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Hugh and his men are faced with fighting creatures only thought to live in legend but which have been brought to Earth by evil bent on annihilating all the realms. That is Hugh's life - and he loves it. At least he did until he found himself staring into the angelic, innocent face of Lady Mina of Stone Crest.
In all the time he has led the Shields Hugh has trusted his instinct to keep his men alive, yet now he doesn't know what to believe. Everything points to Mina as the evil summoning the creatures, but she proclaims her innocence. He should be able to see through her lies, if she is indeed lying, but his attraction to her blinds him to even that. The last time he found myself so drawn to a woman, it nearly cost him the lives of his men. Hugh cannot allow that to happen again. He won't allow that to happen again. Yet every time she looks at him, begging him with those blue-green eyes to believe her, he finds himself sinking further under her spell. Her mouth is a temptation mortal men will never know, and her love will either bring him the peace he thought he'd never find - or the death he's managed, thus far, to avoid.
©2012 Donna Grant (P)2013 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By CAROLYN on 06-16-13

PARANORMAL INTRIGUE,DUTY & LOVE MAKE A GREAT COMBO

Six handsome hunky time travelling Warriors working for the Fae battling evil and saving realms then moving on to the next evil threat. This was a delicious start to DG's new paranormal series that had fast paced action, mystery, magic, a murdering demon, romance, sex, love, evil siblings, a few twists - and all this was intertwined with the 'oh, who is it?' basis of the storyline that keeps you guessing..... and your earphones glued in.

Great characters, Hugh the leader of The Shields is instantly attracted to Mina however they were there to do a job and so he tried to fight his attraction to the lovely Mina but, of course, he failed. However, her family had really done a great job in tormenting her through the years so her self-worth was at zero but despite that she started to believe him. Hugh had been deceived before by love and just couldn't trust her and this played a big part in the story which, unfortunately, became repetitive and a bit annoying coupled with Mina's constant low self esteem issues sadly lost this otherwise exciting listen a point from me.

Worth a credit? Now we've met the characters, learned some of the who, what's and whys of The Shields the foundation has been set and I can't wait to discover what imaginative supernatural story-lines DG will conjure up for us in her forthcoming books as she adds and subtracts the Warriors in the series. Sorry, back to the worth a credit question - well that should of been easily answered by my review - an absolute YES.

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2 out of 5 stars
By LaurelOlivia on 12-12-14

Simple, light, quick story

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think there are many people that might like this book. For me it was like a B movie. The dialogue seemed forced for lack of a better term.

Would you recommend A Dark Guardian to your friends? Why or why not?

No. I seldom recommend books that are less than a 4 or 4 1/2 and or I have listened to multiple times.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Antony Ferguson?

He was fine with the male voices but not the female voices. He seemed very robotic too. I am not sure for a narrator.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I did finish it and the ending was happy so, there is that.....

Any additional comments?

I gave the story 3 even though it was not near as good as other 3s because I finished it, so I didn't want to give it 2s across.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 12-03-13

could not put this down

Where does A Dark Guardian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of my top reads

Who was your favorite character and why?

hugh, because of the way he commands without being over bearing and i like his humou8r

Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favourite?

hugh, val

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

guardians of the shield

Any additional comments?

this one of my favourite reads this year, from the minute i tu7rned the book on i read it til the end and finished in only a few days. the charactors are varied and well defined and the relationships between charactors fully formed. i found that fact that you only learn small bits of the shields history intreaging and a real twist on the fnatays gondra.

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