Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sherrilyn Kenyon - The Guardian

Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm's most vicious guardian...
Seth's time is running out. If he can't hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn't been able to break the god in his custody. Then there's the beautiful Dream-Hunter Lydia: She isn't just guarding the gates of Olympus -- she's holding back one of the world's darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive...

Comment: After many books that didn't seem to follow the same storylines we had from lots of previous books, here we got another one where we actually see characters and things familiar to what we wanted to read about.
I say "we" because I believe many fans are eager to see some things solved or, at least, advancing in its solving.
Anyway, so this book centers in Seth, a demigod Noir has and doesn't release. Seth has been in Noir's dungeons since he was a teenager and that happened a long time ago, withour ever leaving and being there because Noir has the power to bring him back if he ever dared to go. Solin is another prisioner Noir recently got because he believes Solin will give him the Key, something that would unlock the powers from the Gods in the Olympus. Solin, however, doesn't give him the Key and Seth is set to make him get it for Noir.
At the same time shows up Lydia, a dream-hunter with lots of secrets, to set Solin free because he is important to her. While dealing with all the things happening, Seth trusts someone else for the first time and they fall in love.
I was so glad to see beloved characters like Solin and Jaden! they both make a strong appearence in this story. We believe this is Jaden's arc because the author said so a long time ago and perhaps it really is, because in this book we finally see jaden and learn a little bit more about him and his past. We meet new characters (as we do all the time) and maybe it mean more than we think. I do feel this book is similar to the first novels because Seth suffered a lot and doesn't think much of himself but he gets his HEA and I'm so happy for him.
I hope after the next book (a kind of continuation from Retribution) she will get back to this plot and will solve something orat leat present a book with these characters we want to know more about.
Despite all, The Guardian is a good book.

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