For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. She dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for - and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of supervamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death, and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
©2014 Dianne Duvall (P)2014 Tantor
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This book of the series is definitely a must read. I was starting to get a little frustrated with the Immortal Guardians series. It was starting to follow a very predictable formula. But this book, this book has once again restored my love of this series. FYI, some questions still haven't been answered(groan) but there will be answers to other questions. This book doesn't have a cliffhanger, per se. It does have a HEA.
From the previous books, you already know that Lisette is starting to harbor secret feelings for the renegade immortal Zach. The one and only person on Seth’s shit list. But that doesn’t stop Lisette from helping Zach when she founds him badly beaten, bruised and bloody in her back yard. She lovely helps nurse him back to health with the aid of Bastian (the black sheep himself), knowing this will enraged Seth. She cannot understand the connection she feels towards the ancient immortal but she does realize she is willing to risk everything just to be with him.
Zach is something more. He never thought he was capable of being anything other than what he was until Lisette stepped into his life. With her, he truly understands what it is to live again. So when he almost loses her in a battle, he decides to put away old strife between him and Seth and help the Immortals Guardians, all because of his love for this dark warrior. And Zach for all his millennium of living and untold secrets, finding love is the greatest and scariest thing in his life.
The book contains, as with the series, the right combination of action, romance, suspense and passion. The fight scenes that the Immortal encounter are detailed. Dianne, as always, describes anything in such detail that you not only picture the fight, but you feel as if you are in the midst of battle. Although I think this book had a bit more of a serious tone than the previous four, it still added unexpected hilarious moments, which you may find yourself smiling or laughing along with the characters in the book. The romance scenes are rocking hot. The combine just the right amount of sexual tension, passion and drool worthy smex. YUM!!! Although unlike the other books, this book kept the suspense throbbing and alive for me the entire book. Even now, I'm thinking through different scenes from the book trying to answer unanswered questions. I think that is what makes it worthwhile, when I want to reread a book because I'm left questioning and speculating about different chapters of a book.
Every time I listen to a book that Kristen Potter narrators, I found a new facet of her voice that I enjoy. She gives each characters the right amount of distinguishable accent for their nationality. I particular loved her voice for Aiden (secretly hoping his book is next).
My two cents is to buy this book. If you have read the series in the past and thought it was getting predictable, this book will hopefully bring you back into the world of the Immortal Guardians.
I loved every minute of this book. I've been anticipating a story about Zach since book 2! His love interest Lisette was great, but I found myself so intrigued by Zach and Seth specifically, so I knew this book would be one of the more interesting one's that answered many of the questions that have been looming since the earlier books. This story had all the elements I enjoy--suspense, drama, humor, and hotty-licious romance. As always, the narration was dynamic and brought all the characters to life. I emphatically recommend all Dianne Duvall's books, but this one in particular was noteworthy in the series and is definitely credit worthy.
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Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: I loved Lisette and Zach in Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall!
Story Thoughts: Going to admit that I love the romance part of Night Unbound. It was refreshing that words like love and support were early (for romance) to raise their hand in this story. It made me fall in love with the romance more than I expected too. As for the forwarding of the overall arc of the series. I felt this was a bit of filler novel but important filler. A lot happened but we only moved forward a bit. That being said, at no point was I bored during listening to the story. It was well worth the time.
Character Thoughts: Second admission: I liked Lisette in the previous books but I wasn't sure I could handle her as the lead in a full-length novel. I was wrong. In fact, it was a little frustrating when the story wasn't about her and Zach. I loved them together. Zach has always been swoon-worthy to me. He is one of those broken but healing characters I love to love. However, falling in love with them as a couple stunned but pleased me.
Not writing spoilers but why you can't skip this: Two very important pieces of information come out during this book. Also if we don't find a way to save Cliff I am going to cry (that isn't a spoiler as he is infected but I say this every book since Bastian).
Narrated By Kirsten Potter / Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
This is a series that I will only listen to on audio. Kirsten + Dianne = great author/narrator pairing. Kirsten outdid herself this time--her numerous accents were dead on!
Final Thoughts:Now counting down to the next one!
I would be hard-pressed to say which of these books are my favorite. I love all the characters involved: Bastian, Marcus, Roland, Seth, David, Melanie, Jenna, Ami, Chris, etc. And I'm so happy that Cliff hasn't gone insane yet and I hope he never does.
I really love, love, loved Zach and Lizette, an awesome twosome for sure.
The one thing that I really, really, really love about this series is that fact that the end of the book leaves it open for another book but it's never a cliffhanger. I absolutely hate those. AND these books have some incredible sex in them.
I hope we're not going to have to wait another (almost) year for the next in the series.
As to the narrator: Ms. Potter did an awesome job. Every person had their own voice and personality. I never get tired of listening to her.
I couldn't get enough of the stories I felt like I connected with the characters on a great level I felt the pain they felt I felt the pleasure they felt it was just great it was a beautiful story everyone story came together as one it was wonderful and I would definitely love to see more this kind of stories
Well okay. I think it is. Lisette, like her brothers were never in the forefront of my mind in the previous stories. They weren't ones I wanted specific books about, yes I have a list. However, exploring her in this books was good, she still isn't a favorite, but she is a strong heroine, sassy and will stand up for what she wants and I like that. Zac however... Zac is by far my favorite of all of them. He doesn't back down, he is willing to sacrifice everything for Lisette. He is willing to change for her. He is willing to do ANYTHING that she may need. And yet he stands as his own. He does it his way, and only his way. I've listened to the book twice now and will listen to it many more times. I have downloaded the ebook for it, I will probably by a hard copy of it.
If you only read one of this series I suggest this one, but you may be a little lost as to the world, so perhaps go back and start at the beginning they are all worth it.
Excellent storyline in Ms. Duvall's series of the immortal guardians who protect the innocent from evil. The narrator gives yet another excellent performance reeling you in from chapter one. Sexy, witty with all the twists and turn for another wild adventure with Duvall. Well done! She is on a roll, keep them coming!
Its a great read good way to escape out of your head.
They are not boring immortal that win each fight. injures showed they had some soft spots and were not as totally infallible as we would expect
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