Author: K.H. LeMoyne
Series: The Guardians of Eden #2
Published: September 8th 2012 by Digital Crystal Press
(first published April 15th 2011)
Page Count: 336
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Shelf: Review Copy
Having successfully hidden her abilities from humans for two hundred years, Briet applies her Guardian gifts to help patients in need. Until she meets her human soul mate, Jason Ballard, who holds the reins to the Briet's patients' cancer protocol. Can she trust a man all too human and grounded in his world to understand hers? Yet, when a deadly threat targets her patients, he is the only one she trusts to help stop an evil that only the Guardians can fight.
Rules delineate every facet of Jason's professional and personal life. The last thing he expects is to find temptation in the new spitfire doctor on his latest test team. Especially as she starts stirring up issues. Dangerous issues. Issues flagging jeopardy for the lives of the children in the test. Issues his employer, would prefer be ignored. Honor forces Jason to walk a dangerous line between job and conscience as he joins with Briet to ferret out the twisted scheme in time to save her patients. In a final life-altering decision, he will risk every careful plan he's ever made for the woman he values more than life.
THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN:
A race of beings created in a Sanctum at the far edge of Eden. Co-existing with mankind, they safeguarded human souls and the promise of eternity--until a virus killed all over the age of eighteen. The surviving children fled to the Sanctum for protection, children raising children without the full legacy of their history and knowledge. Two hundred years of solitude have produced a race of semi-immortals fortified with powers and intellect but lacking the mates who will make them whole and allow them to fulfill their covenant with mankind.
I enjoy the fact that the bulk of the characters in this novel are really and truly good people. They go out of their way to help other people and to be true to themselves. They are very well developed individuals to boot. Although they are further developed in this novel, they are also consistent with the characters developed in the first novel in the series. Each character is developed on its own, with its own merits and character flaws. That’s right, no one is perfect, they’re just real and quite unique. The variability and versatility of these characters leads to a very interesting read. You can also see and feel real family interactions between the characters. They prove the old adage that family is more than just blood.
I greatly appreciate the time and detail that has gone in to developing the concept of mates, without sacrificing the flow and pace of the story itself. I like that the mated couples have the same issues that real couple have, with a few added ones based on their powers and lives. Life isn’t perfect just because they have mated. They still have to make it work. They are true couples in all senses of the word, not just two people who magically become perfect and develop perfect lives simply because they met.
LeMoyne manages to pull you so deeply into her novels that you don’t ever want to get back out. I fell in love right along with Briet in this novel. I can’t wait to dive back into this world along with everyone!
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