Published in: 2010
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 7 in the Guardians of Eternity series
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…
Oh I liked this book. Tane and Laylah are a good couple, Tane is hot as hell and has an allergy to wearing shirts, it would seem (mm yummy) and Laylah is a half-Jinn, which is new to this series and a bit fun. A lot happens, they end up in London where the last Jinn on the earthly plane was seen over 200 years ago and was fought by Victor and his mate, so having read that in the previous novella you see where that storyline was going and how that shapes the next chapter- and it’s created the setting for what is fast becoming a super big ending to the series. I’m really getting excited by the events that are transpiring as you can start to see now how all these small events are adding up to the big event at the end and it’s all coming together nicely now.
We were also introduced to the characters of the next book, and I like their story already. I have to say that this series has had it’s ups and downs, it’s share of good characters/pairings and not so great characters/pairings, but it’s finally hit it’s stride now and I’m really enjoying it, though I’m sad to realise I’m now over halfway through the series and it’s fast coming to the end.
Devoured by Darkness rating: 8.5/10Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the author and series, fans of vampires and paranormal romances.
Author’s website: http://alexandraivy.com/books/devoured.php