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Darkness Returns

(Guardians of Eternity #13)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  51 reviews
More powerful than ever, the Guardians of Eternity are facing their greatest challenge yet: a war within their ranks. Their future is in the hands of one rebel vampire, who must choose between loyalty and love . . .
Blessed with an even more compelling allure than most vampires, Chiron has made a fortune in the human world, creating an empire of resorts and casinos. Sinc
Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Lyrical Press
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Marta Cox
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
A triumphant return to this much loved series about Vampires and all the associated immortals they exist with. I wasn't exactly sure how Chiron and his previous actions would fit but happily my favourite Vampire King is magnanimous enough to admit to mistakes and give Chiron valuable information. Now Chiron is no fool but does agree to take Levet with his affinity for magic with him as he searches for someone who has been lost for a long time. However winding up in a hidden, magical hotel in the ...more
Chiron is a vampire who has made an empire of world wide casino hotels. When the possibility of his missing master has been found, Chiron follows the clues, with Levet’s help, to a small Everglade magical retreat where he meets the most memorizing young woman, Lilah. Chiron doesn’t know if he can trust Lilah or if she is responsible for his missing master.

Lilah has spent her entire life at the estate and dreams of traveling the world but breaks in her memories and a magical nanny convinces her t
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

This book had two strikes against it to begin with. 1) I don't normally jump into a series at #13. 2) I don't particularly care for the paranormal/fantasy genre. So, why am I get this book as an ARC and am actually reading it? I really like Alexandra Ivy and clicked before I realized this was a Paranormal and not a Romantic-Suspense. My bad. I'm reading it for a couple of reaso
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, arc, pnr, netgalley
After finishing When Darkness Ends I was really sorry to see an end to a series I have followed and enjoyed for years. So imagine my surprise and excitement when I saw Darkness Returns and realized there was more to come. Darkness Returns was a really enjoyable read from beginning to end. Chiron is a vampire that was banished by the former Anasso and whose master was imprisoned. After receiving a scroll from Styx, Chiron sets out to locate the prison that his master is being held. This leads Chi ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy is book 13 in the Guardians of Eternity Series. This is the story of Chiron and Lilah. For me this was a standalone book since I haven't read the previous books yet.
Lilah has spent most of her life behind the enchanted walls of the hotel where she is at. Chiron is a vampire who master was taken a long time ago and while looking to get him back he has made a living in the human world. When he has clues of finding his master leads him to meet Lilah. But is she tr
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
The 'Guardians of Eternity' series has always been one of my absolute favorite reads. ' Darkness Returns' is the continuation of this series and lives up to my expectations.
In the beginning my two favorite characters begin the story (Styx and Viper) and of course our favorite gargoyle joins the cast of characters.
This story is about Chiron given a map to where his master has been imprisoned. He comes upon a hotel cloaked in a magical barrier. There he meets Lilah a beautiful young maiden who ha
Eva Millien
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He has existed outside the order of the Guardians and trusts no one but Chiron has created an empire of resorts and casinos. Using the peace offering given him by the new vampire king, he sets out on a quest to find and free his master, only he never expected to find a lush paradise owned by a mysterious and mesmerizing woman.

Chiron and Lilah are two very strong, alluring characters that easily compel readers to read their story which is full of some powerful electrical chemistry and scorching
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
It's been a hot minute since I read this series but I fell right back in with some familiar faces and a brand new story line. The author always brings a bit of a twist and this book read like one mystery after another just waiting to be solved.

Chiron the vampire has been in exile since his master betrayed the previous Anasso. He has made a name for himself in the human world but the supernatural folks are well aware of him as well. Given a pardon by Styxx, he heads out to find his master.

