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(Eternal Guardians #5)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  5,097 ratings  ·  270 reviews
GRYPHONHonorable, loyal, dependable…tainted. He was the ultimate warrior before imprisonment in the Underworld changed him in ways he can’t ignore.

She calls to him. Come to me. You can’t resist. But Gryphon will not allow himself to be ruled by the insidious whispers in his head. And there’s only one way to stop them: kill Atalanta, the goddess who enslaved him. But wit
Paperback, 374 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Alex is The Romance Fox

Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Guardians Series has it all…… heady romance, sizzling sex, hot and sexy heroes, strong and sassy heroines, and never ending action and drama. It’s a total addictive mixture. I can’t get enough of the unique characters and the imaginative world she has created. I just love the whole Greek mythology theme and how well it’s interwoven with modern day times.

Enslaved is the 5th book in the series and so far one of my favorites.

I adored Gryphon and Maelae together.
Their j
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This had a slow start, but once it picked up speed I really enjoyed all the happenings! Gryphon and Maelea’s odd beginnings morphed into a unexpectedly sweet, yet sexy romance. Then there’s Hades and his power plays...Persephone wasn’t much better...Zeus is still an arrogant jerk, and the Argonauts are just pretty cool dudes:)

And that final showdown..Yep..I love those types of endings! Justice served.
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
It's fun to see how each author writes a series. There are some who connect a series of stand alone books, with intriguing secondary characters who later have their own books. There are some who write about multiple characters their stories intertwining.. telling the same story from a different point of view. There are some who have an entire over all arc but write mini arcs inside (a series of smaller arcs with a few books that compliment the overall arc). Then there are those who write an ongo ...more
FV Angela
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Since paranormal became the “in” thing in romance I seem to run into the same problem over and over….. if the world building and characters aren’t very unique in some way they seem to either bore me to tears or blur into each other to the point where I can’t remember the whos, whats and wheres when I go to pick up the second book in a series. Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Gaurdians series is very differe
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 enthusiastic stars


Elisabeth Naughton's books have become a bit of addiction for me. I have read 9 of her books in 16 days. Enslaved is the fifth book in her Eternal Guardian series. I was first drawn to these books because of the connection to mythology. With that focus, clearly this was going to be a light, fun, romantic read, right? Yes, and more. Embedded in this fanciful mythology are serious themes - betrayal, loss, abandonment, self-esteem, and surviving trauma. The Guardian
JoLee (Cozy.Sunday.Reads)
Enslaved was 3 stars, likable book for me. I really wanted to love it with a tortured, wounded hero and an outcast heroine but was not feeling a connection with them all the time. For me Enslaved started out good with Gryphon and Malea escaping, but while trying to escape, out of the blues her attitude changed and bang all of a sudden she is scared and has to escape from Gryphon. After that, the rest of the book was choppy and just did not flow right. I think they were perfect for each other but ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Just was not feeling Gryphon's story....And was not really feeling Malea.... ...more
A.R. Von
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I’ve always wanted to read Elisabeth Naughton’s work, so glad I finally got to do so and should kick myself for waiting as long as I did. Elisabeth has created an original, imaginative and vivid world with a combination of known and unknown paranormal aspects and characters for us to truly engross ourselves in and enjoy. Even though this is book #5 of the series and the first I’ve read from it, I did not find myself to be lost or unable to understand any of the happenings within the story. All o ...more
4 Stars

Struggling in the aftermath of his torturous ordeal in the Underworld, Gryphon is determined to get away from the pity and fear he sees in the eyes of those around him. Likewise, Maelea, the unwanted daughter of Persephone and Zeus, seeks only to escape the confines of the sanctuary concealing her from the vengeful wrath of her mother's husband, Hades. Encountering each other on their way out, this unlikely pair find themselves on the run from all factions: Argonauts, Misos, hellh
Lynsey A
Well, this one took me a long time to finish but the ending was quite rewarding. This book was quite slow to start. It wasn't really boring, it just didn't suck me in like some of the other books in this series.

There is a scene where Gryphon shares what happened to him in the Underworld that was quite heart-breaking but Mealea's response was very sweet and loving. That was probably one of my favorite scenes in this book.

I really enjoy Naughton's writing. I'm certainly glad I fell into reading o
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Loved the plot.
Loved that she-devil finally dead.
Loved Gryphon.

Disliked the romance.
Disliked Maelea.
Disliked Max.

Anyway, Eternal Guardians' still an amazing series.

Off me to next book: Titus and Natasa's.
Megan Fall
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: demons, favorites
I love the Argonauts! The huge, sexy, alpha males really know how to keep you entertained!
Kinky Vanilla
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good read. I like that there's a twist and I can't guess totally what going to happen ...more
Rating: A-

If you like tortured heroes, Gryphon is the hero for you! In Elisabeth Naughton's fifth book in her highly addictive Eternal Guardians series readers find out what has happened to Gryphon, the guardian who became a slave to Atalanta. Gryphon was rescued but he's still suffering the effects of his enslavement and no one, least of all Gryphon, is sure if he will ever recover.

