Endure (The Protector Book 4)

Endure (The Protector Book 4)

by M.R. Merrick

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BN ID: 2940044567375
Publisher: M.R. Merrick
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Series: Protector , #4
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 468 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer and author of The Protector Series, a Young Adult mash-up between Urban and Epic Fantasy. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he’s usually found at the computer between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.

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Endure (The Protector Book 4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One-dimensional characters, improbable plot, and amateurish writing made me give this a 1. The worlds created were neither new nor well developed. It is posstble it would have been more enjoyable had I read the previous books in the series, but I doubt it.
JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Holy Smokin' Granny!! This series sure went out with a bang!! Just like each of the other books in this series, the action was non-stop! There's a surprise around every corner - and as we've learned so far, the surprises are rarely good! But some of them will absolutely amaze you! Just when you think you've got things figured out -BAM! Something crazy happens! My heart has completely broken for Chase, many times over, but somehow he has managed to maintain control and grow stronger through it all. His fantastically strange group of friends have become the family he needs to keep going. And I have grown to love them all. Even Vincent..a little bit...maybe. This is one of those endings that makes you wanna go back and read the entire story again!
creativedeeds More than 1 year ago
Okay, I had to go back and look just to be sure. It’s been over a year since I read the last book in this series. Yes, I read and reviewed Release in December of 2012. This is usually the time that I give a whole lot of excuses for why I waited so long to pick up the next book. Honestly, the only one that I have is that I was scared. I mentioned being left in an emotional heap at the end of the last book. I wasn’t exaggerating. I realized at the end of Release that no one was safe. I honestly couldn’t put anything past M.R. Merrick after what he did to faithful readers in Release. I hardly ever question an author’s reasoning when they do something that I don’t like, but this? This was almost too much. I guess after all my grumbling, complaining and digging my heels in the ground procrastinating, you’re probably wondering if I’ve forgiven him. The short answer is almost. *sigh* Endure picks up where Release left off. That’s both good and bad. Good, because readers don’t have to worry about gaps or bringing themselves back up to speed if they waited as long as I did between books. Bad… because it picks up EXACTLY where Release left off. Right in the middle of the pain and anguish that I was trying to forget. Believe me when I say there is no forgetting that pain. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. The loss that occurred in Release or in any of the previous books didn’t deserve to be glossed over or swept under a rug. As much as it hurt to ‘feel’ that pain all over again, it made it more real. Needless to say, Endure was not a ‘light and fluffy’ read. As I read Endure I realized exactly how far these characters have come. They’ve been through a lot together and Chase’s memories made that apparent. Rather than being redundant, those flash backs added to the story and put things in perspective. Sometimes a memory sequence works and sometimes it doesn’t, these obviously worked… very well. The growth of not just Chase, but all of the characters was apparent. Once again, the world building was phenomenal. There are so many dimensions and layers to the worlds that the author created in this series and he didn’t hold back in Endure any more than he did in the rest of the series. I was cringing and gagging right along with the characters in some parts. *shudders* I honestly could keep going – yeah this series is that good. What you really need to know is that it is well worth the read. There’s a lot more to this series than what’s on the surface. The characters have depth, there’s more than one lesson to be learned and it’s all laced with amazing imagery and characters that are not only smart, but full of wit. There’s humor, action, drama and tears… yeah, the tears are pretty much unavoidable. *sigh* Now for the burning question. When I finished Release I asked M.R. Merrick if what he put readers through at the end of that book was really necessary. His answer was yes. Do I agree? The juries still out. Yes, I felt better about where things were left. Yes, the series came to a satisfactory end. Was I any happier with the outcome once I finished Endure? No. Yet, the fact that the author made me ‘feel’ enough about these characters to care and to ‘yell’ at him for the pain that they had to endure pretty much attests to the fact that I’d do it all again, regardless.
Y311er More than 1 year ago
Okay you all know that I have serious deep rooted love for this series, like way deep. I have devoured this entire series time and time again. I just can't get enough. But with Endure here it means that I have to say goodbye to some of my favorite characters....EVER! Well I had to say goodbye to one of them in December, we all know who that is, *glares at M.R. Merrick,* so this moment is truly bittersweet for me. On one hand I finally got all the answers, closure and redemption for all the major crap that Riley has caused throughout this series. And on the other hand I no longer have stories about The Protector to look forward to.  