Saturday, December 3, 2011

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Guardian


Sherrilyn Kenyon is referred to as “the preeminent voice in paranormal fiction”, and it has been said that “she not only helped to pioneer, but define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world”.  She has more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, and has claimed the coveted #1 bestselling spot sixteen times in just the past three years.

The Guardian, Book #5 of the Dream-Hunter series
Author:  Sherrilyn Kenyon

Synopsis: Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian…

Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. Then there’s the beautiful Dream-Hunter Lydia: She isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus—she’s holding back one of the world’s darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive...

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
I adore Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series and its combined sub-series, Were-Hunter and Dream-Hunter. 

A feisty mixed species heroine with a past even she doesn’t know about, a tortured hero, family ties, alliances forged, promises broken, forbidden romance…  The Guardian was fantastic!

Lydia, our heroine, is in a quest to rescue the god of dream, Solin, from hell.  She’s feisty, and strong, but doesn’t take into account exactly what she’ll be up against.  When she runs into our hero, she isn’t quite prepared for what she finds – or the conflicting feelings she’s having. 

Our hero, Seth, a guardian to the evil Noir & Azura who has a single-minded quest is, in true Kenyon fashion, a sexy, tortured and complex character.  His evolution throughout the book was fascinating and intriguing.

Plot-wise, The Guardian was streamline, action-packed, mysterious and sexy and reminded all over again me why I love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books. 

LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Guardian 4 1/2 Skulls, and would recommend it to all Sherrilyn Kenyon fans, Dark Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance lovers. 
While The Guardian can be read as a stand-alone, I highly suggest that you invest in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter/Were-Hunter/Dream-Hunter series from the beginning.  While it has over 20 books now, it’s still one of the best in my honest opinion, and should be checked out by everyone.

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