Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Zebra (first published 2010)
ISBN 13: 9781420111354
Series: Guardians of Eternity #7
Flames: 4 (it has been a while between books, but I do believe there many more sex scenes in this book compared to the previous ones, and my oh my Tane is HAWT)
Towards the end of Beyond the Darkness Tane is chasing a half breed Jinn mongrel. That is where this book picks up. Tane in all of his mostly naked sexiness is still chasing Laylah, the Jinn mongrel through the underground tunnels. I LOVE the fact that this man does not wear much more than khaki shorts and nothing else. Who needs shoes or a shirt? I’m still trying to figure out exactly where the sword and daggers fit on his attire. He realizes during his pursuit that she is not just running from him, she is intentionally leading him away from something. Tane decides that he needs to know what exactly she is hiding before he can turn her over to the Commission. He wants to know what is so important that she would risk her own life for, just to prevent him from discovering it.
Laylah has been chased her entire life because of decisions that she was never a part of. The only thing she wants in life is to live. The Commission decided at some point that Jinn and Jinn half breeds must be executed, they are too unstable. Laylah has never even met the parents that birthed her into this death sentence of a life. She has a strong will to live. She has to survive now to in order to continue protecting a child that she was entrusted with decades before. Many shocking revelations are made in this book: the reason the Commission wants Laylah, the importance of the child, how Laylah came into existence. This is a very exciting read that is nearly impossible to put down. The romance between Tane and Laylah is incredible. They have a few hurdles to get through, but that just keeps the book even more interesting. Due to the past events in their lives they have some trust issues.
I think this is the best book in the series thus far. I loved the main characters. I enjoyed the roles that the characters from the past books played. I also enjoyed meeting the characters to the next books. This is a series that must be read in order. Each book picks up where the previous one left off. There is very little to no rehashing. The readers are given some information on what became of Cassandra and Caine. I enjoy reading riddle speaking prophets who typically cause more confusion than give answers. I hope Cassandra gets a book. She is going to be so fun to read. As is she is running Caine through the paces. She takes everything so literally. The readers are also introduced to the couple in the Supernatural anthology (August 2011) Uriel and Kata and also the couple in the next book Bound by Darkness (November 2011) Ariyal and Jaelyn.