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Darkness Everlasting (Guardians of Eternity #3)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  6,798 ratings  ·  207 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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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
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
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
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
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
 ~*~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
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
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
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
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.
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
Funzee Shu



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 !
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
This one was my favorite of these. I thought Styx was fantastic in this book. So heroic and deeply in love.
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
Debbie W
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
Like this one alot. Def. better than the first two. Series is finally gathering steam for me.
l luved it...Styx just made mant to melt!

Oooh I loved Styx. I felt so sorry for him in the previous book because he was bound by his duty and making decisions as he faced losing valuable friendships.

In this book, he still remains as the brooding, self-flagellating Vampire Lord after taking up the mantle of Anasso but he has a new problem with the "Dogs"/Werewolves. Trying to solve the problem himself, he comes across Darcy. She's a pixie-like bartending orphan that has no idea of her past or her heritage b
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Ce troisième volume est différent des deux premiers en mettant en scène un trio et non pas un simple couple comme dans les autres. Styx, l’Anasso et donc Roi des vampires fraîchement "élu" ; Darcy, une jeune femme de 30 ans qui n’est pas aussi humaine qu’elle le croit ; Salvatore le Roi des loups-garous aux allures de mannequin GQ ou d’Al Capone (au choix). Avec qui la belle Darcy finira-t-elle à la fin de ce combat de testostérone ? Comme si le titre du livre ne nous aidait pas xD

Styx est donc
Apr 20, 2010 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adults only
Darkness Everlasting so far is my favorite of the series. Darcy Smith grew up in the foster system until she ran away at sixteen to live on her own. The newly appointed Vampire Anassi (King) and self confessed hermit, Styx has just discovered that a rogue werewolf has illegally entered his territory seeking a young woman named Darcy. Styx gets the idea to kipnap her to use a leverage against the were king. It has been my experience when authors profess that the female characters are sweet, kind, ...more
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