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Darkness Everlasting (Guardians of Eternity #3)

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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  7,382 ratings  ·  215 reviews
In this third book of Ivy's pulse-pounding series, a remarkable woman unwittingly becomes a pawn in an epic battle between vampires and werewolves, as she discovers a new world filled with ecstasy and dark passion. Original.
Paperback, 395 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Zebra (first published 2008)
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Jessica Hatfield
I loved this story. Styx, the new Anasso is hott because everyone knows great amounts of power with a heart is hott and, Darcy is very sweet.. I love the way their relationship grows!!! The story line is great and I am glad I didn't stop reading after the first book...... One thing that does bug me is that all the men have super long long hair I know some women like long hair men and while I like my men with shorter hair I can appreciate a man who is hott with long locks but to his freakin knees ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
May 07, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vamp and were lovers
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OMG! This is the third book by Alexandra Ivy in her 'Guardians of Eternity' series and I've loved every one of 'em. The first was "When Darkness Comes", followed by "Embrace The Darkness", and now "Darkness Everlasting".

This series has (hot) weres, (mega-hot) vampires, gods, goddesses, magic, and gargoyles (with a darn good sense of humor)...ooohhh, and really scorching sex!! The world this author creates is believable and there's enough difference to set her world apart from the glut of paranor
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Kaleigha
Let me start out by saying I love Styx. Love him. Want him for myself.

Ok, got that over with. I put off reading Alexandra Ivy for a while, I guess she just got lost in the shuffle of all the authors I try to keep up with. And that is too bad, because Guardians of Eternity is a very, very good series. This time around, we get the story of Styx and Darcy(did I mention that I love Styx?)

Styx is the most powerful, most feared vampire of all. Recently ascending to King, his duties weight heavily on h
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Lisa
Ugh...I didn't enjoy this one at all. Mostly missing even the low-level snark that made the previous entries in the series bearable and off-set the predictability, the tics that amused me in the preceding two flat-out annoyed me in this.

Styx is the tall, dark and humourless Anasso (sounds like 'an asshole', a far better title for him) of the vampires who kidnaps Darcy (a vegetarian who says cripes a lot), calls her angel constantly, cups her face and gets on my tits. The many sex scenes which th
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Gina
Sep 16, 2008 Gina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a good paranormal romance.
Can’t ask for better!

Darcy Smith is a bartender among several other jobs. She does these just to stay afloat; having not finished high school, good jobs are hard to come by. She does what she needs to, to survive. Having been in foster care since a baby, she’d been moved less than every two years, coming to believe herself a freak. finally running away as an early teen. She isn’t like normal people. When she gets hurt, she heals two quickly to be human. She’s stronger and faster than a normal hu
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Another Great installment in this series. Styx the mysterious, sexy, misunderstood Annaso of the Vamps is utterly charming. Especially in his naive belief that no one especially a woman, can best him where it counts the most, HIS Heart. Awesome story. Great action. Styx is everything an Alpha male needs to be, but is just as strong in the love and loyalty he displays to those who are dear to him. He truly has the heart of a king, and this makes him being a pain in the a**, easier to overlook. Ag ...more
Karyn
First of all, I have to know, do women really find men with hair down to their knees attractive or even long hair in general? I love the romance of these novels, but these men would repulse me which makes the story a little less appealing. And don't get me started on the clothes. Men in satin and gold? Or even capes? Really? That alone should have told those woman to run the opposite direction.

Also, the plots are becoming almost identical - arrogant domineering male finds clueless strong female
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Melindeeloo
Duty and honor, give way to passion in Darkness Everlasting.
Darcy has never fit well into the world, but it isn't until she is kidnapped by vampire leader Styx that she discovers another world, a hidden world where her strength and ability to heal don't mark her as a freak forced to live a lonely existence to hide her otherness -- a world of vampires, demons and werewolves, a world where Darcy is a treasure sought after by the werewolf King Salvatore Giuliani. Styx ever dedicated to his people
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valee
2.5 stars

I seriously can't understand why everybody seems to love this series...

