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The Dark Man's Son (Guardian Chronicles #1)

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She claimed the muggers were demons, but of course Jason didn’t believe her. At first.

When a mysterious woman appears in a dirty alley to rescue Jason Latimer from a pair of muggers, he tries to write her off as a garden variety lunatic. But he can’t shake the memory of her intense green eyes that seemed to flash gold, or the glowing sword she’d worn on her hip.

She calls
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ebook, 288 pages
Published June 2012 by Meg Whitlock (first published May 30th 2012)
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May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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When Jason gets mugged, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. Saved by a strange woman with an actual, swear-to-God sword is weird enough, but finding out his whole worldview is wrong is another.

We follow Jason as he discovers the truth about his parentage (hint: his dad isn’t human), and how he’s been drawn into a plan to free Lucifer from Hell. Not because he wants to, or because he’s evil, but because of his heritage.

Jason is a fun guy. It’s obvious h
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Sasha
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Dark Man’s Son was one of those books that I could tell, right from the first paragraph, that I was really going to enjoy reading. Perhaps it was the style of writing—Whitlock has a knack for elegant and rhythmical prose, and she pains a dark, evocative scene—or maybe it was the fact that the first chapter thrust me right in the heart of the action, which didn’t let up until the last page. Whatever it was, it kept me reading far into the night, eager to discover what would happen next.

The tw
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Philip Newey
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Dark Man's Son tells the story of Jason, whose life is transformed when he meets "Alex" who is the Guardian of Light, created to protect the human race from a multitude of threats, among them the Dark Guardian (her "brother"), Lucifer and a host of demons and other creatures. Jason gradually learns his own true identity as he and Alex battle to save, well, the world.

In many ways this is the classic good against evil, cosmic scale story that has been told many times. What is particularly impr
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Cathy Speight
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Jason Latimer is saved by a young woman, Alex, one night when he is attacked by muggers. The muggers, however, are demons, and his green-eyed (or is she gold-eyed?) saviour is rather older than she looks. Quite a bit older. She’s been around since the year dot, pretty much. She wants to protect Jason—she is a Guardian, she is Light representing goodness; she wants to protect him from the evil Guardians who are Dark and from Lucifer in particular. Jason believes she’s quite simply deranged, but s ...more
Sharon Tyler
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Dark Man's Son by Meg Whitlock is the first book in the new Guardian Chronicles series. Jason Latimer always thought he was an average guy. He is a carpenter with a loving mother and stepfather. Then he is attacked by some large muggers, and introduced to a world beyond his imagination. A small woman saves him from the attack and introduces herself as Alex, offering further protection. Later that night a dark man enters his dreams and makes him a similar offer. Jason comes to believe and und ...more
Nikki McCarver
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Now this...This was a total surprisingly absolutely amazing read!! I will forewarn you, the ending will have you smacking your e-reader and shouting nooooo!! It is very climatic and I was so into the book I shouted out in my frustration!! LOL! That is how you know you have a great read. You have it in your lap, totally oblivious to your surroundings, enthralled by the plot buildup and then suddenly the brakes are slammed, reality comes crashing back to you as you frantically search for more of t ...more
Sue
Aug 29, 2012 rated it liked it
The Dark Man’s Son is broken into three distinctive times, the present day, various historic times and ‘From The Journal’. I must admit at first I wasn’t quite sure if this would work, but taking each era at a time, I was able to follow what was happening. Gradually, a vivid back drop to the book was being unfolded. Looking back, I think it actually worked extremely well. Drip feeding back stories of the central characters and especially the technicalities of being a Demon , a Guardian, a vampir ...more
Natasja
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Dark Man’s Son by Meg Whitlock is the first novel in the Guardian Chronicles Series and I have to say it was very good. It’s an interesting world where light and dark guardians have to work together to keep Lucifer in line.

Jason Latimer is saved by a young woman from an attack by what he believes are muggers, but this young woman Alex tells him they are demons and that she is a light guardian. She offers him protection against other demons and the dark guardians, but he refuses and thinks sh
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Joshua Burns
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As seen on Rabidreads.ca:

This is a book I had trouble judging by the cover (a little too pearly and purply), title (kind of flat), or excerpt (hard to follow) but I can safely say that the interior shines. From the many mythological names that are bandied about, the rich historical set pieces, the snappy dialogue, and even the atmosphere of the first couple of pages (something that I don't see that often), this book manages to entertain and I imagine for some it will educate as well (an edutaini
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Critique de Book
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Warning: Spoliers!

Jason was a just normal kid with a step dad who treated him very well and who grew up to be quite a good man. On an auspicious night he was attacked by two demons, but before the worst could happen, a woman - "Alex" - appeared and stepped between him and the demons. On what seemed a strange whim, the woman told Jason to ask her to be her guardian because she could not help him unless he asked. After several things happened he did ask.

As the story unfolded, I came to love her –
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Sharonda _Isadora
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I really love the world that Ms. Neal created here; it’s very descriptive and creative. The author has quite a knack for humor and just a little snarky when writing her characters.

It did however; take me a while to get into this story. I will say I really didn't understand what was going on until I was about half-way through. To me, it took a minute for me to really enjoy Alex, Jason and the others. I also thought that some of the book overlapped…there were times when I thought are we finished
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Nikki Bywater
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jason Latimer is rescued from a mugging in a dark alley by a woman. Jason is shocked and surprised how this one woman could fight off his attackers who where three times as big as her. When the mysterious woman calling herself Alex tries to tell Jason the men who attacked him where actually demons and offers him protection. Jason thinks that the woman is crazy.

That night Jason dreams of a dark man who also offers Jason protection. Unsure now about what is going on, a twist of fate brings Jason a
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Laurie
Jason’s world-view is dealt a savage blow. Rescued by a beautiful, mysterious woman after he is accosted and attacked by two goons, Jason is flummoxed by her outrageous claims. Emphatically disregarding her advice he tells her to beat feet.

Later that night, however, Jason has another strange encounter with another shady character; he brusquely turns down another weird proposition. However, events continue to spiral out of control, and Jason reluctantly begins to accept that he has a pivotal role
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Emily
Jason Latimer finds himself thrown into a world he thought he knew but was quite wrong about. Meeting the women who called herself Alex, he isn’t sure what to think when she claims the men who mugged him are demons and that he is not safe. As Alex explains who she is, Jason is also visited by a darker side while he dreams and as his family’s history is revealed, it only leaves him with more choices to make. What unfolds takes Jason on a journey between light and dark and making a decision that w ...more
InD'tale Magazine
The Dark Man's Son is an intriguing story but one that's not unique. It's a story of good versus evil, Heaven and Hell, and it's also a bit confusing if one isn't paying attention.

Read full review in the 2012 July/August issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Lynelle Engelbrecht
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
My review will be available on my blog on the 16/08/2012
Tonya
For a full review see InD'Tale Magazine July/August issue.

http://www.indtale.com/reviews/dark-m...



Blysse
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Was very pleasantly surprised. Fantastic story, great plot and pacing.

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Meg Whitlock has been writing nearly all her life, and she’s glad she finally got over her laziness and wrote the book she’s been dreaming about for years. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a BA in Comparative Arts with an Art History specialization and an Ancient History minor…which is a mouthful no matter how you say it. She has four cats (including an invisible one), a car ...more
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