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Viper (Guardians of Eternity #2)

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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  6,848 ratings  ·  263 reviews
Lady Shay est la dernière de son espèce. Mi-humain, mi-Shalott, son sang est un inestimable aphrodisiaque pour les vampires qui le considèrent comme encore plus précieux que l'or. Même si les Shalotts sont des assassins de renom, une malédiction lancée à l'encontre de Shay l'envoie dans la quartier du marché aux esclaves, où son sort est plus qu'incertain... Viper, le capt ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 20th 2011 by Milady (first published November 1st 2007)
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Jessica Hatfield
Much better than the first story I enjoyed Viper's Character and I like Shay as well. I got into their story and I could enjoy their relationship the story line was good. The first book was thin and I didn't really feel connected To Dante or Abby but in the this book I liked both Abby and Dante more and I feel like whatever was missing in the first book came out in the second!!!
Christel
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal vampire readers
Shelves: alexandra-ivy
Great followup to the first Guardians of Eternity book.

Shay is a half-blood Shalott, some sort of demon whose blood is a major attractant to vampire's. She is a slave that was held by the coven of witches in the first book. She helped dante, Abby and Viper to defeat the witch.

Viper is the leader of the Chicago clan of vampire's. Immensely wealthy and dangerous gorgeous. He is attracted to Shay and buy's her at an auction to be his slave.

Then all hell breaks loose. Some other demon is after Shay
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Leah
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Kaleigha


I am on book three of my Alexandra Ivy Guardians of Eternity marathon (started with the last one, then back to the first). After meeting Viper in the first book, I was more than looking forward to his story, since his character was a standout in Dante and Abby's story. And it wasn't bad at all.

Viper is one of the most powerful of the vampires, a clan chief controlling the Chicago area. Rising to power through the centuries, Viper's vampire existence began much differently. Alone, without a clan
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Sandra
I think this one was better than the 1st one. Maybe because I understood more of the world building, not sure. And I liked the 1st one. In fact Dante & Abby make a few appearances, but never overtake our H/h in importance.

Our H is Viper the vamp from #1 and our h is Shay, the Shallot halfdemon, also from #1. So we already have a history with them, which was nice. Not just the last 3 pages from #1 but a good substantial background which meant we could get straight into the story.

Everybody wan
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Okay I must say this book is a 100x's better than the 1st book! The great thing is u don't have to read the 1st book to become well aquainted with the characters in this one. Viper, DUDE IS BAD! I love the dynamic with he and Shay. This one was very interesting in given the details of Shay's Past and Present and how Viper, whether she admits it or not, is the key to helping her unlock the closet and put her demons to rest so to speak. Levet "the Gargoyle" and Shay's best friend is so adorable an ...more
Jane Stewart
The main characters weren’t interesting enough. The story dragged. At times I wanted it to be over.

STORY BRIEF:
Shay is half human and half Shalott (demon). Her blood is an aphrodisiac to vampires. She is the last Shalott in existence. A curse binds her to the troll Evor. He puts her on the auction block to sell as a slave. Viper (a vampire clan leader) buys her with the highest bid. She expects to be kept as a slave and is wary to find that he treats her as a guest. A powerful evil entity wants
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Ren
Menurut aku ini lumayan lah untuk novel genre vampire

Ga kasih lima, dan ga begitu tergila2, mungkin karena aku udah pernah baca novel2 vampir lain yang jauh lebih bagus daripada ini :)

Yang menjadi poin plus dari novel ini adalah karakteristik Shay yang though, tapi wajar mengingat dia mempunyai masa lalu yang sulit

Viper, ah sayangnya dy kurang terliat mempesona disini. Tidak seperti karakternya di Sang Pelindung (When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)) by Alexandra Ivy yang menarik perhatian, disini he's look a little bit off, suatu hal yang sering terjadi dalam su
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Viper is a clan leader in Chicago, and in the last book, a half-shallot demon helped out his friends when they were up against some horrible odds. She was a slave of some evil witches, and Viper can't seem to get her out of his mind. When he finds her up for auction, of course he can't help himself-he bids on her.
Shay is the last of her kind-the shallot demons. They were bred to be assassains and Shay is bound to her slave owner, a troll, by a death curse. If he is killed, she'll die. But shall
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Sharona
Oh...... I really loved this book. Viper is wonderful. His character is and will be one of my favorites for sure. Shay is also great. I like a strong willed female character that is more then willing to a badass with the boys. The love story between these two was beautiful. Not dumb and mushy but very realistic. The side characters like Levet are priceless as well. Can't help falling in love with him. I also like how Ivy sets up the next storyline by introducing you to the characters with just e ...more
PepperP0t
Read January 2014 -- 4.25stars really

Some time has passed since (When Darkness Comes)Shay, the shalott demon that helped thwart the witches, has been returned to her owner. Evor wastes no time trying to lease Shay out again via an auction which Viper has cleverly arranged to attend. Both Shay & Viper have been haunted with dreams of each other since their abrupt parting after the witch incident. However someone more sinister than the witches is trying to obtain Shay for themselves and will g
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Melindeeloo
Viper at last!