First of all I just can't really enjoy a series without a meaningful and well-elaborated plot. To understand and comprehend things is vital when reading paranormal romance. When I'm starting a new paranormal romance book, I like to read details about the world where the story develops (about its different species and customs). Depleted of that, without an original and mind-blowing plot, I just find series lacking of
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PepperP0t
This installment is the first of the series where I was engaged and intrigued by the characters before the end of the first chapter, granted that engagement had everything to do with Styx, the new Anasso (top of the sups food chain here). As Styx is settling into his new position, there's resistance from the werewolves led by Salvatore. The were's have decided they aren't going to follow the old rules and laws anymore, they have something else at stake. To force the weres into talks, Styx decide ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Styx didn't quite get off of my sh*t list from the last book, but by the second chapter of this one, I loved him. And I love how Alexandra Ivy keeps her other characters in the current book-I'd hate to lose sight of Dante, Abby, Viper and Shay. And Levet, the 3 foot gargoyle :)
Styx kidnaps Darcy to use as a bargaining chip against the werewolves who are leaving their hunting grounds as a bid for power.
Darcy is important to Salvatore, the new were king, but no one, least of all Darcy, knows why.
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Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
Another step up on the Guardians of Eternity ladder. As this series improves, it does get better and better. This may be because Ivy is improving herself, or because we are simply learning more about this world and therefore being sucked deeper into it as time progresses.

Still a very light weight read, great for the holiday period, nothing to really challenge you nor make you gasp for breath. This is not a series I am likely to read again and again like the Karen Chance novels, but it is a cute
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Jade
The latest instalment of vampire romance sees Darcy hooking up with Styx, the new ruler of the vamps. I didn't really get on board with Darcy as much as the other femme fatales to date, but to be honest didn't care much as this book was keeping me company between moments of extreme boredom over Moby Dick! Gave me some light relief between endless chapters on different whale species. Ta for that.
Funzee Shu

Hmmm....

Well...ehm...

Di luar dugaan...ternyata it's just ended as just-so-so-reading for me.... *sigh*

Padahal ekspektasi gw mayan tinggi loh buat Styx ~ The Annaso ini....

Tp ya sutralah....

Lanjut !
Jesse
Great book! I am really liking this series. It's one that I just picked up out of curiousity and it has turned out to be a good one. This particular book is in the running as favorite of the three I've read so far. I love Styx and the introduction of the werewolves added something new to this world of the Guardians of Eternity and I hope we get to see how Salvatore saves his pack. Even though he was the "bad guy" in this book, I have a feeling there is something more to him, something honorable ...more
Tasha
This is the story of Darcy and Styx (the head of the vampires). Darcy happened to be created specifically for the purpose of breeding future pureblood wares. She is a ware that cannot shift. Salvatore, King of Wares, wants her to continue their species which is slowly dying out... not that he's realy into her. Styx needs to keep her from Salvatore and Darcy's mother, who is about as maternal as a snake, because he thinks she is his true mate. So while I enjoyed the story it left me with a little ...more
Gardavson
This was Styx and Darcy's story. I liked both the characters. Once again, this is a fast, easy read. The plot is decent, the characters likeable and well developed. It simply lacks the depth and breadth of a five star novel. It is nice for a quick, easy read. I enjoy the characters quite a bit. They could easily fit into a more driven book. But, it is what it is. I didn't expect to like Styx so much. From the last book he was left feeling pretty down on himself and I feared he would be too weak ...more
Faye
This is the 3rd book in the Guardians of Eternity series. The books probably don't need to be read in order even though that would be better. Each subsequent book is based on a relatively minor character from the book before, and some of the characters carry over. The focus is primarily on vampires but there are demons and shape shifters and a really cute gargoyle.