The s
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I requested the book for review, I was not aware that it's book 13 in the series and I thought that was book 1 or something. I should have checked it on goodreads and I don't know why I didn't. I didn't have a huge problem at understanding what was going on, but I felt like some pieces were missing and that I would have enjoyed the story a lot more if I knew what was going on. There is obviously some story that led to our characters to where they are now and I would have liked to know more ...more
Nikki Brooks
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chiron may be Vampire King but he's humble enough to know when he's made a mistake. With his newly acquired information he and the new sidekick, who was foisted onto him, Levet the Gargoyle, are going on a roadtrip, searching for the prison of Tarak. Tarak has been incarcerated for decades due to the machinations of the previous Vampire King and Chiron intends to put things right.

Led to a supernatural friendly hotel in the middle of nowhere, Florida, Chiron and Levet meet the lovely Lilash who h
Fabiola Chenet
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must-read series, a new chapter which begins "slowly". Can't wait and very intrigued with the next one.
Sandy S
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 16, 2019

More powerful than ever, the Guardians of Eternity are facing their greatest challenge yet: a war within their ranks. Their future is in the hands of one rebel vampire, who must choose between loyalty and love . . .

Blessed with an even more compelling allure than most vampires, Chiron has made a fortune in the human world, creating an empire of resorts and casinos. Since the betrayal and imprisonment of his master, he has existed outside the or
Adria (Musings and Reviews)
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* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

The Story in 4 Sentences or Less: Vampire Chiron has made a fortune off of his resorts and casinos in the human world but sine the betrayal and imprisonment of his master, Ch
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Donita Jones
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
DARKNESS RETURNS (Guardians of Eternity Book #13) By Alexandra Ivy
I have followed this series since Alexandra Ivy started it. I was surprised when I found she had finally added another book, as it had been a long time. I am glad she did, this is an entertaining read. This is the 13th book in the series and it still seems as fresh as the 1st ones. You do not have to have read the previous books, but they would give you some background that would be helpful. Alexandra Ivy always creates a great wo
Sue's Romance Reviews
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy is another thrilling and compelling instalment in the Guardians of Eternity series.

Feeling overwhelming guilt for having a part in his master’s disappearance and imprisonment, Chiron accepts a magical scroll from Styx that will lead him to a key that will free him.

In search of the key, he is led deep into the Everglades where the magic is potent and this is where he meets Lylah.

Lylah’s past and who and what she is, is cloaked in mystery. But the fireworks that s
Sandy Kelly
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would highly recommend reading the other books in this series before you read this one just so you understand events that are spoken of that happened in the past. It has been almost 4 years since the last book in this series and I honestly thought that it was over. And then this one comes and let me tell you, it does disappoint and just reminded me all over again why I love this series to begin with! I love that we get to see a bit of Styxx because who doesn't love that vampire?? Chiron is on ...more
Angel Hatfield
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The King of the Vampires- Styx- lived in a mansion in Chicago with other paranormals Styx mate is Darcy. Styx would move heaven and earth to please his female Styx was in his private study when Viper walked in who was also a vampire. Styx and Viper had been through hell together- literary. In the past they had battled the Dark Lord, evil witches, and dragons. Styx told Viper he was going away for a couple of days to Vegas. He was meeting with the Rebels. The Rebels were a clan of vampires led by ...more
Les Romantiques
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher

Darkness Return by Alexandra Ivy is the 13th volume in her Guardians of Eternity series. After a 4-year absence, the author comes back with the original series that made her success and I must say this first volume in a new arc is a success.

The book begins with a conversation between two of the series’ most popular and powerful heroes: Styx (Darkness Everlasting) and Viper (Embrace the Darkness). Styx ha
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Free ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Guardians of Eternity by Alexandra Ivy is a series that had been on my TBR list for a few weeks. Then, I see Darkness Returns on NetGalley and just knew it was fate to read this series. I’ve really enjoyed all of the books! They tend to get a little repetitive at times, mainly in the beginnings and descriptions, but I think that’s fairly common with most series. I mean, there’s only so many ways to describe “Tall, Dark a
Linda Walters
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book has some really good world building with some interesting main characters. It had quite the variety of supernatural creatures as well.
Styx is the vampire king who finds the scroll and sets things into motion. His guard and friend Viper isn't so sure it's a good idea. And from there the story takes off with Chiron and his friend and guard, Ulric. Ulric is a werewolf who fears this is a trap but he will stand by his friend.
Chiron is enchanted by Lilah and the mysteries that surround he
Johanna Sawyer
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC copy to read and give my honest opinion.

