Guardian is the first novel in the Hidden: Soulhunter series, a spin-off of the popular Hidden series. Guardian features Eunomia, an evolving character from Hidden, who is now given her opportunity to stretch her wings and grow. Set at a very fast pace, Eunomia is finding her place in a new world, doing what she does best, hunting souls. She is confronted with everything she’s known to be true; she is challenged to confront her allegiances and responsibilities.
While traversing the familiar landscape of hunting souls - Eunomia’s duties are complicated by unexpected teammates and adversaries. Betrayal and loyalties confront Eunomia’s each move, and through it all Eunomia keeps true to herself and her queen, but none of it comes easy to E.
This book has serious jaw-dropping moments that, even as an avid fan of Colleen Vanderlinden’s work, I was not prepared for. I love that as an author, Ms. Vanderlinden does not pull the punches or holds any characters sacred; everyone is fair game in the world of Hidden, which makes victories that much sweeter. This was a great first book in a new series, I eagerly await the next installment!
While Guardian can be a stand-alone story, it is a much richer read having read the Hidden series.