He escaped the hell he was living in but the torture continues, if only in his head. It's the voice of Atalanta Gr
Scooper Speaks
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Favorite Lines: “All her life she’d been alone. Even the few times she’d been in love, she’d still been alone, because she’d never opened herself all the way. She’d never admitted who she really was, never confessed her hopes and dreams, never shared her soul. This time, she would. This time, everything was different.” (p. 296, e-galley)

It’s hard to believe that Enslaved is book five in Elisabeth Naughton‘s Eternal Guardians series. I’m not a fan of Greek mythology, but I’ve really become addict
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it

*** Spoilers ***

Gryphon & Maelea's story.
I didn't like Maelea as much as the other female leads in the previous books in this series.
She screamed way too much.
I understood why Hades cursed her But I did not understand why she was not immortal considering
her parents were Zeus and Persephone?

Why in the world would Gryphon want to find Atalanta, when he was able to get away from her?
He could go anywhere, ch7.
Maelea's constant "what now" got on my nerves, she was worst than a child asking
"are we the
Texas Reader Stacy
ARC provided by netgalley

Comfortable, this is just one of those series I just enjoy reading. I picked it up because I have a fondness for Greek Mythology, and had never read anything about the Argonauts. This series does not disappoint. The characters (and couples) are well developed and balanced for each other, they just seem to "fit" when they find each other. And this series is not the same old "history" that has been written to death. Daemons, Gods, the Underworld, it has it all without repe
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
This series has gotten better with a not so great start. In the last book Gryphon an Argonaut warrior was rescued by his brother Orpheus from the Underworld but not before he broke. He made a deal with Atlanta, their enemy to make the torture stop and Atlanta with the help of Kronos tied him to her. For months he has been kept restrained in the Misos colony run by Nick because he is unstable, feeling the lure of Atlanta and too ashamed to tell anyone what happened to him. He feels unworthy.

Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was get another great installment of the argonauts.

Gryphon - who's soul was saved from hell, darkness still haunts him, meets maela half breed daughter of good and evil and the adventure begins. Some real touching scenes in this book that actually made me cry, the words were just so emotional it couldn't help touch me.

In this book we have all the other characthers making appearances which really enhances the story, also a new female makes an appearance, whic I assume will appear in new
Amy Jacobs
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Can we just take a moment to drool over this amazing and sexy cover? I'll wait.
Did we get the drool wiped up? Okay, let us proceed.

I love, LOVE, love this author and her writing. There is just something about the way she can create a scene that captures me. One word can sum up this series for me: ADDICTIVE. Trust me when I say that when you start with the first book in this series, you will be snatching up the currently released books in this series just to keep getting your fix.

Gryphon, how I l
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just wow! Words truly cannot express just how badass Enslaved was but I'm gonna try. Elisabeth Naughton raised the bar with this installment of the Eternal Guardians series and I can't wait to see what happens next. Full review can be found here: ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Emily Maynard
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 for sure! Great series! Has me reading till the end and wishing for more!
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gryphon’s whole world has flipped on its head since he returned from Underworld and got his body back from Apophis. His Argonaut bond has switched to his brother, Orpheus. And though they try to include him in their group it’s not the same and he’s still trapped by a spiritual connection to Atalanta.

Gryphon may have PTSD, but that doesn’t give him the right to be an insensitive jerk. Maelea’s has had enough loneliness and fright in her life. She doesn’t need his mistreatment.

The run around with
Kymnesha Edwards
spoilers (ding dong the bitch is dead. Wow, I was not expecting Atalanta to be killed in this book I thought she would at least make it to the last book, but too bad so sad she dead and gone. Now the race too find the last two elements is on.) I really enjoyed this book it did start off kind of slow but all the eternal guardians start off slow but boy do they get better, the fates seem to hold a lot of powers over the gods I am not sure why that is but I love it, and that last battle was epic ju ...more
Enslaved is the fifth book in Elisabeth Naughton's highly imaginative Eternal Guardians series and is not a starting point. It picks up where Enraptured left off and is about tortured Argonaut, Gryphon, and Maelea or as Orpheus calls her, Ghoul Girl. I have to be honest, before he was high jacked and sent to the Underworld, the Argonaut wasn't even on my radar. Gryphon was the pretty one who was carefree and got all the girls. I've never been one to go for the pretty boy or the happy-go-lucky ty ...more
Jessica N.

I've been far-reading the series and the book was a little too repetitive. It's almost like descriptions were copy and pasted from previous books.
There were too many side stories going on and I started skimming some parts.
I realized I didn't actually finish this story the first time for this very reason.
But I connected with Gryphon and Maelea's stories of not fitting in. 💓
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
This book has less 'adventure' than the first four, but I love how the relationship between the characters develop. This book also seems to be building new storylines to follow and also gets us more familiar with some of the other Argonauts.

After the horror's Gryphon went through in the last book, it is good to see him get his HEA in this. A good mix of love, sex, mystery and action.
QueenQuan McKinney
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
It's OK if you have nothing else to read ...more
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Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.

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