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Obsidian Flame (Guardians of Ascension #5)

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Obsidian Flame

Caris Roane

From paranormal romance author Caris Roane comes the fifth book in the "Guardians of Ascension" series.

For a hundred years, Marguerite has been imprisoned and used for her powerful psychic abilities. Her only relief comes from her regular visits with Thorne, her vampire lover. His every touch leaves her hungry for more..and aching for their next en
ebook, 512 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jessica Hatfield
This book was just NOT FOR ME!!!!!! Ok I only gave this book 3 stars because of the other stories going on around Thorne and Marguerite's story and the babies because if I was to rate it on their love story I would give it 2 stars... I don't get how theirs was a love story. I hated, and I do mean I hated Marguerite deeply!!! To me she had no good qualities. I don't care how many times the write said she took beatings for others or was abused she still was a selfish, self-centered, nasty, trashy ...more
This a fantastic, sexy, thrilling and totally wonderful ride!

The story is fast paced and had me on the edge of my seat pretty much from beginning to end. What else can I say but this, "I absolutely loved it!"
Wow, what an amazing read! It's been a while since I was this excited about a book in this genre. I am so happy I started this series! I will admit I never thought it would be this good but it truly is and I guess I need to start recommending it a bit more than I have been doing.

A small summary of the book and a little description of a very unusual couple...
Things have been getting harder and more difficult to the Warriors of the Blood with every day that goes by. Greaves' power is getting out
4,5 stars

Why I still continue this series?

If we see from ideas and originality,nothing new about "World of Ascencion" series. Ms Roane seems like mix all paranormal romance elements she'd knew.From the merry band of vampire brotherhood (BDB anyone?), winged creatures(Guild Hunter, everybody?), the smell-mate thingy (cough,cough,Midnight Breed?) and more. But, why I still read her books anyway?

That's because her world building captivated me. Ms Roane must do a hard work to make her books a lit
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Crystal
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I hate to say this but this was the first book that I have read in this series. I guess you’d think that I was missing out on a lot of the back story but this book goes back and tells you a little about each of the past books.

I really enjoyed Thorne and Marguerite’s story. Thorne had a lot of responsibility placed on him and he had to choose between his duty and his love so he chose the one
Whoa! I just realized that this book was over 400 pages. And I tell you, I felt every. Single. One.

I've read all of the previous books in this series but had to take a break. They absolutely follow a pretty strict formula and don't really deviate at all. So after four books, I felt like I'd had enough for a while. I think I stopped at the wrong place though because it was tough to get back into the swing of things with Obsidian Flame.

Marguerite is a really great heroine and a completely awful bi
Laurie Garrison
Obsidian Flame is the sexiest Ascension Warrior book yet! This time around Caris Roane delivers a nail biting romance because the heroine Marguerite well, she’ll make you wait to see how it all ends up.

Now that Marguerite has escaped all she wasn’t to do is go have as much sex as she can but she has one problem well you better make that two problems. One is Thorne and the other is the breh-hedden. She takes a long time to come to her senses about things so at times she can be a bit no scratch t
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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OBSIDIAN FLAME is book five in the Guardian of Ascension series. This is Thorne and Marguerite’s book.

I was looking forward to reading this book but have to admit that it didn’t really ring my bell. I found that I enjoyed Thorne’s character a lot. He was strong, possessive, and determined to have his woman. But at the same time, I don’t think he got what he deserved in Marguerite. I felt like he deserved someone better.

In the opening chapters, Marguerite finds a random
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Caris has created the most unique vampire world. They gain immortality when they ascend. With ascension comes incredible powers and exceptional abilities. She has added in the extremely sexy mating (breh-hedden) that takes the ascended vampires through even more changes, where they are bestowed more abilities, and further changes their powers and connections to others. The uniqueness of this series is the number one reason to read the books. They are also extremely hot when the hero and heroine ...more
3.5 stars. I'm always glad to see improvement and this series is finally beginning to grow on me. Either that or I've developed immunity to the numerous flaws. Even though I actually enjoyed this one, there remains room for improvement.

