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Bound by Darkness (Paladins of Darkness #7)

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Caught between two worlds, a powerful warrior must choose between impossible destinies when he meets a woman whose love will either make or break him. . . .

As the daughter of a Regent, Sasha has long known about the secret underworld of the Paladins and their work protecting her kind from the dark forces on the other side of the energy barrier. So when she is sent on her
Paperback, 370 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Pocket Star
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Apr 27, 2011 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
I love the Paladin warriors, but it turns out that they haven't cornered the market on pathos as Larem, former guardian to his people now living in our world takes the spotlight. Unlike the two other Kalith past leads, Larem is not in our world by choice and he hasn't had an easy time resigning himself to his exile. Even though he has won acceptance from many of the Paladin, and made a few close friends, he is still haunted by what he has lost - his home and the woman he loved but never pursued. ...more
Jane Stewart
Sep 15, 2011 Jane Stewart rated it it was ok
Too much of the book was conflict between the couple that was vague and uninteresting. I wanted it to be over.

Kaliths (Others) live underground. Many get a sickness which makes them insane. The barrier between their world and the human world periodically weakens, and the sick ones cross through with swords - killing anyone they see. Paladins appear human, but they have the ability to come back to life after being killed. They heal quickly. They are sword fighting warriors. Humans pa
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Jun 15, 2011 Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell rated it really liked it
Shelves: must-read-series
Larem q'Jones is an Other, meaning he is from a parallel world called Kalithia. He was brought into our world by Paladins, super human warriors who protect the secret barrier separating the two worlds. Adjusting to a new life is hard enough without a new Regent sent in to clean up the mess left by corrupt administrators. A Regent who may or may not allow Larem and his fellow Kaliths stay in this world. Sasha Willis knows the Seattle contingent of Paladins is harboring a few Kalith refugees in t ...more
May 28, 2011 MountainKat rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
I really liked this book. Larem was an interesting hero. He hadn't come to this world by choice, but he was trying to make it work. Sasha was trying to get ahead in her career and she wanted to do it by helping the Paladins, not controlling them. They fell for each other hard and fast, but were both afraid of how their budding relationship could possibly progress with so many differences and obstacles. But when push came to shove, they were both willing to take the chance. Once he gave in to his ...more
Oct 05, 2010 valee rated it liked it
This was a great read. I loved to read from an "Other's" POV again. I will always prefer the paranormal aspect of the series, so when one of the Kalith is involve I enjoy the books much more. While I had a great time with it, I still thought something was missing. I mean, I loved many things about it, but I know that a month from now I won't remember a thing about it. I guess it just wasn't one of those books which made a huge impression on me. I did enjoyed it big time, don't get me wrong. I ju ...more
(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
Fabulous book! Love Larems story. Read the review on my website:

May 13, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All Paranormal romance Fans
Recommended to Lisa by: The Really Good Book Shop - Regents Park
Seventh book in this Palidin Series. I really enjoyed Larem & Sasha's story. It was quite funny in parts and full of hot action. 4/5
Apr 22, 2011 Wenj rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review, read-2011

Review provided by Black Lagoon Reviews:

It's safe to say that Alexis Morgan can included one more among her fan base! After reading the latest novel in her Paladins of Darkness series, the seventh installment titled Bound by Darkness, I am undeniably hooked. This action packed paranormal romance has a little bit of everything --especially if you love interesting immortal warriors who are sexy as all get out! --and enough action and suspense to keep you riveted until the last page.

The wo
Danielle Thomas
Mar 17, 2017 Danielle Thomas rated it really liked it
Shelves: alexis-morgan
Great series.
Mrs Wilson
Feb 27, 2016 Mrs Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alexis-morgan
Paladins: Bound by Darkness (No Spoilers)

Yet another fantastic instalment in the series from Alexis Morgan, I have just finished reading it and certainly wasn't disappointed! This is the seventh book in the series and features Sasha a Regent's daughter and Larem a Kalith warrior (otherwise referred to as an other).

