Awaken the Darkness
I also, unfortunately, knew I was going to have to wait a while to tell his story. But that just made it all the more fun to write when the time arrived. ;-)(less) (hide spoiler)]
Awaken The Darkness is the 8th book in the Immortal Guardians series, and though it was a nice read it didn't really move along the series plot. It was mainly just about Stanislav being found alive and him and Susan (the gifted one that found him} falling in love. The others don't join in until the end for the sweet family reunion.
Slower paced than the others it still had some action in it. It was nice to see Stan brought home to his family. Stanislav reminded me a bi ...more
This was my first audio and such a wonderful experience! I always wanted to listen to an audiobook, I even tried two or three times but the narrations were really slow! So I switched to the books! But this one was really good! Kirsten Potter did a good job on this one, it had a good speed on it and she did a fantastic job on the Russian accent! Loved it! I like this world Dianne Duvall created! I enjoyed all the books in this series and love all its characters. I would enjoy it more if ...more
Duvall brings her characters completely to life. She fleshes them out and gives these characters history, baggage, emotions, and family ties. She allows the reader to become emotional connected. The story begins with a prologue. The Immortals are attacking compound . We feel our hero's pain as one of his own is torn from this world. Then the world goes dark before he awakens in pain and finds himself trapped beneath dirt ...more
Number 8 in Duvall’s Immortal Guardian series quickly became one of those books that I couldn’t put down. Silly me decided that 4 a.m. was a wonderful time to start this book and two and a half hours later I finally had to stop to sleep-only to finish it later on that same afternoon. ...more
I'm not going to spoil where he has bee ...more
If you read the IG series, you are among those of us who have been fretting and stressing out for some time now about what fate befell Stanislov during the battle with the mercenaries. We lost one Immortal Guardian and that loss was already devastating. The thought of losing Sta ...more
While Stanislav remains in the dark...
Susan is a good heroine. While the heroines of this series are tending to blend together in my mind, I still enjoyed her character. She has spent most of her life separated from society because of her telepathy. I would have liked to have seen this played up a bit more. Mostly the author just tells us how hard it has been for her. But one thing I like about ...more
Finding an excellent multi level home that meets all her needs, Susan resigns herself to pass as the purchase price is way beyond her means. Yet. It se ...more
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This story starts out recapping a huge, action-packed, suspenseful event from over two years ago, but from a POV we didn’t see at the time. If you haven’t been spoiled yet by who the main character is I won’t mention his name. But if you’ve read all the books up to this point, trust me when I tell you, it won’t take you long to figure it out. While most of this series will tug at your heartstrings at some point or ...more
Book #8 in the Immortal Guardians series brings a change in pace from the earlier books as we shift away from the action for a bit and in its place we get a slower-moving, heartfelt romance that is gorgeously sweet and swoony. Of course there is still some action and supernatural goings, it’s more about the love story in this one, and I loved it!
Before that this book, and this review, contains spoilers for earlier books in the series so make sure you’ve read the previous books before div ...more
May Dracula, Maui, Seth, or whatever, whoever, immortal out there find me when this is out, thanks. This slayed me and I don't know how to deal. May Dianne Duvall the Kind, have pity on the rest of us and give us another blurb soon. Like...Seth's blurb 😂. Anyway, see you all in July.
It's August and I'd finished the book a while ago. I would have been here ASAP updating my review but damnit, it wouldn't let me. Anyway, I'm here and it's working! YAAA ...more
This book basically consisted of an amnesiac Stanislav being rescued by a gifted woman named Susan. My main issue was that she seemed to lack apprehension and fear that I felt should be evident in a mortal coming into contact with an immortal. N ...more
This was a great story and addition to the series. I will say that I've been wondering what happened to Yuri so it's nice to find out and see him get together with Susan. Yuri's story is somewhat of a standalone as the rest of the series characters don't come into it until much later in the story. And since he lost his memory, there are more explanations than there normally might be.
Susan is a woman with powers, the ability to hear the thoughts of others. This has often been as much o ...more
I thought Susan was more likable than some of the other human women in the books and selfless at times. I didn't like the woman in the previous book so that was a relief. It was really great to learn more about Stanislav. I felt for him with all that he'd gone through for such a long time. Susan was a wonderful savior and it was interesting to see one of the immortal guardians in such a vulnerable state.
I wish there'd been more romance in this book in the form of sex but I liked this cou ...more
This book is no exception. It can be read as a stand alone due to relevant past events being explained or even shown and done so in a way that feels refreshing ...more
In this book we go a bit back in time to an incident that hurt the guardians. This is Stanislav's story and what happened to him during the incident and 2 years later. Stan is a man of honor and it ...more
Gravely wounded, buried, abandoned, and believed dead Stanislav has to rely on his gifts to free himself from his dirt tomb. There is just one problem once he gets fr ...more
The end was cute, hopeful but this barely moved along the series.
Also the ending was all and even more I hoped for (in Yuri's story). I cried. I don't do that often, but this time and with this ending I was moved to tears. Perfect!
There was action, funny moments, and heartfelt moments as well. I am glad that Stanislav found S ...more
Susan was a good person to help Stanislav come back to himself. Her calm demeanor helped Stanislav remember things and figure out a way to go forward.
Things were iffy when Stanislav's past and the Immortals came b ...more
Stan is an Immortal Guardian. After a mission goes wrong he begins to awaken to being buried and in great pain. When Susan considers buying the house Stan uses his ability to influence her emotions until she buys the house. Soon after Susan digs him up in her cellar. Stan has no memory of who or what he is. Romance blooms as the couple runs from those who want to re-capture Stan. Eventually Stan re ...more
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...more
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