Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
Date Read: October 2013
Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple--she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it.
Etienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years--long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher. .
Publisher: Tantor, Zebra
Series: Immortal Guardians #4
Also by this author: Night Unbound, A Sorceress of His Own br> br>
Also in this series: Night Unbound
Listened for Fun/Read for Review (Audible/Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Darkness Rises is my favorite in the series so far!
Story Thoughts: I want to start by saying that I have been WAITING for Darkness Rises for a LONG time! Pretty much the second I finished Phantom Shadows I was chomping at the bit to get a hold of this book. I was not disappointed. I was surprised how much I loved the direction that Darkness Rises took the Immortal Guardians. It seem the situation is changing and our guardians are having to adjust. Plus the more special humans that join the ranks the better. I really liked the mix of action and romance in this one too. Krysta and Etienne had an amazing connection!
Character Thoughts: LOVED Krysta! I really thought in the beginning she was going to be to “off-putting” but after learning her back story, it just fit. She was strong and was really good at what she does. Etienne has always been fantastic! It was nice to get a whole book for him. I loved seeing all the other Guardians/Wives/Seconds we have come to love. Specifically little sister and angel boy! I can’t wait to see where that goes 🙂
Narrated By Kirsten Potter / Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
I love Kirsten! She is one of my favorite narrators. Her pacing, timing, and emotions are always pretty spot-on with the characters of the Immortal Guardians. Heck, I even had this book to read and chose to listen to it.
Final Thoughts: When is the next one? *sigh*
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