tiny gargoyle might find himself in the perfect place to save the world once again. I devoured Ivy’s Conquer the Darkness in one reading. Fun, fasted paced and enchanting crossovers from some of our favorite characters, Ivy pens paranormal romances that I just can’t miss. I received this ARC copy of Conquer the Darkness from Kensington Books - Lyrical Press. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Cali-Jewel 3 months ago
Emotionally thrilling, sexy, fun, action packed adventure filled with dangerous charters, witty dialog, heart racing twists and emotionally thrilling turns..... was an excellent read from beginning to end. Really enjoyed this exciting and enlightening addition to this amazing series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy. It has been a while since I read a book in this series so I don't remember much but I did remember Inga and her story! So, you can pretty much read this book as a stand alone but more fun when you know the background of the other characters. I loved Ulric and Rainn as they kind of fought their attraction for a bit and she knew that she had to follow him and save him but not from what. Some parts of this story are left hanging as we still don't know what is going to happen with Inga and Levvat and is Brigette totally evil and nonredeemable? Will we see more of Chaaya? The book was filled with lots of action and drama as Ulric is confronted with his past and rushes into danger and possibly a trap to get answers and find family. Throughout the adventure, Rainn keeps him safe and fulfills her mission from the Oracle as well as saving her true love. Great wrap up and loved seeing the previous characters back in the story, and hope there are more books in this series!
besu 3 months ago
This is book #15 in a series. Although there are many characters mentioned from past books this works well as a stand alone. I have read a few books in this series so I was familiar with a lot of the characters. Ever since she was born, Rainn, a zephyr, was marked by the Oracles and told that her duty was to save the earth from evil. She’s sent to Las Vegas to protect Ulrick, a werewolf whose pack was killed and he was enslaved but rescued by Chiron, a vampire, Now they are partners who own a casino hotel. Ulrick gets a glance at someone he believes is a pack member. He pursues her back to his pack lands only to find utter destruction. He and Rainn must battle evil in order to save the world. During all this there are two romances blossoming. I liked it, however fanciful it was. There was a lot of porting here and there and meeting with mated couples of all species but it is what it proclaims to be, a paranormal romance. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 3 months ago
Conquer the Darkness is filled with all the action, adventure and love we have come to expect from this series. This time it’s werewolf Ulric and zephyr sprite Rainn’s turn at finding love. This book is filled with fantastic world building, fascinating characters, magic and the magic of love. A terrific addition to the series.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 3 months ago
Conquer the Darkness is filled with all the action, adventure and love we have come to expect from this series. This time it’s werewolf Ulric and zephyr sprite Rainn’s turn at finding love. This book is filled with fantastic world building, fascinating characters, magic and the magic of love. A terrific addition to the series.
Robindpdx 3 months ago
I enjoyed this well-written, fast-paced book. Ulric, a werewolf, has been alone for many years, and thought he was the only one left of his pack. Then he suddenly sees Brigette, a wolf-woman who he recognizes, and he'll do anything to find her. He discovers he is being followed by Rainn, a zephyr sprite. Things get even more complicated when Rainn and Ulric start seeing each other in ways they never expected. The story combined humor, action, romance and danger and the pace never let up. This was an entertaining book and I highly recommend this book, this author and this series to others.
annie2015 3 months ago
This book was so good. It was interesting, fast-paced, and very well-written. The characters were engaging and multi-dimensional. It's been a while since I've read a book by Alexandra Ivy, and I have to wonder why. I've obviously been missing out on some great stories. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias or favor.
