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Viper (Guardians of Eternity #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  7,972 Ratings  ·  292 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's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
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!!!
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Apr 17, 2010 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars, m-f
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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
This would've been a 5 star for me if the h, Shay, didn't annoy me for most of the book. I understand that she had been enslaved for most of her life. I also get that she had a grudge against vampires. But geez Viper proved he could be trusted over and over and over again. Yet she still pushed him away, gave attitude and insulted him. When Viper needs her most she does pull through for him but for me it was too little too late. Now Viper on the other hand I adored and that's why this still gets ...more
 ~*~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
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
Jane Stewart
The main characters weren’t interesting enough. The story dragged. At times I wanted it to be over.

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
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
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
I was so excited when I was finally able to figure out how to pull this eBook from the online library. It was so worth the extra effort.

I fell for Viper in When Darkness Comes. He was pure hunky arrogant vampire. Smooth operator in every way. With Viper's loyalty and his fight to keep Shay safe I was over the top for Viper. And, the anticipation of a bloody fight I almost forgot there would have to be a happily ever after. Great Storytelling.

And Shay, a sassy warrior is always my favorite hero
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
Nov 04, 2009 Melindeeloo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
May 29, 2012 Crystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamp-were, traded
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
Sep 01, 2010 Cleverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Jun 03, 2011 Lelyana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Oct 18, 2009 Gardavson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 16, 2012 Darla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Alexa Ayana
Setelah awal yang kuat di buku pertama, seri ke-2 ini juga cukup seru untuk diikuti. Tarik ulur Lady Shay dan Viper tidak sepanas Dante dan Abby tapi chemistry mereka berdua tetap terbangun dan bisa dipercaya.

Sisi laga novel ini seru dan seimbang dengan sisi romancenya. Peran-peran pendukung lucu dan bikin kepo. Konfliknya masih standar buku paranom biasa dan mudah ditebak endingnya. Tapi so far buku ini menarik dan mudah dicerna.
Siap lanjut ke buku Styx yang misterius.

My Rating :
Star : 3.5/5
Oct 22, 2009 Book rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
GENRE/TONE: paranormal/action
PAGES: 352 pages
ini cerita apaan sih. aku lebih suka yang murni harlequin daripada harlequin + cerita vampir2an ini. jadi nggak jelas fokus ceritanya.
My star rating:

Plot: 4/5
Pacing: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
World: 4/5
Romance: 4.5/5

Enjoyment level: 4.5/5 stars
Ceacily cici Sherly
suka deh...kacian bgt ma lady shay...n ternyata ada jg yg lebih kuat dr Viper...puas dah bc nie buku ^-^v
Another good book. Ms Ivy has a great sense of humor in her books along with a good story.
Oct 29, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
oh, so want to reread this whole's well worth the read.
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Other Books in the Series

Guardians of Eternity (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Darkness Everlasting (Guardians of Eternity, #3)
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  • Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity, #5)
  • Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #6)
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  • Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #9)
  • Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, #10)
  • Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #11)

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