The gangs all here... Happen to love these guardian books as Styx appears in this one. After going through the old Anasso's stuff Styx realizes Tarak was not a traitor and that someone would have to go find him to undo the wrong. He gives the job to the only man to actually stand for Tarak and that is Chiron. Chiron is a hot ass vamp and owns more than a couple of hotels. Styx's last command is that Chiron take Levet, th
it's so nice to return to the Guardians of Eternity world, and Ivy quickly reminds you why as old faves Styxx & Viper display the wit and irreverently humorous banter is a such a part of the series as they introduce us to the new contingent of characters, the rebels, that upcoming books will center around. before long we meet Chiron as he's off to free his long captive clan leader with questionable assistance of fan favorite Levet. Darkness Returns includes much of the what has made this ser ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This is book 13 in the Guardians of Eternity series. I have read a lot of books in this series but not all. Even though I was unfamiliar with these characters, this book works well as a stand alone. Styx, king of the vampires, discovers some information that proves the previous king was involved in the betrayal of another vampire. He passes the info to Chiron so that he can try to find and free his former master and right a wrong. Chiron reluctantly accepts the loan of the king’s annoying gargoy ...more
Felice Foster
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although this is the first book in the Guardians of Eternity series I have read, this is not the first book by Alexandra Ivy that I have read. I have been slowly embracing the paranormal world in the last few years and finally decided to give this series a try. With this being the 13th book, I thought I would have a hard time following along, but my fears were unfounded. While there were some scenes that alluded to previous characters/story lines, they were brief and just enough to help me under ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy has the returning Guardians of Eternity at a crossroads; a diversion in their ranks. One so large it could cause a war if the solution is not found to prevent it. Enter a rogue vampire, Chiron, powerful and rich who has carved a life out for himself by building his own gaming empire. Of course, getting him to help them will take righting a wrong that he believes happened. While on the quest he is drawn to the enigmatic Lilah. What a story!

Magic, mystery, magneti
Khrista Baxter
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For the sake of vanity!

I can't tell you how happy it makes me that Alexandra is writing more Guardians Of Eternity books! Darkness Returns has Chiron searching for his master who was taken years ago by the previous Anasso. Styx has sent Levet to aid in the search, which thankfully gets him out of his hair.
Chiron ends up at an enchanted hotel in the middle of the Florida everglades. The hotel is run by the very beautiful Lilah along with an overbearing ogres Inga.
Chiron and Levet search for t
Karen Roma
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant book, and a timely reminder of just how much I adore Alexandra Ivy’s enthralling world of Vampires, Weres and a feisty and annoying little Gargoyle named Levet

Darkness Returns is a wonderful story with a gripping plot, imaginative world building and an array of powerful, pompous, overbearing, confused and lovable characters to complete this fabulous tale. So even though it’s been awhile, devout readers will consume this book in one sitting, as it is impossible to put down befor
Ash P Reads
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is great to get back to the Guardians Of Eternity once again. We find Styx making amends for the horrors caused by the former insane Anasso by offering Chiron, who was once a warrior, clans member and now a Rebel in exile, clues to discovering where his master has been imprisoned. As Chiron sets out to find his master Tarak, a powerful lieutenant to the previous Anasso who was hidden away in captivity when he dared to confront him about his activities. Of course he is accompanied by Levet, so ...more
Whispers From
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chiron is a vampire who owns casinos and resorts. He finds out his master wasn’t banished but taken and held prisoner. With the help of an aggravating gargoyle, they are led to a hotel in the Everglades. Lilah owns the hotel with her ogress nanny/friend and hasn’t left the grounds in years. Now a handsome vampire has arrived and shaken up their world. Lilah has no memories of her younger years but with Chiron arriving, and finding out they are mates, she wants them back. Can they find Chiron’s m ...more
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