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Darker Than Night (Shadow Guard #3)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  121 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Third in the chilling saga

Countess Selene is the Shadow Guard's only female member. She sacrificed herself to save the people of London and is now under a sleeping spell in the Tower of London, guarded by Raven warriors. When she awakens on a dark street with a blade in her hand and a dead prostitute at her feet, everything changes. Now she must face an ancient enemy, w
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Signet (first published April 2010)
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Looks like this may be the last of Lenox's Victorian era paranormals

Even trapped in a forced sleep to hold off her Transcendence, Selene's mere presence in the Raven's Tower of London sanctuary haunts Roarke, master of the Shadow Guard warriors. But when Selene is given a vaccine that hopefully will prove to be a cure to that dire fate, Roarke is not at all prepared to face the temptation Selene presents when she awakes. And Roarke's ancient vow, born of guilt and sorrow related to his past, wi
Apr 06, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it it was ok
Lord Rourke Avenage has been an Amaranthine immortal for eight centuries. As England's guardian Ravenmaster he is the liaison between the Primordals and the present British monarch under the rule of Queen Victoria on matters of policy that may affect the Amaranthines' interests in the mortal world. Even though the Ravens prefer to work alone, sometimes they give aid to another group of immortals called the Shadow Guards. Recently, Tantalus, a foe of the Amaranthine, was able to rise from his ete ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
The final instalment of the Shadowguard Trilogy which tells the tale of the previous femme fatale Selene, Countess Pavlenco, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony and Ravenmaster, Roarke, Lord Avenage. This is probably the best instalment in the trilogy with a lot of the world building set up and the character of Selene softened quite considerably, it reads much more like a romance with only a couple of chapters at the end to the beat the big baddie and send him back to hell.

This was a Victoria
Jan Lewis, Author Sidekick
Apr 07, 2010 Jan Lewis, Author Sidekick rated it really liked it
Shelves: blue
Not quite as good as the 2nd one, but I still loved it. I loved seeing the vulnerable side of Selene, and Roarke is pretty damn hot.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Jul 13, 2010 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2010
I enjoyed the first two more than this one. I thought pacing in this one was too slow. Will interested in what else this author puts out.
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Aug 05, 2011 Crystal ♥ RBtWBC marked it as to-read
Nabbed this book today solely on the cover. No idea what it's about but Paul Marron is on the front, LoL!
May 24, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it
I'm very surprised that I actually liked this novel more than I thought I would. I wasn't a real big fan of Selene in the first two novels, but she really started to grow on me in this one. I'm not quite sure how this all happened, but it did and I'm really glad that I read this novel. It was a rather exciting and fun to read. It was a big guessing game with some really hot, exotic scenes too. It's one of those that I'm glad to own, because I may just end up reading it over again.

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Mar 05, 2015 Key rated it did not like it
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Verschenkt! Alles verschenkt! Auch das hier: S. „Sie schob einen kleinen Gedichtband in die Samttasche, (…) und verschluckte schnell die erste Strophe auf Seite zweiunddreißig.“ Ich bezweifle nicht, dass Kim Lenox Ideen hat! Schöne, sogar sehr schöne Ideen. Aber die Umsetzung ist absolut mangelhaft. Dieses Buch konnte mich nicht überzeugen. Ich habe den Eindruck die letzten Szenen mit Leeson waren die hervorragendsten, aber alles davor war absolut unnötiges Gep
Jan 03, 2011 Kat rated it it was amazing
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Is this a beautiful book cover, or what? I found myself staring at it quite frequently! LOL. I must admit, I think this series is just phenomenal. Lenox has done a remarkable job with the mythology of the Shadow Guard. Selene was not a favorite character of mine in the previous books (though I loved her relationship with her beloved snake), but she really grew on me with this story. And Roarke? Incredibly hot and favorite type of hero! There was no cliffhanger at the end of the boo ...more
La La
May 09, 2011 La La rated it liked it
A slow start, but like the previous books picked up in the middle. Sometimes I felt like the author concentrated more on the romance between the hero and heroine and not enough on the fight with villian. I was dissapointed that the spunkineess the heroine showed in the previous books wasn't present in this one. She acted more like the damsel in distress instead of the kick-ass immortal that she was. Overall I enjoyed the book even if the ending of the series was anti-climatic.
Sep 01, 2011 Jocelin rated it it was ok
Ok, I will admit that the reason I bought this book was because: 1. It only cost .89 2. The model on the cover is really good-looking. Other than that I really couldn't tell you what this book was about. The story was not memorable. The leads did not spark an interest for me. I wish I could review more about the story but, I cannot. The synopsis on the back really peaked my interest as well as the prologue. Sadly, it was not enough. It is a wobbly 2 star rating at best.
Sheena Roberts
Feb 19, 2015 Sheena Roberts rated it it was amazing
awesome series so enjot books
I hope the author will continue writing this series. Since there so many thing left that not explain yet. The idea is great, about gothic English at Victorian era and include some historical characters, such as Cleopatra Selene and Alexander Helios.
Three for the story, add one star just for the cover alone
Because from this cover I know about Paul Marron!! <3
Oct 05, 2012 Danielle rated it did not like it
The story line seemed as though it could have been great had the author developed it. The book is great to read in one setting over a long flight, but don't expect a complex plot line, character development or a strong female heroine.
Aug 31, 2011 Pamela rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 Blue Ribbons. My review courtesy of Romance Junkies:
Jul 06, 2010 Marina rated it really liked it
Sad to see this series end but it ended well. Curious to see what new series or books this author comes up with next.
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Kim Lenox is the author of the Shadow Guards historical paranormal romance series, published by NAL (Signet/Eclipse)."
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