Review: Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall

October 20, 2013 Review 3

Review: Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall

In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts…where passion can last forever, if you’re willing to pay the price…

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control…

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

Title: Darkness Dawns
Author: Dianne Duvall
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Predatory , Darkness Rises, In Still Darkness, Night Unbound
Series: Immortal Guardians
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Predatory , Darkness Rises, In Still Darkness, Night Unbound
Published by Zebra
Source: Author
Published: March 3, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 345
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon
Visit the Author's Website

Zebra Books

This is a series that I still follow. I LOVE every book in the Immortal Guardian series. The latest book Darkness Rises just came out a couple of weeks ago. It you have not read any of the books in this series I highly suggest you go get them. I promise you won’t regret it! This review first publisher February 11, 2011.


Immortal Guardians is a brand new series with a brand new author. This was an awesome start to what I expect to be an incredible series. Dianne Duvall has created a cast of phenomenal characters! She has put an interesting spin on her vampires. The vampires are not immortals and the immortals are not vampires. The immortals do however have some vampish traits. Thus you have the good guys, the Immortal Guardians and you have the bad guys, the Vampires.

Sarah is a music professor tending a garden in her back yard when her life is interrupted by vampires, minion thugs and what she assumes is a man who is outnumbered and about to be killed. I like Sarah, she is brave little fighter. Wielding only a shovel she goes after the guys who are harming an unarmed man in the woods behind her home. Instead of breaking down into a frantic useless blob when she discovers the condition Roland is in, she keeps herself together to help him as quickly and carefully as possible. The action starts off at the very beginning of the book.  Action combined with some pretty steamy romance keep the book moving at a steady pace.  

Roland is the injured man that Sarah has rescued and brought into her home. He is part of a team of immortals whose job is to protect the innocent from vampires. He is ambushed and staked out for the sun. Sarah saves him from the sun’s harmful rays. The readers find out fairly quickly that all of Roland’s associates feel he is a bit unsocial and has some major trust issues. All of his conversations with Sarah make this seem hard to believe. She brings out a different side of him. Roland likes what she does to him and soon discovers he wants to be hers. I liked the relationship that develops between Roland and Sarah. It is very sweet.     

I recommend Darkness Dawns to anyone who likes paranormal romance series similar to the Dark-Hunter series. I am looking forward to knowing more about the Immortal Guardians leader Seth. He is very much like the other members of the group, but we find out he is also very different. I am also curious about Amiriska. Who is she and exactly what is she? I saw on Duval’s Facebook that book 2 in the series is scheduled to be in bookstores later this year in December. It will be Marcus’s book and titled Night Reigns. This is certainly a series that I will continue to keep reading.

Immortal Guardians

3 Responses to “Review: Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall”

  1. Lori H

    I’ve had this author on my TBR pile for awhile. I guess I need to move her to the top of it since you recommend these series. Thanks for the review. These books sound exactly like what I enjoy reading 🙂