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Darkness Rises

(Immortal Guardians #4)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  5,439 ratings  ·  344 reviews
Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple--she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in sav ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 403 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Powerful women Stars

First Read 5/2014 Reread 2/2019

Darkness Rises, the 4th book in the Immortal Guardians series was really good. I am really enjoying this reread. The narrator is doing an amazing job of bringing the characters to life. She nails the accents, gives each person their own voice and is really making this book for me. Kirsten Potter is just kick ass and I would listen to any book she narrators.

It was so nice to get Etienne's book. I love the french siblings so much. Etien
I found Darkness Rises a phenomenal read! All of Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series have become a favorite of mine but Darkness Rises has even rose above every one of my expectations. If you haven't check out her work...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, IT IS INCREDIBLE!

Krysta and her brother Sean have been fighting vampires for the past six years. Hunting one night Krysta accidentally attracts an Immortal Guardian as well as a large group of vampires. Just when the tides of battle with the vampi
Al George
Feb 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 03-paranormal
How the HE!! did this get so many good reviews

I must be weird or wrong in the head. I did not like this book. Hashtag fricking NOPE.

B!tch please. Krysta, our fair heroine, girl if I met your selfish a$$, vampire hunter or not, your throat would be black and blue from my punches. You are a terrible, self centered heroine who puts everyone in danger to meet your own needs. Ugh.

The hero, Etienne, he had a few moments but few is the keyword. Gah!

The steamy stuff. Please. Nothing steamy there. No c
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians #4) by Dianne Duvall Author: Dianne Duvall Title:  Darkness Rises Series: Immortal Guardians Cover Rating: Book Rating: Buy This Book:

 Sometimes you have to Fight for what you want....
Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple--she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpecte
✰ Liz ✰
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal

I really need to catch up on my reviews for this series. I will say that this one was my favorite of the series and the plot continues to build which is why I keep reading! :D
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More Immortal Guardians! In fact, more hot, French, Immortal Guardians. What’s not to love?

This time focusing on Etienne, Dianne Duvall has given us another fantastically fast paced, action-packed and humorous story featuring, once again, a gorgeously sexy Immortal finding himself a strong woman, and a straight-talking couple who are open about their feelings, follow their hearts and have a hot, drama-free, functional relationship.

Krysta is a fighter. As a human, she has been fighting vampires
Jen Davis
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have yet to meet an installment in this series that I didn’t like. At the risk of gushing a little, I have got to say that the Immortal Guardians has quickly become one of my favorite paranormal romance series. There are many reasons why, but the top three are easy: the characters are engaging and well-drawn; the romances are easy to root for; and the worldbuilding is interesting without being overly complex. There’s also great pacing, fun sexytimes, and plenty of action. Really, what’s not to ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡

This book started out really good & I couldn't put to down. I'm not quite sure what happened, but somewhere in the 40% through it became really really cheesy.

A girl and her brother live together in a hobble of a house while he goes to medical school & she hunts vampires. They also have menial jobs & they barely get by. I wasn't quite sure why they were so poor & living in a shack. I thought maybe their parents died, but low and behold they aren't. They are alive & pretty much middle class peopl
Trish R.
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal lovers
Recommended to Trish by: My daughter
Wonderful again..

First read October 1, 2013, and still loving the series. I just wish it hadn’t stopped at book 6. There are so many other characters that deserve their own books, especially my favorites Seth and David.

Although I did like Etienne and Krysta’s story, even though it was really hard to believe she had been hunting and killing vampires for six years and she was mortal. And at the end you did find out why there was no chance she would be killed, even though she (and WE) didn’t know i
T.J. Shaw
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the chemistry between Etienne and Krysta and really found myself rooting for them. We also get to read about past couples as they contribute to the overall story without detracting from the main characters or slowing down the action. And can I just say that I laugh during any scene where Sheldon opens his mouth! He’s one funny dude!

I whipped through these books in record time and now I’m stuck waiting on the next one in the series. I have so many questions and want to know more about Za
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Darkness Rises is the 4th book in Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardian Series. That being said, let me stop you right there. This book can can be read as a standalone, but I could not recommend it. If you’re just now stepping into the world of the Immortal Guardians, do yourself a favor and go back to the first book. You won’t regret it. As for Darkness Rises itself, this book touches on so many different things, preps you for the next book in the series and packs one hell of a love story.

In this b
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall quickly reminded me why I enjoy paranormal romances wrapped in suspense and a little paranormal woo-woo. While this was my first Duvall novel and the fourth in the Immortal Guardians series, this worked wonderfully as a standalone. Fans of Laurie London’s Sweetblood series will love the fast-pace, characters and sizzling romance that Duvall delivers. Three word review: suspenseful, romantic and action-packed.

