NIGHT UNBOUND is book five in the Immortal Guardians
one of my favorite paranormal romance series. This is a
very kick-butt action series with a stand-alone romance in
each novel, and an overarching story line. NIGHT UNBOUND
read as a stand-alone novel, as Duvall does explain the
paranormal setting in which the story is set, but reading
this series in order will allow a much more nuanced
appreciation of the plot.
Lisette is a gifted one- a woman born with extremely
advanced DNA of unknown origins, who is an Immortal
Guardian, fighting nightly to protect humans from
vampires. She has the gift of telepathy, and is also an
extremely able fighter and swordswoman. She's started
having disturbing dreams featuring Zach, the guy who saved
her life previously.
Zach is an Other (about which Duvall has not revealed much
to her readers yet, and boy, does Zach whet my appetite for
this information!), who has been in opposition to Seth, the
leader of Lisette's band of Immortal Guardians. Zach was
been betrayed to the remainder of the Others by Seth, and
has been tortured for months for daring to involve himself
in the affairs of humans and the Immortal Guardians. Seth,
an Other like Zach, has chosen to concern himself with the
plight of humans.
It wasn't until recently that Zach had begun to question
which path was the right one, remaining aloof from humans
or helping them. Honorable Zach has always been a loner,
unfairly been accused of crimes by several entities. But
Zach is obsessed with Lisette, who has devoted her extended
life to helping mortals, and so Zach gets pulled into The
Immortals' fight for humanity. Zach even supports
Lisette's desire to fight, which is a refreshing change
from so many PNR heroes.
Seth and Zach are both alphas,
and so very swoon-worthy- the tension between these two
hotties is delicious. It's heartwarming to see Zach become
part of Seth and Lisette's community. There is a lot of
tricky politics in the Immortal world that Duvall does an
excellent job of continuing to slowly reveal. The pacing
is steady and the plot is gripping.
NIGHT UNBOUND features
heart-thumping and masterful fight scenes, and Zach and
Lisette indulge in some exquisite sex scenes. This book is
an excellent addition to the series, and I can't wait to
see what Duvall gives us next!
Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from
unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any
mortal's. . .
For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against
the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades.
But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess
them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a
dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her
heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against
false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith
in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him
sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have
appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and
that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and
eternity on the line, who can they really trust?