Enslaved (Eternal Guardians, #5)
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Enslaved (Eternal Guardians #5)

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After being rescued from the Underworld, Gryphon is plauged by strange voices and an evil foreboding. He believes that his only hope for salvation is to track down the goddess who cursed him...until he meets Maelea.
A prisoner with no bars, Maelea encounters Gryphon on her quest to find Olympus. He's about to test her loyalty to the gods, and she's ready to find out if he...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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FV Angela
*ARC provided by Netgalley

Review originally posted at http://www.fictionvixen.com/review-en...

Since paranormal became the “in” thing in romance I seem to run into the same problem over and over….. if the world building and characters aren’t very unique in some way they seem to either bore me to tears or blur into each other to the point where I can’t remember the whos, whats and wheres when I go to pick up the second book in a series. Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Gaurdians series is very differe...more
It's fun to see how each author writes a series. There are some who connect a series of stand alone books, with intriguing secondary characters who later have their own books. There are some who write about multiple characters their stories intertwining.. telling the same story from a different point of view. There are some who have an entire over all arc but write mini arcs inside (a series of smaller arcs with a few books that compliment the overall arc). Then there are those who write an ongo...more
Enslaved was 3 stars, likable book for me. I really wanted to love it with a tortured, wounded hero and an outcast heroine but was not feeling a connection with them all the time. For me Enslaved started out good with Gryphon and Malea escaping, but while trying to escape, out of the blues her attitude changed and bang all of a sudden she is scared and has to escape from Gryphon. After that, the rest of the book was choppy and just did not flow right. I think they were perfect for each other but...more
A.R. Von
I’ve always wanted to read Elisabeth Naughton’s work, so glad I finally got to do so and should kick myself for waiting as long as I did. Elisabeth has created an original, imaginative and vivid world with a combination of known and unknown paranormal aspects and characters for us to truly engross ourselves in and enjoy. Even though this is book #5 of the series and the first I’ve read from it, I did not find myself to be lost or unable to understand any of the happenings within the story. All o...more
5 enthusiastic stars


Elisabeth Naughton's books have become a bit of addiction for me. I have read 9 of her books in 16 days. Enslaved is the fifth book in her Eternal Guardian series. I was first drawn to these books because of the connection to mythology. With that focus, clearly this was going to be a light, fun, romantic read, right? Yes, and more. Embedded in this fanciful mythology are serious themes - betrayal, loss, abandonment, self-esteem, and surviving trauma. The Guardian...more
This book was get another great installment of the argonauts.

Gryphon - who's soul was saved from hell, darkness still haunts him, meets maela half breed daughter of good and evil and the adventure begins. Some real touching scenes in this book that actually made me cry, the words were just so emotional it couldn't help touch me.

In this book we have all the other characthers making appearances which really enhances the story, also a new female makes an appearance, whic I assume will appear in new...more
Lynsey A
Well, this one took me a long time to finish but the ending was quite rewarding. This book was quite slow to start. It wasn't really boring, it just didn't suck me in like some of the other books in this series.

There is a scene where Gryphon shares what happened to him in the Underworld that was quite heart-breaking but Mealea's response was very sweet and loving. That was probably one of my favorite scenes in this book.

I really enjoy Naughton's writing. I'm certainly glad I fell into reading o...more
4 stars

Loved the plot.
Loved that she-devil finally dead.
Loved Gryphon.

Disliked the romance.
Disliked Maelea.
Disliked Max.

Anyway, Eternal Guardians' still an amazing series.

Off me to next book: Titus and Natasa's.
Stacy {Texas Reader}
ARC provided by netgalley

Comfortable, this is just one of those series I just enjoy reading. I picked it up because I have a fondness for Greek Mythology, and had never read anything about the Argonauts. This series does not disappoint. The characters (and couples) are well developed and balanced for each other, they just seem to "fit" when they find each other. And this series is not the same old "history" that has been written to death. Daemons, Gods, the Underworld, it has it all without repe...more
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “All her life she’d been alone. Even the few times she’d been in love, she’d still been alone, because she’d never opened herself all the way. She’d never admitted who she really was, never confessed her hopes and dreams, never shared her soul. This time, she would. This time, everything was different.” (p. 296, e-galley)

It’s hard to believe that Enslaved is book five in Elisabeth Naughton‘s Eternal Guardians series. I’m not a fan of Greek mythology, but I’ve really become addict...more
Rating: A-

If you like tortured heroes, Gryphon is the hero for you! In Elisabeth Naughton's fifth book in her highly addictive Eternal Guardians series readers find out what has happened to Gryphon, the guardian who became a slave to Atalanta. Gryphon was rescued but he's still suffering the effects of his enslavement and no one, least of all Gryphon, is sure if he will ever recover.

