Mass Market Paperback, 471 pages (111 pages)
Published September 1st 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corp. (first published August 30th 2011)
ISBN 13: 9781420109887
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Guardians of Eternity, book #7.5
Best read in order: yes
Readers get tiny glimpses of a few past characters in this fast paced novella. Darkness Eternal picks up a few weeks after Devoured byDarkness. Laylah has stressed to everyone the importance of finding and rescuing the mother that she has never known, Kata. Kata has been prisoner to her evil vampire twin sister Marika’s evil spells for centuries.
Victor has charged his second in command Uriel with the rescue. Uriel hates all things Jinn, with good reason. He carries a Jinn’s unpredictable curse. Thus even before he meets her he hates Kata, who has at some point in her past allowed a Jinn into her bed to father her only child. Reluctant does not even begin to describe Uriel’s feeling about his current assignment.
Kata has an extreme dislike of vampires. After all she was tortured by one for centuries. Imagine her displeasing surprise when one shows up to rescue her. Kata’s life without her sisters torture is short lived as her and Uriel are forced into the underworld due to even more treacherous spells and an evil twist of fate. Even though Kata and Uriel share an extreme dislike of each other they can’t seem to keep their hands off of one another.
I have to point out for a novella, this one was high on the heat factor. Uriel and Kata burn up the pages during their short time together. As with most series I recommend reading this one in order and not as a stand-alone. I loved the way in which Uriel’s curse unravels. I love a good tale where one person’s curse is another person’s salvation.
This story can be found in the Supernatural anthology.