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Darkness Revealed

(Guardians of Eternity #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  7,230 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now...

Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance.
Paperback, 363 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Zebra Books
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I loved Anna and Cezar story. The series is getting much better I was really on the fence with the first story but I have come to love the others that have followed. Cezar was sweet and sexy and, Anna was cute but maybe she could have kicked a little more butt, but it had a good story line. Also I would like to say I love Levet!!!!!!!!
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
I'm still diggin' Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity series and "Darkness Revealed" is book four. This series is about smoking hot vampires, sexy werewolves, powerful goddesses, wily fairies, snarky gargoyles, and most anything else that goes 'bump in the night'. While these stories are every bit as hot as many others available, for me this author keeps the tone lighter. There's still action, mystery, and suspense--but the sense of looming evil isn't there...and I enjoy that for a change!

One night of passion and your whole world changes, could you hold a grudge for two centuries?
I guess so if you think that the man you shared the most passionate experience of your life suddenly disappeared the very night that you lose your family and found yourself "different" from everyone else.

I adored this tale of Anna who is trying to find out what she is and why someone is trying to kill her. Her guardian Cezar who she shared a passionate encounter with 200 years ago is suddenly at her side
I finally got a book in this series that was really worth the hype. Anna Randal was watching out for her cousin when she got pulled into a dark room and her life changed FOREVER.
200 years later, Anna finds Conde Cezar and she is bound to make him pay for taking a bite of her.

First of all, Anna is no simpering female. Second, she is a geninely thoughtful person. I have noticed that the women in this series are kind hearted. One took in a gargoyle, another is a vegetarian despite being a werewolf,
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: hoop, x-2017, series, pnr
3 1/2
I think I was a little frustrated with the non-communication on this one. Also the justice vs revenge that surfaces in the end, made me a little irritated. So what, women, all women of this series, have to be selfless and forgivers and all men alpha fighters? I'm sure that is not the case but so far we got the vegetarian werewolf, and all the women balk at killing bad people that have been trying to kill them or their partners. OK, that is not so bad but... I guess along with the
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Two hundred years ago Anna Randall shared one exquisite encounter with the wicked Conde Cezar before he abandoned and left her changed, an immortal, or so she thinks. And when she learns of his arrival in Chicago she is determined to track him down and finally get some answers.

For two centuries Cezar has been in control of the powerful oracles, all because he gave into the intense desire he felt for the innocent Anna. And when he’s commanded to guard the still very enticing Anna, he finds none

This series continues to be one I like... but not enthusiastically. Dont get me wrong- it's got some great characters and perhaps that is why I continue reading. (You can plot your book like Plotty Plotterton but if you dont write engaging characters I care about? You've lost me.)

In Darkness Revealed we have a couple who have a history- which is what initially drew me in to the story, a Vampire hero and a heroine once again unaware of the incredible magic that lies within her.

Unaware that she
Jul 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a vampire romance series set in modern-day Chicago. The couple in this book is Anna Randal (she's part fey and destined to become an oracle after fighting Morgana la Fey, fairy Queen) and Conde Cezar, a hot Spanish 500 year old vampire who has been the unwilling servant of the oracles for the last 200 years. All of heros/heroines from previous books in the series make appearances, and a couple new heros for future books are introduced. No one will mistake this series for great ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
4 Darkness Stars
(Spoiler Alert)

Darkness Revealed is book four in Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series.
The story flowed magically. Alexandra knows how to pull her audience in and keep us entertained, with a strong plot, action, adventure, and just the right amount of romance.

Anna I enjoyed from the moment we meet her. The superhero references she makes add humor to the story. I also liked that she did not freak out when learning about the demon world and all the different kids of demons
Laura the Highland Hussy
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I think that Cezar was a great hero for this book. Anna met him about 200 years ago and Cezar seduced her. he also took her blood. But neither he nor Anna could have ever expected what would happen next.
Cezar is ripped from Anna's sleeping form by the Oracles, and enslaved for 200 years for daring to take the blood of a fated Oracle.
Anna wakes up, goes home, finds her aunt's house burned to the ground, and assumes her aunt and cousing Morganna perished in the fire. Then she finds out she is
Noodle The Naughty Night Owl
Alright, book four in the Guardians of Eternity Series and we're starting to understand the rules of this fantasy world. However, the two main characters are not ones we have met before, so a slight deviation from past paths. This time we follow Conde Cezar and Anna Randall.

I have to say the first half of the book was better than the second, mainly because Anna played hard to get in the beginning, and I kind of liked that. Once she had capitulated and Cezar was well and truly hooked, the story
Nargis  Kalani
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This 4th part in the series had more action and i loved every minute of it.

So this series is getting even better with every book.