He escaped the hell he was living in but the torture continues, if only in his head. It's the voice of Atalanta Gr...more
Amy Jacobs
Can we just take a moment to drool over this amazing and sexy cover? I'll wait.
Did we get the drool wiped up? Okay, let us proceed.

I love, LOVE, love this author and her writing. There is just something about the way she can create a scene that captures me. One word can sum up this series for me: ADDICTIVE. Trust me when I say that when you start with the first book in this series, you will be snatching up the currently released books in this series just to keep getting your fix.

Gryphon, how I l...more
Wow! Just wow! Words truly cannot express just how badass Enslaved was but I'm gonna try. Elisabeth Naughton raised the bar with this installment of the Eternal Guardians series and I can't wait to see what happens next. Full review can be found here: http://www.smashattackreads.com/2012/...
Book 5 of the Eternal Guardians was the closing of few issues but the opening of many more.

The idea of having of having to go through months of torture in order to start the process of a series of events that will bring you to your soul mate in the end... TOTALLY sucks, especially when you have no idea that's what's going to happen... I guess it was a good thing Gryphon was stronger then he realized.

Tortured, wounded, an deep unbearable darkness was what in Gryphon's head after he was rescued by...more
Gina M Jordan
Something happened mid-series & the author seems to have lost interest in the characters & stories she'd built up so well previously. I was deeply connected to the characters & anticipating their stories so much, then Orpheus's book was a huge disappointment. :(. He had been my fave character & his story should have been as fascinating, irreverent, funny & deep as he is, yet I was skipping sections waiting for some miracle that didn't happen, the story just got worse.

I'd gott...more
Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker   (Oh My Shelves)
I liked this one. Gryphon was really messed up by the games played for power by Hades, Atlanta and Cronus. Even though Orpheus and the Argonauts had rescued him, Gryphon was still being mentally tormented by the perversions he acquiesced to just to keep from remaining in the underworld. Plus, Cronus bound Gryphon and Atlanta together so she kept calling him in his head.

*constantly hearing "Doolas" on the audio was driving me insane, so I can only sympathize with Gryph*

Gryphon decides to leave th...more
Gryphon: Argonaut & descendant of Perseus, brother to Orpheus.
He'd had his body stolen by a warlock & his soul sent to hell where he was tortured for months, until Atalanta found him and offered him an end to his suffering... at a price.

Maelea: aka Melinoe, daughter of Zues and Persephone.
She's 3142 yrs old & ageless. She's cursed to forever roam the human realm although she wants to earn her way into Olympus. Hades has a hatred for her, as she's a reminder of how his brother trick...more
Olivia ツ
I always forget how much I enjoy these books until I read one. I’ve always enjoyed the mythology that has been weaved into these characters. This was Gryphon’s story. Poor Gryphon was imprisoned in the Underworld and Atalanta had her way with him. He has 6 months to either kill her or give her what she is seeking. Since he first laid eyes on her, Maelea has intrigued Gryphon. What he doesn’t know is that she is the light that is the cure for his darkness and her proximity quiets the voices in hi...more
I was first introduced to Elisabeth Naughton when I read her Stolen Trilogy. However, she became an auto-buy author for me once I read Marked , the first book in the Eternal Guardians series. I’ve been looking forward to this book forever – now you might be asking what took me so long after its release date to read it. Enraptured is the reason…I was sure that nothing could meet the standards set by this book – well Enslaved did it. Both Gryphon and Maelea were written with such a poignant impa...more
This is book 5 in the Eternal Guardians series. At this point i have only read this one and the one before it. I plan on eventually going back to read the first three. I was afraid that i would have trouble not reading in order but so far i don't feel that's a problem. I'm sure it helps with the whole picture to do that though. I would recommend you read at least book 4 before trying 5. Enslaved will be much clearer if you do as the set up for Gryphon the hero of this book is set in book 4 which...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
4 3/4

Oh my sweet, tortured Gryphon I am so glad you are back. You have a great journey ahead of you but never fear you are about to meet the one person, the only person that will save you.