After the major gut wrenching moment at the end of Release, I knew that things were going to get real for Chase in Endure. I knew that things were never going to be the same. And with this being the final chapter in the series I knew that some major crap was going to go down, but in no way was I prepared for the major bomb that M.R. Merrick dropped on me in this book. Don't ask me to tell you what moment it was either, because I won't tell you. If you read the book you will totally know what I am talking about. As far as characters go, The Protector series has some of the best characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. With each one being incredibly written. The attention that M.R. Merrick pays to his characters development completely blows my mind and I'm not just talking the main characters either. In Endure we get a more in depth look at Tiki and why he is the way he is with a great glimpse at the world he comes from. Tiki is one of those characters that never ceases to amaze me. He is loyal, kind, caring, dedicated, respectful and one hell of a fierce warrior. This is one demon I wouldn't want to piss off, but I definitely would want on my side. Throughout The Protector series, Vincent has been one character that has been a thorn in my side. He is the character I love to hate and the character I wanted Chase to use as a punching bag. But despite being a snarky little pain in mine and Chase's butt, he is also a good person or vampire to have on your side. In Endure Vincent get's knocked down a peg or two, but manages to maintain his snark and attitude through everything. I loved it when he came groveling to Chase, again. Perfect. Rayna is the fiercest female character out there. She can go toe to toe with the fiercest demons, beasts and men. Don't mess with Rayna. She is incredibly loyal, strong, sweet and has the ability to handle Chase like no one else. I could sit here and go character by character and tell you all the reasons why the characters in Endure are so freaking insane, but that would take me a while so I am just going to say this. Best characters EVER! Throughout The Protector series Chase has faced unbeatable odds. Facing enemies bigger, stronger and more vicious then him, all while trying to survive the magic that was raging inside him. Of all the characters in Endure Chase probably grows the most. He has always been determined and dedicated but in Endure things just sort of click for Chase and we finally see him become the Protector that he has been destined to be. And it is a glorious transformation, finally Chase has grown up. Here is a taste of grown up Chase.... "I had been weakened and I had been hurt, but I would never quit. I would be strong once again and I would fight, not because I was the Protector and not out of revenge or hatred, but out of honor, because that's what Willy would do." ~Kindle, Loc. 1057 See what I mean, grown up. And there are many, many more moments like this throughout Endure. With this being the end of the series there are many heart melting moments. Moments that make you cry, moments that make you cheer, and moments that make you stand up and say Hell Yea! In true M.R. Merrick fashion Endure was full of incredible creatures, demons and amazing worlds. The action was non stop and there were more than a few nail biting moments. M.R. Merrick did an excellent job building the suspense that for a second I questioned whether or not it was actually going to end in a cliffhanger. Talk about sitting on the edge of your seat.  To sum this all up before I continue to ramble, words can not convey all my feelings towards this book and what it means. There will be no more Protector. No more Chase, Tiki, Rayna, Willy and annoying Vincent to fill my world with laughter, strength, love and undying loyalty. If I had to find any fault in this book it is that there wasn't enough of an Epilogue. But don't fault M.R. Merrick for that. He could have written a whole nother book and it wouldn't have been enough for me.  So if you haven't already picked up this book then you need to get off your duff and do it now! If you haven't started the series then you really need to do it NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Start to finish, an excellent read...best of all despite considerable damage and loss the good guys continue.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
It is super hard to start a book that you know will be the last of a fabulous series. It is even harder to start it when it begins with such a powerful, heart breaking scene. I forgot the hurt and loss of the last book, only to be reminded when ENDURE began. Oh my heart! My poor, sweet Willy. Lately, some para/supernatural books haven’t been of interest to me. Only a select few I truly want to read. But the minute I step into the crazy, demon infested world Merrick has created, I know I am a goner. I truly love what he writes and would love to one day see it up on the big screen. Yes, this should definitely happen, like soon. I will not write a lot about what happens in this book, because saying even a little will give so much away. Trust me though, this book was by far my favorite of the series. I think it was everything that Chase had experienced up until this point. Realizing, finally, that he isn’t alone in this. He has people he can fall back on and assist him when it is needed. Ah, my heart is sad thinking about how far he has come since the beginning. But it is a good sad. Like watching a child grow before your eyes. I don’t know what it was about this book, but each and every word held my attention captive. Merrick truly wrote a fantastic book that ended the series perfectly. Chalked full of action, a side of romance, and some of the best darn characters you will ever read about…ENDURE is one of those books that will go down in history as one of my most favorite ever.
BookishThings More than 1 year ago
Yep, I had so many emotions reading this book it’s unreal. Things seem so dire throughout the book. You don’t know if Chase has a fighting chance or not to overcome his father and Ithreal. We get to visit some worlds that we haven’t seen yet, and let me tell you, some of them are depressing! I think my favorite is going back to Drakar. I loved visiting with the trolls, and Ishmar, again. They are such a lively bunch, and were some of the first creatures we met on Chase’s journey. Each person has to learn to deal with the choices they’ve made thus far. Chase also has to learn to accept the choice made in the last book in order to move on. These characters have grown so much throughout the series. I even sort of like Vincent. He’s not quite as annoying to me as he used to be. Rayna is strong, and does what she thinks necessary to keep evil at bay. Chase has grown the most. He’s learned to control his anger, and listen to reason. Some of those moments he listened to reason, I wanted to smack him and tell him to let the anger take over. I’ve also come to respect the Dark Brother, Drake. I will never like him, but I can understand where his intentions are coming from. There’s a lot of build up to the epic ending of this book/series. There are people that will be lost, and others, you kind of want to punch in the face. But I’m very happy with how this series ended. If you’ve gotten emotional in any of the other books, then you will need to grab tissues for this one. You’ve been warned. :P