For anyone who hasn't read the series so far then I will try to quickly explain what the series is about before I delve into the book some more. I would also recommend reading the seri
Stephanie  G
Jan 28, 2011 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
The former Regent of Seattle was crooked and misused his power for financial gain at the cost of innocent life. Sasha is sent to the city to investigate and figure out exactly what happened. Her father is a Regent and she looks at going to Seattle as an opportunity to get out of his shadow and earn her own recognition. I found Sasha to be a really good heroine because she is surrounded by very dominate men and she doesn't let any of them intimidate her or command her to do what they want all whi ...more
Nov 19, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
3-1/2-4 stars.

First, I will start out by saying that I've loved the previous books in the Paladin series. They've been suspenseful and well put together. Alexis Morgan is a very talented writer. Unfortunately, this one fell a bit flat for me.

It seemed to me that Sasha was like a little girl playing pretend when it came to her job. She never really did anything consequential to the story. There were two times when she played the "I'm your boss" card, but they were weak and ineffectual.

Without g
Cherry Mischievous
Apr 24, 2011 Cherry Mischievous rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-ve-read, own, arc, favourites
I read this book right after Deafeat The Darkness so there is continuity in the reading process. So this book started off alright. Then it became slower as I progressed. That has to be strange! Like, I expected to finish this book within a few days, a week the most. But it's been like, what, a month? That's slow! I have to give the pace a lower rating than the other Paladin books with that. The book is not bad, it's just not a quick read for me. Or it could be that my reading experience has been ...more
Jan 29, 2017 Theresa rated it it was amazing
The Seattle Paladins are getting a new Regent overseer and are not happy. Laren in particular is worried about his status as a Kalithian refugee. That is until Laren meets her and then can’t do enough for her.

I love the dog: Chance. He’s so smart and protective. You can tell a lot about people on how animals react to them. I love all the scenes with him in them. Hope he shows up later.

Footnote: 1) I’m surprised that some of the other new couples aren’t expecting yet (which since they’ve been ver
May 05, 2011 Tina rated it liked it
I have loved all the past Paladian books. It took me a minute to get into this one. I was expecting a little more from Larem's story. I feel like somehting was missing and that the end was wrapped up nice and tidy-too neat and too soon. This book was Alexis Morgan's normal formula but with something lacking. I think it was the romance between Larem and Sasha- I just did not feel the chemistry/intensity that I felt in the past books. I also wanted the dog, Chance, to play a more intricate role. H ...more
Sarah Bellum
Jul 28, 2016 Sarah Bellum rated it it was amazing
All I have to say is Larem is yummy and I wouldn't kick him out of bed alien or not.

I love her characters and her snarky sense of humor. I have a hard time not giggling out loud.
The books are quick reads, but I did still have nights where I had to tell myself, 'Look, you need sleep. The last fifty pages can wait.'

