Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Guardians of the Desert (Children of the Desert, #2)” as Want to Read:
Guardians of the Desert (Children of the Desert, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Guardians of the Desert

(Children of the Desert #2)

by
3.82  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  18 reviews
In this sequel to Wisoker's acclaimed debut Secrets of the Sands, the new desert lord Alyea Peysimun returns to Bright Bay in the company of ancient, mysterious Deiq, who has agreed to serve as her mentor, and the young ha'ra'ha Idisio, whose powers and history are only beginning to emerge. Alyea's changed status will upset a precarious balance in Bright Bay--but that is n ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Mercury Retrograde Press (first published March 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Guardians of the Desert, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Guardians of the Desert

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Lori
Nov 19, 2011 rated it liked it
THis one was a bit melodramatic, and the basic premise is what will happen when Alyea gets the desert lord powers, especially the super power sex drive. And if/when she does, will she shtup Deiq who is "literally" starving for it, because ya know he's part human part ha'rethe, whom we haven't met yet except in super quick cuts from memories and seem to me to be somewhat dragon-like in that they have silver scales. They seem to get off need to feed from humans and from sex is the most fulfilling ...more
Tanabrus
Chiariamoci, il libro non è scritto male.
E malgrado la forte venatura romance, si lascia leggere bene.
Dirò di più: fintanto che si legge, non ci si annoia e la lettura scorre bene.

Perché allora il giudizio negativo?

Perché è un libro perfetto se si legge tutto d'un fiato.
Se si commette l'errore di chiuderlo per riprendere la lettura il giorno dopo, tipo, allora ecco l'inghippo. Si scopre di non avere alcuna curiosità per la storia, alcun interesse nel riprendere in mano il libro. Si tergiversa, s
...more
Marsha
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A terrific sequel to the first book. The characters are wonderful in that they aren't perfect...their flaws and weaknesses make them even more loveable and understandable.

The twists and turns in the plot kept me interested and wanting to read more and more. I'm sad that the book is over and know that since this was just published it will be quite a wait until the next one comes out. So I will be waiting and hoping. She's going to be a favorite author of mine, I can tell.
Harmonee
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
******SPOILERS******

I really enjoyed the first book but i think i enjoyed this one the most, all because of the developing story between Alyea and Deiq that can't quite be described as love, but something in between and above it. A lot of horrible things took place in this book. At first, i was a bit confused as to what Deiq actually did. I couldn't tell if he fed on memories, blood, or had sex with them all. It was quite vague but was explained later on. The ending was pleasant and i was actual
...more
Forgottendreamr
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
I had a solidly good time reading this book and will continue the series.
Liviu
Nov 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Guardians of the Desert continues the story from Secrets of the Sand essentially picking up where the other ends; while the first book was focused more or less equally on Lord Scratha and Idisio on one hand and Alyea on the other, this book is 80% Alyea's and deals with her acceptance of her role as Desert Lord and the consequences that flow from that; I would not like to spoil Secrets of the Sands more and a lot of the events and choices she makes can be understood only if you know the twists a ...more
Kane
Jan 04, 2013 rated it liked it
It was a good book but I felt lost more than a few times. I wonder if it was my fault. It had been a while since I read the previous book in the series and I think I should have revised the first book more thoroughly before starting the second. After I starting reading book 2, I realized I need to refresh book 1. I went back a chapter or two, but it was not enough. I think that the author deserves praise for creating such a complex world with so many complex characters that are intertwined. I fe ...more
Kaylee
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sequel to Secrets of the Sands, which I picked up on a whim (because of a recommendation from Tamora Pierce). This seamlessly picked up where the first book left off -- with none of that annoying recapping in the first three pages that series' books seem to do. Yes, there was a little history, but it was sprinkled naturally throughout, thank heavens. Wisoker has a way of meandering through major plot and character developments, just lightly touching on things that turn out to be pivo ...more
Jennifer Heise
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Back to newly minted desert lord Alyea Peysimun and Deiq, who has carelessly made himself responsible for her... Wisoker's characters and world are addictive, and I love to spend time with them. This second volume is a bit less convoluted than the last, since we already know some of the world building. The main plotline is also a bit clearer. Some things Alyea doesn't know/understand are making this rather complicated, and not all of them are politics. Because some of them have to do with both s ...more
Maureen E
Oct 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I read the first book last month and really enjoyed it a lot. So I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, I wasn’t nearly as enamoured of it. I like the resolution of the central relationship, but there was this whole plotline that I didn’t like at all, and one of the major characters from the first book just sort of disappears! There appear to be two more books in the series, and I’ll probably stick around for them, especially since I liked the first book so much. (And hopefully that d ...more
Jennah
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful :) My favorite in the series so far! I absolutely adore Deiq and Alyea's unique love-hate relationship. I liked this much more than the first one. Alyea reminds me a lot of my self at times.
Selina Harvey
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
An incredible bang-up sequel to an awesome first book, this is a more than fitting follow-up! Continuing the growth of both the world and the characters, the sequel does not disappoint readers of the first in the series in any way!

