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The Guardians (Gargoyles Den Book One) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00F1KYN5C
- Publisher : Witching Hour Publishing, Inc. (September 6, 2013)
- Publication date : September 6, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2443 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 303 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #142,552 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Some are bright, happy colors. Others are ugly.
That's disquieting enough but Sloane has learned that the colors she sees also allow her to know more about the people she looks at than she really wants to know.
This unwanted ability frightens her to the point that she wonders if she is slowly going insane.
She isn't, as it turns out.
She is, instead, very special; a fact she learns when she encounters the Guardians.
In the pages of her novel "The Guardians" author Lisa Barry has built an amazing fantasy world full of strange, often beautiful, creatures that can easily pass for humans but are not. These creatures are sworn to protect humanity from monsters that are both human and inhuman and under normal circumstances they live among people who might notice they are a little more handsome, a little stronger and a little faster than the average person but not so much so that they become the objects of suspicion. It is only when danger threatens that they change into their alternate forms. Some, like Liam, turn into something akin to a 21st Century version of Medieval gargoyles while others, like Sloane's friend Nia, change into other mythical creatures.
All of them are fascinating.
As the story unfolds Sloane, who has been fearful of her abilities her whole life, learns that her special powers can help the Guardians because some of them have been disappearing without a trace. Her very rare talent for being able to "read" people's emotions might just be exactly what they need to find their missing companions.
That's as much of the plot as I'm going to reveal but trust me when I say Barry's narrative contains some very nice twists and turns and some really good action sequences that will keep you turning pages long after your body tells you it's time to put this book down and get some sleep. (It kept me up until 6 o'clock one morning because I HAD to know what happened next.)
"The Guardians" is a nice blend of adventure, mystery and romance with a dash of betrayal thrown in for good measure. Barry's characters are well drawn and intriguing - even the villains. Her writing is crisp but very descriptive and the dialogue rings true, especially the snarky exchanges between Sloane and almost everyone else.
This is the first book in what is meant to be a series of stories about the Guardians and I personally can't wait to see what happens next.
Well- written and often a not-to-be-put-down book, one best enjoys it when one knows there will be no interruptions. Looking forward to reading book 2
This series is one of the best I've read for a long time. I loved the different characters you were invested in, and each had their own arc which was amazing to follow. The end reveal was not what I expected but was easily absolved into the story. Definitely going to get future books about the Guardians!