When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy (‘Guardians of Eternity’ series Book #1)

When Darkness Comes     When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy‘Guardians of Eternity’ series Book #1

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Zebra – Kensington (Dec 26 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0821779354 ISBN-13: 978-0821779354

It’s been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she’s survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears.

For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death.

A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil—and a desperate race to save their love… 

17-Feb-08 to 19-Feb-08

Review: Not quite sure what to make of this series as of yet.

I understood Abby as a character, not personally but I’ve seen it. I understood why she was the way she was and how little she believed in herself. Dante was a regular arrogant vampire who had to have his way in everything. The plot was simple, not that well excecuted. Some of the characters made you grin and snicker. The action scenes, however, were great. I love a good fight – or more than one – however many there are. There had been a twist in the plot, but it wasn’t very original and I wasn’t surprised at what came about.

And I no longer want to see the word ‘lover’! That was all Dante called Abby, and by halfway through the novel, I was so tired of it that I wanted to climb into the book and shove a sock in that cakehole he calls a mouth – fangs or no fangs! I am now completely sick of that word. And for some strange reason, this is supposed to be Book #1 of her ‘Guardians of Eternity’ series. Other than the mention of Dante guarding the ‘Chalice’, there is absolutely no mentioned of being a ‘Guardian of Eternity’. Talk about frustrating…

It wasn’t that bad of a book, and I wonder if it’s because I’m just coming off of Kim Harrison’s ‘Rachel Morgan’ series that would explain why I feel disappointed. I’ll give the second book a try once I’m done the Books of the Month for February.



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