For centuries, Lisette d’Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
Vampires are my favorite supernatural creatures, by far-although I do like werewolves too. The Immortal Guardians series by this author is one of my favorite go to’s for this type of read. Of course Immortal Guardians are not really vampires-they do have the virus that causes vampirism, but their DNA is unique, so they stay sane, while the vampire goes insane. They also have special abilities.
This time around, it’s Lisette, the Immortal Guardian from France, that’s the focus of the book. She’s been in the other books, but other than the fact she’s a sister to Richert and Etienne, who are also Immortal Guardians, I didn’t remember that much about her. This is also Zach’s story. He is not an Immortal Guardian, but he has lived thousands of years, and he has wings. We also find out a lot more about Seth, the eldest, and leader of the Immortal Guardians. I’ve been really wanting a book featuring him, or even David, another of the oldest, and second only to Seth. Maybe someday.
Zach has really wanted to know Lisette for awhile now-although I am not sure which book in this series, introduced him. He likes to sit on the roofs of wherever she is, and with his enhanced hearing, listen to all the goings on in David’s household, or Lisette’s home. Now she watches for him. Of course there’s an extreme infatuation going on, but Seth is totally against him, and thinks him guilty of nefarious crimes, so it’s really hard for the two to find time alone. Of course love wins out, even if they have to sneak around. Zach has never been in love before, so it was fun watching all the emotions he goes through-and how fast he catches on to the more sensual aspects of being in love!
As usual with these books, there’s plenty of sensual romance, and lots of huge fights. Vampire hunting involves lots of action, so there’s plenty of that as well. I always enjoy the interactions of all the Immortal Guardians with each other, their Seconds(human helpers), and of course their spouses, immortal or not.
I am hoping that the next book’s premise will involve something more then mercenaries, and invading huge complexes. That was the only thing that bothered me, because it has been done before in previous books. However, I love the world this author has created, and wait patiently(not really!) for each book to be published, so it really didn’t bother me that much. I always dive into these books, and completely immerse myself in this world, and enjoy every minute.
I recommend this whole series to adult Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance fans. I would start with the first book if you haven’t started these yet, because they do go in a certain order.