At one point, Marguerite compared how she was feeling to having the flu for a week. Except, as a twoling, she's never been sick a day in her life. The fact that no one on 2 gets sick has been well established because, quite frankly, Roane is pretty repetitive.

Aly is so frigging bored
This was such a ride! I am so happy that I waited for a day in which I could read (almost) the whole book from cover to cover. I don't even know what to say about it, I am so exited that I really couldn't censor myself :))

The character growth of both Endele and Marguerite is amazing. I was sure that by the end of the book I would want to kill Marguerite in many different, creative ways, but she lived up in the end to Thorne's standards. Revisiting all the old characters, and also meeting new gre
Juliana Chen
What a ride reading this book...

OMG.. Marguerite... at the beginning of the book until about half of it, I really want to strangle her real tight about a million time.. her behaviour toward Thorne, just made me sooo unhappy..

Yes, I know she was imprisoned in this Convent for the last century and dreaming about freedom constantly for that long time, but not without say some goodbye or something at all to her lover for the last 10 decades.

Thorne, on the other hand, maybe just need some time off fr
This series is getting better and better. Loved Thorne's story but a bit iffy about what's happening between Grace, Leto and Casimir... not sure I like where that's going. I guess I'll see when the next book comes out!
Mary Lauer
I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. I am SO ready for the war to be over, eventho I know that twill be the end of the series. How many WoTB do we have left? 8-)
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
Another amazing read! This series is truly amazing. The whole message behind it all is awe inspiring. If you have not started this series yet then do! NOW!
Scarlett Reine
I don't know...
I like it...
Then I don't like it...
Then I put down the book....
I pick it up again...

So the story goes Marguerite is an Obsidian Red Seer with exceptional strength and ability to go pure vision. She is also a sex doll with an unending hunger for men. Thorne had been her lover for the hundred years she spent in a Convent because her parents wanted the shit beaten out of her for even thinking the word sex. Didn't work like they wanted to.

And now, after all the pains that Thorne h
PepperP0t (
4.5stars -- A book deserving of Thorne

This outing has the leader of the WotB’s (Thorne) chasing his lady love(Marguerite) around mortal earth as she chases her freedom from the convent. Thorne has abandoned his duties, leaving the men shorthanded; he’s also separated himself from Endelle. Marguerite is determined that she will have more than her share of men and has no intention of exchanging the prison of the convent for the prison of 2nd earth – she will be free at all costs.

With Thorne &
My Book Addiction and More MBA
OBSIDIAN FLAME by Caris Roane is an interesting paranormal romance. It is the book #5 in the “Guardians of Ascension”,while this is my first in this series,and a bit confusing at times do the character layout,it was easily to catch up on. I would recommend to start at the beginning of this series. See,” Ascension”,”Burning Skies”,”Wings of Fire”, and “Born of Ashes”. It is a complex,compelling and powerful story of passion,vampires,seers,ancients warriors,two earths,with a few twists and turns. ...more
Lots going on in this book. I really started out not liking Margaurite very much and thogu I liked her better at the end of the book, I'm still not sure how I really feel about her as a heroine. She was quite selfish and whinny at the beginning of the book and it took the majority of the story for that to improve. Granted, she had some really good reasons for the behavior, but it really wasn't very attractive or appealing and I really wasn't thrilled with the way she treated Thorne.

Thorns had is
Lisa Annesley
A little bit of background first, if you're new to the World of Ascension series. The series revolves around a group of elite warriors, the Warriors of the Blood, who are vampires. With wings. Yep, that's right. Stay with me, now--they're pretty cool. They keep Mortal Earth safe from death vampires. Mortal Earth, you ask? You see, there are dimensional worlds, and the Warriors of the Blood have ascended to Second Earth. There is a nasty war going on for both Mortal Earth and Second Earth, and th ...more
I really get tired of saying this.. but Caris Roane has done it again!! Obsidian Flame the 5th full book in her Ascension series completely and totally ROCKS!! This book could easily have lost itself in the dynamics of Thorne and Marguerite but instead Ms Roane crafts a dynamic tale of the choices of love. It is an amazing dance of delicious delight.

