Friday, February 15, 2013

Alexandra Ivy - Fear the Darkness

Beautiful Cassandra is a Were, a prophet both vulnerable and defiant, blessed with visions that portend the fate of the world. A rare and delicate creature, Cassie must be protected at all costs. Enter Caine, a powerful cur turned pureblooded Were whose recent tangles with a demon lord have left him in serious need of redemption. Caine is duty-bound to keep Cassie out of danger—and that means resisting his potent urge to seduce her.
As Cassie's mysterious visions lead them in and out of danger, Caine believes he has found his true mate, the woman with whom he is bound for all eternity. Cassie is both charmed and frightened by Caine's magnetism, and unsure if he—or her feelings for him—can be trusted. But Cassie can't afford to doubt Cain now. A deadly enemy bent on destruction is closer than they realize—and only they can keep chaos from ruling the world.

Comment: This is the 9th novel in the Eternal Guardians series. The adventures of a mixed group of supernatural beings and their fight against evil forces goes on in this story where the main couple is a pair of Weres, where the girl, Cassandra, is a prophet.

This book features Caine and Cassie. 
Caine was a bad guy before, he tried to use magic to become a real werewolf instead of a cur, someone human changed into a werewolf. He also used violence and not so good methods to get his way. However, he was deceived too and learned from it. He decided to protect Cassie not only because something in her calls to him, but also because he feels it's the right thing to do after so many bad deeds.
Cassie is another of the four werewolf twins born. She is know for being a prophet and has been recently rescued from one of the villain's clutches. Se often goes anywhere her visions take her but she doesn't really know how interpret them. She isn't the best with social behavior but leaned to lean on Caine and her feelings for him have developed since they got together.

 So, this book keeps up with the things happening since the first books. It had many sub plots added but finally the 4 sisters are rescued and happy with mates they love.
In this book the really bad guy on the scene since the last books has been beaten and by an unsuspected rival, no less. It will be quite the surprise, I'm sure.
This means the author has been tidying up plot lines and is now ready to keep the main storyline of wining fights against evil in a more larger dimension, I mean, the villains we knew are gone so I assume someone new will show up in order to keep the pace for the remaining characters - that we know must be next to have a story - to have something to fight against. I'm a bit curious about how that will be and thinking about who's next I assume some bad vampires, but let's see...
The romance in this book wasn't so bad I thought. They knew each other from books before, we knew they felt attracted, that they had a connection but they didn't take that next step until this book, so this means it didn't look rushed. I liked them, although some scenes between them were quite the cliché, but oh well, it's to be expected.
What I think was the best thing about this book is the way all the previous characters showed up to the final battle. Their books weren't just to get things over, it suited their power plays and abilities and it was fun to see them all together now despite the differences and the animosity among some of them in the past. Now they're joined in a common cause and goal and I liked how they all seemed important in a way, and their presence meant something even fr those with smaller tasks.
This isn't a book to think about or to origin philosophic thoughts.It's also not big on plot twists so people should read it thinking that. It's pure entertainment and it has to be seen like that. I liked it and it's part of a series I didn't think I'd like to keep up with but now I'm glad I did because it did offer many hours of fun reading.


  1. Interesting, Sonia. I've been considering trying this series... Should I? I've never read for philosophy, always for entertainment... and this one seems like it would do that :)

  2. Hi!
    Well...for me, the first book wasn't the best. I only kept going because I got the first three right away lol. The second was much better and the thirs was more solid although it had a love triangle, something I hate in books. The blurb from the 4th put me off so I put the series in stand by for a long time, years, but decided to go through the unfinished pile of ebooks I have, which are quite a lot, and then jumped to the rest of this series and actually enjoyed the 4th one. So, I'd say some are better than others. But this happens with every series, as you know.
    I know you love Kelley Armstrong's writing and I've read one by hers, so comparing the two, this author isn't as focused on relationships. You know the couple will end up together and it's not a big conflict, even when they say there is. It's really more on the entertainment side, not major writing skills, just a good time getting your mind out there...