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Guardian of the Promise (Merlin's Descendants #4)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  116 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Now in paperback, the fourth novel in Irene Radford's acclaimed saga of Merlin and his descendants follows the children of twin brothers Donovan and Griffin, in a magic-fueled struggle to protect Elizabethan England from enemies-both mortal and demonic.
Paperback, 592 pages
Published April 6th 2004 by DAW (first published 2003)
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Sarah Davalt
I received this eBook free from the LibraryThings early reviewer program. This is the fourth book in a series of novels focusing on the mythical bloodline of Merlin. As this was the fourth book, I decided when I received it that I would find and download the first three in the series. I hate coming in to the middle of a series. I have already posted my reviews of the prior three books. This story is set about 13 years after “Guardian of the Vision,” which places the story in the 16th century, it ...more
Hayley Shaver
This is a book set in the perilous Elizabethan time. Donovan Griffin is heir to the house established by Merlin. His niece Dee and son Hal are two very powerful mages, as he is. These are the people that stand against chaos. Betsy, another daughter of Donovan, and the werewolves of Spain, headed by The Master, are on the side of chaos. Time is running out for those trying to stop chaos from reigning. Hal and Dee go to Paris to try to stop destruction there. Donovan can't pursue them, as he is fo ...more
Apr 26, 2015 Lexi rated it really liked it
This book was a LibraryThing Early Reviewers book. I'd already won one of the previous books (Guardian of the Balance) from LTER, and they were kind enough to give me this one, as well, a few months later. I'm sure I'm desperately late in reviewing it, but nevertheless, here's my review.

I finished this book yesterday, during the Read-a-Thon. It was good. Better than the last one in the series. Again, I'm not sure whether this is because I prefer reading about a female protagonist (in this case,
May 09, 2013 Sorcha rated it liked it
Shelves: er, 2012, ebook
Received as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's April 2012 batch, to mark this book being released as an ebook. There's the odd markup issue where some of the text continues on as italics where perhaps it should be standard text. Nothing that spoiled the reading of the book (it took me a while to work around what was "wrong") but it happened more than once.

Fourth in the series, this picks up 13 years after the previous book. Griffin's daughter has grown up with her cousins and her Uncle Dono
Al Gritten
Oct 21, 2012 Al Gritten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!! I got this free with a promise to review, and it was an amazing read, at least for me. It combines elements of Elizabethan English history (and her research and history are excellent!) as well as Arthurian legend with fantasy/magic to bring an interesting perspective to that era of British politics. Her characters are well rounded and her narrative style flows easily making the book very readable. There were some places where I struggled to understand all the interactions of th ...more
Richard Hayes
May 16, 2012 Richard Hayes rated it really liked it
NOTICE: I received this book from the author and nothing was asked but a review and nothing promised but a copy of the book.

This book was hard for me to rate at first. When I read an outline of the book it seemed like one I would like. Middle ages England, magic, human interest and even a werewolf thrown in for good measure but when I started to read it I found it hard to get interested in the characters as the author jumped from one character to another and I planned to give it no more than 3 s
Mar 30, 2008 Monique rated it it was amazing
I received this novel from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I had read this book several years ago in paperback, but wanted to read it again now that the series is being re-released in e-book format.

Unlike the previous books in the Merlin's Descendants series, readers will probably do best to have at least read the previous book before reading this one to fully appreciate and enjoy this fourth installation. You can read it on its own as Ms. Radford does give her usual hints and reminder
May 21, 2012 Marnie rated it it was amazing
This book continues the Kirkwood family saga, the main protagonist this time is Deidre Kirkwood the illegitimate daughter of Griffin Kirkwood and Roanna Douglas. Deidre is a possible candidate for the Pendragon of England along with her cousins Hal and Betsey. Deidre sets out to finish her Father's work and save England and Europe from evil. very enjoyable reading!
Victoria Lee
Mar 07, 2013 Victoria Lee rated it liked it
"Guardian of the Promise" is the fourth book in the series Merlin's Descendants by Irene Radford. It was an okay read but definitely geared to a younger audience.
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A pseudonym used by C.F. Bentley. Also known as P.R. Frost.

Irene has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. Combining a love for Medieval history and a fascination with paranormal, Irene concentrated on fantasy writing.

In her spare time, Irene enjoys lacemaking and is a long time member of an international guild. Check out THE LONELIEST MAGICIAN, The Dragon Nimbus #
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Merlin's Descendants (5 books)
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  • Guardian of the Trust (Merlin's Descendants, #2)
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