Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels Series #1)

Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels Series #1)

by Keri Arthur
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Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels Series #1) by Keri Arthur

The fight against darkness rages on for the next generation—in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur’s exciting new series set in the world of the Guardians.
Being half werewolf and half Aedh, Risa Jones can enter the twilight realms between life and death and see the reapers, supernatural beings that collect the souls of the dead. But she soon makes a terrifying discovery: Some sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife.

Reapers escort souls—not snatch them—but Risa is still unnerved when a reaper shadows her in search of someone Risa has never met: her own father, an Aedh priest, who is rumored to be tampering with the gates of hell for a dark purpose. With the help of her “aunt”—half-werewolf, half-vampire Riley Jenson—and an Aedh named Lucian who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal, Risa must pursue whatever shadowy practitioner of blood magic is seizing souls, and somehow stop her father . . . before all hell breaks loose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440245728
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Series: Dark Angels Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 367,925
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than twenty-five books. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards and recently won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

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Darkness Unbound 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy the "Jensen" series so thought I would give the Darkness series a try and lo and behold here comes the next generation of "Aussies". I really do enjoy Keri Aurthur each book has been mind consuming, which is really nice considering I read pretty fast (in the last year I have read 86 books) on my nook. Keri's are amoung my favorites along with C. Feehan. S. Kenyon, Iris Johanson, Lisa Jackson, Nora Roberts and Janelle Taylor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of the Riley series and looked forward to this one. After reading the reviews I knew that this story was not complete, but since the2nd book was out I went ahead and got them both. Sadly, the 2nd book still does not resolve the main story line either. Also while #1 is a full novel- book 2 was a $7.99 novella. So $16 into it I have two books that should have been one, no resolution, and extreme irritation. Risa is ok- a little weak in character and her super powers. Half were- that cannot shift and half Aedh that gets terribly weak briefly using those powers. Constantly reading how her clothes bond with her skin, etc, and lack of continual logic of the other characters abilities was a let down. Risa also has no common sense and seems to ignore obvious facts or even feelings (lunch with mom and Riley for instance-clearly something is wrong and she blithely skips off to get her hoo-ha serviced). I was expecting alot more from this author. You cant say I did not warn you!
LITERALADDICTION More than 1 year ago
Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha – Michelle L Olson]: Keri Arthur has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time and the Riley Jenson series has been one of my favorites. With 9 books in that series that held me captive, you can imagine how excited I was to hear that Keri was writing a spin-off series featuring the incredible daughter of Dia Jones. What I didn’t expect when starting Darkness Unbound was that it would quickly jump to the forefront of ‘my favorite books ever’ list. I was asked the other day what I look for in a good Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance book. My answer, “intrigue”. Well, Darkness Unbound gave me that times 100, and so, SO much more! This series is going to be incredible, if the first installment is anything to go by. It literally had it all… Heart pumping action, massive amounts of intrigue, toe curling romance, a captivating plot, and the ending had you wishing that the next book was sitting inches away so you could start it immediately. The characters were amazing as well. Strong, capable, female leads, uber sexy alpha males, and enough magick to keep even the pickiest of readers happy; there were shifters, witches, angels (the Aedh), reapers, demons, vampires, clairvoyants and more. LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Darkness Unbound 5 Skulls, and sincerely wishes there were more to give! We HIGHLY recommend it for, well… EVERYONE! Keri Arthur fans will adore it, but more than that, it had everything you want in a perfectly written Urban Fantasy, and just enough hot and steamy sex and romance to keep Paranormal Romance lovers happy as well. While it definitely isn’t necessary to read the Riley Jenson, Guardian series first in order to understand and appreciate the Dark Angels series, in my personal opinion it would help. The supporting characters and historical references (from a book standpoint) will mean SO much more to you as a reader if you’ve lived their lives with them first, and grew up with Risa, so to speak, before jumping into her incredible life at age 28, where Darkness Unbound picks up. BIG kudos for Keri and the Dark Angels series! November cannot get here fast enough to get Darkness Rising into my hot little hands…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great new series! Hooked from the very beginin!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's simple. If you loved her last Riley series, you'll love this one too. It's kind of a continuation. Definite must read series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still love Keri Arthur. Can't wait to keep reading about Risa. Yes, it's Dia's daughter.
