REVIEW: Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall


Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?

Title:  Blade of Darkness
Series:  Immortal Guardians
Book #: 7
Author:  Dianne Duvall
Approximate Book Length:  382 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


As I write this, I have trouble figuring out where to start. There were so many times that were "my favorite part". There's so much anxiety and fear in this book, but so much hope and laughter too. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. We see more of Ami and Adira, Roland and Sarah, and I'll just say that they each had a major thing happen - one pretty happy and the other freaking scary. I also have to say that I was surprised at a little tid bit about David and felt for Seth at one point towards the end. There's just so much going on!

In the midst of it all, we have Aidan and Dana. Aidan is incredibly kind and generous and he's full of humility on top of it. He's surprised when so many immortals back him up at one point all simply because they liked him and he had helped them out at one time or another. Dana is just plain amazing. She is very strong willed and practically fearless. She faces down Seth, Roland, and Chris at various points and does so with varying levels of success and hilarity. However, my VERY favorite part of this book is the "Aidan test". I laughed so hard out loud that my husband not only looked at me weird, but actually asked about it. SO GOOD!

Bottom Line:

Blade of Darkness is action packed and full of twists and turns. I can't get enough of this series and its vivid characters!




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