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Bound By Darkness

(Guardians of Eternity #8)

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The Sylvermysts have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her—or to resist her…

Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly
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ebook, 374 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Ms. Nikki
{Review} Bound by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy The Dark Lord is coming and all that stand in the way of its demise are a vampire and a Sylvermist who are facing business and personal challenges every step of the way.Ariyal and Jaelyn were hard to connect to. Neither believed in their potential relationship for over half of the book which left me wanting on the romance side of things. However, with Styxx, Levet and others making cameos, I was able to get drawn back into this world where paranormals ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4 Bound By Darkness Stars ~

Bound By Darkness is book eight in the Guardians of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy. I am slowly making my way through this wonderful series. We get surprises, twist and turns, great characters, adventure, and more.

Jaelyn, a Hunter and a vampire. I loved how strong and independent she is. She is dedicated to her task as a Hunter. I like to read about women who don’t need a man, but that they would like one to want them and acknowledge what they are and can do.

Ari
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Cindyg
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh shite it seems like I've been waiting forever for this book. Twelve months is way to long between books. And then I have to go back to the book before just to refresh my memory...I hate that.
I love the Guardians...I get all hot and bothered when I read their stories...
Every characters comes life when I read their stories and Jaelyn and Ariyal are no exception...
Their banter was spot on and I loved the fact that Jaelyn knew when to stand her ground and when to let Ariyal have his way...
There's
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Dec 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I’d like to just point out that the image doesn’t do the cover justice-it’s super shimmery and silvery, I wish you could see it--it's really gorgeous.

Moving on, Bound by Darkness was a good addition to the series Guardians of Eternity. I liked the characters, and loved Levet, but I wish we had gotten more of him-usually he’s got a bigger role. I guess I hadn’t realized just how big a role until we didn’t have him.

Remember the Hunter Jaelyn from the last b
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
First, I have to say... It has been a long time since I read the last book, and it hurt me as a reader! I was so confused as to who the hell these people were! All I got were names, and through conversation I finally figured out who some were. Some I never remembered! SOOO my point with that is that I cannot wait for the year it takes for new books come out unless there is a breif summarization of what happened up to this point. I remember individual stories, but not the rolling background of di ...more
Alexa Ayana
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sylvermist, setelah dikenalkan pada ras Fae di buku Cezar sekarang kita akan berkenalan pada sepupu bangsa Fae yang jahat. Bertahun-tahun berusaha menghindar takdir dari kebangkitan Dark Lord, bangsa ini mencari perlindungan pada Ratu Fae walaupun sebagai pertukarannya mereka harus menjadi sex slave sang ratu.

Intens, sexy, seru.
Itu yang kurasakan saat membaca buku tentang Ariyal si pangeran Sylvermist. Walau ketertarikan pria ini terhadap Jaelyn instan tapi banter seksi dan tarik ulur sengit mer
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Julia
Nov 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Bound by Darkness is an entertaining, action packed novel full of characters that left me totally enthralled. This is my first novel by Alexandra Ivy, though it is the eighth installment in the Guardians of Eternity series. I will definitely be going back and checking out some of the previous books in this series.

I really enjoyed Ariyel, his character is great. I also loved his counterpart, Jaelyn. Their chemistry leaped off the pages. She is strong and independent but also has a bit of a vulne
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Sara
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quedé locamente enamorada del guapisimo Sylversmyst!!!! jqajajajaja
Amé la historia de Ariyal y Jaelyn!!! y miedo mortal el final!!!! Es espeluznante... El señor oscuro está en la niña, que ya no es tan niña... a todo esto... quedé preocupada por Maluhia, Caine, Cassandra... Dioor... es demasiado!!!
Dee
2011 review
If you have not read and followed the Guardian series then this book is not for you. I love Alexandra Ivy and this series and have followed each and every one but even I struggled to remember names/details about the characters especially those who only had a small/cameo role in the other books. I would also recommend that this series is read in order otherwise you will be greatly confused!

I was in two minds how to rate this one. I have spent over 4 days reading it which is not the nor
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Melindeeloo
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: friendable
In this latest entry to Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity, the main romance is between a female vampire, hunter Jaelyn, and dark elf Sylvermist prince Ariyal and I thought that the pairing was an interesting one, but I did have a few nits. Bound by Darkness gets off to a good start with a quick catch-up with past leads Styx and Salvatore. However, the main romance between Ariyal and Jaelyn - who was sent to drag Ariyal back to face the Oracles and discovers that his Sylvermist race may have ...more
Tracy
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Broader Depth of Story Appeals
He had kidnapped her. Unloaded her unconscious body in the decimated halls of his deposed master, the vicious Morgana le Fey. Once he had her secured beyond the mists in Avalon he chained her with silver - protecting her delectable skin, of course - and waited. She is Jaelyn, a vampire, one of their feared Hunters.

Ariyal chose not to look too closely at his reasons for taking her. That way lies madness. Instead, he's going to punish her for his interest and torment
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iamGamz
Another deliciously fun read in the Guardians of Eternity series.

Vampire hunter and fierce warrior, Jaelyn, has been sent to capture Ariyal, Prince of the Sylvermyst. From the moment they met there was a mutual attraction that both tried so hard to fight.

