Name: Dark Guardian
Author: Christine Feehan
Published: April 24, 2002 by Leisure Books
Purchased: Years ago, $7.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light….
He ran with the wolves…materialized from the mists…hijacked the very heavens to his whims.
He was the dark guardian of his people. So how, after centuries of a bleak, soulless existence had he, Lucian Daratrazanoff, suddenly come to crave petite, curvy, colorful lady cop Jaxon Montgomery, who foolishly made it her life’s work to protect others from harm?
Fiercely daring, Jaxx would sacrifice anything to shield others– particularly since a deadly menace dogged her every footstep, threatening all who got close to her. And strangely seductive, piercingly erotic Lucian was no exception. Lucian was powerfully, perilously mesmerizing–oddly gentle yet clearly a born predator. He had vowed to possess her, to guard her for all time. Yet with his every thirsty kiss, was he drawing Jaxon more deeply into danger . . . and his dark, mysterious desires?
Review: Reading this after getting almost to the end of the series was a nice little break from all of the extra stuff, like going back to what made me fall in love with the Carpathians in the first place.
The model on the cover really looks like he could be Lucian, even though he’s described as having long hair. Maybe that’s why I can’t really imagine the Carpathian men having long hair, because when there is a model on the cover, he has relatively short hair.
While I do like having read this so far into the series, I do wish I could have read it after Dark Legend, the ending to that book is so intense you just can’t help but need the next book.
The way the book starts out, the way the author sends the readers into the past for both Lucian and Jaxon was so great, I kind of wish it was done for every book. I know it was done with Lara in Dark Curse but not with Nicolas. It really helped me connect to the characters, knowing their past and getting connected with them through the early years. Well, not really early for Lucian.
I also felt like the way Jaxon reacted to everything was very relatable. I feel like Alexandria, while a little relatable, kind of went overboard so I feel like Jaxon reacted just right for the situation she’s in.
The plot itself was a little slow to get going but the other plot kept it from getting boring. I do kind of feel like everything was kind of easy, the fights and all didn’t seem intense enough but maybe because it’s Lucian and he’s supposed to be all powerful.
Thank you for reading my review.