Guardian

Guardian

by Deborah Cooke, Claire Delacroix

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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 eyes of the Republic are everywhere.

Delilah Desjardins knows she is fated to become the new Oracle of the Republic--even if unseen enemies will murder her to prevent that from happening. When her former haven is destroyed and she finds herself on the run, Delilah doesn't know where to turn.

Rafe is a fallen angel, charged with protecting Delilah and ensuring she meets her destiny--even if she doesn't believe he's only there to help. The powerful attraction between them makes Delilah doubt her ability to resist Rafe's charm--and the price she could pay for pleasure. She flees Rafe's protection, but that only sets assassins on her trail. 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 series was originally published under the pseudonym Claire Delacroix.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148561088
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: The Prometheus Project , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 931,441
File size: 708 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author Deborah Cooke sold her first book in 1992, a medieval romance called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE which was published under the pseudonym Claire Delacroix. Since then, she has published over fifty romance novels and numerous novellas in a wide variety of sub-genres. She also has written under the name Claire Cross and continues to write as Claire Delacroix. THE BEAUTY, part of her popular Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times' List of Bestselling Books. In 2009, she was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library, the first time that the TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre. In 2012, she was honored to receive the RWA PRO Mentor of the Year award. She makes her home in Canada with her husband.

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KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
The Prometheus Project Book Two After being welcomed into the human world by Lilia Desjardins, Rafe knows only that he must install Lilia's daughter, Delilah, as the new Oracle of the Republic. He finds her at the ceremony meant to choose the new Oracle, but the daughters of the light have set up a false Oracle instead. When Delilah reveals herself and is rebuked for it, Rafe knows he must take her away. Delilah has only ever known the harsh hand of the hunters and the daughters, so when Rafe shows up and doesn't even know who he's working for, she knows she cannot trust him. She runs, only to find out that her allies are not the ones she expected. If you're looking for a post-apocalyptic, political intrigue with romance and angels, this is the book for you. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a very well-written, interesting, fast paced book that featured romance and adventure. Set at the end of the 21st century in a repressive society, Delilah is on the run from people who want to prevent her from taking her place as the Oracle of the Republic. Rafe is a fallen angel who has given up his wings to come to Earth and help Delilah become the Oracle. Rafe doesn't remember his life before coming to Earth and Delilah life on the run keeps her from being able to trust. They are drawn to each other despite the danger. This is the second book in a series with related characters, though it can be read as a stand alone story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
mjs44 More than 1 year ago
This is book two of the Prometheus Project. It answered some questions I had from book one but created others. Seems I'll have to read the next one to find some answers. At the end of the 21st century the future of humanity hangs in the balance between good and evil. It's clear most of the time who the good guys are, the bad guys--hard to figure. Angels give up their wings to help in the fight. And so we meet Rafe or Raphael (I like Raphael better it sounds sexier) who's job it is to protect Delilah, daughter of Lilia central character in Fallen the first book in the series. Much peril, close calls and dumb moves are the order of the day. Trying to loose the only person wanting to cover your butt doesn't make sense to me but that's what Delilah does through most of the book. For a supposedly smart heroine she made some dumb decisions which I guess can be due to her innocence and naivete, one can only hope. She is destined to be the Oracle and talks to the angels after all. Raphael is almost every women's dream guy! Smart, sexy, kind, gentle and he listens. If your interested in speculating about the future this would be a good series for you. There are some interesting ideas, both good and bad, presented. Copy gifted by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
This continues the saga of the post apocalyptic world introduced in Fallen (Book 1 of the Prometheus Project), focussing on Delilah, Lilia's "S.H.A.D.E." daughter, and Rafe, the volunteer angel who is assigned to protect her. S.H.A.D.E.s are beings who failed the Sub Human Atomic Deviancy Evaluation, and are virtual slaves, drugged to service the "Norms." Delilah is destined to be the next Oracle, the primary advisor to the leader of the Republic, but other powers want to install their own, false Oracle for control. Rafe would have an easier time protecting Delilah had his memory not been wiped when his wings were sacrificed, but his strong protective feelings toward Delilah save the day. The world Ms. Delacroix creates is beautifully described, with good and evil battling for control, with many hurdles to be overcome before the HEA. Loved it and looking forward to the next book in the series! Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Prometheus Project series takes us back to the post-apocalyptic world where angels are real and visit earth, church and state have become one, the US landscape is barren and scarred in a lot of places, the fashion has gone back to the historical era where it isn't uncommon for men to wear codpieces and cloaks, and women had to have all skin covered and where corsets and veils. This installment follows the fallen angel Rafe as he indulges in all the sensations earth has to offer and resents that he has a mission he doesn't fully understand and an all consuming terror of failing, and Delilah the daughter of Lilia the SHADE hunter (book one). Delilah is a shade and she knows she is the true oracle for the Republic and she is determined to take her rightful place. She has an uphill battle ahead of her; she is a shade which means she is pretty much a slave, and when she displays her ability to have visions in a very public fashion her life is put into danger by people high up in the government who want a fake oracle they can control. Rafe finds himself in the same location as Delilah, though he doesn't understand and resents the compulsion to be there. He witnesses her vision and sets out to save her when she is whisked away to be silenced. From then on they are running and hiding from the hunters after them and along the way they discover a chemistry between them and Rafe's past. His memory had been wiped so he didn't understand what his mission was (besides the drive to protect Delilah and place her as the true Oracle for the Repulic), but when it is revealed that he is a fallen angel all the pieces fall into place. When Rafe is captured by the shade hunters, Delilah sets out to save him. At that point in the story, once they come together passionately and the aftermath of that moment, the story was very much a page turner and the scene in the train when she confesses her love to a drugged out Rafe, priceless! I enjoyed the story and I like the post-apocalyptic world that Delacroix (Cooke) has created. It is well described, detailed, and complex. The characters are developed. Some of the plot details are a bit slow going and their romance story does take a back seat to the rest of the plot as a whole (a corrupt unnamed entity out to silence Delilah, and Rafe's drive to see her seated as oracle taking a precedence over everything else. I look forward to books 3 and 4 and more of the story of who are the wraiths and whether they are good or evil.