I loved this story... Sometime it is so hard to explain why you love a book without giving away spoilers. I try really hard to not put spoilers in my reviews. So lets see what I can tell you without giving too much away.

Gryphon is back, but not the same. Maelea is planning her escape. The escape plan do...more
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
4.25stars actually.

Neither Mealea nor Gryphon are adjusting to life in the Colony as they are still victims of their curses. Accidently they meet while making independent escapes and end up travelling together. Although they seem unlikely Mealea and Grypon work very well as a couple and the sexual tension between them is palpable. Mealea was more than eye candy/arm decoration for Gryphon as she fought by his side against the daemons and hellhounds. Gryphon admirably allowed opportunity for droo...more
I really like that this is not just the average paranormal-romance-bandwagon series. The writing in this series is rich and the storyline is heavily detailed and energetic too, all things that make a really good book. The writing is clean too, so none to very few typos, no 'blond moments' or run-ons - none of that distracting yada yada. On the down side there are a number of copycat minor details that seem to come from other top paranormal authors that keep swirling around... (silver eyes, leath...more
Alyssa :::Riverina Romantics:::
Posted at: Riverina Romantics
Rating: 4/5*
Romance Rating: 3.5/5 <3

*ARC Provided by NetGalley*

Can Gryphon be my doulas? Pretty please? –bats eyes and begs- I promise I’ll take good care of him.

Usually when you think of a tortured hero, they have emotional scars or physical scars tied with something in their past. Gryphon has decided to be different, and be currently tortured by an evil demi-god’s voice in his head who is making him slowly lose his mind and give in to the darkness. His fellow Ar...more
Cocktails and Books
Grphyon had suffered such unspeakable tortures at the hands of Atalanta and Kronos, I had to wonder just how Elisabeth Naughton was going to bring this "broken" argonaut back into the land of the living. What she gave us was a man who was so very worthy of his argonaut markings, but also the daughter of the Gods.

Gryphon, in the other Guardian books, was also such an easy going character, so his transformation into this hardened, tortured soul is tough. He thinks he's losing his mind because he c...more
Ave Binks
I'm amazed again and again at how good the actual stories are in these so called/ labeled "Romance Novels". I hate that term: Romance Novel; it implies noting but mindless smut ans sex on every page. don't get me wrong there are some books out there that rightly deserve that definition, but this is certainly not one of them. I mean, yes, there is sex, but this novel was so much more. I truly love and appreciate the the struggles the characters go through to learn and trust one another to the poi...more
Secretly Reading
Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen

As a series fan I couldn’t wait to read this installment and it lived up to my high expectations. Given all characters and action plot, I’m not sure new readers could jump in here but it’s such a great paranormal series I’d recommend they start at book one anyway.

This is a classic romance of a hero and heroine saving each other. Gryphon initially kidnaps Maelea because being near her quiets Atlanta’s calls for him to return to the Underworld but as he gets t...more
Even though I’ve enjoyed this series immensely so far, I’ve completely read it in an odd order so I fully recommend to any new readers to start at the beginning and read in order. I had read the first book in the series a few years ago so when I started going through my TBR pile to get caught up I was initially a little lost with characters because I needed a quick reminder who everyone was. It also probably didn’t help that I read this series in the following order: book 1, 3, 2, and 5. Even th...more
So close to a 4-star-rating, but at the end I just couldn't rate it with more than 3 ... when will goodreads finally allow us to use those half stars? *sniff

While I really enjoyed the book, it took me FOREVER to really understand it as I had forgotten almost everything about this series. Some help from the author would have been nice. I do hate it when new installments lose many pages describing events from the previous ones, but some little help is always needed. I couldn't quite remember the c...more
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Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominate...more
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