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Dark Protector

Official information

Dark Protector Author: Alexis Morgan
Series: Paladins of Darkness

Publisher: Pocket

Devlin Bane: Born a Paladin, he is a member of an ancient band of warriors locked in a centries-old war against evil.

His destiny: To die over and over again to protect mankind from the Others, only to be revived each time by his mortal Handler.

Dr. Laurel Young, who has spent years training to become a Handler, must remain detached from her patients. But each time she revives the darkly compelling Devlin Bane, he claims a little more of her soul and incites in her desires that grow wilder and wilder -- even as he inches closer to losing his humanity. As the war against the Others grows more desperate, Laurel and Devlin can't help but give in to the fierce hunger that's sizzled between them for so long. Now they'll face the ultimate battle together -- to save a dark, passionate love that goes against every rule as they join forces to fight an enemy who is closer than they ever imagined...

My review

Dark Protector is an excellent start of the Paladins of Darkness series.

New world, new ideas and new villains. Everything for the reader to sit and relax while drowning deeper and deeper into the dangerous world of the Paladins. Or maybe I shouldn't say relax, since it offers a thrilling mix of danger, ruthless enemies and passion.

It's an engaging story about Devlin, the Paladin warrior and his "Handler" Dr. Laurel Young fighting for survival as much as their newly found feelings against rules, enemies and deception.

Dark Protector has not only interesting and strong-willed heroes, but also the whole group of secondary characters enforcing the story and creating possibilities for their own future books.

And while I have read better and probably will again, I am not going to critique it, though if I was picking nits, I would probably find them. Actually, I know a few already, but the thing is - I really enjoyed the book. And I think it is the most important thing.

Of course, there are quite a few questions to answer about the warriors, but since it's the first book in the series, it is natural to be a bit in the dark. It's the process of stepping into the light inch by inch is what fascinates me.

Anticipation gives an extra flavor to the taste. And right now, it is something hot, spicy and delicious.

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