Regina_Kiddy 3 months ago
Yes,yes,yes! These stories just get better and better. This writer makes you yell no when the book ends! Ulric is a were. After being rescued from slavery he becomes partners with Chiron in his casino. When a female were comes in one night he scents family. Problem is, his family are all dead! Rainn is a zephy sprite who is on a mission given to her by the oracles! When Ulric decides to go home he has some uninvited guests join him. Rainn who is guarding is back, and yeah that petty gargoyle Levite is back. Gotta love that gargoyle! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley
Marta Cox 4 months ago
I always enjoy this series and confess I'm loving the way these recent books are following on with the characters so quickly. We've only just got over Tarek getting his freedom whilst shaking up the Mermaids world and now we are straight back with Ulric . You have to feel for the werewolf though because he believed he was the last of his Pack so seeing his sister stroll through the hotel he helps run is a huge shock. Time to return to his birthplace and find out what she's been up to. Rainn accompanies him but she has a secret that is about to come to light and you could say that it's always been fated ! Ok I'm going to say right away my favourite parts are the glorious and terribly arrogant Levet ! Add in his feelings for a certain Ogress and for some reason I'm seeing a whole new version of Shrek ! They however are in some ways incidental because obviously this is the romance that brings Ulric and Rainn together and sadly for me they didn't work. They've known each other over twenty years and suddenly bam they are in love ! I just couldn't believe it. I did however enjoy the resolution to the story and I'm so hoping the author revisits the female who makes such a dramatic appearance near the end oh and a certain Imp is definitely someone I want more of. This was fun to read because yes I'm a huge Levet fan but it also featured some of my favourite Vampires from this series so even though it's not my favourite I would still recommend it. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
cherlym 4 months ago
Thanks for a wonderful adventure. I wasn't that find of Ulric in the beginning. Just seemed an angry were in the previous boo. As this is his story he evolved. I thoroughly enjoyed Rainn and loved Alexandra Ivy bringing in new mystical paranormal beings and happenings. Evil is spreading and I swear I could feel it. Levet pops up, literally. We see Taryn, Cyn and their mates. Levet sees Inga again and they all have their part in saving the world. Action, suspense, romance, laughter and a new character. Thank you for the arc. I voluntarily leave this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and we're unsolicited.
Rainn2978 4 months ago
This is book 15 in the Guardians of Eternity series and at the very least you should read the previous 2 books before reading this one. In this one we get Ulric and Rainn's story! Ulric had thought his whole pack had been lost years before when he suddenly see's Brigette and gives chase to find out where she has been. He doesn't expect for someone to follow him while he follows her. Rainn knows that Ulric is at the center of a prophecy and has been charged with keeping him safe, even if that is from himself. She doesn't expect that to mean they will face an evil they have never seen before or that he will come to mean so much to her. I love how this seems to pick up right from where the last book left off, and that we still get to see characters that we love! Ulric has always been this character that I wanted to know more about. I just never expected his story to be as heart wrenching as it becomes. Rainn has always been mysterious and this book explains exactly why she has always been so. There is action right from the start along with suspense and I loved that! My only drawback is I felt like I was left needing to know more about a certain character introduced later on who helps them. I am hoping there will be a book about her, especially after everything she went through!
Sues_Reviews 4 months ago
How this author is able to keep me giddy and excited book after book throughout this series in beyond me. The action is right on par and had me gripping my kindle. I loved the scene between Rainn and Zella but the final fight was a little disappointing. It was really short and a little too easily resolved. The romance between this couple is a slow burn. There really are no intimate scenes whether sexual in nature or not with this couple for the first half of the book. Although the attraction is there, no one is acting upon it. I should’ve loved this couple together because I love them each separately. But I found they lacked fire and passion together. They were missing an undeniable spark, desire and togetherness. For me, there was not enough time together and the attraction between them took too long to heat up. Then once is started, it was over. I really wanted to experience them as a couple. I loved Ulric in previous books and wanted so much more for him. I feel a little cheated out of his relationship with Rainn. On another note, in EVERY book in this series I have LOVED Levet. This author brings a lightness with this character that, for me, is unparalleled and this instalment is no different. This author also has me all kinds of curious about Levet. He has been in this series since the beginning and I figure he must have a MAJOR role somewhere in future books. He has to be important somehow. For fans of the series, there are also cameos from Cyn and Fallon as well as Tarak and Everly. This is an entertaining and action-packed read you won’t want to miss! I received an ARC via NetGalley of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
PatriciaWhite 4 months ago
This is the 15th book in this series and it just gets better with every installment.You can look forward to all the adventure and romance we’ve come to expect from a Alexandra Ivy book. The world building is superb. I don’t ever want this series to end. Ulric is the only surviving member of his pack or so he thinks. Then into his casino walks a woman who smells like family. Rainn is a rare zephyr sprite. She has been chosen to stop a prophecy of evil. She knows this woman is setting a trap.After knowing each other 20 years they realize they are mates. Of coarse the book would not be complete without Levit our favorite tiny gargoyle.He has to be there to help save the world again. Inga the Queen mermaid- ogress also makes a prominent appearance. These two together make for the best laugh out loud moments.I think there might be a unusual romance brewing between these two. We’ll have to see what happens in future books.