Etienne an immortal guardian is watching from the roofto
4.5-5 stars

This was another great addition to this series. Krysta and Etienne are perfect for each other and I love them both. The storyline is interesting and engaging (as usual) and my only issue with this book is it ending and having to wait for the next book to come out to see what happens next! *sigh*

Krysta is pretty kickass. She's a Vampire hunter (with the help of her brother as backup) and has been doing it for 6 years. She's never met a sane vampire before but one night when she encount
Buffy Kennedy
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book left me speechless. I don’t like to think of myself as one of those people that says “OMG” at the drop of a hat or anything, but that was really all I was left with after finishing this book. Krysta and Etienne are pretty awesome and cute together, as they challenge each other, push each other’s buttons, and continuously get themselves into some kind of trouble, especially with Krysta’s brother Sean.

I love how everyone rallies around Ami, even without knowing the reasons it’s so import
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A hidden enemy resurrecting bad memories from the past and bent on capturing the Immortals darkens this otherwise comically sweet and sexy story.

I loved this series from the start, with its endearing characters and smart plot. The family of Immortals, gifted ones and seconds keeps getting bigger, stronger and funnier. They range from somewhat clueless to antisocial, and everything good in between, even the vampire “bad guys” get to their humor in.

This book about tender, sweet and old-fashioned
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I don't have a lot to say about this book. It was fine. There was nothing wrong. I did not dislike anyone. It was just blah.

I have no idea why the author chose to write this story about a character we have barely seen in prior books. I had zero interest in Etienne. He has such minor roles in the prior books that there was nothing intriguing about him. His heroine was a tough chick. I liked her. Kept expecting her to piss me off, but she did not. I just was not feeling the chemistry. They d
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't stop reading Paranormal Romance these past few days.😝 I have some PNR series on my shelf but I barely left a dent on them, haha. Now that I'm on the mood for supernatural beings, I'm binge reading them and I'm trying to catch up with a lot of my favorite series.👊

The world of the Immortal Guardians is one of my favorite world. I love how unique each characters are and the plot and world building and the writing is so amazing and engaging. I'm so glad to be back on this world.😍

On this book
Mar, Queen of Darkness
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Liked this one! I was almost more interested in the build-up to Zach's story and the progression the overall plot than the main romance, but who cares because I was entertained! Woo!

Okay, but WHAT is DD's thing with having women who are physically stronger than their men? Honestly, I love that my hubs is ten times stronger than me. It means he can lift heavy stuff and I can stand by and enjoy the view. WIN WIN. I love a kick-ass heroine as much as the next gal, but kick-ass heroine kicking her h
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't say enough good things about this series. Dianne Duvall never lets me down.
These books are sexy, funny and always have a great story line!

Loved loved Krysta's character, and her name is pretty great to:)
I read Dianne Duvall's First book Darkness Dawns and fell in love! It began an affair of the heart with these powerful Immortals. Men and Women who walked this world and yet were not of it. Individuals who thought that for some reason that when the Vampire bit, it didn't affect them.. Which is true.. what they didn't know was it didn't affect them because they were more than human.. They were "gifted ones" and over time their history may have been lost... what with the witch hunts, exorcisms, in ...more
Angela Charles
I am not going to delve too deep into this review because this book to me was a filler book. In previous books I enjoyed Etienne. He has a wonderful sense of humor and he is always joyful and happy however in this book we didn't get a lot of his personality that we seen in previous books. I don't know if it's because he is in love but he wasn't himself in this book. The fact that there was a major emphasis on Etienne, Lisette, and Richart being so close in previous books but yet the siblings rea ...more
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May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
The plot is getting thicker!!! totally hooked.
I really liked it, minus some few things here and there....
The chemistry between Krysta and Etienne was really cool, but the steam factor was turned down a bit in this book. I would have liked for them to take the relationship deeper and also more of them together, felt the book was a little rushed at times.

I say the plot thickens.... yeah.... what is it with that comment about why are there to many "gifted ones" in the area... and Seth and Zach.. w
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received and ARC of this book as winner of Dianne's blog contest.

Dianne Duvall hit it out of the park again. I absolutely loved this book. I have to say Etienne and Krysta have jumped to my second favorite Immortal Guardians couple. This book not only had their love story but included several scenes with previous characters. Some secrets come to light while new ones surface and creating more questions for the Immortals future. It was captivating and action packed. Kept you guessing.

May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
4,3 stars!!
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good story line! I like Krysta and Etienne together! I don't like Seth's temper and what he did to Zach! Now on to Zach's story! ...more
Allyn Wise
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 still enjoying the series and want to know "who done it". ...more
Donna Was A Scandal
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
Krysta is not my fave heroine but I still love this series with all of my heart! Check out my complete series summary, a tale of Immortal Guardians in two parts over on Scandalicious Book Reviews:
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
I really enjoyed this story, maybe because I've been away from the series for a while. I love immortal stories, so it was just what I needed.

The narrator did a great performance.
2018 Review
I'm re-reading the Immortal Guardian series because book 8 Awaken the Darkness is due out on 10th July 2018 and I wanted to reacquaint myself with the characters and remind myself of the action so far before Amazon kindly deliver it to my Kindle... Krysta is still one my of least favourite characters, if anything I'm more frustrated with her this time around than before but the surrounding stories and characters keep my rating high.

2017 Review - 4 Stars
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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choic


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Immortal Guardians (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3)
  • Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5)
  • Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6)
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