Thorne, the leader of the Warriors of the Blood for over Two Thousand Years, dedicated to saving the world and the lives of his men. A true second i
I wasn't a big fan of Marguerite going into this book. And it took a while to warm up to her, Marguerite was all about freedom and being away from Thorne and Woe is me I'm a seer Obsidian Flame and I don't want to be. It came across as being incredibly selfish to me.

The background plot elements were very interesting.
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Neisau *Loves Alpha Males in any form*
I AM TEAM OBSIDIAN POWER! I'm thinking of getting a T-Shirt done.

There are 2 reasons why this book is my favourite in the series.

One....I've been dying to read about Thorne's story from the last instalment and quite frankly since CR wrote about his gravelly voice.

Plus points that is breh is one kick ass BITCH that I just love with a name like Marguerite. Huh go figure!

The story of hidden colonies on Mortal earth is something that just blew me away. I mean as it was conjuring u worlds of mists
Just when I was complaining that all the women of these books were tall, here comes Marguerite, she’s a midget among giants! What she lacks in height, she makes up for in personality She’s independent and has decided that her life going forward, she’s going to be a selfish bitch. Too bad for her that it’s not as simple as that. She let’s her feelings for Thorne and her sense of responsibility get in the way of that. For me, she’s the saving grace of this book and for all the heroines in t
Mayi Taylor
This is my favourite book in the series, the main couple Thorne and Marguerite have been lovers for 100 years already but this is whiilst Marguerite has been in prison, so when she finally gets out, she wants to enjoy her freedom and doesnt want to be bound to Thorne anymore... I loved this because she wants to explore her sexuality and she wants to date and go out and is not the typical virgin heroin... I also liked the fact that I get lots of clues about other stories and new exciting characte ...more
I just love this series. I was so excited when I heard that this was Thorne's book.He was a true leader of the Warriors of the Blood. Thorne was so much more compassionate than I had originally thought in the other books, maybe because he was always drunk before . Marguerite was not my favorite female at all. In fact she came off as a selfish brat who only thought about herself. But as the book progressed Marguerite's character improved. I hated that she toyed with Thorne's feeling even if it wa ...more
Carla.Simoes Simoes

durante um tempo tive esta serie parada, mas decidi agora recomeçar com o livro do thorne, na altura em que acabei o 4º livro nao sabia bem o que esperar deste porque o thorne e a margerit ja se conheciam ja "viviam" juntos ha quase cem anos nao sabia bem por onde a historia se ia desenvolver.

enfim no geral gostei muito e deu-me vontade de continuar a ler a serie, no entanto houve uma coisa que me irritou muito que foi a heroína, mas porque é que ela teve de andar o livro todo a tentar fugir da
Excellent. Look, these books, like BDB and LotU, are formula same focused but sometimes a certain couple or milestone in the series arc, is better than the other books in a great series. The focus here on T/M is outstanding. M is a h that wants to be a downright slut and has turned out to be a faithful partner to one man for over 100 years. T is a leader disguising himself as a second in command. Together, they excel. And the side characters...and the next generation...and Endelle who broke my h ...more
3.5 stars. Once again I was highly disappointed. These are different people but why in the world do they have to have some of the same experiences as the others? Its really old and it irks me to no end. I'm also noticing that despite how "manly" these vamps are, they're a bunch of babies. Always crying when things don't go their way or their "woman" doesn't want to be bothered with them. Again I was confused about what I was reading that I had to stop and back track. There were more than a few g ...more
Obsidian Flame is the 5th installment of the Guardians of Ascension and is is the best one yet! It follows the leader of the Guardians, Warrior Thorne, and his breh, the feisty Marguerite. Marguerite has been locked away for 100 years, with nightly visits from Thorne her anchor to life. She is set free, and runs to be free of everything....being the 2nd of the powerful flame triad that will help Endelle and the Warriors in the war against Greaves, and most especially Thorne. While she loves Thor ...more
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Guardians of Ascension (7 books)
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  • Burning Skies (Guardians of Ascension, #2)
  • Wings of Fire (Guardians of Ascension, #3)
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