Embrace the Darkness is a passionate romance that takes up the story several weeks after the end of When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, Book 1). If you remember nothing else from the previous book, you will remember Viper. Vampire clan leader, Viper was the bored and beautiful fallen angel surrounded by hedonistic decadence, who in aiding Dante and Abby, came into contact with the beautiful demon Shay who saved Viper's life. This brief encounter marked them both and they
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Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
I loved this book and vampire novels are really not my choice of genre, although I did read the first book in this series and loved it, too.

The chemistry between Viper and Shay was incredible. It'd been awhile since I'd read the first novel so I went back and skimmed through the last half of the first book just to refresh my memory on how they came to meet. At the end of the first book, I didn't have any idea that Shay and Viper would hook up. I don't think Shay was even named at that point. She
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Crystal
At least this time the H had ivory skin. Huh. So since the next one is about an ancient Aztec, does this mean he has petrified wood skin? No?

Please authors, stop with the random gemstone alliterations when referring to a character's skin tone. It was bad enough to find one described as marble alabaster (particularly when one realizes that alabaster is a generic term used for both gypsum and calcite, two very soft minerals). Now we got someone described as having skin the color of an elephant tus
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Cleverly
A while back I picked up When Darkness Comes The first in the series of The Guardians of Eternity. I didn't take a liking to the book. I said there was a character in the book that grabbed my attention even though he wasn't a big part in it. Viper. What a name, almost cliche. I later found out he was the protagonist in the second in the series. Every time I wanted to pick up a romance book I thought about his character, which is so not like me. After all it's a character in a book. Viper. Which ...more
Lelyana
Meet Viper and Shay
Setengah manusia Shay mengira hidup nya biasa2 saja sampai dia bertemu Viper, sang Vampir yg seksi yg memberi tahu dia kalau dia adalah sasaran para iblis. Berada di dalam lindungan Viper, Shay tidak kuasa menolak his charm, walau pada akhirnya dia tahu jika Viper adl vampir.
Kejar2aan seru, percintaan viper dan Shay yg juga seru,menjadikan novel ini enak di baca dan tidak terlalu suram dan menerikan seperti yg saya bayangkan mengenai cerita2 vampir
Viper became one of my fav
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Bronwyn Rykiert
This is book 2 in the Guardian of Eternity Series. I did not want to put this book down.

Shay was born half human and half shallot demon and has lived her life as a slave, when the vampire clan leader Viper buys her she is ready to fight him but she finds there is a darker force that needs to be conquered. Someone wants her blood for it's healing powers. Viper, Shay and Levet (a 3ft gargoyle) set out to find whoever wants Shay dead.

It was one of those stories that grip you so you don't want to pu
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Gardavson
Good book. I love Viper. Shay was ok. I liked her for the most part. Again, this is a easy, quick read. Super depth, not so much. But fun just the same.

Some things seemed a little inconsistent with the first book. Before, all the demons were after Abby, now they avoid her. And nothing was mentioned about Viper's nefarious businesses.

Anyway, Viper and Shay are questing to find the evil being that wants to capture Shay and drain her blood. They also are trying to break the curse that binds Shay's
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Book
This book was a million times better than the first book in this series. It was like a different author. The characters had a much more involved relationship and the story line was more exciting. I loved these characters which seem to fit together much more and they were a lot less annoying. I am glad I did not give up on this series. I would recommend you just skip the first book and start with this one. I am on the third book now and it is also very good so far. I guess this teaches me a lesso ...more
Darla
I really enjoyed the 2nd book in this Guardians of Eternity series. Like the first one, it had a great mix of romance and humor which I really love in a book. I loved our hero Viper, he was hilarious, and our heroine Shay was a mix of strength and vunerability that I also liked. Prior to this series I had never read anything by Alexandra Ivy, but she has my attention now, so I would suggest to anyone to give this series a chance, hopefully the remaining books in the series are all just as good a ...more
Anita
This is a soul-mate type paranormal romance that features a vampire (Viper) who falls for a half demon/half human (Shay). Shay is the last Shallot demon, a race driven to extinction because their blood is an aphrodisiac for vampires. Her blood also heals extreme illness and wounds - which is why certain other vampires (not Viper) are hunting her. The chemistry between the lead characters is good, and the story interesting. I wasn't completely sucked in by this book, but I liked it. This is book ...more
Amanda Waller-bline
This book took A LOT for me to finish it. Really. Eye rolling, lots and lots of eye rolling happened before the end of this one. Viper was a little on the obnoxious side of Alpha. And by a little, I mean crazy controlling. Danger? Oh no. Better make everyone else leave the room, as he is obviously the only one who is strong enough to survive. And Shay. Jesus. She was SO ANNOYING. Every single time I read from her pov I nearly stopped reading the book. We didn't need a three page description of h ...more
Funzee Shu

*** 3 stars

Well, since I read the translated version of this book, I will write my review in my native language, Indonesia.

