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5.0 out of 5 starsgreat read
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2019
there is always the worry when a beloved character in a series finally gets their book that the story will wane and fall well short of the anticipation and expectation that had built over multiple prior books. Seth's HEA was such a highly anticipated story, however Ms Duvall met the challenge with flying colors -- no let down here. We get to see a side of Seth that we had only gotten brief hints or glances of before, Leah is a wonderful match for him, I can't imagine another with him (at least not since real life relationships with fictional characters isn't possible) ;). we also get plenty of other series favorites, a well paced and interesting story, action, surprises, tears (sad & happy), some long standing question & mysteries answered and of course some new questions/mysteries to ponder, all leading to a satisfying HEA ending for Seth & Leah and new phase for the rest of the IG. Ms Duvall's series just keeps getting better and I can't wait for the next book (which she has promised there will be more). recommend if haven't read any of the Immortal Guardian books, you start from the beginning. while this book could technically work on it's own, it's best if have read the prior books to better understand and appreciate all that unfolds btwn it's covers.
I stayed up all night reading this and I loved it. I really liked how long it was and how it sucked me in the whole time. Though there were a couple parts that made me want to reach through and strangle Dianne (just a little bit) I am still totally in love with this book. And that ending!! This will definitely be one of the few books I’ll read over and over again. Bravo!
5.0 out of 5 stars10 STARS "WHAT A RIDE FREAKING AMAZING"
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2019
If I could give this book 10 Stars I would. It is full of surprises and jaw dropping moments. It moves fast. I never thought I would like a middle age women for Seth's love interest and wife. Don't let Leah Somerson 46 years of age trip you up. There was a method to the madness. What you think is going to happen doesn't happen.
There is one shock after another, David, Cliff, Baby Adira and Michael, The Watchers, and the Others who they really are. Best of all Grishom finally gets his due. But boy does he wreck havoc on Seth and his Immortal Guardians first.
I refuse to give anything away but this might be the best written story I have read in years. I could not put it down. Its far more then a romance love story!!
BRAVO!! Dianne Duvall. I am on pins and needles waiting for the next book.
5.0 out of 5 starsNo regrets taking release day off from work!
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2019
It was really an excellent book, but I'm a cynic at heart. My first reaction when I got to the last few chapters was that it was just a little too tidy, a bit too much HEA to handle. But oh the hints that were dropped along the way! When I got to that part where some of you bawled your eyes out, I just did what I always do with trauma - relax and move along- but I'm a nurse, so it's how I react to emergencies. Just deal and put one foot in front of the other. I am glad Seth got to find someone and as someone else mentioned, we got to see so much of his "human" side. His father put me in another zone altogether. I thought Leah was beyond awesome! (hehe, reminds me of me). And I am so glad she wasn't another 25 year old. Go Dianne Duvall! Truly, you could not have conjured a more perfect mate for him. And he never, ever showed any weakness - I'm not sure any of the IG guys have. That is another thing I love about her books.Strong characters, male and female both. And comic relief. Truly, she is a stellar author.
Death of Darkness will blow you away! Dianne certainly delivered on Seth's book. It's a little suspenseful, lots of action and the relationship between Seth and Leah will melt your heart!
Seth is an immortal he has been alive for thousands of years protecting humans from vamp and those who with to exploit gifted ones. He has sacrificed much to make sure those he loves are happy and healthy. Leah owns Little Gifts a children's shop in town. Leah has experienced a lot of heartbreak in life and is content with running her shop until a 6 foot 8 inch handsome man comes into her shop. Leah and Seth are drawn to each other and develop a very fun friendship at first.
The hunt for Gershom is ongoing he is keeping the Immortal Guardians busy with the amount of attacks he is orchestrating all over the world. Things only get worse when he finds out Seth is seeing a human woman.
Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians book 9) by Dianne Duvall at long last is Seth's book and what a book it is. I've loved this series from the very beginning. Every book is full of characters that are extraordinary and amazingly well written. Seth has always been my favorite character. Even in my best dreams I couldn't have come up with such an amazing storyline for his book. Ms Duvall has truly outdone herself with the fantastic novel. Leah is perfect for Seth. The Immortal Guardians could not have picked a better character for him. The truths that are revealed in this story are earth shattering. The new "character" that is introduced reveals so much. The epilogue left me on the edge of my seat wanting so much more. Can't believe we have to wait to see what's next. Thank you Ms Duvall for all the heart you out into Seth's story and the rest of the Immortal Guardians series.
I love, love, love this series and have read the books twice and that includes listening to the audible books. The world in the Immortal Guardian series is AMAZING!!! Each character and their personalities are so well matched. Each time I get one of these books I just about can put it down. I get mad when I am interrupted when reading one of the stories. LOL! The cliff hanger at the end of this book just blew me away. Now I can’t wait for the next book. Please hurry up and write it.
5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely amazing - Some hints at spoilers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 20, 2019
I am speechless. This book was just that good! Absolutely incredible and now know how the gifted one are to be! Melted my heart. I loved Leah and how Seth was with her. I just love Seth that more. I absolutely sobbed like a baby at one point and I am so pleased that Bastien was included in getting his peace as well as Seth! The jokes and laughter that the North Carolina team has is heart warming to witness and couldn’t help chuckling along. Just need our David to get his happy ending now and the rest I keep thinking on Chaak and Imhotep and their happy ever after. Also, the twist at the end, Aaah madness just makes it so much better know that Dianne Duvall is not finished with this series I hope it never ends!! I can not recommend this book, author or series enough! I finished it in one sitting and I am ready to read it again. Once wasn’t enough.
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic instalment in the world of the Immortal Guardians
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 22, 2020
No plot spoilers. No potential triggers. To obtain the best read from the book you really need to read the series. It just makes more sense if you have the full backstory. The characterisation in this series has improved with each successive book, to the point that each and every character is now so well crafted they resonate with you. This is Seth's story, and it's a cracker. The character of Leah is so entertaining, and so well drawn she had me in gales of laughter one minute and almost sobbing the next. The writing style has changed so much since the start of the series, providing a fuller reading experience. There are some sex scenes each of them appropriate and loving. If you are prudish don't buy the book. There are no potential boomers waiting to blow the book up, the editing is spot on and I felt truly sad that the series is coming to a conclusion. The next book is astonishing just to get that in before I conclude the review. It's a paranormal romance with vampires and Immortal Guardians and a guaranteed HEA, a fab escape from reality for a little while. I will be purchasing the next book in this series.
5.0 out of 5 starsEach tittle is a complete story but makes you want to read more
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2019
Love this series of books and this latest one about Seth was long awaited . Leah was just right for him . Was hoping to hear more about Cliff as I really hope he can be saved . Loved the ending because it means we will be having more books in future ,hopefully the very near future. I would highly recommend Dianne Duval to any fantasy reader her books are fast paced ,sometimes funny sometimes heartbreaking but the comradeship shines through
What an amazing book. It held your heart with each turn of the page. You lived the story, saw the love between Seth and Leah and all the Immortals. You learned so much about this wonderful world yet were teased with so much more. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happened yet I didn't want it to end because I was enjoying it so much. So cannot wait for the next books to come out in this series. Long may they continue.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2019
I couldn’t wait to finally read Seth’s book, it was totally worth it, I couldn’t envision what his mate to be, would be like, but Leah was perfect for him, their scenes were funny, sweet and sexy. I loved seeing all the other immortals interacting with them, Now I have to wait for the next immortal guardians book, which is going to feel like forever!!!