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Facing the Darkness (The Sensor, #4.5)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Originally featured in the “A Very Paranormal Holiday" Anthology. Facing the Darkness has since been revised and expanded.

Kerbasi, a former guardian of Purgatory, has resisted every effort to help him find his humanity. After more than four-thousand years of ruling over supernatural prisoners in the cruelest of ways, he feels he’s above the petty concerns of mankind. But w
Published November 30th 2016
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Sarah Leenart
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For all those who love the Sensor Series this is a must read. And for those who've never read the series I would say this is an incredibly enjoyable read without losing too much of what's happening with the world around the characters. Might even get you hooked :-)

Kerbasi is the ultimate bad boy sort of turning good. Never has an author for me managed to so successfully have me hating a character from one end of the series to absolutely loving him at the end. This novella is a mid point in the s
Amanda White
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This left me crying in the end. A really good novella and gave me a great new insight into Kerbasi. He's the character you hate and then love, without really knowing when it happened or how he changed your opinion of him. I really hope Susan Illene gives him his own book or books.
Helle Gade
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow... Just wow! 

This is short Christmas story told by Kerbasi. I'm both surprised and delighted by this story. 

Kerbasi is put into a heart breaking situation by Melena to teach him about humanity. This is a challenge that will test his mind of thinking radically. It's not easy to teach an old immortal new tricks. 

I loved this short story. I highly recommend the whole Sensor series.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good!

Enjoyed seeing another side of Kerbasi. He is a curmudgeonly thing, but demonstrating to humanize and I love it. I still like that he fights with Lucas, as he should. He doesn't get off that easy. Book made me cry...
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Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was well written and showed the emotional growth that the guardian has been clueless in understanding. BEL
Carol Sloan
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You will need tissues
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i loved seeing inside his head.
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Christmas is coming and Kerbasi needs to work on his humanity, thankfully he has Melena to guide him.

What a surprise this story was. I absolutely loved it. Kerbasi is one of my favourite characters, due to the humour he brings to any given situation. Not that Kerbasi tries to be funny. This story shows Kerbasi at his finest. I really enjoyed the look through his eyes and found the story both heart-breaking and enlightening. You’ll find yourself rooting for the former torturer in this story, and
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Susan Illene served in the US Army for eleven years and worked as a human resources specialist and an Arabic linguist. She served two deployments to Iraq, and after leaving the army, she studied history at the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband currently live in Oklahoma with two high-maintenance cats doing their best to help her write her books.

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