Enjoy!
Saphana
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
While the first book was a really good read, presenting fantasy in a completely new setting (and a convincing one at that); what we get here is a slightly romantic, eroric, vampiric turn of of events. Not completely unexpected, but rather drawn out.
Claire
Sep 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
But disappointing after first book; hopefully back to Ilsidio's tale for book 3.
Hafiza
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding fantasy
Can't wait for the next book.
Steph
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The struggle of Deiq and the becoming of Lord Alyae are really powerful. A great depth to these characters and the bleak views of Lord Eredion made this a very strong book. The depth surprised me!
Anne Vale
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reallywanttoread
I was reading this book for Idisio. Like you know, the Main Character from the previous book? Well guess what. He wasn't here. Boooo
Denise
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Leona Wisoker has built a fascinating culture with an amazing depth and beauty.
Laura
rated it really liked it
Sep 12, 2017
Justin Locsei
rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2016
Nowhereman1945
rated it liked it
Nov 01, 2017
Courtney
rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2017
Anonymous
rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2016
Keya
rated it it was ok
Jun 01, 2017
Sarabeth
rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2011
Nigel Archer
rated it really liked it
Aug 10, 2016
Alan
rated it really liked it
May 29, 2011
Christopher Smith
rated it really liked it
Oct 07, 2015
Andy
rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2015
Nyphila
rated it really liked it
Sep 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Crown of the Conqueror
  • City of Hope & Despair (City of a Hundred Rows, #2)
  • Out of the Waters
  • Heart of Deception
  • Leeches
  • The Kings of Eternity
  • 1636: The Saxon Uprising (Assiti Shards, #12)
  • The Warlock's Shadow (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice, #2)
  • Debris (The Veiled Worlds, #1)
  • The Pattern Scars
  • The Days of the King
  • Dancing With Eternity
  • Hearts of Smoke and Steam (The Society of Steam, #2)
  • A Feast of Souls (Araneae Nation, #2)
  • Napier's Bones
  • Tyrant: King of the Bosporus (Tyrant, #4)
  • Dimineaţă pierdută
  • Sword of Fire and Sea (The Chaos Knight, #1)
54 followers
Leona Wisoker is the author of the Children of the Desert fantasy series (Secrets of the Sands, Guardians of the Desert, Bells of the Kingdom, Fires of the Desert, and the side-novellas Fallen City and A Small Price To Pay).

Leona's short stories have appeared in Futures: Fire to Fly, Alienskin Magazine, and Anotherealm, as well as in the anthologies Cats in Space, Sha'Daa:PAWNS, The Society For Th
...more

Other books in the series

Children of the Desert (5 books)
  • Secrets of the Sands (Children of the Desert, #1)
  • Bells of the Kingdom (Children of the Desert, #3)
  • Fires of the Desert (Children of the Desert, #4)
  • Servants of the Sands (Children of the Desert #5)