I love the new characters that turn up in every book and the presence of previous characters in each book is heartwarming.
I just love it when a book engulfs me in its story and i lose myself in it. Its the most blissful feeling.
Debra McEathron
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anna doesn't know she is an oracle and has powers she doesn't understand. Cesar has been her protector and one time lover, and wants only her. Morgana is the villain along with the Oracles. Poor Anna. Other characters from this series also play a part is helping Anna reach her goal.
(3.5 Stars Really)
Anna Randall would prefer to stay out of the spotlight and in hindsight wishes she had been less attentive to her chaperone duties for a rich relative the night she met master vampire, Conde Cezar. Completely attracted to and enthralled by Cezar, Anna looses more than her virtue and awoke to a possible scandal, her family dead and immortality. Having taken a bit of Anna's blood has bound Cezar to the Oracles and his latest assignment is to protect Anna which plays havoc on him
Oct 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
So this was Ceasar and Anna's story, neither of whom had been introduced in the previous book, as has been the author's habit thus far. Frankly, I liked having the little intro/peek of the character to come in the book previous. Anyway, I liked these characters and their story. Anna doesn't realize she is something supernatural prior to meeting Ceasar, and thinks that it is something he did (like when he bit her) that resulted in her halt of aging and her living 200 years. The author does a ...more
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cezar is noble and has been searching for this one woman for nearly 200 years. His reason is for protection but once he sets his eyes on her again, all the lust is there and he sole purpose is to make her his.

Anna has been searching for 200 years for the vampire that stole her heart and took her blood for answers. She is a lawyer for the people, a voice when one has none, but has come into powers that she can't explain.

Action packed, love, and all characters return. This is the main reason why
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Good read, but I feel like it is a carbon copy of the three books written in the series prior to this one. It goes something like this... Vampire meets girl. Vampire falls in love with girl. Girl falls in love with vampire. Something evil is after girl. Vampire protects girl and beats the evil something. Vampire makes girl his life mate. They live happily ever after. I feel like I've read this story before but the characters names have changed. Don't get me wrong it was a good story but maybe ...more
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I keep waiting for this series to just wow me but so far it hasn't. It was a decent enough book that kept my attention but it just didn't give me the emotional roller coaster that I love so much in romance novels. This is an interesting series though where they seem to fall for each other early on in the book and then the story is about the life threatening dangers. I also find it interesting how the female leads in these books are more powerful than the male leads. Anyway, it's a decent enough ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Anna Randal has been waiting 200 years to get in the room with Conde Cezar. That night all those years ago changed her life. Or so she think it was the events of that night that changed her life.

Cezar has paid dearly for a crime that he committed and not knowing he did it. He admits to finding a very lovely being that he wanted very much. He also admits that she has been consuming him for two centuries. The thing that he needs to remember is that she has key role on one of the most powerful
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: ivy-guardians
I enjoy Ivy's writing style for the most part. While the subjects and intro of this book didn't flow from the last book, it does appear that most of the books in this series often do flow together. Cezar was very sexy, and some of our old favorite characters make an appearance. Probably not my favorite book so far in the series, but I liked it.
I really liked Anna and Cesar's story. It started a little slow but quickly picked up. With each book this world expands on the different sects of creatures and revealing more unique creatures. I really love this unique world and can't wait to see what the next book unveils.
Curly's  Ramblings
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The love story of Cezar & Anna is enthralling and suspenseful. There are twists and turns, kidnapping, murder, great sex, betrayal, revenge, and most importantly a budding love. Another great book by Alexandra Ivy!
Amy Hasten
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a 4.5 star in my opinion it was a super good book but it wasn't amazing it was really close though.
Jul 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
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It's Me - Yvette
I enjoyed the story, but the narrator distracted too much for me. I will read the next books in this series.
May 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
This one didn't hold my interest as much as the others.
The books in this series keep getting better and the vampires keep getting hotter!

Cezar is tasked by the Oracles to Anna, protect a woman that he met two hundred years earlier. She was a wallflower at a ball who followed him in an attempt to protect her cousin from his clutches. He had a bad boy reputation. Instead, she found herself seduced, her virginity and her blood taken, and then dumped. But it was the most memorable night of her life.

Two hundred years later, Cezar and Anna are back
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
In 1814 London, Miss Anna Randal was just a poor relation who lived off the largesse of her Aunt. But after being seduced by Conde Cezar that life changed and she’s been searching for him for two hundred years wanting to find out what she is.

After the Commission of Oracles found out about her seduction, they had not been happy with Cezar. Turns out she was under their protection and so he’s made to serve them as penance. Two hundred years later, he discovers someone is after Anna and turns to
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Just the same old formula and the first 3 books, nothing new or surprising. You could have substituted the characters' names with anyone and not miss much. Pages and pages filled with inane dialogue... repetitive and deary. The sex scenes aren't that hot either.
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series makes so much more sense if you start at the beginning. The author is still introducing new paranormals, cultures and politics. I still like the strong and snarky heroines, and I still like the broody vampire heroes.
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