Night Falls Darkly (Shadow Guard #1)
A brand-new chilling saga....
A cunning immortal who's been called upon to reclaim a marked soul...
Ever since an accident took away her memory, Miss Elena Whitney can't recall the secrets of her own past. All she knows is that with her mysterious benefactor Archer, Lord Black, returning to London at the behest of Queen Victoria, she sho ...more
The first words that comes to mind when trying to describe Night Falls Darkly is refreshingly different. This book was recommended to me by Jan (thank you, Jan!!!) as part of a “Pick-it-for-me” book challenge. It’s not something I would have ever chosen for myself, so to be totally honest, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t like it. Wow, was I ever wrong!
This is the first novel in the Shadow Guard series by Kim Lenox. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book because, for me, the first bo ...more
Archer is immortal whilst Elena mortal and really they shouldn't ...more
Elena can't remember anything about her life from before a year and a half ago when she was in an almost fatal accident. She now lives in the luxurious mansion of her guardian, the mysterious and unknown-to-her Lord Black. She fills her days helping out at the hospital where she ...more
I picked it up thinking it would be a good novel to pass the time, but it turned out to be an amazing read that I couldn't put down. I had 5 pages to go and I had to leave for work, all day at work that's all I was thinking about. It was pretty nerve wrecking!
The novel takes place in White chapel, England during the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888. Night Falls Darkly is the first installment of the Shadow Guard series with the ...more
This book is written to the times of the late 1880's. The Shadow Guard is and ancient line of guardians between the mortal and immortal planes. The Shadow Guard reclaim the souls of the most vile creatures that roam the earth. This book is related around the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in London.
Elena is the ward of Lord Black. She has amnesia and cannot remember her past except for a locke ...more
“Elena turned. Her eyes widened.
Flickering lamplight revealed the outline of a man standing in a small alcove off the study. A tall, naked man, save for the small narrow swath of linen he clasped against a tightly c
The story was interesting, however, I found the bits about the Immortal world building a bit on the dull side. Plus the Jack the Ripper thing just didn't work for me. It felt so very anti-climatic in the way he got his comeuppance and I never felt that the heroine was in any real dang ...more
Helden sind weder schwarz noch weiß, in diesem Fall, wie so oft, folgen die Herzen jedoch der unabänderlichen Segnung der Liebe und aus herrlichen Bestien werden Schoßhunde. Und sämtliches Menschenvolk, welches irgendwie in der Gesamtheit erhaltenswert sein soll, ist ein einziger Pfuhl aus Nebendarstellern, die nichts zu melden haben, es sei denn sie sind verliebt in einen der Protagonisten.
Aber für die Szene wie Archer aus der emaillierten Sitzwanne in seinem Arbeitszimmer steigt und sich ein ...more
I nearly strained something due to my giant eyeroll on page two. We were not off to a great start. But since I didn't have anything better to do, I hung in there.
Let's get this out of the way: this book is objectively not great. It's cheesy and campy and over-the-top. There are plot holes the size of Nebraska. Things are introduced and never explained--I still have no idea why our hero cut ...more
One of the oldest and most talented members of the immortal ...more
Wenn die Nacht beginnt war eines der Bücher, auf die ich mich diesen Monat am meisten gefreut habe. Eine Geschichte mit Unsterblichen zu der Zeit in der Jack the Ripper in London sein Unwesen treibt. Spannender geht es nichtmehr. Dachte ich zumindest. Die Geschichte beginnt mit Archer der gerade auf der Jagd nach einem Mr. Winslor ist. Am Anfang war mir Archer nicht gerade sympathisch und wie man ihn kennenlernt... nun, mit so etwas hatte ich nicht ger ...more
Archer, Lord Black is an immortal warrior whose only goal is to reclaim corrupt souls. That is until the day he saves Elena Whitney from a maniac and makes her his ward. Now, he has returned to London to reclaim the soul of Jack the Ripper and must come to terms with the emotions that Elena evokes in him before they prove to be a fatal distraction.
An intriguing mix of paranormal romance, historical romance and historical mystery. The traditional Jack the ...more
Unfortunately, it's difficult as a reader to grasp the rationale behind such a timeless individual's psyche. I had trouble suspending disbeli ...more
Elena steht unter der Vormundschaft von Lord Black, den sie noch nie gesehen hat und der von der Ferne aus über ihre Geschicke bestimmt. Motiviert und engagiert arbeitet sie im Hospital und strebt schließlich entgegen den Wünschen ihrer Gesellschafte ...more
It was a nice change to all the dark paranormals I have been reading although our villain is "Jack the Ripper" so I guess it's still pretty dark but the s ...more
The premise sounds good and the writing fair although it some how just missed the mark for a higher rating. The inclusion of every known sterotype of the Victorian age from John Merrick, Bram Stoker and Queen Victoria herself seems to crowd the st ...more
"He approaches a state of Transcension. You can't deny that."...more
"Because of you. You let things go too far while you attended your balls and your routs. While you gambled and whored."
Mark hissed, his eyes wavering from blue to black. "As if you didn't suffer your own bit of distraction tonight."
Archer struggled to tamp down the dangerous fury searing his veins. He'd taken such care to be certain his immortal peers did not learn of El