However, instead of capturing Ariyal and turning him over to the Commission, her orders were changed by Siljar to watch over Ariyal. This brought them closer together and deeper into dangers that they had did not see coming.
They were forced t
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Jennifer-Eve Workman
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Supernatural Fans
Recommended to Jennifer-Eve by: Goodreads Giveaways
I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

This was the first audio book that I've had the pleasure of listening too! I never thought of myself as a audio-book fan, but this one was very enjoyable! Although I do have to say that at times the narrator would read the verbal parts in a way that I wouldn't have. It sometimes gave the plot a different meaning than I was imagining. There were also some spots where one of the characters would say something that I would imagine would be wayyyy ou
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Jennifer-Eve Workman
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Supernatural Fans
Recommended to Jennifer-Eve by: Goodreads Giveaways
I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

This was the first audio book that I've had the pleasure of listening too! I never thought of myself as a audio-book fan, but this one was very enjoyable! Although I do have to say that at times the narrator would read the verbal parts in a way that I wouldn't have. It sometimes gave the plot a different meaning than I was imagining. There were also some spots where one of the characters would say something that I would imagine would be wayyyy ou
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L Bongiorno
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really? I think a thesaurus is needed to find another word for arrogant - hearing it a lot in one book is one thing, hearing it in the last three... is tiresome, but then their romances do seem to be identical. Maybe that's why they wait a year to publish again - so you forget. Unfortunately, I have just read three in a row. Now He-Man again?? It was bad enough in the last book - these characters are like clones.

Also, I don't mind cussing. I think it can even be fun, but I do take offense to Gd,
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AJ Swen
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars. I enjoyed the characters; thought they had great chemistry. The storyline was good but not great (that's why I didn't rate it higher). I'm still a little confused on the happenings of the Dark Lord?!!? Loved that Levet was in there again..he crakcs me up. Also enjoyed the visits from Viper, Santiago (can't wait to see where that goes..was actually thinking maybe that was the next stroy idea, not Caine/Cassie), Styx and Salvator. It was a good book, not my fav in ther series, but goo ...more
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Jan 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: asap, can-t-wait-for
3.75 Stars, I really enjoyed Going back into this world.
Shari Kay
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
This one was just okay. Entertaining enough I guess, but nothing special. Same ole, same ole.
Amyiw
This story started in the books before it. The romance between Ariyal & Jaelyn goes right into sex, just like the other books, so then we follow the plot, which here, I thought, was getting the female baby. Well it was more an over arc to the Dark Lord and was just drawn out. The romance drags and is, 'let's do this and mate', more than anything. So we are mostly bored by each conflict and there are a lot of them with this complicated over arc that just doesn't end and is pretty damn boring. ...more
Nikki Kalani
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
More action, more drama and epic fantasy.

I have to say, i am in love with Levet. The tiny gargoyle is so funny, cute and a good warrior. The way he says "sacreblue", "ma enfant" and "ma cherrie", i literally melt then and there..

I guess Arriyal and Jaelyn's story was good as well as okayish.. But the best part was all the action and the returning of dark lord and defeating him...
The threat is still there
Cassandra and Caine are trapped in the mists. What will happen next?
I intend to find out...
Caroline
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Strong women characters who remain so after finding their "mate" are in short supply in this series. While the men pop up again in this series, the women are pushed into hiding. I would not have started reading the series had I known.
Francais Parker
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
World Building: A+
Mythology: A++
Girl Power: A+
Guy-Hero: A+
Plot-Twists: A+
Love-Interests: A+
Villains: A++

For you clean-readers: this book DOES have mature content. You'll need to do some self-editing or scene-skipping to read this one.
Valerie
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
hmmmmmm, something off about this installment. A little slow, a little confusing, too many other story lines vying for attention.
Kaarla Amaya
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Hummm.
Grace  Vette
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed this series and look forward to the next installment.
Sarah
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm still loving this series. Full of action, hunky men and strong women. Only a couple sex scenes.
Bobbie Makin
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
love all the books
Sophia
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
Each new installment is just such a delight to read. I love the world and characters that Alexandra Ivy has created. The last installment left it almost on a cliff hanger for a few different story threads that were picked up in this book which mainly focused on the fae Sylvermist Prince, Ariyal and the Vampire Hunter, Jaelyn.

Things have really begun heating up in the quest to prevent the Dark Lord’s return and to locate the true Prophet. So many different parties are coming together with these c
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Michelle Leah Olson
Bound by Darkness, Book #8 of the Guardians of Eternity series

Author: Alexandra Ivy

Synopsis: The Sylvermyst have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he sold himself to the evil Morgana. Finally free, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her--or to resist her. . .
Jaelyn is stunnin
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Terri
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome series

Although this book #8, wasn't my favorite in the series, I still have it five stars because I am a huge fan of the series and it how this author writes. I had a hard time following the love between the main characters in this story -it didn't have that in depths, on the edge of your page turning the previous books in this series had. Usually I can't put down an Ivy book, but for some reason I just found myself struggling just getting to the end-to-end but the end was well worth the
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