The 3 books I've read have been good - maybe even getting better slightly from the 1st book to the 2nd, etc. These books are an easy
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Rae
Oct 20, 2014 Rae rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: not
meh. That's the best I could come up with to describe this story. Please don't assume that I didn't enjoy this story. Some of the reason's I gave a two star rating are:
- it stuck with the usually format for the Alpha male and average female leads of this genre.
- the leads fell for each other right away but were having problems within a week as though they've been together for years.
- Even though the book was only 260 pages, there was a few drags in the story, that made me force myself to keep g
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Debrac2014
I gave this book three stars but it didn't keep me interested!
Shari Kay
Okay... these books are entertaining. The men are sweet, hot, and a bit alpha. The women are funny, also sweet and show a backbone occasionally. Though I'm liking this series enough to continue, I can't give it a higher rating.

The writing is getting tighter with each book, but there are still continuity issues. Example: we are told Styx bites Darcy and he licks the wound... this is during sex... but before the scene is over, we are told he is still sucking her blood. When did he bite her again?
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La La
I did not like the heroine, Darcy, at all. I felt that she was so accepting of the vampires but shunned her own people, the weres. It made her come across as very prejudice, judgemental, and close minded. I like my heroines to be someone I would want to be friends with or at least in some way redeem themselves at the end of the story and this character did none of those things. This was not one of my favorite Ivy books.
Paige
3.5 stars.

I enjoyed DARKNESS EVERLASTING. I liked the constant action and the blurred lines that weren't so easy to define.

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There wasn’t anything that I just didn’t like about DARKNESS EVERLASTING, but it never made me want to put everything else on hold to finish it.

I liked Styx much more than I thought I would. He went through a major makeover in his personality when he finds Darcy. From the start, no one can figure out what Darcy is, nor why the wolf leader, Salvator is after h
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Maria
The book was so repetitive. In almost every chapter you could read about how the hero, Styx, was feared by all vampires, how fierce a warrior and so forth. Yawn. I think Alexandra Ivy had a good plot going with the vampires and the werewolves on their way to a treaty and a sweet story between H/H but it never got developed but neither got the attention they needed.
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Original Read 2011

Reread January 14, 2014 via audiobook narrator was ok...Liked the story better than book 1 upon reread. Not jumping up and down like I did after the original read.

Knocked it down from a 5 star read to a 3.5 star read.after the reread
Yun Merripen
jatuh cinta berat sama LEVET...lucu n menggemaskan bgt...^^

apalg request aneh ny sama styx...

n bagian dia bawa jaguar my viper ampe hancur...hehhehe
Jessica
Pure brain candy. Very formulaic, but I haven't read much vampire PNR lately so I was cool with that. Surprisingly funny. Very likely to read more in the series.

Caveats: Just be sure not to google what Aztec masks actually look like, and mentally substitute Olmec every time anyone talks about the hero being a 2000 year old Aztec warrior/vampire (saddled with a Greek name, for whatever reason). I would have liked to have had more of his backstory actually, but it's probably better that it was ski
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Wendy
This one was my favorite of these. I thought Styx was fantastic in this book. So heroic and deeply in love.
Alley
I was on the fence for a while about this series. i finally gave in and started from the first book. I'm glad i did because once i did i loved it and had to read more of the series. I loved styx. I'm glad darcy followed her heart.
Darcy has never been normal, considering herself a freak. with growing up in foster care then on the streets she doesn't graduate high school. she is working as a bartender (one of her many jobs) when she meets Salvatore. and in turn running from him she meets styx. or
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Debbie (Doc)
This is the first book in this series that I was actually interested in early in the storyline. Although there were some issues for me, such as each vampire only had 1 friend - really. Even the leader was limited on who he could contact. I read a substantial amount of paranormal books and most of the vampires are able to easily transport to where they want/need to go. This vamp needed a car - again really!

I did enjoy the plot and the h/he were believable. Their romance seemed feasible, and the t
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Other Books in the Series

Guardians of Eternity (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)
  • Embrace The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #2)
  • 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) Embrace The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #2) Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #6) Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity, #5) Darkness Revealed (Guardians of Eternity, #4)

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