Title: Darkness Returns
Series: Guardians of Eternity
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Fantasy & Romance
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Free ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Guardians of Eternity by Alexandra Ivy is a series that had been on my TBR list for a few weeks. Then, I see Darkness Returns on NetGalley and just knew it was fate to read this series. I’ve really enjoyed all of the books! They tend to get a little repetitive at times, mainly in the beginnings and descriptions, but I think that’s fairly common with most series. I mean, there’s only so many ways to describe “Tall, Dark and Handsome” for one specific character over 10 times, right?
“The current Anasso, Styx, was a six-foot-six male with the stark Aztec features of his ancestors.”— Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy
You get the picture, right? That being said, it really only is the opening lines that are like that in each book and the rest is golden! It seemed that the plot was beginning to lag a bit on the last few books, but with Darkness Returns, we see new characters and it’s clear that the plot is expanding into new territory. With new creatures, plots and villains(oh my!), Darkness Returns is a great addition to the series.
“Holy hell,’ he said in low tones. ‘I didn’t know this hotel was blessed with angels.’ Her Eyes has widened, as if she was equally stunned by the impact of Chiron’s presence. Then, they abruptly narrowed as Chiron spoke. ‘That’s not the worst line I’ve ever heard, but it’s close,’ she informed him.”—Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy
I hate spoilers, so I won’t mention any but I will say that Darkness Returns is well worth the read if you’re into paranormal romance. It’s the perfect mix between romance and fantasy with well thought out plot planning. I love Chiron and Lilah’s story and I hope to see more of them in the next book!
“Shh.’ He allowed his fingers to stroke over her cheeks, bending his head until they were nose to nose. ‘Look into my eyes.’ She released a choked laugh. ‘Isn’t that a little cliched?’ ‘You already know I have a fondness for cheesy lines.”—Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy
More powerful than ever, the Guardians of Eternity are facing their greatest challenge yet: a war within their ranks. Their future is in the hands of one rebel vampire, who must choose between loyalty and love. . .
Blessed with an even more compelling allure than most vampires, Chiron has made a fortune in the human world, creating an empire of resorts and casinos. Since the betrayal and imprisonment of his master, he has existed outside the order of the Guardians, trusting no one. But now, the new vampire king has given him a peace offering: a scroll that could free his master. Following the relic’s magic leads him to a demon hotel deep in the Everglades, a lush paradise owned by a mysterious and mesmerizing woman. . .
As far as Lilah knows, she’s lived her entire life within the confines of her enchanted estate. Memories of her own past are elusive and cloaked in shadows. Even Chiron can’t figure out exactly what she is, and if her intoxicating beauty is his destiny or an illusion drawing him ever closer to his demise-or perhaps to an even more tormenting choice, between his master and his mate. . .
About the Author:
Alexandra Ivy graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She started her career writing traditional regencies before moving into the world of paranormal with her USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling series The Guardians of Eternity. Now she writes a wide variety of genres that include paranormal, erotica, and romantic suspense.
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**Disclaimer: An arc of this book was received in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are unbiased and completely my own. I will never give a false review! For more information, please see review policy.