Darkness Eternal (Guardians of Eternity #7.5)
For the Guardians of Eternity, battle is a way of life—whether the plight of their world is at stake, or the fate of their heart…
After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of Hell, there’s no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by Uriel’s touch..
Themes: vampires, magick, paranormal
Rating: 3.5 stars
An interesting return of some favorite characters and a glimpse into the back story of the big evil plot. Uriel and Kata’s story is fast but intense with some scary revelations and then of course the reveal of a long time plan that comes to beautiful fruition. I have loved every book in this series since the very beginning, with the characters keeping my interest as well as the crazy twists and turns this world has taken as each new story developed. For the most part I recommend that this series be read in order, even though each is set up to be read as a standalone, because so much of the plot carries over or depends on the previous books and of course the characters often move from story to story. Mostly if you’re interested in a quick read with lots of sensuality, some hilarious dialogue and the love of a vampire for his mate, you will enjoy this story.
Uriel was a bit of a hard-ass but when he meets Kata and gets dragged with her into Hell, he is determined to fulfill his mission of keeping her safe and getting her back to her daughter in one piece. He never imagined when he reluctantly agreed to his boss’s wishes that Kata would turn out to be his mate the one woman in all the world that was made for him. Kata is finally free from this long time prison of her own body and able to embrace that freedom in a big way when she finds herself instantly and intensely attracted to Uriel as they find themselves trapped together in Hell because of a spell her evil bitch of a sister cast over her. As they come together to defeat their enemies and embrace their desire, Kata and Uriel begin to see that their connection is more than simple lust and if they can make it out alive they will have a chance to find a way to have a future together. I enjoyed this novella very much even though I read it a bit out of order so I already knew where some of the plot was going to end up and of course my favorite mini-demon Yannah plays an important role in this story. Uriel and Kata definitely earned their HEA and it was great to see them finally find it. Cannot wait to see what’s next in the rest of this series.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review. No compensation was provided.