Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Published by Zebra on September 2, 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Sexual Content: Sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Julia
"Duvall is a major player." --RT Book Reviews
Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .
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?
"The Immortal Guardians series is one you'll want to follow." --The Romance Review
"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns
"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns
NIGHT UNBOUND is yet another in a strong, Paranormal Romance series that offers action, romance, and characters that don't fall prey to the "cast of thousands" fatigue so common in this genre. Both Lisette and Zach have appeared in prior books, and seeing these two find a happily-ever-after makes for a steamy and satisfying romance, with a minimum of drama keeping them apart.
Despite that romance, or perhaps more impressive because of it, the Immortal Guardians series doesn't skimp on the action side of the story. While necessity confines some aspects of this global war to the North Carolina research triangle, those constraints don't detract from the overall enjoyability of the series. While individual Immortal Guardian hunts still seem strongly reminiscent of Buffy and the Scooby Gang going on patrol, yet another organized threat looms behind the usual vampire foes. Zach also brings with him a greater understanding of the mysterious "Others", a detail I enjoyed.
While NIGHT UNBOUND isn't the best place for new readers to join the series (as they'd miss out on all the lore and relationships that precede it). Series Paranormal Romance can fall into repetitive patterns, but the Immortal Guardians has enough originality and genuine surprises to promise many, many more great books to come.Series Titles: