- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Star; Pocket Star Books Pbk. Ed edition (November 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416520376
- ISBN-13: 978-1416520375
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,674,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dark Defender (Paladins of Darkness, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – November 28, 2006
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About the Author
Alexis Morgan has always been an avid reader, and she loves spending her days with hunky heroes and gutsy heroines. She’s published more than forty books, novellas, and short stories, including contemporary romances, American West historicals, and paranormal romances. She has been nominated for numerous industry awards, including the RITA© from the Romance Writers of America, the top award in the romance genre.
Top Customer Reviews
Hunky and serious Blake Trahain, who helped out our last hero Devlin Bain, runs to St. Louis to confront his past. The judge who practically saved his life by dragging him off the streets as a child, and whom Blake has turned to in order to help solve the puzzle of the mysteroius jewels crossing the Barrier, has just been assasinated. Blake has no choice but to track the killer and at the same time protect the judges daughter, who he has secretly loved since he was a teenager. Though he will go to any ends to find the truth Blake is so close to the edge of sanity that he may not be able to come back this time from death-something his enemy is aware of.
Though not as earth moving a romance as that of Devlin and Laurel in Dark Protecter, this is still a very good book and definitley worth spending a few bucks to pick up.
I'm a self-confessed sucker for the unrequited love of youth becoming deliciously requited in adulthood, so that aspect of the Blake/Brenna pairing was particularly enjoyable. I also thought the plot of Dark Defender was paced more evenly and started off with more of a bang...both literally and figuratively...than the first book. As far as the characters, I enjoyed Brenna's spunky, indomitable spirit even when faced with horrific loss and unbelievable reality. Trahern was a favorite character in the first book, so I was also pleasantly surprised to get a bit of backstory on him and see him developed a bit more. Jarvis was a nice addition to the Paladins (though he was sort of two dimensional and not too individual - there sure ARE a lot of John Doe's in the Paladin ranks).Read more ›
Paladins are special men who because of one extra gene in their make-up can fight the Others as equals. They can die or be killed and then revived numerous times. However, each time leeches away alittle of their humanity. Finally they come back as Other, then they must be put to the final death. Each man has a Dr. or Handler who watches over him and decides when he is unable to come back.
Blake Trahern is a Paladin on the edge, he is very close to turning Other and having to be put down. After the events in the first book DARK PROTECTER he had called on one of his old friends who is a regent. He had notified him of the traiterous happenings. Blake has been a Paladin for over 12 years, always alone, always ready to defend the world from the threat of the Others.
Calling the Judge is a big mistake, because whoever the traitor is, he is dangerous. The Judge is killed when his car explodes, his daughter is knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital.
Brenna is an author, she is also the daughter of Judge Nichols, Blake was raised for a while by the Judge, he has always cared for the young girl he remembers from the time before he became a Paladin. Blake disappeared out of her life when she was 14, right after he graduated out of high school. She has not heard or seen him for the last 12 yrs and now he is there when she comes out of her coma.
Knowing that whoever killed the Judge will be out to get any information the Judge may have uncovered, Blake is determined to protect Brenna. In a very short time they are on the run. Blake has to come up with a story to tell her. Finally he tells her the truth.
Jarvis a Paladin in St.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gripping, need to know the end kind of book. All her books are compelling but enjoyable.
Elizabeth Martin, author of The Valley Trilogy and Four Women Four Tales.
This book is not as good as I expected. I really thought that Blake Trahern would be a more interesting lead than he ended up being. Read morePublished on October 19, 2014 by JenesisX
You ever eat like a whole chocolate bar when you're feeling awful and then after the fact you think it probably wasn't that good for you but you can't seem to regret it. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by dgmaiden
This one was good and about Trahern! It's not who I would have thought would be the next character but still really good. Still I loved the first one of these, about Declan. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by BLH
This book was almost the same as book one, Dark Protector. If the characters had the same names, I wouldn't know I was reading a different book. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Sue Smith
This is the second book in the Paladin series and it was just as enjoyable as the first. I do wish that the underlying story of the corruption had progressed further than it did,... Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by Sheryl