I've actually just finished the series. So maybe I'm sensitive to this, not sure, but despite being in a different character's head, she still uses similar phrases. Yes, there are on
Jan 29, 2011 Melinda rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I liked Larem which is weird because I wasn't impressed with him by the end of the last novel. Sasha...she wasn't bad. I just wasn't into her that much. Plus overbearing dads are annoying they should be put in their place. All in all I liked the story I appreciated the way that we learn more about Sasha and Larem through their interactions with other characters in the book and not their interactions with each other. I'm not sure I believed they loved each other in the end. Their story felt like ...more
Texas Reader Stacy
May 08, 2011 Texas Reader Stacy rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal-scifi
Cute, sweet, not the action packed passion Morgan usually display's, but a nice book anyway. Larem is the kind of character every woman loves, quiet, strong, and a little lost in our world. He finds his attraction to Sasha grounds him in some way. The overall Paladin war makes a little headway with the discovery of the traitors in the organization, and a few suprises are in store as to is actually allied with Kincade. Sasha and Larem's story is sweet, not a page turning obsession, but still a ve ...more
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Jun 21, 2011 Stacie added it
A continuation of the Paladins. This story is about the Kalith named Larem who has traveled across the energy barrier to earth. He meets Sarah who the daughter of the Regent. She comes to the Paladins to investigate and try to figure out what needs to be done to improve the Paladins operations. But Larem does not know how Sarah will react when she finds out he is considered one of the enemy. She mistakes him for a Paladin soldier when they become involved. Good read but it helps to have read the ...more
Jul 30, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
I very much liked the story of Larem and Sasha, probably better than some of the other stories I've read in this series. Larem was definitely one of my favorite characters. I'm glad he got his HEA. I do wish the last two chapters of the book hadn't finished as quickly as they did! But then I'm mean like that, I'm usually always wanting another chapter or two.
I'll be reading the next books in the series. :)
Feb 04, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books in the series. I like Larem with his healing abilities and I really like his big white dog Chance. This is my second time re-reading this series and I gravitated towards this book. I don't think you can enjoy this book without reading the others in the series. There is to much important background information you gain from the previous books. I recommend you read them in order.
Ann  Lorz
Oct 17, 2011 Ann Lorz rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranomal
The Paladins are a great series. I love each book better then the one before. This book is one of her better ones and I'm not sure if I feel that way because I enjoyed reading about an other that falls in love with a Regent, or if the story line was just that great. I think it was a little of both. Both Sasha and Larem each had so many things that they had to work out both in their personal and business lives. I also love the rest of the Paladins and the way they all interact.
Dec 07, 2010 PNR rated it liked it
I almost only gave this two stars, and I was excited about Larem's book but was not too impressed with the romance with Sasha. It seemed sort of one-dimensional. But, I still really like the world Morgan's created, despite the need to seriously suspend my disbelief, due to my knowledge of geology. ;)
And I think I'm at the point where I stop reading this series. It started out great, and now its just not holding my interest. Granted, this isn't literature with high expectations (other than entertainment, but it should at least be a fun read - I had no problem putting it down, and predicted the plot 100% essentially.
Jan 04, 2012 Sheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fine addition to a very enjoyable series. I love these alpha males and their equally fierce women! I was really looking forward to reading Larem's story and I was not let down. The camaraderie between the warriors is as strong as ever and makes these books even more fun. Yes, the books in this series follow a formula, but it's a good formula and makes for a quick and enjoyable read.
Jun 12, 2011 Cindy rated it it was amazing
A new series favorite. Order really matters in this series, there is a strong series story arc.

Paladins of Darkness
1. Dark Protector (2006)
2. Dark Defender (2006)
3. In Darkness Reborn (2007)
4. Redeemed in Darkness (2007)
5. Darkness Unknown (2009)
6. Defeat the Darkness (2010)
7. Bound by Darkness (2011)
8. The Darkness Beyond (2011)
Oct 21, 2013 Hollie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not even sure why I keep reading the books in this series, they are all very similar. Yet I always pick up the new ones. I guess it's my way of squeezing some romance into my reading without feeling like I'm totally abandoning my beloved fantasy. I thought this one was one of the better ones though, as it involved the others more heavily.
This is the second time I read this book. This was the first book i read in the series and loved it so i decided to read the complete series. Since i love to read a series in order i just had to re-read the book and loved it more the second time around. Great action and hot sex with alien man that has a way with knowing what women like. Cant forget the dog.
Nov 19, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it
I love this series. This is about Larem, one of the Kalith from the other side. He and the heroine,Sasha, daughter of one of the Regents fight their attraction to each other while dealing with unknown enemies. Great characters and there is even a dog named Chance you will fall in love with.
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Alexis Morgan grew up near St. Louis and received a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She and her husband have made the Pacific Northwest their home for more than thirty years, where she launched her career as a writer. She is published in paranormal romance, fantasy romance, American West historicals, and most recently, contemporary romances with her new Snowberry Creek s ...more
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Paladins of Darkness (9 books)
  • Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, #1)
  • Dark Defender (Paladins of Darkness, #2)
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