Review: Devoured by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #7) by Alexandra Ivy
Title: Devoured by Darkness
Tane is a Charon, sworn to hunt and kill rogue vampires. His new assignment seems like a waste of his talents…until he catches up with the Jinn he's been sent to capture. Half human, half demon, Laylah has a vulnerable streak that strikes right through to Tane's cold heart. He should be furious when she uses her powers to bind them together, preventing him from dragging her before the Commission. Instead he welcomes any reason to stay close enough to touch, to taste, to seduce…
Laylah doesn't know why she was chosen to protect a child who may be the catalyst in a war between good and evil. But the mysteries of her past pale compared to the dangers approaching. Tane is devastatingly strong, breathtakingly sensual. And Laylah will have to trust in every ounce of that strength, because her enemies are drawing near, eager to destroy them both.
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Raphael Parish, Predatory , Levet, Darkness Avenged
Series: Guardians of Eternity
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Levet, Darkness Avenged, Darkness Eternal, When Darkness Ends
Published by Zebra Source: Purchased for Self
Published: December 1, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Towards the end of Beyond the Darkness Tane is chasing a half breed Jinn mongrel. That is where this book picks up. Tane in all of his mostly naked sexiness is still chasing Laylah, the Jinn mongrel through the underground tunnels. I LOVE the fact that this man does not wear much more than khaki shorts and nothing else. Who needs shoes or a shirt? I’m still trying to figure out exactly where the sword and daggers fit on his attire. He realizes during his pursuit that she is not just running from him, she is intentionally leading him away from something. Tane decides that he needs to know what exactly she is hiding before he can turn her over to the Commission. He wants to know what is so important that she would risk her own life for, just to prevent him from discovering it.
Laylah has been chased her entire life because of decisions that she was never a part of. The only thing she wants in life is to live. The Commission decided at some point that Jinn and Jinn half breeds must be executed, they are too unstable. Laylah has never even met the parents that birthed her into this death sentence of a life. She has a strong will to live. She has to survive now to in order to continue protecting a child that she was entrusted with decades before. Many shocking revelations are made in this book: the reason the Commission wants Laylah, the importance of the child, how Laylah came into existence. This is a very exciting read that is nearly impossible to put down. The romance between Tane and Laylah is incredible. They have a few hurdles to get through, but that just keeps the book even more interesting. Due to the past events in their lives they have some trust issues.
I think this is the best book in the series thus far. I loved the main characters. I enjoyed the roles that the characters from the past books played. I also enjoyed meeting the characters to the next books. This is a series that must be read in order. Each book picks up where the previous one left off. There is very little to no rehashing. The readers are given some information on what became of Cassandra and Caine. I enjoy reading riddle speaking prophets who typically cause more confusion than give answers. I hope Cassandra gets a book. She is going to be so fun to read. As is she is running Caine through the paces. She takes everything so literally. The readers are also introduced to the couple in the Supernatural anthology (August 2011) Uriel and Kata and also the couple in the next book Bound by Darkness (November 2011) Ariyal and Jaelyn.