Yolaanda Walker More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. A must read.
zgarza01 More than 1 year ago
The series started with a bang. Loved Risa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read all your series! You are awesome! And have made my life A whole lot better. I'm pretty much In bed all the time because of an illness i have. And if it wasn't for (the Riley series ). I don't know what I would have done ( I have read them twice). I am looking forward to(dark angels series), and hope one day Riley & Quinn and their little pack mIght open your heart again. Thank you for helping me Thur many hours of pain. You have a wonderful gift and I just wanted to thank you....jill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book because it was in the science fiction and fantasy section in the store but it is just another vampire based romance (or maybe just sex) novel
ReadingRaven More than 1 year ago
Well-written dialogue, GREAT plot, and to my pleasant surprise, captivating! A MUST read.
Endureil More than 1 year ago
Good read if you enjoyed the Riley Guardian books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
was great can't wait to read the next one
Well-read_knitter More than 1 year ago
Great introduction to a new series from Keri Arthur. The book has some characters from her Riley Jensen Guardian series, but has advanced the timeline. Anyone that has enjoyed her previous books will love this new one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Hybrid Helki werewolf (her mom's side) Aedh (her dad's side) Australian Risa Jones has always been able to see reapers. However she never expected a reaper to follow her and accost her with a demand to see her father. Risa laughs at the reaper as she has never met dear misty dad. Risa soon learns that a soul stealer is trying to open the gates of hell. She knows she must prevent this from happening and learn what the key to the gates mean. She is stunned when the reaper insists the soul stealing Aedh is her sire. Soon with seemingly the entire paranormal population trailing her, Risa turns to her aunt "Riley Jenson for guidance and Lucian the Aedh for assistance and more to prevent hell's gate from opening. This Dark Angels tale begins the next generation Riley Jenson Guardian urban fantasy with a strong tough female whose mission is to save the world. Fast-paced, readers will be swept along side of Risa as she struggles to keep hell's gate closed and strop the soul stealer. Readers will enjoy this entertaining thriller starring a new heroine in the Jenson universe. Harriet Klausner
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
Risa is all grown up. I long have been a fan of Keri Arthur, so when she started a new series, that featured some old favorites, I was immediately on board. I loved the premise and of course the characters and I think its a great start to the series. It had plenty of action, suspense and mystery and of course some steamy loving. I can't wait to find out what will happen to Risa next, our little girl is all grown up and ready to kick some butt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really into romance novels much but this one was a pleasant surprise. I will check the next one in the series and then decide whether to read further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great off shoot from the Riley Jenson stories. I only wish there were a few more details to get us to this story line.
LiveLaughandLoveBooks More than 1 year ago
After finishing with Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson series I decided to give this one a go, and I am not disappointed. Over the next couple of days I am going to continue to read this series and hopefully finish them before this weekend, or over the weekend depending on how much stuff needs done around the house and how much loving I give my awesome children! Anyway, Risa is charming and I am looking forward to see what the books have in store for her. I'm so saddened by the death of her mother, and I hope that it looking for her mother's killer doesn't send her down a path that is too dark to come out of. Especially since she made a deal with Hunter and that in itself seems like a bad move. I'm curious about her relationships so far, even though Tao is a close friend who she has vowed not to sleep with again I feel that he may have deeper feelings that they may both be unaware of, then there is Luciean...I don't honestly see that going to far, it just doesn't feel right to me. Then there is her dark angel, Azriel. Now he seems like a very good choice to be partner material. They have an interesting spark that needs to be explored future! I also very much enjoy having the characters from the Riley books be in this series as well. That just means I don't have to let go of Riley or Quinn just yet!
MayIzzyAniBrenny More than 1 year ago
I have not read this author before, but I was looking for new series. Nook directed me to this book. I bought the first one and it took a little while to be sure, but then I bought the rest of the series. I read Laurell K Hamilton, Charlene Harris, Patricia Briggs, George RR Martin, Anne Rice (just to name a few). I don't care as much for the romance part, but the plot and the energy are awesome. You can escape into her world and lose yourself. She does a great job with writing this series. I will be checking out her other series after this one is read!
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