Theron - Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He's the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld.
From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn't exist in real life - silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her. She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron's duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn't strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes; to tear himself away from the heat of her body. As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
©2011 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2013 Tantor
"Conniving Greek gods, horrifying demons, vengeful warriors, and true love clash in this sexy, fast-paced paranormal romance series launch." ---Publishers Weekly
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
The Eternal Guardians are an elite group of Argonauts that guards the immortal realm from attacks from the Underworld.
Theron is the leader of the Argonauts. He has been sent on a mission to find and destroy the marked one. Theron's people relay on Theron completing his mission.
Casey knew from the first moment she laid eyes on Theron that he was different. She fells a connection with him. Theron and Casey get closer, which makes things harder when Theron learns that Casey is the one he is after. Now, Theron must make a choice...save his people or protect Casey.
Marked is the first book I have read by this author. It is an Eternal Guardians novel. I liked the premise of the book. The first thing that caught my attention was the bright book cover and then the book summary. Well I can tell you that after reading this book that I still like the book cover but that is about all the really like about this book. There was no connection for me with the characters or the story. There was no memorable moment or moments for me. I kind of just went through the motions of reading this book. Plus, I thought that the story jumped around too much, leaving some unanswered questions. Overall, I was not very impressed with this book.
I did not like Elizabeth Wiley's delivery of the story in particular her male voices were bad.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I liked the theme of the book, I am a huge mythology buff but this book seemed to be constantly beat around the bush...and talk about some serious coitus interruptus! Geez I have three kids and I'm not event interrupted that much. Then after the big climax the book really fizzed out. Now,I have high expectations when it comes to Greek mythology. I had to translate Jason and the Argonauts in Latin class, I only passed that class because of my interest in the mythology, and I did not like how the book portrayed Persephone at all. She is the sweet daughter of Demeter and is the goddess of vegetation. She was kidnapped by her uncle Hades and was forced to be the queen of the underworld. Hades tricked her to eat the pomegranate seeds( a fruit from the underworld) before Zeus forced Hades to return Persephone to Demeter. Since Persephone ingested the seeds it required her to have to spend one-third of the year in the underworld with Hades ( hence the season of winter) only in later writings did it go from three months to six months. The author made her and evil awful goddess and I can't get behind that, it just rubs me the wrong way.
Although I’m already on the 4th book, I thought it would be more helpful to write my review on the first book to encourage the new possible readers.
I love this series! No two books are alike and in each book the story-line evolves. YES! These books have an actual story-line and are not just books about sex, sex and more sex. The focus of the books is not just on the main character(s) in which it is written for, but involves characters from the previous book while introducing new characters. In each book you will see the characters’ relationships develop with a lot of twist and turns and that the heroics is not just one sided where the alpha males are always saving the day, but the female characters are strong with purpose and heroic as well.
I thought maybe it was just my mood so I retried listening two or three times. Now I have 2 hours left and I realize that I just do not like this book. The story does not develop until late in and even then it's lacking. I just kept hoping it would get better but it never did. I am curious about the rest of the series because they have such great reviews, so it makes me wonder if this is one of those series you have to get through the first book to get to the good books. I am debating trying book 2 but I'm not sure I want to use one of my credits for a book in a series I have not enjoyed so far.
I loved this story. Although Theron is supposed to wed another and hates humans. Fate has decreed that he will not only rescue Casey and human but she is his One. The Argonauts are the defenders of a hidden kingdom and guardians of the gates that keep others out but allows them to travel to earth and intermingle with humans. This intermingling produces off springs that are left to fend for themselves because the kings don't tell the Argonauts about them. Naturally this causes trouble between the two groups.
Theron is a descendant of Hercules and when he goes about doings the kings business he discovers the off springs. What follows is descriptions of demon attacks, a god plotting revenge, Hades and his wife making bargains by telling half truths. Two sisters who find each other and so much more. Although there are many subplots they all weave together to create a great story. As on opening to another great series this is a good start.
This story was wonderful! There were so many great characters that developed throughout the story. I am a huge fan of Greek mythology also, so that didn't hurt. And....
Whew!!! Talk about H.O.T!
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