Jarak antara baca antara buku si Dante dan buku Viper ini mayan juauuuuuuuh bingits. Why ?
Yah, salahkan si mood yg tiba2 lenyap nerusin baca ni seri krn wkt itu nunggu buku ini rilis lama amir, jd gw putusin bwt beli dulu smua serinya baru deh baca skalian.
Dan, giliran bukunya sdh di tangan selera baca gw sdh beralih jalur dr pararom ke NA dan skrg mentok di MM, hue hue hu
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Gaby
Publicado en Historias Imaginarias

Shay y Viper los conocimos en el primer libro de la serie y era obvio que existiría algo entre ellos. Shay es la una Shalott, y por lo tanto su sangre afrodisíaca es deseada por muchos. Su vida es un peligro constante y esta acostumbrada a cuidarse sola, no puede confiar en nadie.

Viper es el jefe del clan de vampiros de Chicago. Poderoso, frío y hermoso, puede tener lo que quiera y a quien quiera. Al ver a Shay ser vendida en una subasta de esclavos, decide comp
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Debrac2014
Good story! Good mix of characters!
Anaëlle
Ce tome nous présente Viper, rencontré dans le tome 1. Il est chef de clan vampire et depuis qu’il a aidé Dante et Abby, il ne pense qu’à une seule personne : Shay.

Shay est une Shalott et surtout la dernière de son espèce. Elle est également à moitié humaine. Son espèce est très recherché pour son sang qui peut guérir les surnaturels et les vampires en sont accros.

Viper lui ne cherche que sa compagnie et souhaite apprendre à la connaitre. Lorsqu’il découvre qu’elle appartient à un marchand d’e
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Carisa
I didn't read the first in the series but didn't feel like it was essential for this one. I liked everything about this story and the Guardians' world, although the dialog wasn't very original. Lots of action but has enough romance to satisfy and Viper is a sexy vampire.
HERO is the Leader of his vampires clan, who tames and falls for a demon slave.
SCENES/CONTENT: few/hot
GENRE/TONE: paranormal/action
PAGES: 352 pages
Roberta
This is the 2nd book in the Guardian of Eternity series.

This is the story of Viper and Shay. Shay saved Viper's life in the last book and he feels indebted to her. Shay is the last of her kind, a shallot and her blood is wanted by all vampires. Viper buys Shay while she in on the slave block, put there due to a curse being held over her. She doesn't see that he is trying to protect her, all she sees is someone trying to enslave her once again.

While protecting Shay, Viper falls in love with her
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Intrigued by Romance
This story is truely captivating! What more could you hope for: A gorgeous hunk of a Vampire who falls in love with a half Shallott-half human lady, and the adventure of a life time. Viper (Vampire) goes to an auction house to bid on the most enticing item (a half shallott-half human woman- Shay). What is unique is that fact that Shay's blood is an aphrodisiac to vampires and it is considered priceless. Unbenounced to Viper, someone deadly is after Shay and is bound and determined to have her. V ...more
Rae
Viper and Shay's story was pretty good.

It was nice that the author introduced the characters in the previous book so readers could develop some type of bond with them before this book, or else, Shay would have been a VERY lame character.

It was a bit unrealistic to visualize this 100 year old, feared, assasine that's scared of the dark...and spiders...and let's not forget that she's completely irrational.

Assasines are generally associated with being disciplined and professional. You wouldn't thin
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Other Books in the Series

Guardians of Eternity (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)
  • Darkness Everlasting (Guardians of Eternity, #3)
  • Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity, #4)
  • Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity, #5)
  • Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #6)
  • Guardians of Eternity - Verlockung der Düsternis (Guardians of Eternity, #6.5)
  • Devoured by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #7)
  • Darkness Eternal (Guardians of Eternity, #7.5)
  • Bound By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #8)
  • Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #9)
When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) Darkness Everlasting (Guardians of Eternity, #3) Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #6) Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity, #5) Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity, #4)

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“Cherie, did the table do something I did not see or were you just attempting to teach it a lesson?"

"I was imagining it was Evor."

"Strange that they do not resemble each other."

"I have a good imagination."

"Ah, in that case, I do not suppose you are imagining I'm Brad Pitt?”
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